It's always nice to be invited to tag along a friend who is going home. By home, I mean going outstation, interstate, where she is from originally and where her parents are.
Recently, I was in Muar again and had the chance of visiting my girlfriend's aunt and her family, who live on the outskirts of Muar.
They live in a house with their orchard nearby with acres of durian trees and other fruit trees like papayas, rambutans and guavas, the latter with such low-lying and succulent fruits that I was so tempted to pluck them. (I didn't, of course.)
They also rear chickens and ducks like a normal farm and with farmhouse sinks to boot - you know those squarish stone sinks. A pond of pink and white water-lilies in bloom caught my fancy. Lovely. I have got to go back there again. Stay tuned.