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Strangely enough I did not feel queasy or nauseous. I was expecting to feel that way, even when I was walking towards the place where they performed the slaughtering/skinning/disemboweling.
I guess the photo opportunity was just too good to pass :)
Then the smell hit me. The red blood. The lifeless lambs. Suddenly sadness enveloped me when I saw one of the lamb still tied to the fence.
Then the Pak Arabs. Would they mind if I take photos?
Mixed feelings.... should I proceed? You see, I can't stand to see blood. Hence, the doubts. Thanks to photography, I was reckless, but in a good way.. hehe.
Yang bestnya, Pak Arab2 tu semua actually memang sporting. Tak kisah pun saya ke sana sini ambik gambar. In fact, one of them actually asked if I can take photos of him and his children. Of course lah I said 'Yes'! :)
I was like a kid in a candy factory. Well, ok, that's just bad anology. Perhaps like a cat at a fish market. Even worst analogy. But you catch my drif, right :). I was super excited!!
Poor lamb waiting for its turn. I noticed it was facing away from the slaughtered lamb that was just a few feet away from him. Perhaps the owner tied it that way so that it won't get traumatized. I hope I will not be traumatized!
Freshly slaughtered. The lamb was still kicking and the blood squirting when I shot these.
This was the guy who asked me to take photos for him. Yea, I've already emailed to him :)
The skinning and disemboweling. I was just too excited I forget to feel queasy.. hehe.
Fathers and sons, cleaning up their qurban.
Guess what was the man in white jubah doing?
He made a small cut on the lamb's leg skin just big enough to insert a rubber hose and blow air till the lamb ballooned. It made it easier to skin I guess. Interesting, yes? :)
Yes, orang kita, masa sembelih pantang kasi budak-budak kecik tengok. Depa, hah.. tak kisah pun :).
Pak Arab ni actually tengah blowing, then one of the other Pak Arab made a joke [in arabic so I tak faham] and he laughed. Saya pun cepat-cepat la capture moment tu.. hehe.
Berpeluh-peluh Pak Arab tu meniup sampai kembung biri-biri tu... :).
Looks easy nak tiup tu tapi I am sure kalau saya tiup mau sesak dada...hehe.
Yea, I know, pretty gory huh? Sorry about that. I feel it is important to 'depict' the real thing.
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