Dec 02 2008 07:18 am
I borrowed this pic from my cousin when I went over to her place in Singapore last week. I promised to scan, and return it to her next week when we meet up on Raya day.
That’s me in the dark dress (look at my “aladdin” slippers!). The other two were my neighbours.
It was taken in 157, Lorong Engku Aman, Geylang Serai, Singapore. I dare to write the adress because it no longer exists .
Can you see part of the shirtless boy squating at the right of the pic? I wonder who that was.
The “high” house on the right, with the wooden pillars is similar to the house portrayed in P Ramlee’s “Bujang Lapok” movies, where people rented the rooms, and they had kitchens at the back of the block. The house (if you can call it a house) that I used to live in, was at the very far end of the path, where you can vaguely see a door opening out. It was a very shabby one but I had good memories of this place! I could recall several families living at this address!
Under the “Bujang Lapok’s house” (as I call it now) was where I used to play with my friends, What games did we play? You name it – rubber bands, ciggarette boxes, somersaulting, to name a few.
The very ground that I stood in the pic was where we used to play “Police Sentry”and rounders .
Those were the good old days…