We got the chance to dine at one of our team member Eda's grandma's place on our recent trip to Kuantan. Grandma served us nasi minyak with yummilicious spicy chicken and pickled vegie.
The thing was, I got so fascinated by nenek's (grandma) stories. I believe everyone was fascinated by her stories too (just look at the pic below). Nenek is a Chinese, raised in a Muslim family and was raised with Islamic value. And now she'd adopted the Malay culture into her life entirely. Staying with her closely knitted family, she is indeed a happy grandma.
When she talk, everyone listened. We were pretty much astonished to know that the famous bomoh Mona Fandey who'd cut her victim's body into 18 pieces and cooked curry with some of the victim's meat 10 years ago was actually staying just behind her house. Nenek also disclosed some mind-boggling details about the executed bomoh's life style... aiyoo... naik bulu Josh dengar.....
Nenek, with her extremely warm hospitality, had enchanted me. In fact, the whole family, including all her children and grandchildren, were very warm and friendly. I strongly believe that credit should due to Nenek who had brought up her children with good value and respects. I had experience the "Berbudi Bahasa, Budaya Kita" in that family that day.
Indeed, when nenek bercerita, we should listen. For in their stories, there're words of wisdom and valuable treasures.