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Friday, March 12, 2010

A father's love ~My snapshots of human endeavor

As I traveled around in the old parts of Kuala Lumpur, especially in the area of the Chow Kit Wet Market, I came across this heartwarming sight of an Indonesian migrant worker laboring to transport goods from the delivery trucks to the stall operators there.

With his infant son snugly held by a cotton sarong, this loving father held his son with one hand and pulled a delivery trolley full of goods with another.

My emotions swelled with admiration for this man and I just had to capture them both visually so that I can share these snapshots of human endeavor fused with love as a reminder that no matter what, we ought not lose our appreciation for those who mean a lot to us.

I lost my son and daughter when I divorced and separated from their mother but my heart is always filled with memories when I carried them in more around the same fatherly manner in a life that is past but never forgotten.

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I wasn't able to learn more about this man's story but I pray for his well being in order that he may continue to fend for his child and that they be safe from harm's way whilst seeking a better life here away from their homeland.



Hashim said...

Salam Tuan Guru.

First of all, thanks for your effort rephrased my last comment with correction. It is helpful.

A good snapshots for Friday morning. Father does not mothers. There are a gap between fathers and mothers, the way of parenting. Father shows a way of men, mother the way of women. Father links his son with his job...

Anyway....Heaven lies under the feet of the mother.

Happy parenting.

MAHAGURU58 said...

Wa'alaikumsalam brother.

Fathers are not known to be so loving for their offspring thus I felt inclined to capture those memorable shots for our mutual enjoyment.

Islam teaches us that paradise lies under the feet of the mothers yet equal respect and honor must be administered to both parents, not just the mothers.

Without the father, the wife will not become a mother, that's for sure.

These snapshots were meant to capture a rare photo op. That's what I did. Record these special moments for posterity.



aidareza said...

Salam Abang Zainol,

I am sorry about your divorce. Is this why you moved to Cheras? Your ex-wife is the one who called you 'mamak terlampau"? You mentioned it somewhere in your blog.

MAHAGURU58 said...

Wa'alaikumsalam Aida.

Thanks for your concern. I seldom share with my readers my personal life stories for obvious reasons.

I prefer to keep such info p & c. Least said would be better.

My present wife gave me such a title :P because at times I outdo the Malays in preserving their culture and appreciation of their heritage.

I moved to KL to start a new life with my new wife. :)

Do pray for us. Insya Allah.

aidareza said...

Yes, I understand the need for privacy.

I was just confused about who gave you the title because it is so funny. Cracks me up every time. Yes, your are more Malay than an average Malay.

I pray you and your new wife have many years ahead together. Insya'Allah.

MAHAGURU58 said...

Hahaha. I find it funny too as well:P

Anyway, that title was meant as a loving joke by my darling so I didn't take it to heart.

Can be considered as a compliment too, don't you agree? :D

Having jokes between us once in a while is good for the soul:P

Thanks for your wellwishes, Aida.

Wish you and your hubby the same.