Monday, June 30, 2008

Silat Pengantin & Nasi Lemak

I attended a wedding in Kluang last Saturday. It was a kampung wedding – which was rare - so I really looked forward to it.. until this terrible migraine came which obviously depleted my eagerness. Gosh! It was brutally terrible...

The morning sun was on the passenger’s side all the way to Kluang, so you could imagine how bad my migraine became. Sleeping didn’t help, so I took two tablets to ease the pain. Didn’t work... so I was like Cruella D’Ville when I reached Kluang. Grrr.. Here comes Mrs Grumpy, Grouchy and Crabby! The weather was so hot that my left eye was shedding tears... My God, what was wrong with me?

Anyway, I managed to ‘mask’ my uneasiness. Smile Ja... people are looking... Don’t embarrass the family...



So I went on snapping some pix. Have you seen a Silat Pengantin? Well, I was lucky coz the groom’s Grandfather performed it. Managed to capture it here.



And here’s the Kompang.


By then, I was feeling rather dizzy. And felt like vomiting. I guess it was the migraine and the REALLY HOT weather. Once we reached my MIL’s house, it started to rain. Somebody mentioned.. Oh.. agaknya tadi pakai Bomoh Hujan.. itu sebab panas gila tu... Yeah.. maybe!

I had my rest. Took the shower and felt refreshed. The girls, especially my Hanis, were unperturbed by the hot weather or the excitement of the kenduri. My migraine was gone and my sole purpose for that evening was to hunt for the yummy nasik lemak at the Kluang Station (or currently known as Kluang Rail Coffee). I’m talking about the Original Kluang Station at the Kluang Railway Station, not the ones in shopping malls. The Nasik Lemak bungkus was to die for and I couldn’t wait to devour at least 3 packets. Talk about gluttony!

But I was unlucky. Again. It was closed. Again. Only 25 minutes too late. Ayah managed to persuade the guys to sell him the Coffee Packets. Got 4 packs for RM10 each. Buah tangan for his office friends.



The lady in the car thought I was taking her picture. She didn't know I was actually nursing my sadness with this pix. Dapat ambil gambar sign pun jadilah....

I was very frustrated. Terbayang-bayang the nasik lemak bungkus... To pacify my frustrations, Ayah brought us to the Kluang Rail Coffee shop, located somewhere in town. We had the Railway Float, Kopi Susu and the Butter-Kaya buns there.

Oklah... but I still crave for the ORI ones... Alahaii...

14 comments:

Salt & Turmeric said...

My kecik2 dulu bila balik jb for raya, mesti ada somewht damp towel tu hang on the window to block direct sun. Kak Ja cubalah bekalkan damp towel on hot days. kalau tak pun, duduk jadi maam kat belakang. ;)

farina pun tak tahan direct sun or heat. kalau panas kat luar tu mesti balik rasa nak pitam.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Good Idea Farina!

Jadi mam kat belakang pun not bad. But I'll try the damp towel bila balik A/S for raya nanti...

U.Lee said...

Hello Ibu, regret read of your migrane. Hope you feeling better now.
I have seen Silat Gayong, but this first time read of 'silat pengantin'.
I really would love to see that.
And read of Kluang, beautiful small town those days in the 70's...
And yes, I remember the Kluang train station...and remember the train stops at Jelebu, Segamat etc.
Stayed at the rest house there too, and had an interesting night experience too, ha ha.
Well taken photos Ibu, you keep well and have a nice day, Lee.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Lee,
That was my first experience of watching the Silat Pengantin. The Grandfather was smooth in executing the silat movement.

Haa! Interesting night experience?? Tak nak share the story ke..he..he...

maklang said...

kesian nya...kesian pening kepala and tak dapat makan nasi lemak...

at least kalau dapat makan pun lega jugak sakit kepala tu...

take care!

wanshana said...

Salam Ja,

Hope you're okay now. It's no joke when a migraine attack comes knocking on your head!

Have heard so much about this Kluang Station and the nasi lemak but have never tried it. What makes it so unique, ya?

And tumpang lalu, ya Ja -

Uncle Lee,

Your intriguing comment has made me so curious now! What kind of 'night experience' are you talking about? There are at least TWO kinds, I think? Hehehe!

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Mak Lang,
Nasib baik tak pregnant... kalau tak - satu hal lagi kena pi Kluang lagi weekend ni... he..he..

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Shana,
Believe it or not, I've only tried the nasi lemak bungkus at the railway station for like only 2 times... tu pun dah lamaaa dah. Everytime ke Kluang, selalunya time dah tutup, so tak dapat makan lagi... This time around, ingatkan dapat, tapi tak dapat jugak... sob..sob..

Dekat OU tak ada nasik lemak bungkus ni. Went there last two Saturdays. Itu sebab dah set mind nakkan yg Kluang punya.. Tak dak rezeki... :(

ZLAA said...

Miza,

Kat setesen keretapi Arau pun ada nasi lemak best. Selalu p breakfast situ. Dulu-dulu-la. Anyway, I rasa kalau tak silap, butter-kaya buns kat Railway station Kluang dulu ada masuk TV, something got to do pasai makan kedai kopi style dulu2. Kalau tak salah-la..

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Zlaa,
Ya ka? Nak makan kat Pokok Assam puntak dapat-dapat lagi. Ada dua kali pi tapi tutup. Yalah - sebab balik kg pun time raya, orang meniaga pun nak raya jugak... tu yg tutup tu...

ummu asiah said...

Ja..

I love makan2 n minum kopi di kluang station yg d mall..so can imagine d original mesti sedap giller.

and the week yg we went to muar pulak my husbnd tunjuk d famous kedai kopi muar tu..tak ingat nama nya but numbers..pun tutup gak..kopi muar pun sedap..i really love coffee...lagi la bagi sakit kepala ye tak..

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Chit,
Kopi Muar pun sedap ka? Kat Kluang ada 2 - satu Kopi Kluang Station & the other one Kopi Cap Televisyen. Dua-dua sedap.

Nanti nak cari Kopi Muar pulak...

Aziah said...

Ja,
Aku tengah chemuih kat ofis, so I blog-hopped, after a few posts, aku rasa aku kenai the author and I was right... kawan sekolah...

Enjoyed reading your blog and looking forward to more of your thought journal. Take care and God bless.

Aziah.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Aziah...laa...hang ka? TQ for dropping in...

Last week aku tergerak nak call hang re the equestrian thingy.. tapi bila check emial hang balik, rupanya dah over.

Anak2 aku dah excited nak pi poney ride... next time ni insyaallah aku mesti bawak depa pi...

Nanti aku call hang pasai Min's contact. Dah lama aku cari x dapat. A fellow blogger's asking for it...