Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Back to school...in the kampung

During our recent trip to Muar, my family dropped by my hubby's primary school and spent a great evening with his siblings, nieces & nephews.
The school bell is the sweetest sound to a child's ear, especially the one for "recess" & "going home".

A humble classroom that has nurtured many kampung kids with big dreams. My hubby and his youngest brother are two of them who'd graduated with engineering degrees from the National University of Singapore, and 2 of my sister-in-laws are teachers and one is a pharmacist!

The number of student is dwindling as many young families have moved out of the rural area. The whole school is left with less than 60 students now.

One of the problems faced by many rural schools is the lack of English speaking environment. My hubby told me he's without any English teacher for a whole year when he's in the secondary school. "So we just go and play basketball lah...," He said.

Brothers playing basketball together...

My hubby "proudly" told the kids that he used to climb over the fence to play basketball here.

Zi had fun playing with her new toy

My kids had a good time playing with their cousins



A relaxed and beautiful evening spent with the family members.

What a wonderful kampung life!

3 comments:

citiding said...

I can imagine how relaxing and
enjoyable your balik kampung trip was.

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Yuin Ting, I have always loved kampong life, away from the maddening crowd and scenes.
Pity about the school though.
But really nice to know your hubby came from that school and has done well in life. Outstanding!
Love the pics....
Lee.

YuinTing said...

i Mr Citiding, kampung life is very relaxing. My kids enjoyed themselves very much too. :-)

Hi Uncle Lee, I'm glad my family has a kampung to go back to (as compared to those who told me their hometown are in Petaling Jaya SS2 or Ampang)

In fact, I'm glad I married a kampung boy who is adventurous, tenacious & optimistic. He's very proud of his Badges of Courage : all his scars from tree climbing, knife cut, bee sting etc...

Wish my son has that type of adventurous life.. it will make him a tough man. However, I'm not sure whether my heart can take it or not.