Recently somebody asked me who did I take after... meaning my interest in needlework and crafts. Without hesitation, my answer is “From my dad”. Well, he didn’t sew but he’s really good at making stuff with his hands. Way back then when people use to make their own toys or couldn’t afford to buy one, my dad would have the best looking, fine ‘lastik’ (slingshot) and be the envy of the other kampung (village) kids.
When he played golf, his wood would be the shiniest and polished one. He’d sandpaper it down and apply new coat of varnish.
When he retired, he went fishing a lot at the paid pool. He’d collect all the broken fishing rods people that people throw away and repaired them and made them new again. He even sold some to the owners who threw it away in the first place! :-) At home, my mom’s knives got their makeover when he replaced the old handles with new ones. Even the handles for pots and pans.
During Ramadhan, my dad made ‘pelita’ using Danial’s Gerber and Heinz bottles. Which reminds me, I need to take them out and clean them and put them out for this Ramadhan.
I’m dedicating this blog post to my dad (apart from the doa and sedekah for him, InsyaAllah). He’d be very proud of me. After all, I’m am daddy’s girl, and proud of it.
Semoga Allah mencucuri rahmat keatas rohnya dan tempatkan dia bersama orang-orang yang beriman, Amiiinnnn...