Thursday, October 22, 2009

Catching up...

...an understatement indeed...

It was indeed a long time since I last blogged...is it caused by what one called the writer's block...I myself chuckled on that excuse...am I out of articles to write...well it is a lame excuse indeed as I have tonnes of things to write actually...okay then...let's just say that I went for a journey to the land of laziness...liked it very much there and decided to stay a while...so much so that I overstayed my visit and got myself stranded willingly...talk about laziness in full force...well I think they have been resting long enough...it is time to let the fingers do their talking again...


Talked about catching up...hhmmm...20 odd years...2 decades is indeed a pretty long time I reckoned...funny thing is, felt like it was only just yesterday...but that was not to be I'm afraid...I aged twice since then...I no longer weigh 40kg...I am no longer the young girl I used to be...against my will I left that life 20 years ago on a one-way trip in the land of no return...I prepared myself for working life...before becoming a wife...before becoming a mother...my new world...my life...all other things became secondary...


I think I was not the only one having to make a 360 degree turn of my life...well, to think that I have a friend who is also living at Sembulan back then...our houses were not that far situated from each other...for the life of me I swore I have never met her after we finished at ITM...except for the once in a blue moon situation where I bumped into an old friend, I guessed that's about it...and then such rare meeting would be cut short by the children's wailing or the spouse's meaningful stare, among others that is...


Then came the FB craze...somehow rather I succumbed easily to this craze unlike its predecessor Friendster and MySpace...even my daughter gave me the oddest-could not believe-big-eye-look when she knew I signed up...I searched and searched for long lost friends and only managed to find a few friends...I could not help thinking...are we really that old?...too old not to be a bit computer savvy...too old not to be having some fun...well, my daughter thought it...


Then out of the blue, a familiar name from the east cost added me in FB...I was pretty happy because I have not heard from her for ages...Darmaliah or Dee as she was affectionately called, messaged me...upon knowing her impending visit to KK, we took this opportunity to hold a small reunion with those staying at KK...since I was pretty incommunicado with most of my friends, I let Dar, as I called her, got the ball rolling...a small voice seemed to tell me that the last minute arrangement would not produce the result that we wanted...it did not deter us at all...even after knowing only a small number could make it...even I myself was not sure I could make it...










...(L to R)...Norhaidah (Pau), Darmaliah (Dee or Dar), yours truly, Diana (Di) and Di's cute niece...






But I did make it...only 4 of us made it...but had a blast we did...we lunched at the Chicken Rice Shop at 1Borneo...we talked and talked and talked...we went down memory lane...we reminisced the good old days...we were 20 years younger...we could not help ourselves...we could not help laughing out loud...we could not help giggling at our own jokes...Dar and Pau were seated next to each other...they would shoved at each other...they would slapped at each other's arms...I thought we were at our former dorm at that time...the 4 of us sitting at the long table outside the dorm...eating hot maggi after long lecture period...Pau and Dar looked just as before...it is hard to think that these two jokers are mothers of grown up children...it will be in no time these two would be getting sons or daughters in laws...wow that would be something to see indeed...



...the 4 of us put our brain together trying to remember everybody from our course...Dar penned down the names on the tissue and we went quite for a while when she wrote down a name...a dear friend who was taken too early...Julena or Jase...Rest in Peace dear...don't worry...you are remembered...I still remembered that I sent you home...we chatted a while and before leaving you gave me a parting gift...a big yellow bee doll...I still remember my friend...I will remember you forever...


Time was really not on our side that day...in the brief limited time, we decided to hold another reunion with the hope of a more merrier attendance before the year end...it would be great to be able to band together with the rest of the girls...it is something I looked forward to...


So, to be or not to be, that is the question...Dar, Di and Pau...I leave it in your good hands to pull this off...


Catching up after 20 odd years...an understatement indeed...
Making up for long lost time for a day...priceless...

2 comments:

louisebah said...

remember Olive Jonas??? or was it Olive Jonah??? hahaha, whatever it was.. ambil ja the first one, tumpang glamor Jonas brothers!!! love you lots sis!! miss you much xxxx

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