Thursday, November 25, 2010

Life In Amanputra Puchong

This is the third day I am at my eldest daughter's place in Taman Amanputra Puchong. Taman Amanputra used to be the last housing area at the end of the road after the older and bigger Taman Putra Perdana. It used to be pretty quiet with traffic though its actual location is just a mere 7 minutes drive to Putrajaya. Now with the unofficial access to the highway to Putrajaya, the 7 minutes drive is a reality and passing traffic increases by leaps and bounds.
I will be here for a month to nanny my grandchildren while the parents go to work. The duty will be for a month and the plane ticket home on 21st December is already bought so there will be no extension. By then my daughter should be able to resolve her problem.
Of course I miss my home. Life is never the same compared to your own home especially when you get to sleep in your own bed. The softness of the bed and body warmth of the other half is missing. Today some semblance of comfort will be restored when the workmen will replace the malfunctioning air conditioner. The present brand claiming a good life is not really good and my daughter was convinced to buy another brand by a supplier and installer from Taman Putra Perdana. He assured us that he is just a phonecall away should we need his services be it servicing or repairing of all the air conditioner units in the house. How convenient indeed.
I have established a certain routine now after having repaired the folding bike that I gave to my grandchildren. A bike ride to the shop in Putra Perdana to buy whatever is required to prepare lunch for the grandchildren will give me the chance to exercise. Breakfast is already taken care of when my daughter would have bought the breakfast from the nearby stalls. The passing traffic to Putrajaya as opened up opportunities for small time entrepreneurs to sell nasi lemak and what have you for breakfast. Otherwise I will have to prepare the breakfast or buy them at Putra Perdana.
Another routine I am trying to establish is to get the grandchildren to stick to a certain routine where a timetable will be set. They must stick to a certain time to put in some hours to study, time to eat and play. So far everything is let to their own whim and fancy which isn't healthy and develop into a bad habit. I think this is a general problem with children of working parents when they are left under the care of the maids. God willing I may succeed in this short time that I have with them to establish some sense of purpose with the free time that they have during the school holidays.
Making some adjustments to my own life seems to be necessary now that I will be away from home when my own food will be taken care of. Hey it's an opportune time for me to learn how to cook more dishes. Just last night I did prepare a fine dish of siakap masak masam manis which I am quite adept at making lately.

16 comments:

Pak Idrus said...

Zawi, Thank for sharing your thoughts, I do understand what you are going through. So do enjoy and learn of how this generation live.

Trying to put discipline into those kids is a very great idea. This may be your golden moment to do just that for their betterment.

Have a nice day and take care.

Uncle said...

Salam Pak Zawi.
Bila dah pencen lagi tambah busy? Masak apa malam ni?

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Salam, Abang Zawi! Whoah, you are an excellent grandpa! I agree that children raised by maids don't have enough structure or discipline in their lives. Very often, the maid lets Astro/TV "babysit" the children. Hope you are not missing your home too much. Just a few more weeks, and you will be free from our world of traffic jams and burglar alarms.

Pak Zawi said...

Pak Idrus,
Thanks for the understanding. Having gone through the same process you know how it feels to be in my shoes. Just trying to do my level best to be of help to my children and grandchildren.

Uncle,
Waalaikummussalam. Tak la busy sangat, cuma guna peluang ni nak lebih dekat dengan anak cucu. Anyway three of my children are working and living around KL so it is an opportune time to be near them.
Malam ni masak apa ya? Belum decide lagi tu.

Ee Lynn,
Yes, yes, they were baby sit by Astro the cartoons channel. I have to plead with them to allow me to watch the news. Now how to undo all these bad habit?
I am not longing for home just yet cos I may want to escape to Malacca with Pak Idrus first before going home hehehe.

AWANG said...

Salam Pak Zawi,
Nampak nya dapat pengalaman nak bukak Child Day Care Center di kampung.
Have a wonderful weekend with the kids hahaha..

Pak Zawi said...

Salam Awang,
Dah terlewat nak buat business sedemikian. Setakat jaga cucu boleh la hahahahaha.

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Pak Zawi, nice to know u r keeping busy & have your hands full :)) Timely reminder for us to ponder about this quote;

'Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded.'

Enjoy your 'holiday' with loved ones!

Cheers,
Tommy

Pak Zawi said...

Tommy,
What a timely reminder via that quote. I will do my level best to unfold the people within my three grandchildren. With barely a month, I doubt that I can do much.
Thanks anyway.

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