It was in August 2008 that we bought our AirAsia ticket to Labuan. We had known by then that my daughter Azini who was undergoing her practical training in Labuan will be sending back my grand daughter Balkis to be looked after by us in Pasir Mas. This was because she will have to attend the final 2 months of her teacher training course popularly known by the acronym KPLI which stands for Kursus Lepasan Ijazah (Graduate Training Course) to qualify her as a teacher.
Balkis behaved well most of the journey. Since it wasn't exactly a full load, we managed to secure a row of 3 seats for ourselves and thus Balkis had ample room to move about. She managed to work her charm into the small boy in the from seat and another middle aged couple behind us. They kept her occupied and she returned their nice gestures with her most charming smiles. Upon landing at Labuan airport the middle aged couple came to us to playfully pinch Balkis rosy cheeks. Balkis' father was waiting for us at the exit and we passed Balkis to his waiting eager arms. We rode back to his home at Taman Mutiara Labuan.
The next morning I called Hafizi a lecturer from University Malaysia Sabah (Labuan Campus) who was recently transported to Labuan. Hafizi had asked my assistance to help find him a place to rent after reading my post on Labuan. I had asked Hafizi to call my son in law Lokman for help. With Lokman's help he managed to find a place in the same housing estate where Lokman lives. He promised to come over to Lokman's place after had done some purchases of food.
We met Hafizi, his wife Nor and son at the Labuan Pasar Tani.
After breakfast we went to Pasar Tani Labuan to have a look around and I was surprised when somebody called out 'Pak Zawi'. I was then busy taking photograph of anything interesting at the Pasar Tani. At that instance I was taking some shots of a few persons doing 'bekam' (blood letting using vacuum induced suction bottles).
The lady wearing spectacles and her daughter will be taking care of Balkis when my daughter starts working. We bumped into them at the Pasar Tani.
A vacuum is created by sucking out the air from the cups. Blood will slowly oooze out through punctures done by using needles. This guy must be having neck ache and thus had it done on the neck.