The man behind the scene

Today we are going to have our own version ‘bubur asura’. But the day before, this man has already make a few arrangement for today’s event. He prepared the scoop to mix the porridge. He told me that he has already got one. But he need to prepare another one in case they make two cauldron of the porridge today.

The scoop in the making.. With all his tools

The scoop in the making.. With all his tools

His age is already more than 80 years old. He does not have the proper birth certificate which can indicate his true age. However, by comparing his age to other villagers, which has the certificate and some has already got another certificate, he seem to be quite an old citizen.

When he went to help cutting a cow in the neighborhood earlier in the morning, he was told that a good friend of him had passed away just the day before. If he knows it earlier, he would ask someone to send him to the funeral as he couldn’t go to a long trip as far to the Beris Lalang anymore. He doesn’t have the young age stamina anymore. According to him, including the person all of his 9 best friends had already passed away.

He is the only person who is still alive among them. These 10 person are the one who responsible opening the Beris Lalang, which once was just a jungle full with wild animals. Now, the place is developed with buildings and agricultural growth. But this old generation is already forgotten by the new ones. Hopefully, he will stay strong today and the days to come. Able to taste the porridge that we make today and all Muharrams to come, Insyaallah.



  1. Noor said,

    January 26, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Cek!!!! nop bubur sugho gokkk!!!

  2. Hafzan Lazim said,

    January 26, 2009 at 10:59 am

    I miss him, Hj Nor bin Said.

  3. DAP 313 said,

    January 28, 2009 at 7:36 am

    Semua kita akan ke arah itu juga jika……….

  4. bun said,

    February 4, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Dkat nge rumohku tu Beris Lalang.. Nway, im just nobody merayap-rayap n drop by here, v commen n its a nice blog la. 🙂

    “My mute monolog” .. tajuk cantik..

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