Oh I am SO glad I'm working at a place where I can afford to not put the rubbing shoulders bit with other fellow professionals as my top-most priority.
I can choose to be the occasional loner that I am.
Oh I SO love going for shows and lectures and talks et al, but when it comes to mingling and getting to know new people... kadang-kadang ada sedikit rasa malas. Melainkan dah ada yang aku kenal, and all it needs when mingling around is to catch up with things.
I wonder if Dedek's around here in the hall. Oh I miss both Fairuz and Dedek in lectures like this. We could SO bitch around, ey Fairuz? (Oi oi kat U.K ada CPD talk juga ka wei??)
Saw ex-A Levels classmate, Ar.Hanaz tadi. Already a partner of a firm. First among the classmates, actually. Still hensem laidat. Wifey's a sitinurhaliza look-alike doctor. Vewy pwetty!
Oh I need to tell one story of one of the lecturers this morning. Young Malay chap (prolly my age. Hey I am young mkkkayyyy :-p). A professional engineer. Has very very good command of English. But has the Tweety-Buwd (Bird) syndrome ~ he pronounces 'r' as 'w'.
(replace the bold-'w' with 'r' as your read this in order to make sense of the words) "Over here we have a wow of gwoups, that consist of the genewal wequirements for the awchitectuwal items... you see, we inspect the cement scweed, sanitawy fittings and accessowies, we check woofs for cwacks, woadworks... and below here are the descwiption of the bweakdwown of the inspections done... "
Cute, kan? :-D No, no, I'm not at all making fun of him, just that I find it such a memorable characteristics of him. I've close friends who pronounce 'r' as 'agh' (roti canai becomes 'ghoti' canai, etc), but so far this guy's 'r's evokes a memory between me and an adik in Edinburgh, zonky years ago.
She used to tell me, "Kak Faz, yok kita have an aiskwim (ice-cream) weekend this week? I buy you my favouwite stobewy aiskwim (favourite strawberry ice-cream), ok?", obviously she was trying to immitate the Tweety Bird here. heh heh.
And from there the "I loike stobewy oiskwim vewy vewy mush" stuck on us all in the apartment for quite a while, especially bila tiba part nak manja ngada-ngada.
Anyhoos, hendaknya jangan lah Abang jadi ahli politik (aku tau dia tak akan jadi ahli politik, sebab tu aku boleh afford to wish that, haha). 'Coz tiba masa aku nak jadi loner and reclusive, I could even not get out of the comfort of my house compound for even two weeks if I feel like it.
Next week, kalau ada rezeki Abang's taking me up to Perlis to cover DSAI's talks. Abang said I may take the car and go around Perlis while he covers the event.
I said, let me use the car, ONLY to get my food. Other than that, if you leave me your laptop and I bring along DVDs and my baju-baju to jahit manik, you can leave me the whole day if you want to. Haha.
Hmm, suka la tu dia, bini tak ngekor. Hmph.
Ok, lecture dah mula balik.