Apologies to those who visit my blog in the early morning. Today, the posting is late. You see, I start my leave today. A few weeks ago, I realised that I have not taken leave for Hari Raya for about 20 years. I remembered the first few years before I got married, I did take Raya leave to join my parents when they were posted to Singapore but that was in the 1980s.
Anyway for this leave, I haven't planned on doing anything much but just to enjoy the atmosphere of spending the last few days in Ramadhan with my family before Hari Raya plus catch up with my quran reading. I have about 4 juz left. Hahahaha... the phone just rang. I have just been called back to go to the office.
Anyway, before I go, I want to post this photograph:
This to me is a modern postcard of Brunei. But go to Kampong Ayer and see if you can find this scene. This scene has already gone. There used to be many shops in Kampong Ayer especially the shops fronting the road which has now been demolished to make way for the riverfront at Yayasan. I remembered too there was a walkway where there was a makeshift market and many people used to go there to buy fish. That has gone too.
This is a modern postcard but you find that it is not as modern as you think. In fact, think of it. There are many things we have lost recently. Buy any postcard of Jerudong Park. The postcards being sold still shows the rides which are no longer there. I am already buying these postcards. They are already history.