When I was growing up in the forties, we did not have such a thing as a watch for each one to wear, let alone for us the kids. I woke up from my sleep in the early morning when I hear the crowing of the cocks. It was a melody that we hear each morning. It vibrates all over the atmosphere of the kampong. Then it faded away perhaps to take a rest after the job is done every morning without failed. With sleepy eyes I walk to the well nearby to bathe. There are other adult from across the road already taking their bath there. 0ur well have clear water whereas the one at Tok Yek's house across the road, the water is colored but clean. So folks prefer to take their bath at our well. Tok Yek the Dukun does not use our well. He preferred his own well. He had constructed a drum filter he had created and use it to clear the brownish water. Tok Yek is a wise man who works at the Senatory board, most of works is keeping the Monsoon drain clean. In his spare time with the knowledge
This is my garage, empty. The car, my Honda accord taken for a regular servicing. I love this 2000cc car that I bought in 2005. It hardly used and now just cross the 100 thousands kilometres. I now drive it around the neighbourhood to do some errands. Car have always been an extentions of myself. But at this age (83 years,) I just cannot drive into the city, so I keep it to just continue my passion of driving. That's better than not driving at all. Back to the story of my garage, wherever we had gathering I would parked the car outside and us it as an added space; I would put a Sarawak Tikar there and on it placed two ikea's tables and four chairs for each table. Voila! the two tables could allow eight guests to sit comfortably to enjoy their meals. Thus that space becomes productive. When one live in or nearby the city every available spaces became useful. That's folks is the way to live in the 21st century. Have a nice day.