Monday, March 13, 2006

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day

Our 2 hours of futsal yesterday was extremely fun but incredibly exhausting, especially because there were only 12 of us, maka kalau anda main 5 sebelah, berapa kali sangat boleh rehat. And especially jika selepas itu anda ada hati nak berjalan-jalan cari wedding gift di Midvalley. Rasakanlah penangan kaki dan pinggang sakit pada hari ini. Terima kasih. But I love playing futsal with them. I love jalan-jalan, makan-makan, chit-chat, and of course, gossiping with them. It feels like the most natural thing to do.

Macam tak percaya, my friend, Neq Yan, who used to be my dorm mate in STF, back when we all were bunch of silly little kiddos, is getting married to her high-school-pen-pal-sweetheart (an MCKK boy) this 18th March.

Our Neq Yan who always exceptionally stood out – her beauty and eccentricity, suka potong rambut sendiri, suka letak benang warna-warni kat rambut, pakai safety pin as subang, braces warna-warni, simpan food wrapper dalam scrap book. Neq Yan yang telinga dimasuki kerengga sehingga orang lain takut nak buat block duty bawah pokok mempelam Blok C. Neq Yan who were always the first to know the latest song, the hottest movie, the hippest magazine. My dear dorm mate who I enjoyed self-made ice cream with, ponteng senaman pagi with, went to every meal with, tonton Lois & Clark every single weekends with. Neq Yan who I remember wanting to just ‘kacau’ Aleq, but later fell madly in love with him, and now, getting married to him. I am so happy for you, my dear. Very.

I pray that all my dear friends, dari kecil-kecil sehinggalah besar, will have Neq Yan’s good luck and Allah's endless blessings. May all of us be blessed with love and happiness, always.

May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.

May you always have work for your hands to do,
May your pockets hold always a coin or two,
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane,
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.

May the hand of a friend always be near you,
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you,
May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day,
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way,
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue,
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.

(Irish blessings)

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