Tuesday, August 27, 2019

ABC Wednesday, letter H


At “our Padang”,aka field. I remember the first time a helicopter landed near our house. We saw many army trucks and soldiers in the Padang when we were coming home from school, so we suspected something important was happening. It was one afternoon when Mother was tutoring us Chinese with her cane in her hand as usual; Charles and I were not paying attention. 

An army helicopter decorated in camouflage colours was hovering just above our house very low in the sky. We all ran to see to the Padang as fast as we could, totally ignoring Mother. As it landed, the draft was so strong that it messed up our hair and fluttered our skirts. We did not care and our patience and determination paid off. Out came handsome soldiers, it was so big, out of its belly came so many soldiers; we were amazed because, it looked so small in the sky. We were the few kids in Sibu, who saw a helicopter close up. I looked at the corner of the Padang, there was Mother, she was just as curious as us.


Su-sieee! Mac said...

I'm sorry, Ann, that you had to experience war as such a young age. You are a strong woman.

Roger Owen Green said...

Helicopters have freaked me out since I saw a gruesome scene in the movie Catch-22

ABC-Wednesday said...

HOrrible Ann, I am so sorry for you
I hope it does not bother you to much nowadays

Have a heartwarming en splendid ABC-Wednes-day / -week
M e l o d y (team ABC-W)

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

Roger, I read the book and remember one phrase. Strawberry icecream. you remember? I will tell you next time.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

Hi Melody,

The nasties of war make me a peace lover.