Thursday, 5 December 2013

Penang Wedding

I came to office today and there was a wedding card in my pigeonhole. At first I had a hard time trying to remember names and people from 30 years ago when I worked at USM in Penang, The card is from my father's relative, Sharifah Hasnah Syed Aidid. I know her name but I can't recall when we last met. I know her eldest sister who also worked at USM and was in Persatuan Wanita USM with me. I remember attending her father's funeral rite at the family home in Ayer Itam. Her daughter's wedding is this Saturday, 7 December 2013; Affandi said we will try to make it (today is Thursday). My surgical wounds have healed and there should be no problem travelling by car, in shaa Allah. The East-West Highway should be safe even though it is the monsoon season here in Kelantan.

Father: Senator Syed Hassan Aidid
Mother: Sharifah Rahmah Aidid
Last known home address: 11, Mk. 1A, Ayer Itam Road, Penang
Children: 9
  1. Datin Dr Sharifah Mariam bte Tan Sri Syed Hassan Aidid married to Datuk Dr Adam Yee Abdullah @ Yee Thiam Sun. Their sons are Isa and Dr Ilias. 
  2. Sharifah Azizah Aidid married to Syed Taha bin Abdullah Sheikh Abubakar
  3. Sharifah Aminah Aidid (Singapore) married to Syed Salim Hassan Alkaff
  4. Sharifah Naemah Aidid married to Abdul Malik. They have 2 sons and a daughter.
  5. Sharifah Shipak Aidid married to Dr Razak Dali. They have 2 daughters and a son, Nazmi Hassan Razak.
  6. Sharifah Sheikhah Aidid married to Syed Ismail Al Wafa
  7. Sharifah Zahrah Aidid married to Roslie
  8. Sharifah Sakinah Aidid married to Dr Syed Mohamad Syed Sahil (Prof Syed Mohsin's brother)
  9. Sharifah Hasnah Aidid married to Prof Abu Hassan bin Abu Bakar*. She had worked at the USM Medical School before, 1984-1990. 

*There are 2 USM lecturers with the same name. I'm uncertain which one married Sharifah Hasnah.

Another Prof Abu Hassan is also known as Danker in his circle of close friends, including Prof Zairi Jaal (mosquito research). Prof Zairi Jaal is the brother of Zaiton Jaal, I think possibly an ex-TKCian. Prof Abu Hassan graduated from the University of Davies, California. I don't know his field of specialty (he is in Biology School, USM).