Monday, August 10, 2009

Dinner with K.Teh & MA

I’ve been away from blog-land for a long, long time. Ada banyak nak cerita, tak tahu mana satu nak start.

Last week, MrNordin was hospitalized for 7 days! The longest ever anyone close to me was admitted to the hospital. Why? He had a swollen face as a result of a tooth ache. The surgeon had to do a slight incision on his lower jaw and underneath his tongue to drain out the abcess. That must be a painful procedure! He was put under GA and was knocked out for a good 5 hours! Kesian my baby…After the operation, he couldn’t eat anything solid for 2 days, only barley water and soup.

I stayed with him at the hospital for 4 nights. The traveling from home to the hospital and office really took a toll on me. Letihlah lari sana lari sini! Jaga orang sakit ni bukannya senang. I wonder how my mother does it. Every time my dad or brother was admitted to the hospital, she would insist on staying with them, day in day out. No matter how hard I try to tell her to just go home and rest, she would politely refuse saying that, “Kalau mak balik nanti, kalau apa2 jadi pada ayah, siapa nak tolong?” “Alah, nurse kan ada mak? “Ish, nurse tu bukannya nak layan kita sangat..” That’s her rationale. So I would just leave her there even though I know it must be tiring for her.

Anyway, he’s resting at home now. The doctor gave him another one-week MC. This is a rare opportunity coz he’s hardly at home more than 3 days in a row! I shall cherish this moment!

Dalam suami sakit2 tu, sempat juga I berjumpa some of my new blogger friends. Initially, I was invited to K.Puteri’s dinner do at Lake Club last Monday but I couldn’t make it coz my husband was in the hospital. I was a bit disappointed but I was thinking, well… perhaps the timing was just not right. Maybe next time.

But as luck would have it, I received a call from K.Teh on Thursday evening, asking me if I could join her for dinner organized by MA on Friday night. Since MrNordin was going to be discharged that Friday afternoon and the location was just so near my house, I immediately said yes! I wouldn’t miss a chance to meet K.Teh!

So I arrived at KDE just after 8pm. MA was already waiting at the dinner table with her 3 children. I have met MA before, at the same venue, but with another person (Nek Rock). Shortly after that, K.Teh arrived with her niece, Anedra. “So, this is the famous Kak Teh!”, was my first words to her. Again, I had the same feeling ~ it felt like we’ve been friends for a long time. She is a very sweet lady and very bubbly. Now I know why she is so popular!

Conversation took off as if we’ve just met yesterday. Diselang seli dengan gelak ketawa dan cerita2 yang menggeli kan hati, I had a good time. As I sat there in the company of MA and K.Teh, I reminisced about those early days when I used to read their blogs silently every day.

I like to read MA’s blog because she is so sensible in her thinking and approach to life. What she writes make a lot of sense to me and I enjoy reading about the trials and tribulations of her life and her impromptu trips with her 3 children. Sometimes I shed a few tears and sometimes I’d be laughing out loud reading her postings, but I never left any comment. Segan lah, she’s such a high-profile blogger! Until after I started my own blog, then only I was brave enough to leave a comment and was I glad to find out that she’s actually a nice person.

One day she e-mailed me and said she spotted MrNordin as the pasar! Hee.. hee… then I realised that she must have noticed my blog too. We exchanged a few short e-mails after that about children’s tuition etc, but we only met when Nek Rock came back from the USA for a holiday. It was a short meeting but my first impression of her at that time was, “She’s a no nonsense kind of woman!” Indeed, she still is.

But after meeting her the second time around, I noticed something else about her. She’s very kind and cares a lot for her friends and family members. She made sure our meals were ok, that we’ve had our coffees and that we were having a good time in her company. At one point, her youngest son was feeling somewhat tired listening to us crooning to the oldies in the karaoke room, she decided to send him home first and re-join us later. She took the trouble to do all that for us and I was very grateful.

And K.Teh, everybody knows who K.Teh is. I was introduced to her blog the same way I was at MA’s. I enjoy reading her stories in London and her love affairs with her cats. Her pining for her mother would make me cry, but her stories of yesteryears would never fail to make me smile.

What I find so fascinating about K.Teh is her ability to remain cool, calm and collected in all her comments and postings. And she will reply ALL your comments although she has 50 or more people commenting on her blog! She appeared to me as a very thoughtful person and full of compassion. Every time I see K.Teh leaving a comment on my blog, I’d be smiling the whole day coz she made me feel special.

So that night as I sat there with these two wonderful ladies, I couldn’t help feeling special. There I was having dinner with K.Teh and MA, the two bloggers who I admire most from the very beginning, and it just felt so unreal.

Thinking of the days when I was just their silent readers, I couldn’t help feeling lucky for I can now call them my friends. ..

24 comments:

AuntieYan @ Makcik Blogger said...

Salam Mrs. N,

Glad that you really enjoy your night with those two super duper makcik blogger.I was invited too....he!...he!...honestly, I rasa maluuuuuuu.....takut out of place pulak eventhough MA is my closest blogger friend turned best friend...he!..he!...silly me... ;-)
I met Kak Teh once...ya, shes such a gentle lady..

p/s : To Mr. Nordin, get well soon.

MrsNordin said...

Iya lah A. Yan, i cuma dapat kirim salam you saja dari MA. Dah dua kali dah... asyik berkirim salam saja, bila nak jumpa?

p/s Thanks for your well wishes for MrN. He is getting better.

Kak Ezza@makcik Blogger said...

Hmmmmm.......


Mmmmmmmmm

MA said...

Erk.

I didn't expect this. Really. You are too kind *malu*. Been avoiding exposure and publicity but this...dunno what to say. Thank you for your kind words.

As I told you it was an impromptu set up, me and KT were on the YM petang tu when things got rolling. After picking up the venue - start thinking of people to invite. Priority was those both of us know/familiar with and the proximity with venue.

I think I was travelling in Europe when I saw your first comment in my blog. I didn't had the time and opportunity to go to your blog masa tu - by the time I met KT in London she said she had gone to your blog and read about MrsN#1 and I thought what an interesting story. So I started reading your blog too - silently at first. And nyampuk kadang-kadang. :P


Thank you again for your company and yes - hehehe - I do come across as a no nonsense person eh.Well, I am a pussycat actually. I just don't suffer fools gladly...:P

Anonymous said...

Girl,

Look after the big feller. He should get well soon.

Jim

kay_leeda said...

Glad you got to meet up with Kak Teh. She's some lady, ain't she?

Hope MrN is feeling better too. Ouch...what he went through must have been so painful. But...the presence of "Florence Nightingale" - *wink* must have eased all the aches and sores. TLC yah....lots of TLC :)

Naz said...

Salam Mrs N
You're among the lucky ones! I'm glad you got the chance to meet such wonderful people.

'hope your hubby is OK now.

MrsNordin said...

Ezza,

Apasal hmmmmm... mmmmmm... banyak sangat??

MrsNordin said...

Hi MA,

Sorry if I've crossed your anonymous boundary. But I believe good deeds/things must be mentioned.

I'm glad you like the CD. Hope to see you again soon. Take care & my regards to your well-behaved children.

MrsNordin said...

Jim,

Thanks. He is getting a lot better actually.

MrsNordin said...

Kay,

Part TLC tu yang I payah sikit nak demonstrate. I know for sure I cannot become a nurse coz I'm so not gentle. Nak tukar dressing dia pun sampai dia complain I kasar sangat. How lah..? Hee.. heee..

MrsNordin said...

Hi Naz,

Yes, it was nice to meet them. You'll get to meet them too soon, insyaallah.

And thanks for the well wishes for MrN.

Mama Rock said...

hi MrsN, when i said i thought you look a lot taller in pictures,that was meant to be a compliment! rupa2nya petite aje kakak kita sorang nih. glad that I could meet you...when KT called me, i wasn't sure who will be there. somehow i kinda figured, you might be there, segan nak jumpa you sebenarnya...hehehe!

MrsNordin said...

Hi Mama Rock!

Now I know which one is your blog! Life begins at 40... I've read it several times before!

It was nice meeting you too the other night. I would have liked to know you better, but maybe next time we can meet again. Pegi karaoke ke... you seemed to be in your element once you held the mic! Hee.. hee... take care & have a nice day!

Spices of Life said...

How is mrNordin doing now? I have been following few blogs silently and relgiously too. I just too malu to make comments cuz most of the bloggers are awesome writers including you.

wanshana said...

BJ,

Waaaaa, so now you are officially in the Major League. Hehehe...

MrsNordin said...

Hi Azieda,

My husband is getting better, thank you. We went to see an Endodontist yesterday but was informed that the infected tooth had to be extracted. So today he has to see his dentist again. Kesian pulak I tengok kan dia, hari-hari kena jumpa dentist since two weeks ago!

Actually, you can just leave a comment if you feel strongly about something. You have an interesting blog as well and I'm sure many wants to get to know you. When you come back to Malaysia for a holiday, we MUST meet, ok?

Cheers & take care!

MrsNordin said...

Hi Shana,

Sorry, I haven't been visiting your blog in a while (not only yours, others pun). Major league apa... you lagi major! I got to know about MA & K.Teh through your blog lah and so I must thank you for that.

Cheers & have a nice day!

anedra said...

Hi mrs N,

It was great meeting you that night! Hope all's well on your end and perhaps we'll bump into each other some time eh?

MrsNordin said...

Hi Anedra,

Sure! I'd like that! See you around!

Spices of Life said...

Hello Mrs N, I do plan to visit Kl soon. my daughter's sister in law will be wedded soon in january or feb of next year. I want to meet friends i have made here . I m sure you know who they are by now.. :)
thanks for your kind words. my blog is so boring as compared to the big players here.
cheers,
azieda

bella said...

Hi MrsN, Hope MrN is getting better, must be uncomfortable for him having those pains..ouchh...hope all is well after the visit to the dentist...mesti lepas ni dia "trauma" nak jumpa dentist dah...cool outing you had with Kak Teh and MA...must be fun indeed!!!

ms hart said...

Hmm..all three are the bloggers I admire!

Anyway, sorry to hear about MrN. Hope he's getting better, ok.

p/s sorry, baru buat rounding on blogland. So missed wishing you on your birthday! Hope it's not too late to wish you all life's wonderful blessings, ok?

Camii said...

i kenal K.Teh & MA, tapi depa x kenal i hehhe pembaca blog yg pendiam huhuhu. i suka baca celoteh MA, i sungguh kagum dgn diaaa :)