I was taking a ride from Shana today from the Makcik Bloggers meeting at Kay's place. There I was sitting in her car for the very first time and I had the longest conversation with her ~ also the first time.
Shana and I had been schoolmates since Form 1 but we were in different classes. We also took the same train during the school holidays to go back to our hometowns in Taiping and Ipoh, respectively. But all throughout the 5 years together, I've never had the chance to really talk to her. At the most, it was just Hi and Bye.
But today, as we were talking in the car all the way from Shah Alam to Ampang, I discovered the most amazing thing about her. She's very calm & composed, and a very caring person.
After saying goodbyes to all the MBs at Kay's place today, I got into her car. The first thing she did was to call her husband to inform him that she was sending me home.
As I listened to her talking to her husband, it made me feel somewhat embarrased at the way I speak to my husband. Her words were calm and composed. She spoke in a low tone and sounded so polite, as if she was talking to a colleague at work. Very respectful.
Well, it did occur to me that she could be making that up in my presence. But as she drove away and we started making conversation, I realised that my earlier perception was wrong. She is genuinely nice.
We stopped by at Ampang Putri to visit Ibu who has been warded since Friday. Ibu is a very close friend to Shana, much like how I am with my friends Dada and Intan. We exchanged hellos, and Shana sat on the hospital bed with Ibu while I took the chair facing the bed.
As I listened to both of them talking, I knew why Shana is special to her friends' eyes. She is very kind. She was genuinely concerned, and kept on telling Ibu to sit still and not move around too much when she gets home from the hospital. She also asked about pantang larang makan etc, and I thought that was very sweet.
I told her I could ask my husband to pick me up from the hospital after the visit but she insisted on sending me home. I didn't want to trouble her anymore because she had to drive home alone to BSB and it was getting quite late.
But she insisted and so she did. And she waited until I safely entered my house's gate before she drove off.
Ahh... what can I say, Shana... you're very kind and thoughtful indeed. I wish I had known you better in my earlier life. And if that had happened, we would have been the best of friends now.
And Haizal, if you're reading this, I just want to say that you are really lucky to have her as your wife and friend. Eventhough you've known each other longer than any of us have with our respective spouses (25 years?), I know you both will still be together for the next 25. She's a gem that should be kept for life!