My Mom’s Spell (Part Two)

My Mom’s Spell (Part Two)

Vita and Tina seems to have tired of climbing. They descend from the climbing frame with sweat drenching their forehead. Then they sat down on the grass near the climbing frame and talk. I and Joshua joined sitting on the grass listening to their chatter....

My Mom’s Spell (Part One)

Chapter II My Mom’s Spell The sound of bell brass pinged from a distance by Mrs. Yanizar. All my friends cheered. It was the end of the draw lessons session we have had. One by one or in groups children came forward to collect their drawings. Rudin, one of my...

“Sepur Tumbuk’s” Driver (Part Five)

“Hands on”, exclaimed Mrs. Yati as she raised her hands above his head. My friends soon mimicked what was done by the teacher. I raised my hand with hesitation. “Hands to the side”, so then Mrs. Yati ordered to children while giving an example....
“Sepur Tumbuk’s” Driver (Part Four)

“Sepur Tumbuk’s” Driver (Part Four)

“Mimit, Mimit, what’s for you are climbing that tree?.” “Come down and join your friends,” cried Mrs Yati from the front door of the class. Apparently she realized that had lost one of her students after a long time. I said nothing and...

“Sepur Tumbuk’s” Driver (Part Three)

I held out my hand to Mrs. Tutik as I reached out my hand to shake hands with Yati earlier. Again, I cone my mouth in front of my mother. “Dear me, you are very handsome,” said Mrs. Tutik and pinched my cheek. “Just like his father,” she...

“Sepur Tumbuk’s” Driver (Part Two)

Row of shade trees in front and behind us chasing slowly. The trees were moving closer and away, we were riding in a rickshaw along the way yo my first school. Trees that shading the passers-by were mostly tamarind. There are also some accacia trees. After a while...
“Sepur Tumbuk’s” Driver (Part One)

“Sepur Tumbuk’s” Driver (Part One)

Chapter I “Sepur Tumbuk’s” Driver My mother hooking my red shorts rights carefully, then put a short-sleeved shirt over my sweatshirts. That’s my first uniform. My mother had sewed that shirt and pants herself with a sewing machine my father...