Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Footprints to My Past: A Giant Jigsaw Puzzle

27 July 2010, Tuesday

As part of my quest to write a book to trace my family's roots and to glean into my past, I've visited several  places and interviewed a couple of key people, looking for missing pieces and trying my level best to piece the giant jigsaw puzzle.

To-date, I've left my footprints at the following places:
1. Singapore (met my only surviving aunt, Mak Minah from 7 to 9 July 2010)
2. Tanah Liat, Bukit Mertajam, Penang (met Kak Yam, Abang Ad, Pak Long Bakar and later Abang Ismail) on 17 July 2010
3. Alor Setar, Kedah (met Kak Rombi, my maternal cousin and Mami Sarah, my maternal aunt) from 18 to 19 July 2010

And tomorrow my journey continues. Enroute to Sungkai, Perak (for a 27th honeymoon sojourn), my husband and I will be heading to Sungai Siput (about 17km from Kuala Kangsar) to meet Yati Rabuan (a former neighbour in Singapore). Hopefully, I can glean further stories from our stay in Singapore in the 60's and 70's.

I'm all excited and can't wait for the day I can start penning down all the historical bits and pieces about my family. I am quite sure, I will unearth a skeleton or two in the process....