Thursday, 15 July 2010

..and the rain came..

..after some weeks of relentless sun, it rained in Bachok this evening,..there was no indication of it at noon..the sun blazed in all its glory..but by 6.30 the sky darkened..a few tentative drops sent the cats scampering for shelter..Mekbu gathered her litter of two kittens onto the front porch..the first few drops sent dusts from weeks of sun spewing into the the  time I opened the sheltered doors of the tv area to let the strong, cool breeze in, it was a steady downpour..

..but 40 years ago, on the 31st of May,1970, there was not a drop of rain when I got married, not even some distant thunder from a forgiving sky...only the loud thumping in my heart as I sat facing the imam...I cannot recalled much the events that led to the nuptials..once The Big Gun of Kubang Kerian consented, things just thundered along..forms filled, money raised, date fixed and leave approved..the ceremony was on the 1st of April..and I think, amongst them only Audrey and I knew of its significance..


Wan Sharif said...

So the aqad nikah was on !st April.. and whilereading about it..your readers will be accompanied with English Nasyid.. "thank you Allah.."..
Glad to know you are/were "bersyukur" and hope we all will be amongst the assykirin..

Pak Idrus said...

PakMat, Rain, I always love the rain, the noise it makes on the roof, the smell of the freshness of the droplet and of course the wetness that brought joy to everything that it touches.

In my childhood days I would 'Mandi Hujan' bath in the rain and enjoy the coolness of the water which in turn rejuvenate every senses of your body; making the physical body healthy.

Scientists [which our forefathers knew long before that] have proven that even pure water if treated with love could cure and healed the sick.

For all the benefit that water give us, we all must show respect toward water, for without it there would be no life on this planet of ours.

Have a nice day.

Pak Zawi said...

We are lucky cos we have been getting rain on most evenings. Please not my blog is now at

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Abe Mat,
Listen to the falling rain
Listen to it falls....
The best way for a cat to handle the rain is to stay indoors and curl up in front of the fireplace. That's what I do anyway. Having a kenduri kahwin in the rainy season is a different story altogether. har har har *evil laughs*

Justiffa said...

Till this very day my mom & hubby hate each others guts and try to stay out of each other's way as much as possible.

The only common thing they share is love for the kiddoes & yours truly ;D

Btw pakmat, back then we osso went higher up in the hierarchy & used the veto power of my granny hehehe.

Anonymous said...

Salam PakMat, This is my first comment, thou I have been following your blog all these while.

Yesterday, I read about amalan berdoa ketika hujan turun. Menurut kitab tersebut - "Di antara waktu2 yg mustajab utk berdoa ialah ketika turun hujan. Hujan yg turun sebagaimana disebut dalam Hadis Nabi ialah hujan yg disebut ghaits. Ghaits ialah hujan yg turun dengan sedang. Saat turun hujan sedang ini merupakan saat turunnya rahmat."

Moga2 kita semua mendapat rahmat dari Allah. Ameen!

Rafiah (dari Singapura)

Pat said...

As usual, Pak Mat, you capture the very essence of your feeling with your writing. An absolute pleasure to read!

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Pak Mat, thanks to Capt Longhouse, I now fully understand the importance of rain plays in the marital bliss of kampong folks. Quote from the great pirate,

”,,,you know why kampung house use attap zinc and always pray for heavy rain ?...and also guna kelambu maa ??? master bedroom also at tiang sri for solid foundation can figure out but i have 28 main tiang sri for my capt's longhouse hihihi” (sic).

And look like Pak Idrus had confirmed this with his eloquent statement above, words of a very happy man…kekeke.


ozz said...

Dear PakMat,
Every Precious Drop Counts.......yes, we all started from a drop of fluid....Nice story!

pakmat said...

..inhsyaAllah, che Wan, insyAllah..the 1st of April is also April Fool's day..:)

Pak Idrus..I think 'mandi hujan' is part and parcel of everybody's growing up..God gives his mercies thro rain..

Pak Zawi..yes it is a shame about your old blog..anyway I liked you new one, too...

pakmat said... dear cat..its warm enough even during rain..:) and I do loved hearing the patter of rain on a hot tin roof..:), too, Justi?..hehehe..thank God for those veto power..:)

..salam Rafiah(dari Singapura) anon..:)..rain is, indeed, God's blessing..for through it He bestowed us HIs Blessings and Bounty..and it has been a long, long time since I've been to S'pore..cheers..

pakmat said...

..hi,pat..I take it as a compliment, thanks..:)

..hey, Tommy..most Kelantanese chose the monsoon months to marry..can you picture it?..incessant rain, thunder and howling winds..four posts bed..electrical supply cut-off by falling coconut-trees..:)

pakmat said... you to get to the essence of it..:)