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. ..