Monthly Archives: March 2013

SOME GHOST STORIES I HAVE HEARD

For some reason or other, many of my readers whom I met always asking me to tell a ghost story despite some of them adamantly profess they don’t believe in the existence of ghosts. Yet they like to hear a … Continue reading

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ONE CENT FOR EVERY DROPPING

Everytime when grandma asked me to go to the nearby mamak sundry shop, I would always tag Kak Fuzi along and she would gladly accompany me. It was the reward that actually attracted us; ten cents each per trip. The … Continue reading

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MY UNCLE IS AN OPPOSITION CANDIDATE

It was 1955 and there was going to be an election and obviously we did not have a single clue what on earth was an election. My grandparents were staunch UMNO supporters but their son-in-law was not, as a matter … Continue reading

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A KAMPUNG LIFE IN THE HEART OF MUAR TOWN

In the mid-fifties, Muar town was begining to experience some light development in particular the extension of electricity in some housing areas, water supply and the improvement of the drainage system. Although most of the housing areas had been developed … Continue reading

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DURIAN SEASON

I may not be so lucky as my kampung contemporaries who would always enjoy whenever the fruit season arrived, but I have a fairly small share of that enjoyment as we did have some rambutan trees at the back of … Continue reading

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LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PRESENTING THE KOOL KATS

I was in my room after lunch when I heard Yem’s voice calling me from afar. It was unusual for Yem to be calling me like this for he could just enter my room without any hassle and this time … Continue reading

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THE DAYS OF MY PRIMARY SCHOOL

At seven years old I was tall enough to climb grandpa’s bicycle and when we began our journey it was almost 12pm and school would start at 1pm. Today would be my first day in primary school and by now … Continue reading

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