The Laid Back Life
Posted by: andrew william
The weekend holiday to Kampung Belanda was truly an experience to be cherished. I learned a few things during this trip. People live very simple in villages and generally in small towns everyone is so friendly. We met a couple of people in stalls who initiated the first conversation. I don’t know how they can figure out that we are from out of town. So they start the conversation with. “ where are you from”?
Part of Mak Cik's garden
They know all the best spots for food and are glad to help you find the place. Its quite unfortunate that in urban towns we miss out on the closeness and the warmth that these people posses, because we are so busy trying to achieve something.
Tree house at the resort
Even the Mak cik who did the cooking was so kind to us that before we left for home, she packed some organic vegetables for us and some seedlings and baby shoots for me to get them planted in my garden.
Children know how to have fun
Living in the urban area, there are the benefits of being able to have all and everything we want. But in our pursuit is in order to enjoy all the material gains, we sacrifice in terms of quality time, relationship and health and work too hard to possess something that will after the initial excitement will fall out like soft grains of sand from our palm between our fingers.
My three nephews have gone to Europe, stayed in 5 star hotels, had the finest foods, but they enjoyed this holiday the most. They were not too keen on returning home and wanted to stay longer. Maybe we should learn a thing or two from children; they know what real enjoyment is all about.
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