Sunday, July 22, 2007

Old friends didn't recognize me?

We went out yesterday to celebrate Ammar's birthday. Went to see Harry Potter and afterwards got him the new HP book.

It was a good day.

I read the last 3 or 4 pages of the book and you know what, I felt this sudden warm feeling and it was just so overwhelming. I was left speechless. Yes books do have that effect on you. Those who don't read, or those who feel they don't have time to read - whatever your choice is, you know, you're missing out alot here. I mean just pick up any book, a small one and commit to it. You will learn alot, not just how amazing books are but you'll get to know yourself better. You'll know how to make better choices. And you'll know how to live. If there is a will, there is a way ladies and gentlemen...

There's something that have happened to me twice and I can't take it off my mind. Early this year, when I went out for lunch I thought I saw an old schoolmate - Farah Farhan, in Dataran Glomac, Kelana Jaya. We were sitting across each other and I kept on staring but she didn't seem to recognize me. Our eyes met a few times and I was smiling the whole time actually, well, my colleagues whom I was having lunch with couldn't stop telling jokes. I kept looking at her until I finally gave up. I couldn't be mistaken. She's a splitting image of Farah - putih melepak, petite, muka manis. Farah was not a classmate but she was in SPM98 - everyone of that batch knows everyone from that batch. Who are we kidding here. We're all quite bonded by our hostorical facts, in a way....

And yesterday, I thought I saw Natrah in SACC. She was with a lady friend, both clad in baju kurung. I didn't notice them until they were right in front of me. We looked at each other once and I don't think she knows who I am. I was trying to figure out if it was really Natrah and my body actually turned following the direction they were going. She was a classmate and a very challenging hi-class (yes that's what I labeled the A students then) one too. And that's the second time another SPM98'er didn't recognize me.

And then it just snapped - do I look really different??? I remember a buka puasa session a few years back and Natrah was there, along with Areen. Farah was also a roommate.

Maybe they're not who I think they are. Maybe I'm mistaken. Pelanduk dua serupa kot... But if they were really Natrah and Farah, hmmmm... I don't know what to say lah. Do I look that different now? I'm not offended, just curious, you know. Sometimes I think it's funny.

The good news is that Odah still reconizes me!! Yay! Luckily she has my phone number and she messaged me to ask is that me who she saw at Fariz Maju. I didn't notice the message right away because of the noise there but who cares. I got the message late and didn't have the opportunity to meet her but my old friend still recognizes my face. And with that, I end this post with a happy note. Yay!!

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