Scrumptious.* I wish I had thought of the name for my blog. Shaira in the Sky with Diamonds. If you don't know the Beatles, the title's inspired by the Fab Four's LSD, probably the best song ever written (check out the subtitles, borrowed from the lyrics of the meandering peace anthem Across the Universe). Shaira may not even be Sixteen, but she knows her Beatles as well as any hard core Sixty-year-old does.
Shaira is also a cucu of A. Samad Ismail's. Like grandpa, she writes. Or blogs, rather. From her latest posting Bye, Datuk : ' ( -- "I miss your scrumptious beef steak" -- you get a fairly good idea about the kind of grandpa Pak Samad was.
Please read also Philip Matthews' tribute to Samad, A Journalist Par Excellence.
* from Random House Webster Dictionary:scrump·tious (skrumpÆshÃs), adj.
very pleasing, esp. to the senses; delectable;
splendid: a scrumptious casserole; a scrumptious satin gown.
[1820–30; perh. alter. of SUMPTUOUS]