Wednesday, January 6, 2010

FAIQ'S HISTORIC DAY

4th. January, 2010 was Faiq's historic day.























On 4th. January 2010, I accompanied my first grandson, Faiq, to his school - Sekolah Kebangsaan Bandar Seri Putera (BSP), Bangi. It was his first day at school! Faiq's dad had something urgent to attend to and his mum was not that well. So "Tok Wan" had to make a trip to BSP, about 10km away, to attend to Faiq's needs. Really glad to be able to do that.























Together with Faiq that afternoon were about 300 other Year One pupils, some looking happy, some anxious, and I could see two crying! All of them assembled at one of the school halls for a briefing by the teachers. And their curious parents took the liberty to listen to the briefing as well! After several pleas by the teachers, however, these "emak-bapak" (parents) finally moved out of the hall, letting the teachers to proceed with the briefing without any interference.

















I sat down at the school canteen where most of the parents were seated. Some parents, I noted, were flocking at all the hall entrants. Some were lingering around the hall, taking a peep once a while at their children. There were obviously anxious to see whether their loved ones were really okey!

I was smiling to myself, thinking how lucky Faiq was, to have the opportunity to enter a "sekolah pekan" (urban school). To be in such a well-equipped, beautiful brand-new school. To have better trained and more specialized teachers. To be driven to school that's hardly a kilometer away. To wear nice clothings ... to own a beautiful bag that has special compartments for his "air sirap" and sandwiches, etc., etc.

But did I regret not having all those good things during my time? Definitely no! I didn't even realize then that I was deprived of those good things in life. I was just like the rest of the kampung boys and girls. I know that I used to have things that Faiq doesn't have now. For example "papan batu"! And having "kepala gondol" while saving the money that was supposed to be paid to the barber! I too used to have things that Faiq now has, although they were quite "different". For example, a big hand-sewn handkerchief and later, a rattan basket, to place my exercise books! But these things were good enough at that time.


..... I wouldn't remember what my first day at school was like. But I can never forget that my class, and another group of "Standard 1" pupils, were placed in the "sekolah cawangan" (branch school). The "main" school building was about 0.25km away. The sekolah cawangan had "nibung" and "mangrove wood" pillars, planted into the ground to support its "atap" roof. It also had a 3 ft high fragile wooden walls, and natural earth flooring! We had wooden chairs and tables, each set was made to accomodate either two or three persons. There was no piped water . No electricity. This sekolah cawangan had no canteen too. We had to depend on home-made "nasi bungkus" or "nasi lemak" (5 cents/packet) sold by a "mak cik" nearby. I had to walk to school, about 5 km away. The earth path would become very muddy during the rainy season. Sob ... sob .....


At Faiq's school, I stayed until the kids had their recess. Most of the parents too had and enjoyed their "half-time"! These "emak-bapak", together with their children, turned the canteen into a very crowded picnic ground. I was really amused to see them enjoying the food that they had brought from home or bought from the canteen. A large number of the "freshies", unfortunately, couldn't get any seat to really enjoy their 1st recess meal.



















I left the school as soon as Faiq got back to his classroom. I returned to the school in the evening to fetch him. This time, Faiq's grandma (Tok Umi, my other half) also came along. Of course Faiq was excited to have both his Tok Wan and Tok Umi take him home from his "first day at school"!























Faiq, May Allah guide you along the right path. May you be successful in this world and in the hereafter. Amin!

10 comments:

ahmad humairi said...

salam,
pengalaman anda bagai intan dan permata buat saya. Ceritalah lagi...saya seronok mendengar kisah silam itu..sebungkus nasi lemak..ketika saya bersekolah darjah 1 dah naik 10 sen...masih berbangunan papan, tetapi sudah tiada papan batu. Ais kepal (ice ball) masih dapat dibeli dengan harga 5 sen..sebesar saiz bola takraw..

Atuk yang penyayang..
Selamat maju jaya buat Faiq...
Faiq...cucu yang comel....rasa nak cubit pipinya...insyaAllah bakal jadi pemimpin negara nanti...

orang muo said...

Salam tuan, kemudahan frasarana sekolah dulu begitu daif sekali jika dibandinghkan dgn sekolah sekarang.antara kemudahan yang kurang diberi perhatian ialah dewan.

Hampir majoriti sekolah kebangsaan sekarang tiada kemudahan dewan khas sedangkan dewan ini amat penting untuk melaksanakan program atau majlis anjuran sekolah mahupun pibg.

setiap kali nak buat majlis terpaksa buka kelas untuk dijadikan dewan. lama-kelaman segala perabot bilik darjah rosak atau hancur akibat selalu diusung keluar masuk. dalam setahun paling kurang 7 atau 8 kali sekolah mengadakan majlis, bayangkan apa jadi dengan peralatan kelas...pihak berkenaan seharusnya memikirkan semula pelan penbangunan sekolah mesti dilengkapi dengan bangunan dewan sekolah.

Alhamdulillah sekolah baru yang dibangunkan sekarang dilengkapi dewan. anak-anak tidak lagi dibebani dengan urusan mengangkut kerusi dan meja

al-lavendari said...

faiq dengan tok wan dia nampak seiras ... "an apple really doesn't fall far from the tree"

Temuk said...

Salam Cikgu Humairi
Amin! Terima kasih. Mudah-mudahan cucu pertama (juga yg lainnya) dapat berjasa kpd agama, negara & bangsa. Ada sikit cerita papan batu dlm posting awal-awal saya. Bila nasi lemak naik 10 sen zaman cikgu, maknyanya harga dah naik 100% masa tu berbanding zaman saya. Harga 5 sen pun nasinya "lemak" betul & lauknya (selalunya udang /sotong) pun berbaloi banyaknya & rasanya. Itulah power 5 sen dulu! Di tempat saya sekarang, nasi lemak bungkus (keras & tak lemak), yg saiznya sama dgn saiz zaman 5 sen + 2 atau 3 bilis kecil + sambal bawang setengah hiris + 2 hiris timun sebesar duit 50 sen + seperempat telur rebus = RM1.50. Itulah kos & kualiti hidup sekarang, kan? Wow, cikgu beli ais kepal 5 sen sebesar bola takraw dulu tu murahlah. Sebab super large! Kadang-kadang dulu kami dapat bonus, bila si penjual pacakkan lebihan air batu di tengah-tengah ais kepal! Zaman tu, itu pun dah menggembirakan. Cucu ketawa, sebab banyak air batu dia dalam fridge & dia tak kisah!

Temuk said...

Salam sdr orang muo,
Benar kata sdra. Tapi yg merasa sekolah bertiang kayu laut/nibung, berbumbung nipah & berlantai tanah, pasti menganggapnya pengalaman amat manis! Setuju, dewan sekolah amat penting. Saya kagum bila lihat sekolah baru cucu saya tu mempunyai dua dewan. Kurang periksa pula berapa jumlah pelajarnya pagi & petang. Betullah tu, bila nak ada aktiviti, pelajar tak terbeban punggah kerusi meja & guru-guru taklah keletihan mengarah! Sekolah rendah di kampung-kampung lagilah kurang kemudahan, ye. Juga sekarang, lagi kesihan sebab dah banyak sekolah luar bandar yg sangat merusut bilangan pelajarnya.

Temuk said...

Salam sdr al-lavendari
Terima kasih. Suatu hari nanti senanglah Faiq nak beritahu anak-anaknya rupa great grandfather mereka. Dia akan kata, "Just look at me!"

Kak Nora said...

Salam Temuk,
Seingat saya...saya ke sekolah rendah naik beca roda tiga, tambang 30 sen sahaja sehala, belanja kantin 20 sen. Selamat belajar kepada super junior, semoga cemerlang seperti Tok Wan dan Tok Umi.

Temuk said...

Hjh Nora
Jauhnya beza belanja sekolah Hjh dgn saya dulu. Tambang beca dua hala 60 + duit kantin 20 = 80 sen. Ini = 700% lebih tinggi drpd belanja saya. Sob...sob... Terima kasih sangat di atas ucapan & doa utk Faiq. Salam bahagia.

Aida Ali said...

Salam ziarah. Untung Faiq dapat perhatian dan kasih sayang drp datuknya. Semoga menjadi pelajar yang cemerlang

Temuk said...

Pn Aida
Terima kasih sudi singgah. Terasa juga ada yg kurang atau tak betul kita lakukan masa anak-anak sekolah. Jadi insya Allah cuba tampil dan tampal-tampal utk cucu, mana sempat. Nak gostan tak boleh. Pandang ke belakang utk jadikannya sempadan & teladan, mengikut kewajaran. Salam bahagia.