Friday, April 16, 2010
My handsome pen-pal (part 3)
When my husband wanted to meet me for the first time, I was so excited. Since I did not want to be alone with him on our first date, I drag my girlfriend Nasiah, and her boyfriend to accompany me. Nasiah (the telephonist) followed me home after work on Saturday and slept at my house. Her boyfriend was suppose to join us on Sunday morning. But then, he could not make it since he had to return to his kampung because his grandfather was unwell. But then, he did fetch us and sent us to the bus terminal in Seremban, on that Sunday morning.
I was suppose to wait for my husband in front of Wearne Brothers (automobile showroom) in Seremban town at 7.30am, but then, by 7.15am I was already in Seremban. Instead of waiting for him at Wearne Brothers, Nasiah and I walked to a restaurant (Negri Restaurant) opposite the showroom and waited there.
We waited outside the restaurant instead. I was standing next to a pillar which was on my left. My eyes were watching across the road at the showroom. Fifteen minutes passed, and there was no sign of him. Oh oh!! Has he chickened out or what??? Or worst still, has something happened to him?? ORRRR he forgot our date!!!! What could be more fatal!! I was already feeling 'malu' (shame) since Nasiah was with me. Aiyo!!! Nasiah was looking at her watch already. I told her, "Fine, lets give him another 10 mins, otherwise we can 'belah' (go home)."
Then, while I was leaning against the pillar, I saw someone turning over the newspaper he was reading, next to my pillar. Curious, I took a step backwards and at the same time, the other guy sharing my pillar, also stepped back and we looked at each other and.... he asked, "Are you Norliza?". Aiyoooo!! Like Hindustani film man.....
What the.... I 'terperanjat' (shocked) and 'terkejut' (surprised) to see him up close. So... this was my pen-pal. I was also amused to see him so well dressed. We were going to Port Dickson man, and he was wearing leather shoes!!!! (Johnson brand pula tu... heheehe) I was only wearing slippers. FYI, Port Dickson is by the seaside. Its a coastal town. Port Dickson has lovely beaches.
Well, maybe he was trying to impress me on our first date. But then, I was embarrassed too, because I was in my jeans and t-shirt only, plus the japanese slippers! BUT, we were going to the beach man..... No need to wear leather shoes!!! Hahahahaa (Years later, when we talked about our first date and told it to our children, my husband actually found it funny that he dressed that way. He admitted he wanted to impress me. First impression Very Important, he said).
So, we shook hands and I introduced him to Nasiah. Then, the three of us walked to the bus terminal and took the next bus to Port Dickson, since we missed the earlier bus. Nasiah had to sit alone in front of us. The journey, by bus took an hour. But then.... (view my next post pls)