My old kampung house

This is the sole ‘street’ leading to my father’s wooden house where I was born 36 years ago. It was man-made by him and was originally a ridge or narrow raised path between rice fields measuring about 0.5 metre wide but he was able to widen it to 4 metres. The street is 150 metres long.

Located in front of the house is the granary where my father kept the newly-harvested rice before it was sent to the rice mill. But in the 90s, rice was loaded into lorries upon harvest. The granary also functioned as the storeroom for old copper and clay pots.

Now, here is the old, big, dilapidated wooden house where my siblings spent our childhood. My late mum moved into this house after getting married to my father back in 1959. He is the only heir to my paternal grandfather who had to wait for almost twelve years to get him. But I never saw my grandmother as she passed away when my father was only five years old. Meanwhile my grandfather lived up to the ripe age of 70. I was 4 when he drew his last breath.
Right now, my father only comes back to this house in the morning to do some gardening and cleaning before going back to his wife’s house in the afternoon. He never sleeps overnight here since he remarried two years ago. As for my younger brother, he stays at my house as he cannot bear living there alone.

31 thoughts on “My old kampung house

  1. To myzatul~,

    Yes, that house keeps lots of sweet memories. I wish all of my brothers and sisters can have a kenduri there..We last held it in 2002…the year my mum passed away..

  2. feeling tul la, agaknya kebanyakan kita ada 'senario' yang sama. Masa kecik..tgl di kampung…bila dah berkeluarga…sesekali blk kampung…ibubapa dah tiada..bila tengok rumah ayah yang sepi..aduh…air mata jatuh di pipi…

  3. To fAiRuLLaH's de GrEaT!,

    memang skrg ni dah banyak umah kg yg roboh. org tua kalau dok dgn anak2 x apalah. tp ada gak anak2 yg antar org tua ke umah kebajikan. sedih tul.

  4. To akula,

    terkdg sy terpk naper kita x cakna benda2 nostalgia cam ni. kalau i ni cukup duit ingat nak baiki umah ayah tu. tp pd masa skrg gaji sy cukup2 mkn je…

  5. To Yaser Mohd Akhir,

    Sama2, abg yaser. saya terharu di atas pujian abg itu. teruskan membaca pos2 sy yg akan dtg. semoga bermanfaat kpd abg n dpt meningkatkan penguasaan BI abg. TQ.

  6. Sdr juk
    Bila saya tengok gambar rumah asal famili di pendalaman & yg sudah dibina semula di pinggir jalan batu (tapi sudah kosong!), hati memang amat sebak. Teringat parents & siblings yg sudah tiada & yg lain-lainya di merata tempat. Lagi hiba! Tak tahu sampai bila ada kemampuan menyelenggara rumah tinggalan yg semakin mereput. Salam bahagia.

  7. To Uncle Temuk,

    satu demi satu ahli keluarga n kwn2 mengadap Allah. Entah bila plak giliran kita…seharusnya warisan lama perlu dikekalkan utk anak cucu kita. Semoga umah pusaka uncle akan dibaik pulih oleh anak cucu nanti. Insya Allah.

  8. Salam Dady Zuki,

    tengok rumah lama tu, teringat rumah arwah atok dulu… dindingnya dianya dengan bulu, lantai batang pinang… canti jer dinding dia….sekarang nie dah jadi rumah separuh kayu, separuh batu….

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