Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Pertama Kasih, Kedua Budi. (Firstly Love and then Kindness)

Wobbly knees (mine) and arthriticky hip joints (the spouse's) have crippled the dynamic duo somewhat. Hence the belated note of appreciation to kind people in Kuala Lumpur.

Twelve days ago the spouse and I were guests at a luncheon where we met up with Puteri Kama and Pak Abu who kindly graced the occasion despite their return home from the Umrah just two days before. There was another familiar friendly face in Pok Ku and meeting new friends in the shape of our host's old classmates. It was a mixed bunch of OAPs but what a bunch! The only economically-active person at the table was that youngster, my former student Din who will have to wait for some years before he can delight in the oldtimers' lifestyle!

The man, who made it all possible (psstt, who also footed the bill) was Mohd Som - and his lovely wife.

The food was great and the conversation was lively and stimulating, mainly concerns about 'Whither the Malays?' and 'Wither the Malays'.

Thank you all, especially to you Som, for the company and hospitality. And here's an amusing extract from our colonial education.

Another day the Mat Jeroks and Minah Gorengs shall meet again - including one Mat Salleh.


Wan Sharif said...

A witty post.. Can feel that you have enjoyed the occasion/event.. From my reading so far, Puteri Kama and Pak Abu has been noted to be extremely gracious host.. I am sure many would have enjoyed the company etc.
Take care of your knees.. spouse' joints.. etc.
May Allah bless both of you ..

anak si-hamid said...

Wan Sharif,
Thank you for the good wishes. Yes, Puteri Kama and Pak Abu are a great couple.
Do you qualify to be a member of the Mat Jerok generation?
If you're too young we can give you special dispensation.

Wan Sharif said...
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Anonymous said...

Thank you. The presence of both of you made the meeting more exciting and stimulating. But really silaturrahim was the purpose. I hope there will be another occasion to get together again. And thanks for the book, appreciate it.