Saturday, June 13, 2009

Of Holiday - Time changes...

The grand kids and their parents have just return from a holiday in London and Paris. They look great and happy and do have plenty to tell grandma and grandpa. What a lucky generation they are. During my time as kids there was no such things as going for a holiday. The word holiday mean that it is a School Holiday and nothing else. Anyway we kids at that time do have sort of a holiday of our own. We as Boy Scout would organized ourselves and with haversack on our back would hike to the country side and camp for a week and enjoy our time with our peers group. Fishing, cooking and singing along around the camp fire. Actually care less of the happening to the world. That was my holiday trip whiles our parent work hard to make a living.

And when I became adult and got married and have children of our own, our kids do get the chance to go on a holiday with us but not overseas but locally. We would take them out to places such as Cameron Highland and other towns and seaside to spend their holiday. It was indeed an enjoyable event to have the kids around us during the holiday but then their holiday has always been in the country. The furthest place that one could call overseas that we would go for a holiday is Singapore. And that was considered out of this world at that time. Now look, our grand kids have been taken by their parent to live overseas and then spend their holiday overseas like the Disneyland in Japan, in five star resorts in the country and now in faraway land in Europe.

Well what a change in just three generations. And folks this all could happen because of our investment in education. Our children got a good education, better then us and now with that they live a better quality of life, thus could afford to take the whole family for a holiday overseas. I am indeed happy that things turned out great for them and hope that the next generation would be better.

As for us grandma and grandpa we actually are happy that they had a great time on their holiday this year. We share in their happiness and that folks made living so very wonderful. Have a nice day.

[Images above shows them at The Stonehenge in the UK and The Eiffel Tower in Paris]


svllee said...

Hi Pak Idrus, children today are indeed lucky and better off. One thing to consider is that the cost and ease of long distance travel has eased, allowing more people to go see the World. The world is no longer alien to children because also of the internet and television. Travel as they say, broadens the mind!

There are of course many families that cannot do these things still. By the way, it looks like summer hasn't hit Europe yet, in those photos!

Ps. Your macro lens surely gives you joy! Keep up the great work with your beautiful nature objects!

Pak Idrus said...

svllee, Steven thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the subject of this posting.

Yes the present generation are indeed lucky and I believe education is what create the input for a better quality of life for one generation to another. My hopes is that the next and the next generation would be have better education and farsighted then this generation and embraced the global culture so that they could play an effective role in our world. With globalization a country is just a village.

Thanks as well for the good words on my Macro Photography. I am still learning and enjoying it as well.

Have a nice day.

xplorer said...

i do agree with you.when i was a kid , there is no such things as going for a holiday , either locally or overseas ,my parents just can't afford it.the definition of school holiday for me is cycling,fishing and swimming all day long

Pak Idrus said...

xplorer, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the subject of this posting. Well that is life.

We have to see that the next generation would be better then us. And I found that it is education and an open mind is the best way to do just that.

Have a nice day.

~CovertOperations78~ said...

Salam Pak Idrus! Stonehenge... WOW! One of the places I must visit before I die. What a lovely family trip your children and their kids had. Your grandchildren are very lucky indeed.

As I came from a small town, most of the teenagers looked for part-time work during the school holidays to earn money for school fees and revision books. We learned the value of money very young.

My first trip abroad was to the USA (in 1999) as I had won the grand prize in a competition. I took my parents along. You can imagine the excitement! We never thought we would be able to travel to such a faraway place that would normally have cost so much.

I wish your children kept blogs, Pak Idrus. Then we would get to read of their travels and view the photographs. That would have been fascinating!


Pak Idrus said...

~Covert_Operations'78~, Ee Lynn thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the subject of this posting.

It is because of education that this generation could have a better quality of life. We gave the best education to our kids and now the grandchildren are reaping the benefit of their achievement. My hope is that the next generation would continue to prosper and enjoy better education for their future.

Have a nice day.