Monday, February 27, 2006

Kelab Volvo klasik breakfast do...

This Sunday, it was indeed a breakfast of a different kind...We the members of the Kelab Volvo Klasik [Volvo Classic Club] decided to have a breakfast cum get together do for a change.. I thought we should try to arrange a get together at breakfast somewhere in the city, where members could gather with their classic and enjoy breakfast together... It is actually a mean to get together for us members... Otherwise it would be just too difficult to meet...It was my idea to have such a meeting. I told the secretary even if only three cars were present it would already be a crowd... So come this Sunday morning at just before eight we all met at the Dataran Merdeka [Independence Square] in the centre of the city.. Usually it would take time to get from my home in Ampang Jaya to Dataran Merdeka, the roads through the city would be jammed with traffic but today it was an easy ride... I thought that I would be among the first to arrive but on arrival I was surprised to find there are already many cars park along side the road, Volvo 122 in rows...It made me real happy to see so many club members presence...The committee and me never expect such a turn out...Even the President of the club told me he was indeed surprise with such a large attendance, despite a rather short notice...Well We were all happy that this first breakfast meeting were successful....I parked my car behind the cars already parked there and went to meet the others...My spouse were there accompany me and she as usual met the other spouse and it soon became a sorts of a family gathering...We chat along while waiting for the others to arrived and soon the number of Volvo 122 swell to thirteen and the crowd turn bigger..Some come not only with their spouse but their kids as well..A young couples with kids drove all the way from Kuala Kubu Baru to be here today...I am told they left their home at six thirty in the morning...Well that is the way for club members, where there is a will the is always a way...I remember when I first met this couple they had their baby with them and today the baby had grown up to be a lovely young lady...See how time flies..When all had arrived we convoy to the breakfast site, a canteen near the Tangling Heath Centre..In the middle of the Lake Garden, a sprawling green in the middle of the city...Nearby is the Bird Park and the old Lake Club, a reminiscent of the British colonial rule.. We convoy along and park our cars and soon the parking area look like a showroom for Volvo Classic in the colors of the rainbow...What a sight to see...And as usual with such gathering it attract others who were at time amused to see so many old cars in perfect condition...As proud owners of these old beau we were delighted to show them around. We then queue up for the nasi lemak [ one of Malaysian traditional breakfast, rice with the varieties of addies and the special dried anchovies hot and spices sauce]...Since it was a sort of a pronto get together we all sat wherever we could find tables and enjoy the nasi lemak and chat with each other on various subjects that just pop up from our mind...A young couple who I assume are expecting their first child were seen happy chatting with the older member...It bring back memories of my youth when my spouse and me were in, some forty over years ago, when we were expecting our first child ...Now our baby have grown up and now a mother to our grandchildren...With that we are having a great and wonderful of times enjoying the days with the grand's...They obviously have a long time to go but then that is the way it should be for without children how can one have grandchildren. Friends that is how our species thrived and progress this far...As a grandparent we relate to them of the events we have had with our grandchildren that have enriched and color our life as we proceed on our journey of life....I have always advice the young that they should get married early and have children early for when you are at our age, it is only then that we began to understand and appreciate the Wisdom of the Old..That we should have children and more than one...For the presence of children would enriched our life and promote harmony in the family, thus makes the marriage an institution of love. Than in our golden age we may enjoy being surrounded by grandchildren... We continue to yarns and chat and took photos and enjoy the morning in an atmosphere of happiness and promised to make the breakfast do as a permanent feature of our club...I therefore offer to host the next breakfast get together next month somewhere in Ulu Kelang...Well friends We did have a great time this morning and hope to meet again at the next do...Take care. BTW next month the club would make a visit to the National Park

2 comments:

marg said...

Asmah looks good in the pix !!!
she is always smilling!

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