After 2 weeks of break due to family commitments, I continued my project in a place called Tanah Serendah Sekebun Bunga. It has been a while since I last set my foot here. It is almost exactly 2 years back. This is the only chance that I had to roam the streets of Kota Bharu, as I am tied with work for most of the other days. The photos may not show the true essence of the town but I believe that if we dwell long enough, we will capture its beauty and soul. I will set my foot here again, InsyaAllah. So here are the sevens from Kota Bharu.
This is Pak Zainal. He is 72 and paddles his trishaw everyday from Pantai Cahaya Bulan to the town center. I met him while he was waiting for passengers at Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah. At 72, he said that he is not as strong as before. He will usually get back aches if he paddles for long hours.Today, he has yet to get his first passenger and it’s already past 9 am. “Tak tentu” he told me. Pak Zainal told that he does not have many children. Only 5 to be exact. I told him that if it were to go by Kelantan’s standards, then 5 is still small, but big if measured to KL’s standards,
At his age, it is a pity that he has to work, but sometimes parents just do not want to depend on their children and prefer to earn for themselves. I believe that is what “Projek Sara Hidup” means.