Let's stroll down memory lane, shall we?
Do you remember the first time you got your very first telekung? I remember mine so vividly, like it happened only yesterday.
The year was 2007 – The supposed hot afternoon was greeted by a sudden weep from the sky. The thunder’s mighty rumble scared all the children of the neighbourhood, leaving them running for shelter.
My sisters and I, included. Our parents stood by the doorway, gesturing for us to come inside and hide from the now dark blue sky. Minutes passed by when plates of our favourite fried mushrooms were placed on the coffee table to comfort us.
Before we even got the chance to wolf down the oily battered mushrooms, our attention was focused on some colourful strawberries that was laid on my mom's lap.
Not just any strawberries. They were telekung covered with colourful strawberries. Mine was in hundred shades of blue – The prettiest gal I’ve ever laid eyes on (besides my mom, of course) I kid you not, the minute I saw my blue strawberry telekung felt like we were the only person (+ telekung) in the room.
I was enchanted! I brought her everywhere with me! I just couldn’t wait for the 5 prayers to put on my telekung. It felt so comforting, just like home. Now that I’m much older, I gave her away to my younger cousin to take my place and take care of her (or maybe just the other way around!)