Cigarettes




My sister, Mai, did all the work.

My dad was a smoker. We had no money when we first arrived Pulau Bidong island.

What we did for our dad, (and we had to compete against other kids as well), was walking around certain common places and picked up left over cigarettes butts. Dad would take what was left from the butts that we collected and made a cigarette or two for himself.

He quit smoking years ago and has been healthy.

But one of the stupid jokes that we played on cigarette smokers was that we put empty cigarettes packs on the ground with used cigarette butts. We played this joke for a while, but we eventually stopped because we felt sorry for everyone.