...pakmat is happy to go..as he can also check-up on his son, Amnan, who is in his 2nd semester, UITM, Bukit Mertajam, taking a Diploma course in civil engineering....renting a house in a village nearby, he had asked for pots and pans, forks and spoons, rice-cooker and stove..that he may try turning out dishes at home..and a fishing rod..that he may fish at the many fishing spots in Penang...and we are happy to oblige..
..the wedding in KL..
.I have known Lina since she was a baby..as a child she was shy, reserved and angelic..she was the baby without tantrums..every time I stopped by to pick up Nik Aziz, for our many shooting or fishing trips, she would be in her mother's arm, and I would pinched her cheeks and commented how pretty she looked..she had always been and still is, the apple and mango of her parents eyes..and I know, to Nik Aziz, she will always be 'My Little Girl'..
..this song is dedicated to all the fathers out there, single or otherwise..
who, one day, have to let go of 'their little girl'..
..after my hiatus, (being made an outcast of sorts after I took on another wife..friends left me...relatives gave me the evil eye..dogs barked and cats snarled on seeing me..even birds chose to drop their droppings on me) ..I have not met her..I seldom met her father, too..I retreated to Bachok..to get back my wind..but we were that 'old wood burns better' friends..we laid our guns to rest but our friendship remained, notwithstanding....and Lina left for college..(the once or twice I saw her as teenager, she has all the makings of a ravishing beauty..a flower almost blooming)..she got her LLB(Honours), met her beau and got married..and pakmat missed the wedding reception at her father's house..sheesh, I got the date wrong.. and home was a cute country house in Kubang Kerian..
..with all the children gone, Nik Aziz led a quiet life in a shaded neighbourhood with his ever-loving wife, Cik Nah..
..all the best, friend..pakmat wishes you well in your late years..and Lina, pakmat wishes you well, too..may your love for each other grows stronger with every new day..giving strength and solace in times of despair..reminders in times of happiness..and may God blesses you and keeps you both under His guidance...InsyaAllah..