Tuesday, August 19, 2008

From Rosehaizad:
Re Gathering Member Lama Cardiff

Alhamdulilah, Kita telah Berjaya berkumpul di café Khalid di LyanneBatik, Pulau Meranti hari ahad 17 Ogos lalu. Walaupun beberapa orang sesat seketika, tapi akhirnya sampai juga. Yg sesat tu orang2 KL pulak tu. Kesungguhan mereka yang datang dari jauh i.e. dari kedah (Dato’ Che Din dan Hatta), Melaka (Shaidin) dan Kelantan (Nasim), kami amat terharu dan hargai. Ada juga yg confirm nak datang, tapi saat akhir tak dapat datang. Yang heran dan very nice surprise ialah yg nama tiada dalam senarai pulak tiba2 muncul. Tuan rumah (Khalid) is the best host in the world. Ramai yg terkejut melihat dia atas wheelchair. Tapi itu tak menghalang dia move dari meja ke meja berborak dengan semua dan ceria sepanjang masa. Keluarga (isteri dan anak2), kawan dan pekerja nya pun ramah melayan tetamu.

As I was the first to arrive to do some setting-up, sempat berborak dengan Khalid. Terharu mendengar bagaimana dia bersyukur kerana telah diberi a second chance in life. At the peak of his career, booming self business masih 'Tani' (boozing). Bangun satu hari di Hospital, kena stroke.. and lucky to be alive. Kini dah taubat, bawa kereta pergi masjid.. walaupun wheelchair bound. Sekarang sedang berubat/berurut.. Harap akan pulih soon.. Dengan kecekalannya.. saya rasa insyaALLAH dia akan pulih. Dia pun kata.. average life of Malaysians is 75, so he has 20 more years to better himself in all aspects. Kita semua harus ambil ikhtibar dari pengalaman ex-president CAMSA ini.

At the start, as one by one arrived, kami semua duduk keliling satu meja.. everybody pulling up a chair, tiada siapa pun nak fill up beberapa meja yg kosong di café tu. Masing2 tak nak miss cerita yg sedang rancak dibualkan. Bila Mazi tanya mana Jam.. Jam yg masa tu duduk di sebelahnya angkat tangan.. masing2 ketawa.. memang betul.. lots of us have changed.. not only Jam yg dulu cute.. tapi sekarang dah macam bouncer.. sorry Jam, just kidding.. kau boleh lift me off my feet.. kira memang kuat le tu. Ramai kata.. kalau sebelum gahthering ni jumpa kau kat jalan ke.. memang tak kenal. Orang lain pun ada yg dah berubah.. Secara diam diam, masing2 tanya kawan yg mereka kenal.. siapa orang yg mereka tak kenal tu.. bila bagi tahu.. rupanya classmate dia.

Paling senior in our group aritu was Dollah.. masih kacak dan segak.. the hair is not as long though.. masih ada hair.. well groomed.. the only person yg takde rambut hanya Khalid.. itupun tahu.. bila dia buka ketayap dia.. saja dia cukur kot..

Yang kenal semula masa disana.. ok lagi.. boleh bermesra semula.. tapi macam aku dan Nasim, terlewat sikit. Aku sedar bahawa Dato’ Baharanuddin tu siapa bila dia dah balik, bila tengok dalam name list.. dia isi AKA sebagai Che Din.. baru aku ingat sangat.. Sorry Dato’ Che Din. Masa datang.. Hassan Nottingham.. berseloroh kata dia ”Driver” Dato’.. Aku kenal Che Din dulu pun melalui Hassan (room-mate aku masa di Nottingham).

Nasim pulak, bila aku cerita pada dia pasal Hassan Nottingham dalam kereta masa nak balik.. dia frust tak dapat nak bermesra dgn Hassan, sebab Hassan pernah tolong dia berkaitan anaknya. Kenalan melalui melalui kawan lain (Naim). All this because.. Nasim was last to arrive by Taxi from LCCT dengan rokok gulung di bibir. Macam Pendekar Mustar.. Dia lambat bukan sebab apa masa kat Cyberjaya.. dia tunjuk driver signboard Pulau Meranti.. Driver buat bodoh sombong.. ikut jalan lain.. lagi jauh..

Bila semua dah ada.. we started with a welcoming speech from our ex CAMSA president and host, Khalid. A very enlighthing and nostalgic speech.. Ada juga advice for US.. Thank You Mr President and Tuan Rumah. We had a viewing of a slide presentation of old photos.. ramai yg kenal.. ada juga yang bertanya siapa dalam gambar tu.. ramai terkejut.. nik pandai kung-fu (dia kata macam pendekar bujang lapuk.. hentam saja lah). File of the presentation is attached. In PDF format because if in PPT, it will be too big.. Siapa yg tak datang.. will miss the special effects.. Maybe one day.. can download PPT format from established web-site.. Jam boleh buat.. dia ada family website.. try Google search.. mesti jumpa.. Ramai dalam slide macam.. pompuan.. rambut panjang.. Ramai bertanya.. macamana dapat nama2.. AKA Mat Salleh tu.. ramai dah lupa.

Jam had to go to a wedding. He cud not stay for lunch. Selepas tu.. kami berborak semula.. updated and signed the name list.. collected the fees.. everybody chip in a lot of extras, some more than others (masing2 pemurah hari tu) sebagai suguhati kepada Tuan Rumah, Khalid, I tak kira pun duit tu.. jangan tak cukup dah le.. sepatutnya more than it shud be.. Pls advice if otherwise. Sampai waktu makan.. Lunch was wonderful.. Siakap sambal and steam.. ulam2.. Thanks again Khalid.

After lunch, some had to go to other functions.. Some went to LyanneBatik show/selling room.. beside the café.. Khalid offer 10% discount. Some stayed on utk sembang lagi.. even the wives were sporting.. Yg bawa bini – Hatta, Shaidin and Nik. Bini Hatta dan Shaidin pun belajar sana dulu.. Bini NIK banyak belajar rahsia Nik masa gathering.. NIK punya rahsia we discover is.. 1 plus 1 minus 1 = his marriage.. Mazi bawa suami, Azlan.. actually Azlan kawan lama kita juga.. buat civil kat UC.. classmate of a few of us who came.

Everybody had a good time.. jumpa semula long lost friends.. meet new friends.. remembered USED TO BE FRIENDS.. Ada juga yang terkilan.. Kawan yg nak jumpa.. tak datang/tak dapat datang.. Maybe next time.. WHEN.. entah le.. Lupa nak ambik GROUP fotograf.. Official photographer pun lupa nak lantik.. Anak sulung Khalid ada took few fotos.. Tolong Lid.. minta your son download ke PC and emel. Siapa lagi ada ambik foto, tolong emel.. Nasim.. download the one shot dari handphone kau.. and emel..

Bukan apa, saya cerita serba sedikit cerita diatas.. just to share.. kalau kita TAK get together, we will forget OUR BEST FRIENDS and OUR ONLY FAMILY masa kat sana. ALL of us GREW UP over there. Ada orang tuduh kawan dia ajar dia pergi Casino masa di sana, tapi sebenarnya dia yg nak belajar macamana rasanya main di Casino. Ada yg papa kedana.. sampai kena masak utk kawan utk survive.. pergi MSD minta advance.. tak dapat.. tidor on the streets dan sebagainya. Ini semua adalah part of our Learning about LIFE.. membuatkan kita lebih tabah.. Kita sepatunya belajar di Kelas.. tapi ramai kita ponteng kelas.. nasib baik PASS.. ada yg tak PASS langsung.. But what we learned in class.. tak guna sangat pun..

I would like to say it was a very successful gathering.. I hope so.. Jutaan Terima Kasih Kepada Tuan Rumah (Khalid & Family) for the hospitality. THANKS A MILLION to EVERYBODY.

Rosehaizad Bin Abd Wahab

4 comments:

  1. Jam sekarang cam bouncer! hahahahha

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  2. i hugged fred and he just floated

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  3. sorry.... i forgot that im still in da persatuan's account... again...

    I told you not to eat too much... but im afraid if u didnt fight for survival,azyan might be bigger than she is rite now...

    XD ... jgn marah yan.. hawhahwhaawhwahwahwahwahawa

    -ayub-

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  4. Rosehaizad,ni Razak M.Noor,pioneer of No.8,Northcote Street.Can u please fwd Khalid's contact no.
    By the way mu contact no.is 013 3548432

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