This entry here for Raya is a wee bit different from the usual stories that you will read coz am not really gonna story mory about Raya actually..wanna story mory about my grandparents’ place kat kampung ni.This year is different because this is the first time that we went back early (on the day they announce when is Raya) to my dad’s side. Usually it’s my mum’s side first but because arwah atok baru je meninggal in May, so all the siblings decided to berkumpul here first well..for the obvious reasons la kan. Preparations in kampung well was quite mediocre for me coz maybe I was already controlling on what I eat, so bile pandang ketupat, rendang, kuih raya sume, tahun ni selera tak terbukak la. I think I only ate one round of ketupat and a wee bit of rendang and that’s it. Sampai ke hari ni dah tak makan dah. Even kuih raya pon makan secukup rasa je, tatau la tahun ni rasa cam tade kuih raya yg bes yg I would finish off the whole balang by myself hehe. Another thing that is different this year is as some of you know, Mr Fiance and I are from the same kampung. Me on my dad’s side, while him on his mum’s side, so since this year kitorang dah ada ikatan dah, he brought his family along to my grandparents’ house to beraya. Pastu the funny thing is, kan dlm my azam raya I said I wanna bring along all the medication from my gastric tu kan? haa tengok it came to a good use jugak because Mr Fiance and his bro’s wife was down with stomach pain, haa perut dah tekejut la tu. Thanks to me jugak yg bwk supply ubat pegi la mendermakan Buscopan dengan seikhlas hati..ewah haha. That was something different la, next year gue kene ikut skali rombongan die la kut beraya hehe dah alang2 satu kampung dah kan. Die pon sama la..kitorang biasanya beraya 10-12 houses a day, die tak byk sgt..so we shall see next year sape yg mampu bertahan utk beraya from house to house hehe
Anywayss! intro sketnya panjang tp cite sebenarnya mende lain ni. Korang penah layan program Expose Mistik tak kat Astro Prima? Tu kan rancangan mcm the mistik world of dunia org melayu kite ni kan dengan perubatan tradisional sume ni. Umah kat kampung ni pon ada expose mistik die tersendiri gak. Huhuhu jeng jeng jeng and I was one of the unlucky chosen ones to have gone through this situation. Aih..scary.Ok camni alkisahnya, it seems that all this while kawasan perkarangan umah grandparents aku ni is well, let’s just say some makhluk halus is still lingering la in its own world. Those ppl in the mistik world la yg ckp, and apparently mmg la ada history dulu according to my uncles and aunts that there were many strange occurences happening in that house long, long time ago zaman gue cinonit lagi mcm org baling pasir atas bumbung la, org trying to open the door la, nampak org semayang tetengah living room la things like that. But all these while we the younger generation ni mmg tatau pape pon coz we never experienced those things until laa after my arwah atok meninggal. Dulu when he was still alive, all the guests who came for Raya will go upstairs, even amongst my dad’s siblings there will be like 3-4 family sleeping upstairs coz kat bwh mmg dah tak cukup space. But when he passed away, yela some aunts dah tak bape comfortable la for the obvious reasons la gak coz kat atas la tempat dia dimandikan, dikafankan sume tu..so tahla mungkin dah ada negative vibe la kut. So it ended up now with sometimes only my family sleeping upstairs with one of my uncle’s family. Dah sumenya tak berani nak naik atas dah..haaa ni ler time Expose Mistik berlaku hahaha.
It has nothing to do with arwah atok la, it just could be some makhluk halus ke subconscious mind ke I dunno because nothing happened, we even slept upstairs on the day he was buried, so mmg tak rasa pape pon, tak takut pape pon..so obviously it has nothing to do with him. My first experience was on the eve of Ramadhan, 30th August 2008 ada kenduri arwah time tu. Fuh ingat tu. Hahah aku ni mmg ada masalah susah nak tido sket especially bile dah tukar tempat. I will take 1-2 hours nak amik mood tido, and moreover, my family were the only family sleeping upstairs. Bayangkan the entire floor terpampang luas kiri kanan and ur family kat tetengah tido atas tilam tu..huhu. Dari kul 11, ke 12 sampai kul 1 i couldn’t sleep. I was tossing and turning memcm ayat dah baca dah nak kasi aku dpt mood tido tp tak jalan gak. While I was forcing myself to sleep, suddenly terasa cam the floorboard was somewhat vibrating and inside this one particular room as well (usually it will feel like that when somebody is going up the wooden stairs and walking inside this room where all the comforters and mattress were kept) so I ignored it la mcm aih sape la yg bangun pagi buta nak amik slimut sume ni, bukan sume dah amik ke. Ecewah dlm ati la tu malas nak bukak mata lagi. Pastu cam okla takpela try tido lagi. But the vibrations and the so called tiptoes of “somebody’s footsteps” not only happen once but I think 3-4 times..and everytime I felt mcm tilam aku ni dok bergoyang sket, i would wake up, I even sat up straight and stared at the dark room..dari perasaan takut terus jadi irritated u know mcm eee awat dok henjut2 semcm je lantai ni. Asyik rasa cam org naik tangga, masuk bilik tu lingered for like 5 minutes pastu kuar balik.. My mum and lil bro was fast asleep, only my dad yang I notice pon mcm ala2 xleh tido gak..so I said to him “tak selesa la tido atas ni…nak tido bwh la” (btw I have never slept downstairs before..) so kirenye permintaan nak tido bwh ni mmg sgt drastik la hehe. Tu yg not only my parents were shocked, my relative downstairs pon mcm aik tak penah2 tido bwh kul 2 pagi tu my whole family went down and looked for a port to sleep coz I really couldn’t take it anymore.
The next morning during the 1st day of Raya baru bukak the real story..huhu apparently one of my uncles who slept downstairs directly below THE ROOM pon felt the footsteps too. Die pon dok pelik gak awat laa kuarga aku ni tanak tido lagi, dah kul bape dah takkan dok sebok2 nak amik slimut sume lagi..huhuhu and yang lagi dasatnya apparently according to him, he already felt the henjut2 tu masa they were all upstairs tgh baca Yassin masa kenduri tu..(tu tatau la he was being dramatic ke betul ke tahla..uncle aku ni drama king sket haha) so basically I wasn’t the only one who felt it. And my dad too terasa gak tempias footsteps tu, but he felt it only once, not like me 3-4 kali duh. Tensen aku.
Now masa Raya bebaru ni, mmg we all jokingly said amongst ourselves haa sape la yg sanggup tido atas lagi utk Raya ni to accompany my family coz my dad being the head of the house mmg berkeras nak jugak tido atas claiming that it was no biggie tade pape pon sebenarnya. Yang kelakarnya, tahla I dunno la whether it’s funny or not one of my uncle (not the uncle who felt the footsteps) ckp die tido atas jugak. So okla..fine by us. Rupenye he brought along his laptop and this ayat Al-Quran CD and die pasang the wholeeeeeeeeeeee night long CD tu dari time tido sampai la ke subuh for 2 nights straight we were there. Haha and even before that he was spraying some air Yassin all over the place kat atas, including the room sume tu. BUT again on my first night there..on the eve before Raya, I couldn’t sleep AGAIN! Did I feel the footsteps? I did but only like once. But maybe because I kept recalling what happened a month ago that somewhat it is affecting me more than others upstairs, I really couldn’t sleep dahla dgn hujan and angin kat luar (so perfect for a ghost story eh?) and again at 2am, I went downstairs alone this time, I didn’t drag my family along with me and just slept on the couch. Mmg la sakit badan dibuatnya..huhu tp takleh la..feng shui tak bagus huhu. On the 2nd nite which was the 1st day of Raya I said to myself, no more being a scaredy cat. Try to sleep upstairs no matter what, and moreoever I was dead tired from beraya-ing umah sedare the whole day that I decided whatever it is, I just wanna sleep and besides, ada org mengaji tu, so it should be fine huhu. There were moments that I was feeling awkward but my lil bro was the victim..asal aku cuak je aku peluk die kuat2..haha and I covered myself with the slimut and my bantal peluk sampai d next day he complained “smalam tido susah laa kakak conquer bantal slimut sume” hahah..lantak laa janji aku bleh tido sampai esok pagi..
Haha ni la alkisah aku utk Raya…lain daripada yg lain kan? Haaa..tu je la alkisah aku haha..aku tgk gambo umah nenek aku ni pon i haf chills all over..ish strange, but true.