I played The Matchmaker last night! Hee... hee... for my BIL.
Yesterday was my BIL's birthday. He's the one who just broke up with his 8-year GF and is now looking for love. He's MrNordin's youngest brother. After reading my short posting on him here, a friend, M, suggested that I introduced her cousin to him. I agreed, she passed me her hp no, and I passed it on to my BIL. Since then, they've been comunicating via the mobile network.
But that was a good one month or so ago. Everytime I asked him, "Have you met her?", he said not yet. I asked why, he just smiled. Hee... slow betul lah! I've never met her either, but I was very curious to know what this girl looks like. Aren't you? After more than a month of texting and calling each other, wouldn't you want you meet this person? I would! Dah lah office dekat2 !
So, I took things under my stride. I thought, since it was his birthday yesterday, it would be a good idea for them to meet. So, I made some phone calls to my friend M and the relevant parties involved, and in the end, I managed to invite this girl out for dinner last night. And my BIL also agreed to come! Yeay!
The venue chosen was Chinoz KLCC. For some reasons, I pulak yang nervous! On my way to KLCC, the girl texted me and said she was already there. I told her to go in first. She came with her SIL. Through my friend M's description, I could figure out how she looks like, so I wasn't really worried about having to search for her in the crowd. Bila I sampai je, I terus nampak these 2 ladies sitting at one table looking through the menu. Both pakai tudung, so I figured that must be them. One youngish looking, another one quite elderly ~ so that must be the SIL.
My first impression ~ hmmm... ok. Nothing like my BIL's ex-GF because that one was quite stylish and trendy. This girl is very simple. She's fair. She looks exactly like my friend Mimi (Gina, our Mimi), but MrNordin thinks she looks like Nurul Izzah (Anwar Ibrahim's daughter). She's a lawyer by training, but now works in the Legal & Secretarial Unit (LSU) of another telco. What a coincidence, kan? MrNordin is in a LSU whilst I'm with a telco. Is that a good sign or what?
My BIL arrived about 15 mins later. He looked kinda nervous, tapi budak perempuan tu lagi lah nervous! I ordered pizza for her, she only managed to finish one slice. Tak lalu makan, katanya. Most of the time, they were just smiling and glancing at each other. Tapi she ok lah... kata orang, boleh diajak berbual lah. The ex-GF dulu, berat mulut sikit.
One problem is, parents dia orang Perak. Kampung dia dekat je dengan rumah I kat Ipoh. You know how my MIL feels about orang Perak kan? That makes my BIL worried. Tapi, MrNordin kata, ignore the fact lah. Both me and my other SIL are from Perak, too. Kalau he marries another Perak girl pun, kira dah basi lah cerita tak suka orang Perak ni. I guess, my MIL just have to accept the fact that all her DILs hail from Perak. What to do? Heh.. heh...
Tapi kita ni dah jauh pulak terlajak cerita, dah masuk bab kahwin pulak when that was only their first meeting. But MrNordin likes her, I think she's got potential. My MIL pun sure suka (besides the fact parents dia from Perak) because she pakai tudung. But whatever it is, it's up to my BIL lah. He's the one who's getting a girlfriend, not us. I think the girl likes him, tho'.
She texted me after she reached home last night, thanking me for the dinner. I asked if he called her after that. She replied, "He did :-) ..." Hurray!!! I'm now imagining a wedding at the end of this year!
Why do I feel like I am my mother? Dulu, emak I yang rajin buat kerja2 matchmaking ni. Sekarang ni, I pulak yang match make kan orang. Hee... hee... that makes me feel OLD! But I don't care. I like doing it, if it means making some people happy. I asked MrNordin if I was doing the right thing, he said, "You're doing just fine...".
I hope so!