This picture was taken last weekend. Shukrina was helping abi to clean the compound .Abi was trimming the plant while Shukrina swept it off.. and she was prohibited from entering the house coz ummi also was ‘enjoying’ spring cleaning day inside the house.
This is ‘budak taman’… I observed my neighbors. The most far is end of our row, and since the playground is quite far , they just play around the house.. and have to be watch out everytime vehicle moving in and out from the road. Kesian kekadang main badminton kena stop sebab ada kereta nak lalu…
Same goes to Shukrina. Since she is small, ummi doesn’t allow her to go far from the gate. Usually play inside porch with abi or tokba. Pity her….Only weekend ummi able to bring her to playground.
It’s reminded my time as budak kampong…seluruh pelosok kampong ku jelajahi. Panjat pokok, main pasir, main longkang,tangkap ikan pekoq kat sungai belakang..and my parents trusted us and know with whom we were playing. All people in the village were our neighbors, so my parents has their ‘eyes’ everywhere on us. No handphone to call us home.(salu jerit je la… “Baliikkk..dah petang/maghrib” …. Or “ Balik mandiii “) .No worries at all
Budak Taman nowadays…they may miss all the nuisance /mischievous playing in nature.
Nak main pasir..jalan tar belaka, tanah pun seciput … climbing tree…?? Where got big branch . swim in the river ??..u have to go to pool swimming in chlorine water with proper swimming wear. After all , sit down playing videogame in house.
Have u seen an advertisement in TV recently. A father got back home after work. He’s son is playing video game. When the father ask, where’s
This adv demonstrate the real Malaysians…
Luckily Shukrina babysitter’s house in still kampong nature. She still got chance to see children playing hide and seek-in the bushes, behind a big tree, look at cows and goats jalan jalan cari makan. Randuk the mud after rainy days .
Budak kampong may play what budak taman play ( playing video game/PS/riding bicycle/badminton )but budak taman, very seldom have chance to play with nature. Cuma tunggu time balik kampong, If grandparent also stay in taman ??
Can I suggest to any developer ,urban area should have a place like SunwayLagoon or Genting but with ‘mainan budak kampong” . Should have build in rumah kampong,pangkin , river, coconut tree, moktan tree..sand,mud, titi, guli,gasing, main tok jengkek, main police centry.
Let our urban generation to experience budak kampong nature of life.
Do u still remember this rhymes ? Police sentri, want to jaga police mati pencuri jaga…