Our son, Khairulzaman, drove us to KLlcct for our flight to Lombok, Indonesia, Monday 24 March. It was a three hour journey and we arrived at Lombok International Airport around noon that day.
Baha, our farmhand, welcomed us at the airport. Goeslan, our ex farmhand were there too. Baha, Rizal and Saran's mom were there too. Shidee's mom could not make it because she had to work on her padi field that day. Hubby and I were so touched by their warm welcome.
Baha's cousin, Hj Aziz a taxi driver, then drove us to their village at Praya Tengah. It was an hour journey from the airport.
During the journey to the village, we could see acres and acres of padi field. Some plots already harvested. We could also see padi being dried in the courtyard of some of the houses in the village.
Again, we were given a warm welcome from the village folks, especially our farmhands' families. We had lunch at Baha's abode. Then, we proceeded to Saran, Rizal, Shidee and Goueslan's abode. We gave to each of their mothers, our humble gifts from Malaysia. A prayer mat, a blouse, a packet of Milo 3 in 1, and also cash. We could see and feel their delight in receiving the gifts.
Our farmhands mothers are all widows. Their husbands passed away when our farmhands were very young. Thus, they (our farmhands) grew up without their fathers around. They are around my sons ages, therefore hubby and I treated them like our children too.
We left their village at around 4pm, and Hj Aziz drove us to Grand Legi Hotel in Mataram where we will stay until Wednesday, In shaa Allah.