Monday, July 28, 2008

What a small world

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
I was in Kota Kinabalu recently. I stayed in KK for about a week. My parents and sis decided to tag along. Since I’m busy with my work, they had their own activities, mostly shopping. They are familiar with KK since they had been there for a few times.
I’m very happy with my journey this time around. I couldn’t agree more with the statement “what a small world”. Yes indeed this world is not that big. On my way to airport carousel to pick up my luggage, I saw someone very familiar. My eyes started to autofocus and confirm the image…yes he looked very familiar. Then I decided to approach him…and stand still next to him. I say out loud his full name clearly and he reacted.

AS: Heyyyy….arsaili….fuhhh lamak sik jumpa (fuhh long time no see)
Me: Aouk…memang..cam sik cayak jak..(yes it is, seem unbelievable)
AS: 10 years?
Me: more or less…
AS: U still recognized me….am I still the same?
Me: Perfectly the same…ehehe
AS: I take it as compliment…u too….where are you goin? Im working in KK now..
Me: Im in Australia now but I have a few meeting in KK…
AS: Where are you goin now? You want me to send you anywhere?
Me: It’s ok..I’m waiting for my friend to pick me up and send me to the hotel.

We then exchanged the contact number and promise to go out for coffee later. That is my friend, AS and he is a qualified Chemical Engineer. We went to UK for our degree. Since busy with work I almost forgot to contact him. A day before I leave KK, I sms him in the morning. He only replied me in the late afternoon. He said he just finished his work and he then picked me up at the hotel. He treated me for our late lunch at City Mall. He told me about drama in his life. After graduating he joined petronas for only 6 months before decided to quit. Then he returned to Kuching and work as engineer for a year. He again quitted and joined SIA as trainee pilot. He went to Australia for the training. After completing the course he worked with SIA for a few years. He then decided to quit SIA and join Air Asia…iskk iskk iskk. What’s next? Just wait and see..ehehehe. He then told me about his passion…he made a very big mistake early on. He shouldn’t go for chemical engineering because he really wants to become a pilot. But after SPM, he’s too young to decide himself but rather follow what his parents said. Having his uncle as a pilot and died in plane crashed, his parents really against his will. But he’s very determined and now he becomes one.

59 comments:

kuchalana said...

It good to listen to old friend.. kadang2 rasa mcm kita ni ketinggalan ja dgn citer2 semasa..

kamar hati said...

wahhhh...bestkan dapat jumpa kawan lama... (",)

masyita4180 said...

syiok jmpe mmber lama.. gudlak 2 ur friend.. insyaallah selagi ada usaha, blom terlambat lg nk mengubah haluan :)

kadok said...

wahhh..good for u..kalau lama x jumpa..sure banyak benda bole cerita..sejam dua sure x cukup..maybe mkn berhari sbb dari situ kita juga bole tau perkembangan kwn2 kita yg lain..arghhh..old frens..:)

Akak said...

Salam...

Seronok bertemu kawan & mengenang citer2 lama kan..

Mak Su said...

arsaili muka tak berubah w/pun dah 10 tahun, awet muda

Hasnul Efendi Md Yusof (ANUL) said...

waaaa...bila dh keja..kawan yg dulu tak rapat pn..bila jumpa ok je sembang..

Beruang Madu said...

Memang teruja kalau tetiba terjumpa kawan lama... tapi arsili apa maksud sayap yg kat dada dia tu yer??

fusarium solani said...

seronok dapat jumpa kawan-kawan lama, macam-macam cerita.

sedar-sedar diri kita sudah tua, he!he!

sebab kawan-kawan itu sangat lama... dari fasa hidup yang dulu...

TokNabe said...

walaupun lama tak jumpa, kawan tetap kawan.

shafarina said...

Jumpa kawan yg lama tak jumpa, mmg best! Semua kenangan silam yg dah berlipat2 dibongkar balik.

Nazali Noor said...

Salams Arsaili,

Sorang sahabat bagitau tadi akan ada conference di Sydney Januari depan.. Agak2 ada rezeki kita nak jumpa tak kalau saya ke sana?

Salam dari Liverpool

peaceonearth said...

salam...good to catch up with old fren kan..dpt mengeratkan silaturrahim, down the memorylane....the "good old days"

Tokyo BLUE said...

waaa kawan lama.. sedey .... waaa

Penoreh Getah said...

tak abis lagi touring malaysia bro.. hehe.. during my study dkt uitm last time juga i made mistake.. aku tak suka electrical engineering then aku dismiss.. sekarang aku sedang belajar apa yang aku minat.. :P

Ibnurashidi said...

dah keja ye skrg?sy pun penah tinggal di KK mcm2 pengalamn dapat..

axim said...

I WISH I COULD MEET MY OLD FREN YANG I VERY CLOSE MASA SKOLAH DULU..hmmm ntah camana dia skarang...

zino said...

seronok bila jumpa kawan lama.. banyak cerita tertangguh .. hehe seronok jadi pilot tu terbang kesana ke sini..

tapi zino seram naik kapal terbang ni hehe

MZ said...

when we were small, we were dictate.
when we are big, are we bold enuff to pursue our dream?
ur fren is.

13may said...

waaa...byk pengalaman kawan kamu tuh...

salam:)

aNgRiAni said...

waaaaa ketemu teman laaaamaaa...
bestnya...
next time kalau kat kk...bgtau riani...boleh ketemu...just incase kalu kebetulan time itew riani pun di KK :)

suara said...

Salam...

Ajal maut di tangan Tuhan. Tapi prinsip yg ada pada semua org terutama ibu bapa... beringat sebelum kena.

shahril aley said...

wah mesti bersembang panjang kan
kisah hidup yang penuh berliku la
tak pe at last die hepi dgn hidup skrg
dok bersembang takkan tak de soalan cepumas
hehehe......

abahfateh said...

what I love about this story is about how your friend finally achieved his real ambition - to be a pilot.

tak semua orang dapat kerja yang diimpikan.

abahfateh

Rush Murad said...

its quite a surprise sometimes to meet kawan2 lama at a place n time that we never imagine... dia dapat apa yg dia inginkan.... lucky him!

Tokyo BLUE said...

arsaili.. semalam saya lepak kat bangsar ngan member . then jauh di sudut meja makan tu adalah couple nie. yg pompuan 2 dok tenung2 saya.. pehal awek ni dok ushar2 saya kan.. wahhh rase glamor plak..

then saya pndg dia dalam hati berkata macam kenal.. lame gak la nk recall balik sape dia..

then diowk dah nk balik mmg kene lalu meja saya utk ke kaunter.. then dia tegur.. u ni dulu sekolah highskool kan.. Topik?

alih alih dia member sekolah menengah . guess wat shes married.. waaa

Sastri said...

it feels great when we have surprise encounter as such, kan? a pleasant one lak tu... :D

i met my ex-roomie last Sun while i was buying lunch for a friend who was ill... :)

jeff said...

bulehhh la balik oz naik air asia free lepas ni

eHHehh :P

hafiz238 said...

sangat seronok bila dapat jumpa teman lama dan kenang zaman dulu. tapi bukan senang nak tau samada setiap pilihan yang kita buat adalah pilihan yang terbaik untuk kita kan :)

ad3ck said...

a good friend never forgets ;)

ad3ck said...

a good friend never forgets ;)

waliz said...

at last he finds out what he needs....the moral of the story is dont quit until u find what u looking for eventhough u have to quit posts several times....hehehe

Kak Lady said...

Salam Arsaili...Kak lady ni tak pernah pun terjumpa kawan sekolah dulu2...kadang2 teringin jugak nak tau camaner agaknya mereka sekarang...

Arsaili pandai ckp loghat sana ye...memang berasal dari sana ke?

hairieusoff said...

cantik gambar burung tu?

meen said...

salam hari minggu arsaili..

waah..lama tak dtg since the entry of persimmon tu..rupanya u ada kat sini ek..dah ke pantai timur..dah ke KK rupanya dia..

apapun, mmg rasa best bila terjumpa kwn2 lama kan..esp yg close ngan kita

yOnnA said...

wahh..
bestnya!
dpt jumpa kawan lama =)

hurm..
tu la..
small mistake pun..
boleh bagi big effect kan :)

kawaii_desu said...

wow avriant colors of his life... geezzz i'm envious

MULAN said...

ni pon ada calon sorang sibuk nak jadi pilot.. boleh bikin gaduh laki bini..

WanHidayat said...

Salam bro...yeah...that is life...how could you 10 yrs...no changed!!!...i'm just wondering bro...wish the same event to come to me...

Abang Long said...

Bilakah kita akan dapat rezeki untuk bertemu ?

Cikgu Hakim said...

saya selalu jumpa kwn2 lama, kat epot, bus central n kat shopping mall :)

semua berlaku bila Dia tentukan.. masyaAllah..

chinta said...

yes indeed, what a small world...it happened to me as well in last 5 years. I met my school friend in Nottingham when we play netball game in Notts game..the funny thing is, we are from the same kampung! and last year, another friend from school in Notts game too!

chinta said...

lupa, sy link blog ni yek

pandagumuk said...

sonok kan how he determined himself.

en_me said...

me cumer nak fantun fantun sikit .. volleee kannns

naik basikal pergi ke sabah,
pergi kesabah naik basikal,
adakah logik dan munasabah,
pergi kesabah naik basikal.. ammvoiii

btw, me nak gi KK juger this weekend.. macam best kannns

myfisol said...

menarik kehidupan AS tu...seorang yg penuh dengan pengalaman rasanya..

muadzlife said...

really dramatic

zura lias said...

nice story..kt situ bleh letak peribahasa..di mane ade kemahuan..di situ ada jalan..:D

A t i Q a h said...

Hands down to ur friend. 8-)

Pak Ngah: said...

:: salam... banyak bergantung kepada "APA" yang kita mahu dalam hidup dan kehidupan ini... dan kerjaya adalah antaranya...

izman said...

thats life. we can planned, but only God can decided.

ko tak de diskaun ke naik air asia?

achik said...

wah, bestnya dapat jumpa member lama.. :)

cendawanintim said...

memang tingin sangat nak ke KK, tunggu anak beso sket..huhuhu...

cendawanintim said...

memang tingin sangat nak ke KK, tunggu anak beso sket..huhuhu...

KAMATO said...

Sampai bila kat KK tu, saya bercadang juga ke sana, tak pasti lagi bila

Superb GURU BaniHassim said...

what a drama...
sumtimes the same storyline will happen to another person...might be the drama was added up or lessen down some more...

nk decide things to be in life wasnt a tiny job...jadi, kite akan jadik lain daripada apa yang kite citakan dari asal dulu, hari ni!

Abang Long said...

Update your bolg please ....hehehehe

13may said...

Salam sedara...
Apa kabar?

:)

axim said...

hai bro...bila nak update??