This is the additional info on Abah’s work (the song ‘Bangkit Asal’ by Halim Yazid is played as the backgroud music’. huhuhu
Just looking at Abah wearing his son’s lab coat, a farmer wide straw hat and a pair of heavy boot makes me feel thankful to my parents for giving me everything that a son needs until today. Not yet watching him bathing in sweats carrying the super heavy trees across the land and swinging the hoe to the soil.
Abah usually starts early in the morning and stops when the sun gives the tension to his whole old body, phisically and mentally. Note that Abah does not take his breakfast like other would do before he works. That is his habit since I am not sure when. He only drinks soya bean milk to relieve his thirst.
The pictures were taken months ago. At that time, the rubber tree only had three to four layer at most. The planting process is still in progress as Abah does not hire anyone to help him. Before the planting process, there are a few steps that he had to take especially the cleaning and clearing the land.The only nice thing about this job is that Abah doesn’t have any deadline to meet. He is free to work whenever he wants. He is the manager and he is the labor. and of course Maa as the supervisor.. huhuhu.. And the thing that destroys the trees are Mr Boars. huhuhu
But now, looking at the picture posted by Che Nor, the tree are indeed growing fast. I can see that the tree has grown at least to six layers now.
p/s: How do we count the layer?
(and the Halim Yazid’s song slowly disappears in the wind)..