Hehehe apa agaknay reaksi anda bila melihat anak-anak bergelumang dengan selut atau lumpur begini..menjerit! AUWWW!!! agaknya lah reaksi sepontan maknya bila melihat anaknya jadi begini…ehehe(mujur dalam kes ni maknya sporting)
kalau dulu inilah padang permainan kami..mencari ikan dalam selut best woo; seronok dapat cekup ikan keli dalam lubang dengan tangan,pegang kepala ikan haruan yang bersembunyi jauh ke dalam lubang di tepi batas bendang tak risaupun pasai kepala ulaq senduk waktu tu..selak cari ikan karin @ikan laga bawah rumpai di selarung(=tempat takung air dalam)..
cari kangkung rebus dalam tin susu masa main pondok-pondok taktakut plak kena tetanus sebab karat tin tu?Uli tanah liat buat patung pengantin ..dengan kreatifnya membentuk rupa pengantin lelaki dan pempuan..
Bila main tuju tin laju berlari berkejar mengalahkan pelari pecut negara..

Sekarang anak jauh berbeza aktiviti mereka ..kena kejar ngan siputb*b* pun belum tentu dapat berlari selaju siput tu.ehehehe.awat jadi lagu tu?Teknologi meng’gemuk’kan mereka..wifi,internet,enfon itu je yang berlegar di sekelilng mereka hinggakan dah terlupa camna rupa emakayah sebab asyikkkknya..

Kenapa mama bernostalgia tiba-tiba ni?
totally agree dengan apa yang ditulis oleh Patrick dalam blognya..

To All those Born in the 50’s , 60’s ; early ’70s…
The article below was written by Patrick Teoh

To All those Born in the 40’s, 50’s , 60’s ; early ’70s…
First, we survived with mothers who had no maids. They cooked /cleaned while taking care of us at the same time.
They took aspirin, candies floss,fizzy drinks, shaved ice with syrups and diabetes were rare. Salt added to Pepsi or Coke was remedy for fever.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets.
As children, we would ride with our parents on bicycles/ motorcycles for 2 or 3. Richer ones in cars with no seat belts or air bags.
Riding in the back of a private taxi was a special treat.

We drank water from the tap and NOT from a bottle.
We would spend hours on the fields under bright sunlight flying our kites, without worrying about the UV ray which never seem to affect us.
We go to jungle to catch spiders without worries of Aedes mosquitoes.
With mere 5 pebbles (stones) would be a endless game. With a ball (tennis ball best) we boys would ran like crazy for hours.
We catch guppy in drains / canals and when it rain we swim there.
We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually worry about being unhygenic.

We ate salty, very sweet ; oily food, candies,bread and real butter and drank very sweet soft sweet coffee/ tea, ice kacang, but we weren’t overweight because….. ..
We would leave home in the morning and play all day, till streetlights came on.
No one was able to reach us all day..

We would spend hours repairing our old bicycles and wooden scooters out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem .
We did not have Playstations, X-boxes, Nintendo’s, multiple channels on cable TV, DVD movies, no surround sound, no phones, no personal computers, no Internet. WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and we still continued the stunts.
We never had birthdays parties till we were 21
We rode bikes or walked to a friend’s house and just yelled for them!
The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!

Yet this generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!
The past 40 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.
We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned

And YOU are one of them!
You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the government regulated our lives for our own good.
And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were.

by~ Patrick Teoh