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A 40 something dad of five and a half wonderful kids with amazingly different traits and temperament from whom he wants a break from at times, yet wish they never grow older.....and be with him always.....(howzat possible?)and now wishing that he can be a stay at home dad......

09 February, 2007

Awkwardly robed

I had to go to the Kuala Lumpur High Court this morning for a reference proceedings held in memory for the recently departed members of the Kuala Lumpur Bar.

For today's proceedings, five members who passed on were remembered during the proceedings and one of them was the founding partner of my firm whose family came all the way from Singapore to attend this ceremony. The presiding Judge made this comment - perhaps the legal profession is the only profession which holds formal ceremonies to admit its members and sending them off upon demise. I'm in concurrence to this!

I had to dress up fully robed i.e wing-collared shirt, bib and the barrister robe. It felt so akward this morning, donning the full atire, as the last time I got myself robed was for a Court of Appeal appearance 12 years back! Since then, I have been more at ease in just shirts, ties and pants (occasionally a jacket).

My two younger boys, who are still quarantined at home, were very excited as this was the first time that I had brought back my robe from the office as I had to go straight from home to the Court. They were really curious and asked truckload of questions! I just let them fool around with my robe for a bit and you can see their excitement and content from the pics below.

Ib in the robe....looks like he's ready for Hogwarts.

Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin? Ready to be sorted!


The Superwomanwannabe said...

waaaahhhhhhh...signs of the future perhaps? (definitely gryffindor btw)

Dad of Four said...

You bet!

Oya said...

When I saw the photo first, I thought what? A minister in Kuala Lumpur? Even I knew, you can't be one...Than, I scroll down and read, A haa! Now it is ok. I like to go through ceremonies occasinally, not very offten though! I can imagine the little boys excitement. Probaply they played Superman, or Batman...The two babies will get soon Inshaallah. On your visit To Istanbul Daily Photo, you asked about the shoes, no dervishes do not wear them. What they were is quite diffrent than this one. I try to find one and take a photo.

Dad of Four said...

That's a good one Oya....!

Thanks for the answer.

on my mind certainly constantly

on my mind certainly constantly