Friday, November 27, 2009

The (Dying) Art And Pleasure of Pipe Smoking

I beg your pardon, I am not in the business of promoting pipe smoking or any brand of pipe tobacco for that matter but I remember back in the days of old pipe tobacco smoking was as trendy as having the latest model cellular phones as it is now. Back then, those pipe tobacco smokers were considered to be in a different league of the society, or at least those smokers thought so.

Now all those are considered rare, very rare indeed if not exceptional. May be we should consider this group of people, if any, to the protected species of our humankind. In the past decade or two I have not seen any young smokers doing pipe tobacco. May be they do not know that such thing exist or maybe they considered pipe tobacco smoking as being troublesome and outdated. Never mind about that. One thing for sure is that we now missed the nice aromatic smell of pipe tobacco smoke, which to many is less of a nuisance as compared to the smoke emitted from conventional cigarettes.

Quite some sometime ago I chanced upon quite an elderly man jealously holding a pipe and puffing from it with all the confidence a tobacco piper has to offer. His facial gestures were as if nothing else matters except for the pleasure derived from inhaling the "gloriously" addictive smoke of the aromatic tobacco. Below is a sequence of images of the only local pipe smoker I have ever met in so many years.

One kindly reminder though, please do not imitate this in front of your love ones.


























For this man, at least he will be remembered for a long time to come or for as long as this blog still exist. Thank you uncle or however you are addressed for being the unpretentious subject of my camera.



11 comments:

Anonymous said...

gambar masa kamea nian?

Kasia Kanaun. said...

Gambar waktu urakng kawen ka Taibaro buatn 6 an lapas.

kiawarman said...

sape bah urakng nyian? repo unang ia ngansit paip koa auk...hehehehe

Kasia Kanaun. said...

Kiawarman,

Diri' Rukapm gentleman hebat koa. Heh..heh

Anonymous said...

memang asyik rupa'a

Corex said...

ooo best asyik lalu

Heineken said...

hahaa.... dah maok pupus paip smockers ka tampat dirik. kalau anak silap aku, gik arek urang paling suka timako white horse. hahaa...

Kasia Kanaun. said...

Dear Corex/Heineken,

Kania' memang dah susah namua' urakng madok agi'. Kalo ada pun kabatn an tuha-tuha kahe. Adapun artikel nyian bukatnlah onto' promosi ngarokok padok tapi labih ka unsur seni ngan kenangan.

Timako an dimake onto' rokok padok biasae brand "Erinmore". Bau wangi timako koa. Ada agi' brand an lain tapi ragae pun boleh tahan. An sa nahui'ku, ampir samo'e timako padok babau wangi kacoalilah si pamadok koa make timako tepe' biasa.

Tarima' kaseh sabap namoe ka blog nyian. Atakng salalu boh, bare' komen di mae am patut.

ahmed said...

Although iam not a local citizen however ive been in pipe smoking for the last 9 yrs of my life spent in collecting pipes and trying different tobaccos,,it is a rare art and a way of leisure for mens long ago,,however pipe smoking is all abt taking the time to slow down which ppl often miss these days,,ive been in Malaysia for 4 years and ive went through 4 pipe smokers top,,never the less i do believe tht pipe smoking is rising once again recently sadly for the sake of expenses cigarette earned,,hope that one day ppl will get to know the virtues of this hobby and appreciate its luxury,,thanks for the post
yours with kindest regards
Ahmad

Kasia Kanaun @ Raya Ramoh said...

Dear Mr Ahmed,

Thank you for commenting.

What you said is indeed true. It reminds me about some very nostalgic moments in those days how pipe smokers would leisurely wind down their days. The actions of stuffing the tobacco, lighting the pipe and puffing out the smoke is indeed like seeing pleasure in motion.

dakbrightside said...

takaringat ka nenek ku are'..... hu.... yup.... it so nostalgic....

P/s: still waiting for canon dSLR 500d pics shot.... ngeeeee