It has been thirteen years since that very nostalgic and much-talked-about pre-circumcision ceremony that I did when I was the officer-in-charge of Pusat latihan Ternakan Sungai Siput.
They still talk about that event.
Today finally my staffs in DVS Pahang finally did it. Nor Aini said that they did it as an event to remember before I retire.
For me, it was a very meaningful day where 19 boys mostly sons of my staffs and their immediate realtives in complete Baju Melayu were paraded from the old office building to the Sri Makmur Hall. With the boys were proud parents whose sons would soon be joining adulthood. They all carried with them bunga telur (flowered eggs and tumeric glutinous rice) and pulut kuning.
In the hall they were annointed with rose water and floral strips led by me and folowed by parents.
The boys did not look scared at all. They just enjoyed the even very much.
The visitors were later given a flowered egg each and I got 19 of them to bring home.
Then came the event that they all had been waiting - playing in the fire brigade rain! I officially commenced the spraying!
Nine of them will be circumcised in two days time by HTAA staffs in the hall while the rest will do so in their respective hometowns.