Date: 31st January 2011
Location: Grandparents' house
From my personal point of view, “sourcing “ is definitely more than searching for something physical. It could be the precious memories that grew up with us. After the flower trip, we stopped by grandparents’ house. Other than imagining the farm as my amusement park, this is also one of the places that brought me joy and laughter.
Besides being a farm owner in the countryside in Melaka, my grandparents like to travel to Melaka town (it takes them 45 minutes to drive from the countryside to town). Therefore, few decades ago they decided to buy a house in town.
I am happy that my grandparents insisted of not selling this house. If not, I will have nothing left for my childhood memories. After the farm is demolished, my grandparents moved into this house.
Recently, there are a lot of changes in the house. When I flip my old photos, I recall my childhood laughters in this house.
This is my favorite “toy” when I was a kid and I reserve this toy and no one can touch it when I am “driving”. I like to imagine it to be the time machine from Doremon and how I wish I could fly out to space with this Genki swing
From the 70’s till today, Genki swing has always been the best companion in our family.
It is a cozy place for mum and her sisters to share their stories
It is also the “time machine” that fulfilled my childhood fantasies
Calendar for the Year of the Rabbit
▲ 复古广告 油灯
Antique oil lamp
These shabby home slippers kept my grandparents’ feet warm
Grandma's sweet heart – Mr.White
"Time to wake up, Mr.White!
First from left, my grandma was born with Chinese Peranakan blood.
Traces of history
Rare hand-painted enamelware
▲ 新年必备的怀旧鸡蛋糕模形， 相信在实面上已找不到了。话说几十年前，家家户户都是采用火碳来烧菜和制作新年糕点。
My grandma kept this cast iron Kuih Bahulu mold for nearly 40 years. In my mum’s and grandma’s generation, most Chinese families bake their Chinese New Year goodies with charcoal.
Mum is going to bake some before Chinese New Year. Anybody who visits her house will get to enjoy her homemade goodies.
“Kuih Kapit”, literally means egg rolls in Chinese, is one of the top ranked items in Chinese New Year goodies. This is the antique egg roll mold for making “kuih kapit”. Each comes with very nice animal patterns and I was so ashamed that I never noticed these until I saw this mold.
Childhood memories burst out from the tiniest corners of my mind when I see these patterns
To be continued…