Visiting the kampung

Earlier this year, we made a trip back in history to visit my ancestors – what history we have and what a great big family this is. 6 women, my grand-father had, and 2 brothers with their own respective generations. Can you imagine the amount of people that spreads out in our little family tree? Honestly, I don’t even know half of them. I mean, I see them and everything but I don’t know them. And they don’t know me.

The problem with XL families is that nobody wants to make the decisions and in that, money squanders away quickly. Especially with unscrupulous and greedy family members. Or their spouses! Hoohoohoo……

Again, my brother was summoned, being the eldest grandson, and again, he declined to get involved. He did offer some useful suggestions though. Let’s hope they listen or it’ll be little town dynasty – the mini series of Teluk Intan, coming soon.

Us? We just don’t care what happens.

T1 leaning in front of the leaning tower of Teluk Intan. We told her that we’d take her to the leaning tower of Pisa one day but for now, she’d have to preview the physics of leaning towers locally.

One of the must buy things in Teluk Intan is the heong peah and tau sar peah, both of which I love so much, and have great memories of whenever we visited TI in our childhood. Nowadays though, everything is so commercialised and packaged in bulk, it somehow doesn’t feel the same. Nor does it taste the same. I wonder why.




The stretch of shop lots that our family owned. All sold now. There is only oil palm and rubber left and some land but by the time things get going, everything will be gone.


Look at my little T2??? Does she look like a Teluk Intan baby, or a Kota Bharu baby or a Taiping baby? Or a KL city baby!?!

Actually, the purpose of this post is…..I am totally stoned. It’s 815pm and the kids are in their bedrooms. NOT sleeping, just making NOISE. I’m spaced out already……and writing rubbish, as usual.

Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

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  1. I think it’s because all these peah are no longer made with lard like the old days. Sure the taste and texture will be different.

  2. Teluk Intan also has this really nice chee cheong fun. Different from the Penang and HK style but really nice in its own way.

  3. HEY!!!! that means you can now have open house now! party time!!!! (dun worry, we won’t leave any trace for your part-timer nanny to discover what u’ve done)

  4. eh, solli. the last komen was supposed to be in the last post “it’s back to the grind..”

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