Tuesday, October 09, 2012

One of those days...


I have not blog for almost two weeks. It has been rather hectic weeks with happening here and there but then life has been good. Last week I went to meet a few friends who I have not met personally for a long time. It has been years and month that I have met them. It looks like time passes by fast indeed when we are busy with our affair. In the age of the Internet it not that bad since we still could meet in cyberspace and kept in touch all the time. But it still not the same like meeting in person. So the last two weeks I decided to go out and meet them. First I decided to meet two friends in one day, one happened to be sick and recuperating at his house in Bukit Kerinch. I took the LRT and stopover at the Sentral Station and there I met Aurelia a friend whom I had not met for years. The last time we met was at a barbeque at the Australian Embassy in 2007. We had lunch and talk. It was really nice to meet her again. She is from Sabah and now works in Kuala Lumpur. Her office is at Bangsar so it was easy for her to meet me at the Sentral Station, it just a one stop by the LRT.  After that lunch I call Pokku the friend who is sick and told him I would be there in a while. Then he calls me if I am coming by car, if it is so we can go for lunch together. I told him that I already had lunch and not driving. I am taking the LRT. In that case he says what about buying lunch for him. I told him it would be OK. I then went to get KFC for him and since it was at lunch time the place was crowded. With that lunch pack I took the LRT to the University Station and then walk to his apartment nearby at Bukit Kerinci. The guard took me to his place up above the Apartment. There I met him looking good. The doctor told him that he should not go around without the oxygen tank to enable him to breathe easily. I give him his lunch pack and sat down to enjoy the Root Beer that he offered. I than went to the balcony and took a snap of the view outside. The view on the left is what I saw, a magnificence sight indeed. While he enjoys his lunch I sat to watch the Unifi TV program while surfing the Net using my iPad. 

To digress a bid, just a few days ago I chance met a FB friend Shakirah at the Coffee Club at Kino. I was at KLCC at that time and saw her posting saying that she is now at the Coffee Club. So after I had finished lunch I went to meet her for the first time. She was there doing her work on the laptop. We chat a while and I took leave happy that at last I get to meet this single mother of seven kids. Another happening in KLCC is a few days later at the corridor of the Kino bookstore where I met Zai, a FB friend who had wanted to meet me but was in a rush that day for a doctor appointment. So we just stood at the corridor in front of Kino and get acquaintance and chat. Among other things she asks me how to gets her two teenage boys to read books. Well I told her to start with books that they are interested and work from there. Once they get into the reading habit everything else would be a piece of cake. With that I now have personally met these two wonderful FB friends in person. With parted with a hope to bump on each other again here. 

And then last week at round 6.30PM I got a call from a relative who wanted to meet at 8PM that night for a man to man talk. He suggested that we met at a Lebanese restaurant at Ampang Point for dinner and talk. I sense some urgency is his request and told him that I would be there. At just before eight it rain with strong winds I decided to go early to Ampang Point. With the downpour I look for a parking space and found one. As  I was about to parked my car he call saying he is already at the restaurant. I told him I am parking my car and would be there soon. With the umbrella I walk to the mall and went straight to the restaurant and sure enough he is there already drinking the Arab Tea. I too love Arab Tea and took it as well. We then ask for the menu and ordered our dinner. While waiting for the food he told me why he wanted this man to man meeting.  It seems that his only daughter just told him and his spouse that she wanted to get married. She is still single and in her mid-thirty. It sort of complicated and worrisome so it jolted them for a while and has yet to make a decision and that is why he wanted to talk  to me. As usual in a case like this parents seek other parents’ advice before making a final decision. Well folks no one really have an easy formula in marriage but I told him what wise man often said. If you think it is good, do it quickly but if you think it going to be a problem delay that decision. As for me I just share my thoughts the best I could thus lighten his depression a bit. As we all know too well that parenting is not that easy. If we had play the role of parenting well all the years of the kids growing up period in most cases thing would come out alright but if we had failed in our parenting than we can expect things would not be that easy. Well life is like that and we all must accept for the fact that parenting is not that easy. We had a good chat and I believe he wanted to get it out of his chest that has been boiling and this talk tonight over dinner I think had in a way does him good. It was indeed a good dinner and we had a very fruitful chat on parenting especially when it is about a marriage in  the family. Well life is like that; colourful at time. 

Have a nice day.

5 comments:

ummi said...

honoured to be mentioned in your blog, Pak Idrus..and you have forgotten to tag me in your fb status this time hehe

KamH said...

Assalamualaikim Pak Idrus,

Colorful indeed. Always nice to read your posts. Thank you. -kam

KamH said...

Assalamualaikum Pak Idrus,

Colorful indeed. Always nice to read your posts. Thank you. -kam

Pak Idrus said...

umm, Shakirah thanks for the visit and the kind words.

You have to excuse an old man for been forgetful. Would do that the next time.

Have a nice day and take care.

Pak Idrus said...

KamH, thanks for the visit and the kind words on my kind of blogging. Appreciate it very much.

Have a nice day and take care.