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Event and Street Photographer who leads by the Spirit of God and loves to capture the moment in life either in door or on the street.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Life as child with my brother Laihi

Seluhi has a younger brother by the name of Laihi. He is as active as Seluhi and both of them love to play and compete with each other. They enjoy fighting with each other which lead to their seperation in the first place. Laihi with the real parent and Seluhi with the Grandpa. At a later stage, they switched place where Laihi go with the Grandpa and Seluhi with his 'uncle', his real parent. Both of them love animal and like to go hunting but Laihi is always the smarter one with new way to catch wild animal or bird.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Life with Grandpa Dit

Grandpa is a wonderful man who loves Seluhi very much and sometime he is closer to Seluhi than his real sons and daughters. Their realtionship were like father and son. They even slept on the same bed. They were always together. When the Grandpa go anywhere for sure Seluhi will be with him. If Grandpa go to the coffee shop for a drink, Seluhi will be with him. Seluhi used to grap oranges from Grandpa's chinese's friend shop Mr. Lai Peng at Sg Kut and yet nobody scold him. Normally Mr. Lai Peng will ask, "Mahu lagi kah..?"
Grandpa had a a few orchard where he planted durians and rambutan. At the orchard in Sg Kut, Seluhi catched a bird 'tekukur' with his bare hands. That was Seluhi's first experience in catching bird, just by faith and trust in the bird. At that time, Seluhi knew nothing about the spirit world and God but he knew something about bomoh because when autie sicked, they will ask for bomoh. Grandpa has no religion but he believe in God. He used to say, "Tuhan bao ulo" means God is above your head.
There was one incident where the whole village were at shock when a thunderbolt of lightning strike at Grandpa's house and left a hold in the house wall. At that moment, Grandpa was sound asleep on an iron bed while Grandma, Laihi and I were in the kitchen. When we saw the fire all around us, grandma asked Laihi and I to hide under a sarong while she go to wake up Grandpa. As Grandpa awake, he ask Grandma to fetch Laihi and I to my father's unfinished house. Grandma carried both of us. That is love. It isn't heavy at all when there is love. We only managed to meet grandpa when the storm and the rain stopped. Still wonder where Grandpa had gone when we were going away...

Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Beginning

A couple just lost their first born, a girl a year earlier. The whole family get excited of this birth. Suddenly the still evening silent was broken by the cry of a baby....waaa..waaa..waaa...which mean 'Here I come, world'. What should we name him? His parents wonder....The father said, "we name him SELUHI as a remembrance of the old cap who likes to eat sireh." So the boy is called and registered as SELUHI. That boy is an hyper active and very naughty. He likes to help people and loves wild animal especially their young ones. He lives with his grandfather who loves him very much. The boy think 'the grandfather' is his father until one day, his real father whom he greet as uncle bring him back home. The boy is really confuse of his family and yet he loves them. According the story of his kampong old folk, once this boy catch a bird 'tekukur' at Sg Kut with his bare hand. (At the back of my mind I still remembered that scenario, at the age of four or five years old. I tell the bird, Don't run..don't run and I grab it. I think the bird trust me.) His grandfather used to tell the people, "Debei anek umit tao pemudei" which mean "a child don't lie." Day by day, this kid grow until the day the school is calling.....