While we paid tribute to our Lady Diana in Ipoh recently who was always there to help mom with a new baby that came to our family for the first month, we now turn to the Iron Lady who came as a domestic helper from Indonesia right after Ray, our sixth child, was born. She came as a timely aid to help mom with not just being a nanny of our youngest Ray but really became like the big sister of all the children and hence her appropriate name, Kakak Tun or Kak Tun in short! See the pictorial story below that has a happy ending :
She came after Ray was born as seen above in the arms of Lady Diana.
Kak Tun found a way to keep Ray happy while she went about doing house chores.
Everywhere she went, Ray went even on horseback
or in a boat
By day or by night
or simply on the beach
See her on video in our family Sun and Sea adventures in Port Dickson:
We take the boat for fun on inland lakes too:
or high up in the hills
She was Kak Tun of our family and the big box wrapped in brown paper was her gift on Ray's birthday
She waited for her turn to get a visa, then get on a bus later by herself to follow the family to live in Singapore
where she got to care for Ray and the boys studying in Singapore
not forgetting Mom when she had to go to the hospital
12 years passed and Ray was turning to a teen to be in Sec or Form 1 so it was time for Kak Tun to wave good bye to us and move on with her life back in Indonesia.
She would return to her Javanese village and build her own house with all her money saved working with our family. She also found a worthy male to be her husband to be married.
Mom and Ray left on Monday for the long journey to her village, by flight and car, to celebrate the joyous occasion with her family and village folks. Mom will add her story and pics here soon. Getting internet connection to post pics or videos here would probably be difficult so it will take some time to see the wedding photos here.
Meanwhile we Congratulate Kak Tun for her Happy Wedding Day and wish her to have a happy family like ours! Also I have added the google translator tool to this blog so that the Indonesian readers can read it in their own language. Try it! Technology is amazing!
Ahh looks like Mom and Ray got to the wedding safely and found wifi somewhere in the village to post the following pics on the wedding day of 24th Nov 2010 :
Ray with the Bride and Groom
The Solemnization Ceremony
We look forward one day when we get to reunite again and maybe by that time we have to call her Mak Tun with her pack of children!
To see the entire album of pics that Mom took in Indonesia, click here.
Facebook photo seen on 2 Mar 2021 with Kak Tun's daughter and husband:
Story shared with a friend on facebook. Click here to see the facebook post. :