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    A series of photographs depicting my mother in her abode of love (the house in Teluk Intan where she spent more 30 years with my late father). Fo… Read More
    A series of photographs depicting my mother in her abode of love (the house in Teluk Intan where she spent more 30 years with my late father). Four years ago, due to their age, both my parents had to move to Kuala Lumpur to stay with my sister (before that they stayed at my siblings' houses in Kuala Lumpur, moving from one house to another like a nomad). This is the first year she celebrated Eid (a special religious day for Muslims after a month of fasting) without my late father. She came back to her house in Teluk Intan without my father, to reminisce her many memories in the house. "It was like losing a torchlight in the darkness of night, without your father around", she said. I had to give her a space to mourn, of course. It broke my heart to see her sad, yet I had to be strong for her. Like the gradual degradation of my mother's short term memories, these photographs, taken by my eldest daughter Delly Adeela and I, perhaps reflect the passing (or gradual disappearance) of a very hardworking and determined pre-independence village generation, to be taken over by a new comfortable urban post-independence generation (and also lavish metropolitan post-2000 generation). Read Less
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