Pak Habib lived behind Mak Sarah's house. When we lived at 262-T Banda Hilir house in 1958-1963, Pak Habib was already an old man and was partially blind. He often sat near the window, with his face sticking out and the sun shining on his face. I remember asking someone how he went blind. According to what was explained to me, Pak Habib had rubbed his eyes after holding or touching butterflies/moths. The dust from the insect's wings caused him to become blind.
Revisiting Pak Habib's house at Perkarangan Masjid Banda Hilir
4 June 2016
|I am standing at the corner of Pak Habib's house and looking towards Masjid Banda HIlir. The blue house on the right is rumah Mak Sarah. The white house on the left is rumah Nenek Yah.|
|Rumah Pak Habib ... it is still the same little house I knew as a small girl aged 5 (1963). Pak Habib would sit at the last right front window facing rumah Mak Sarah. Kids would call on him at this window.|
|Rumah Pak Habib|
|Stone staircase of rumah Pak Habib.|