It started with gazing in admiration at Mr Wong Kok Peng's compact and bountiful garden.
We may be over the hill (ha ha) but we still delight in the joy of good food. So used is my sister to feeding her brood of children and grandchildren that she did not forget to pack for us her nasi lemak, sambal ikan bilis, sliced cucumber and hard-boiled eggs for our dinner.Scrumptious!! I mean the food, not those two curmudgeons
Breakfast was made up of - Waiting for Tosay
And - Demolishing the Tosay
Other than that, the fantastic four spent their time chasing flowers and plants and .... more flowers and plants.
A visit to Taman Agroteknologi MARDI
is a must for all gardening enthusiasts. My sister's most persistent question was - "Can this grow below (i.e. in the lowlands) ?"
We came back to Kuala Lumpur with a carload of plants from Mr Wong's garden. He recognised another gardening aficionado in my sister and gave her free rein to dig up whatever seedlings she wanted. Thank you Mr Wong for not only giving us your plants but also for sharing your tips and expertise - you're a gem.
At Jalan Mentigi, Mr K. Sinnannan's house, the spouse asked and was allowed to take cuttings from this resplendently red bougainvillea.
And my sister was over the moon with her cutting of this purple hibiscus.
But this is my favourite photograph, these happy chooks in the hen-house at Jalan Mentigi.
One last look at Mr Wong's garden, and the Fab Four set out for the journey back to KL. They arrived home, tired but happy - just like the ending in a school essay titled: "An Unforgettable Journey to Cameron Highlands".
Post Script : Dear Nah and 'Bang 'Long, here's a picture for your family album.