Memories: Yet Another Family Day

A week or so after my side of family held our own Family Day at Bagan Lalang in 2002, my wife's family decided to hold one too. Whereas the one in Bagan Lalang were planned months ahead, this one was rather impromptu... but it was still FUN!!!

With Yan's siblings and cousins and their families in tow we decided to assemble near my sister in laws' school (at that point of time, both Yong and Kak were teaching in the same school, talk about coincidence!). The school, SK Kuala Dipang, were located about 4km to the north of Kampar - not far from Kak's place. Interestingly, the school's vast compound also include a park of sorts by a river. Apparently, it was a popular spots for schools' Scouts in Kampar and neighbouring places to organise their campsite outing.

It was decided that we would set up tents and spent overnight at the site. Yeah, back to nature kind of gathering. With good food and company, this family day was another winner! We had fun!!!
My mom in law testing her tent!

On Day Two, we mandi sungai tak hengat dunia. The water was simply sejuk giler but we pushed on... even my mom in law pun terjun sungai in her baju kurung. Memang lupa diri betul semua orang!!!
We organised telematches too (mana boleh tak de). Here are the moms watching the proceedings - Kak Zai, Kak Encik, Yan and Kak La and others.
The lari berhalangan for the young ones. Later, the orang2 tua pun join in the lari berhalangan but masing-masing sibuk menipu. Anyway, it's not difficult to menipu as there's really one judge sahaja - Cikgu Thalathiah yang tak berapa nampak tu.

Arissa and Cikgu Thalathiah!!!

Nota Kaki:
1. Sayang a few key people were unable to join us namely Faizah, Zaki, Nixa, Kak Jah, Shadilia and Suhail.
2. So engrossed with the mandi sungai, Naim didn't realise that his glasses were swept away by the current until we were almost done. But then that's Naim, y'all!
3. For some reason, the then 6 year old Arissa refused to sleep in the tent that night. Jenuh pujuk she's insisted to go back home. After the campfire performance that night, it was decided that I'll drive her to my mom's place in Temoh. Asma pun decided she doesn't want to sleep there. Maklumla anak orang bandar. Anyway, to get back to the main road, I've to drive across the school's huge field and open the equally huge school gate. It was already nearing midnight when the three of us made our way back. Upon reaching the gate, I stepped out to open it and it was then I heard a voice up a above the nearby tree calling my name. From the corner of my eyes I could see, a white figure flailing up on the tree. Muttering segala ayat kursi and what not, of course I ran back to the car, slammed the door and drove away at top speed. We reached my mom's place in 10 minutes (normally 20 minutes). In that instances, I was worried more for my daughters - ya la takut tersampuk demam ka apa ke.