I have been driving past this mobile truck for a long time and always admired at his rattan wares. The seller would display them all over the sidewalk outside the 7-Eleven. At one glance, it could transport my mind to all my childhood days and my late grandfather.
Last Sunday, I had to make stop outside this particular 7-Eleven along Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi at Taman Tun Dr. Ismail. I needed to top up my Touch & Go card which had RM2.00 left. So I took a good look at all the rattan wares on display. I thought of my late parents and grandfather as they used to have several pieces of the rattan furniture and baskets at home.
I used to ride those rattan rocking horses and rocking chairs at the houses of my cousins. It was something that I truly enjoyed and happy childhood memories came flooding back to me. I chuckled when I thought of myself riding the rocking horse today. My heavy weight would definitely flatten and kill the poor horse!
I was excited to slowly browse at all the useful kitchen wares and lazy chairs for the living room. I find that they are so strong, very light and cooling to relax on the rattan chairs. No wonder I could play overnight mahjong that lasted over 10 hours as the chairs I sat were made of cane & rattan being bound together. Seriously, I am thinking of slowly converting all my living room sofas & dining chairs to rattan pieces instead. Would you agree with my ideas?
I had to run off to top up my T&G cash card when I realised the owner was sitting on his truck. He was busy firing the strips of cane with a portable flame gun and bent all into the desired shapes. It looked so easy and interesting that I am planning to visit him again this weekend. If you are interested, I would snap photos of this talented man in action making all the wares by himself! Voila!
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