Today, 26th January, 2013 - genap 3 minggu after MY BIRTHDAY. When I was just 3 weeks old before, my dear grandpa aka 'Akik' went home to be with the Lord due to stroke.
The only thing I know about Akik is his name, and he joined the military during the World War-II at Sabah. Once, I was told that Akik was a headhunter as well. Akik had tattoos all over his body, including his neck. Bagi orang zaman dahulu, makin banyak tattoo, makin hebat orang itu. HEHE. My akik is sangat hebat lah maksudnya XD
The picture above is not Akik, I stole this picture from Mr Google. HAHA. Hanya nak bagi clue macam mana rupa Iban Headhunter yang bertattoo. As far as I know, Akik had tattoo on his shoulder and neck macam gambar di atas. I did not scan his pictures so tidak ada gambar Akik dalam entry ini.
And what I heard from my parents, Akik had this headhunting sword too. Kalau rajin, boleh pergi cari kat internet 'headhunting sword'. Aku tak masukkan kat sini because seram semacam je rasanya, huhuh. Headhunting sword ada rambut di pemegang, and rambut itu sebenarnya rambut si pemati yang sudah dipenggal kepala. Hmm.. Sebab tu ada rasa seram sikit kot?? Hee.
Dear Akik.. I've never seen you, I've never met you but ketahuilah.. Deep in my heart, I miss you and I love you :') When I was just 3 weeks old, you left us. I didn't had the chance to know you, not even to see you. I may opened my eyes and look at you before, but 3 minggu.. I knew nothing at that age.
|Scanned this 3 years ago|
See.. Masih kecik macam ni, mana nak kenal orang. I didn't even recognize my own parents, apatah lagi Akik.. Huhuhu. Sometimes masa aku balik kampung, I kinda wished grandpa is still around. I'd talk to him, joke around with him, listen to his stories.. Mesti best bila mendengar kisah perang dunia daripada orang yang mengalaminya daripada membaca buku teks Sejarah/Kajian Tempatan. Kan kan kan..
Dear Grandpa, that little baby you held in your arms before is all grown up now :')
|1999 and 2012|
I'm no longer the baby you can gomol-gomol, Akik. I'm just the young teenage 'gegirl' now. HAHA. Dear Akik, I miss you and I love you! I wished I could see you and hug you.. But it's okay. At least you had the chance to held your youngest grandchild in your arms before closing your eyes :') Love you, Akik!! You will be in my heart forever! Each time I balik kampung, I will always remember you. ALWAYS :')
p.s: Akik means grandpa in Iban ;)