Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Wakah Tranquility


Can you see that small standalone wakah (wakaf: gazebo) over there? I picture myself sitting in that wakah with my missus. Overlooking the sea and so do I, she waddles her legs dangled from her beautifully painted kain batik jawa. Her white sheer cotton t-shirt shows me how smooth and fair her skin is. Her eyes half-lidded from the vibrant Terengganu sunlight that flickers at sea. I thought she is consistently smiling. She then sweeps aside her hair draped across her face behind her ear and looks at me.

"More tea, Abang?" she says, smiling.

I say 'sure, Sayang'. So she pours tea from the porcelain jug into my cup and later hers. She later places her henna painted hands on her lap. I tried hard not to hold her hand but I can't. I play with her fingers, brushing every detail of the skin that feels so soft, warm. That day, we gaze at the horizon without saying anything because I know, when she lays her head on my shoulder, I don't have to say anything to make the world beautiful because she is my world.

Note: Photo captured by the beach of Marang, Terengganu. Click on picture to enlarge.

64 comments:

  1. *tskkk*

    okay, pass me the tissue now. or better yet, your handkerchief, please. thank you.

    upon reading this, Ive made a mental note to go buy a nice kain batik jawa and a white thin cotton t-shirt.

    oh well..a girl gotta do what a girl gotta do. :">

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  2. wis i also had that moment in future later ^.^

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  3. Hopelessly romantic...
    For a while, I was quite sure I would move from KL to KT until reality strikes...:)

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  4. You know, your idea of romantic getaway is exactly the opposite with mine. I always imagine my missus and I both holding hands on top of the Eiffel Tower in the City of Lovers, while you imagine yourself sitting in a gazebo with your missus overlooking the sea while she pour in you a cup of teh tarik.

    Interesting.

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  5. | Larasephia |,
    You okay? Choose the one painted with ornaments of striking colours, yes?

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  6. D.R.,
    As sweet as kueh qasidoh pasor minggu Dungung. :)

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  7. Ahmad Muslim,
    One day you will, sir. A tough journey is a must.

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  8. Nana,
    You might wanna do the same thing with your husband. :D

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  9. Fikri,
    When you get older, you don't care about fancy things anymore. All you care is that, you want your love blooms like sakura in spring.

    Hey, thanks for the word! It's 'gazebo' eh? Dunno know how to pronounce that. :D

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  10. yang aku ingak... kalo bak romengtik ning, orang kita dok berapa luluh. kalo ada orang keliling... ilang romengtik tu pahtu peranga cam orang jepung.

    tapi belakang tabir laing cerita aa. :D

    ho yeah. my accent's always been terrible.

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  11. The Tea Drinker,
    *Terengganuspeak activated*

    Hok tu memang doh. Kita ni oghang Pata Timo 'laing' sikek. Bak-bak nok romengtik ning seroh ke 'oghang luor' ah. Kalu kite ning, laki nge bining pong nok mangje-mangje sikek tepi pata miker dua kali takok oghang keliling tengok semacang. Teruh jadi macang oghang Jepung - teghtik teghning. Melepah belakang tabir je lah lepah tu. Muahahaha!

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  12. "peranga cam orang jepung" huhuh...having japanese blood, raso supo keno atah bate idung!! haha ;p

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  13. Just finalised purchase a piece of 'vacant' land not far from the pix. In my case the wakah (wakaf) is built just under an old pokok Rhu.

    Yes, having travelled the world, I'm now ready to come home and settled for a sedate half-retirement - a beach house with a wakah.

    You can a man out of Terengganu, but you can never take Terengganu out of a man ;-)


    \o_o/
    MRSM Kalae Chepo 66/73

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  14. Sheer cotton T-Shirt? This post should be marked under parental supervision.

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  15. Bluey,
    I see. Now I know you're fair of skin. Any hints you willing to share? Mata sepet perhaps?

    By saying 'peranga cam orang jepung' he means... being extremely polite. :)

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  16. Anon,
    Seriously I love the scenery of Kampung Kelulut, Marang. Funny thing is, I never had explored the kampong beyond the pintu gerbang. Maybe one day I will. Guess you're purchasing a piece of land nearby Kelulut Village. Maybe not. Wherever your future wakah is, I'm very sure you've taken a right decision. Nothing can beat the tranquility of Terengganu beaches.

    You can take a man out of Terengganu, but you cannot take Terengganu out of a man. :)

    Thanks for visiting, sir/ma'am. Please kang egeng*!

    *kang egeng = come again

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  17. Dottie with Dots,
    Ekzekeli (exactly)! Sheer cotton t-shirt. Good to have many commentators introducing me new vocabs.

    Homaigod, your daughter read my blog?

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  18. If you need a man to work on your boats, or to get things done. You know who to call.

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  19. No, Sir... No... No... you're not..! ...I am..!

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  20. woahh romantic guys exist?

    i need to date more i guess.

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  21. hopelessly romantic. its good to know that SOME of malay guys still have this rare quality. i like the description of the setting, very oriental and eastern.

    (mental note for a vacation in KT)

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  22. Sorry. No hints. Not just yet ;p

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  23. eh bluey, i thought japanese didn't really have a word for 'love'... not that it didn't exist, it's just that they're more 'control macho' type to just re-use the word 'like'.

    true or not?

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  24. Mr. Tea Drinker,
    So sorry can't help you there. I'm not familiar with anything Japanese except for Doraemon, Dragonball Z, and selipar...my grandmother was Japanese. I'm Kelantanese...and prefer it that way :)

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  25. red ? pink ? Black? yes,black is always a striking color..yes?
    :)

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  26. Bluey if I may add, Samurai X and Naruto. And owh! Sin Chan. I just love that kid.

    TeaD, word 'love' doesnt even exist between men and women la, its 'lust', hence terkeluar perkataan sheer transparent see thru T-Shirt :P

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  27. Gimme five Ms Dottie with Dots!!! haha

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  28. i'll give u gals ten if u'all demo them see-thru thingy.

    so sirPD... how about u add a pole or two at that wakaf eh?

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  30. Make sure those poles are sturdy enough, Sir...I would gladly take my turn after Mr. Tea Drinker finish his round of Chippendale hik! hik! *run for your life!!

    there we go ruining Pok Deng's fantasy...so sorry, Sir. Can't help it.

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  31. How I wish I were there sir...on the other wakaf with my missus of course :)

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  32. J. Abdullah,
    Yes we ARE are. Date more. Gain many experience. Tell me when you have reached the goal of finding a perfect soulmate. I'm sure he's the last guy you would think about marrying with. ha! ha!

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  33. moon,
    Glad you've found one. Pok Deng's Stories blog fancies everything Eastern. Do read my previous posts.

    Have a good vacation at Terengganu, miss!

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  34. Bluey
    Mek Kelate. With a bit Japanese blood running in your vein. Must be a good looking phenotype. Gosh I would like to date you so bad.

    Had a cousin married with a Kelantanese. A Tumpat lady. She doesn't look Oriental even though she has Korean blood.

    By the way, I'm a product of multi-racial marriage, having Chinese, Javanese, and Melayu Pantai Timur in my genome. That's multi too right?

    Sorry I look very Melayu (dark shade of sawo matang) despite the big fuss I just made about my family pedigree.

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  35. | Larasephia |
    Your favourite colours. Whichever looks good to you, I'd say YES. :D

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  36. Dottie with Dots, Bluey, The The Drinker,
    Guys, I'm being honest there. That's how a man like me sees a woman. That's a complex kinda love embroidered with 'lust' that you women might hard to understand. For crying out loud, I'm married, have you forgotten that already? I am a man and there's nothing you can do about it. Ha! Ha!

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  37. DrSam,
    You can do that anytime, doc! :)

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  38. i know this place =D
    and such a hopeless romantic. how every women would wish something like that. ;)

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  39. balqissy,
    From Cendering you drive down south. This place is somewhere to your left.

    Me wish something like that too, miss. :)

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  40. Me? good looking phenotype?? I hope we will never meet in person. You'll be disappointed. But I do like your assumption, Sir.

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  41. sir

    i had that moment somewhere along that strip of beach only sans the porcelain teapot,kain batik and sheer tshirt :)

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  42. Fuyoh! all you need to say was "sheer white cotton t-shirt and kain batik jawa" and get everyone reading this blog really excited. You're DA MAN!!!!

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  43. Bluey,
    Think positive. That's the key to success. hihi

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  44. Ida,
    You must be the lady I am looking for.

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  45. Andrea Wh@tever,
    It's called 'The Law of Attraction'.

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  46. Sir Pok Deng,
    This is a mini 'The Age Of Innocence' in Terengganu. Lovely beyond words...

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  47. Never thought that a guy can wrote such beautiful post based on his feeling.. :)

    Heard a similar version on this but different venue.. The venue is at Tanjong Jara Beach Resort..

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  48. ninotaziz,
    The Age of Innocence. Thanks, ma'am. I gotta find that book. I'm a slow reader by the way. I think I will need three more months to finish reading To Kill A Mockingbird I now hold in my hand. Then, I'll go find The Age of Innocence.

    Thanks for liking my humble piece of... errr... feeling?

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  49. Connie,
    There're a lot of others better than me, miss. They can make you insomnia. ha! ha!

    You found a similar version? You might want to share with others here. :)

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  50. If can make me insomnia then I better dun read it..

    Yeahh.. another version.. :) Not in writing but verbally.. :)

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  51. Connie,
    Some people share the same thought, expectation, and dream.

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  52. and i think i do knowwww this place. HAHAHA :)

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  53. Why does she have to be faired skin??? Why can't she be tanned..kesian orang berkulit tidak cerah macam saya...hehehe...what a party-pooper I am..!

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  54. Anonymous,
    That's my preference. Heehee..

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