When my family were away to study in uk at my very young age,
my grandparents took care of me in Brunei.
As a result, I got really attached to my mum's side of the family and kept on staying over at their place in Jerudong.
I used to follow my grandparents everywhere and listened to their stories.
My grandfather had a lot of things to tell about his life. They were always so interesting. I especially love listening to his childhood stories, life was really hard during his time.
Back then, my world seemed to be timeless.
At times I would spent all day sitting on my grandparent's verandah..
and stare into the distant field.
And then I started to daydream....
that I would be there, walking through that long grass field.
Then I saw a boy.
It was my grandfather, as a child.
I went back in time...
And so I approached him.
We became best of friends.
I showed him the latest gadgets I had, and he was so amazed.
That time there were no such things.
At the end of the day, I told him that,
"Im actually your granddaughter who came from the future!
One day you will become an amazing grandfather!"
I don't remember what was his reaction.
But one thing for sure, I knew it was something I longed for.
I loved my grandfather so much to the point I wished we were the same age.
I would imagine about our meeting over and over again.
Everytime I look at the distant field, I would still remember.
..as if it really happened in the past.
My grandfather, Haji Noorkhan...
passed away yesterday morning.
I am devastated cause I am here in Aberdeen :'( But it is his time to go.
|Semoga Allah mencucuri rahmat keatas roh Nini. Amin.|
I looked into the sky and remember all the great memories..
Funny enough, the grass field was the first thing that popped up in my mind.
I love you always Nini Jerudong.