Upon arrival they were given the customary tour of Uluhati, with special instructions to the children to pay particular attention for their test in the latter part of the day. They saw everything, all the way to the fish ponds which involved a short hike through the neighboring farm.
Our latest addition our Kedai Kopi Uluhati
Stop horsing around Prince, you've got guests
Back again at Uluhati it was time for the birthday cake, followed by a traditional kampong brunch. After that there was a short moment of confusion as some wanted to go fishing straight away and some wanted to ride the pony. The middle path saved the day as it was time for the treasure hunt. This is where the children were tested if they had remembered some facts during the tour. And they did after a series of clue found the treasure. Once the treasure was divided the now familiar questions came up again, "now can we go fishing?", "now can we ride the pony?".
So they divided themselves into two groups, one for the pony ride and the other for the fishing. Mary, the pony behaved rather well with the children and all those interested had their share of rides. The fishermen though were not so lucky. It being almost midday, most fish were in the deeper cooler depths, whilst those swimming near the surface observed the baits from afar with clear disdain on their faces. Nevertheless, the children seemed to enjoy it.
Uncle Azman teaching the young ones how to fish with the traditional bemban joran (what happened to the Penn tackle?)
Mummy calling for some cooperation from the fish (Hooi!!),
daughter wondering what's wrong with mom.
Grandpa reminiscing the good old carefree days under the banana grove (under the hot sun)
Grandpa passing down family fishing secrets to grandson,
grandson politely listening (yeah...sure)
Dad lamenting the fate of a former politician, UMNO and MCA in session
Around about mid-afternoon everyone was back again at Uluhati. The not so adventurous ones seemed totally engrossed with their carrom game whilst a couple tried their hand at table tennis. The party ended at about 2 p.m. They may have enjoyed their stay but I think some already missed their air-conditioning.
We thank Datuk Shalimin and Datin Nazlina for gracing Uluhati with their presence, which incidentally was the first official function held at our recently completed coffee house. Due for completion soon is our Longhouse chalet. We hope their short time with us has been a good one, for we certainly enjoyed their company.
Salam Datuk and Datin. Once again thank you.