..if friends ask me what I do for leisure..I usually gave them a blank look..sheesh...I am a pensioner..a retiree..someone way past expiry date..everything I do is for leisure..
..seeing my grumpiness, Chuan said I am having a bad case of PAS..and I said I don't care a hoot about politics..and he said it is the male version of PMS..Pre Andropause Syndrome..this goldsmith caught me there..I turned to face him, knowing that I have to think fast. He peered through a monocle at some piece of gold, hiding his triumphant snigger..Its not Pre, lah, I said..I have been through that..its Post Andropause Syndrome...and we both laughed, to the bewilderment of his customers...yes, I am having a bad bout of PAS..enough to make life interesting..a little bit of absentmindedness, a dose of eccentricity..a dash of stubbornness mixed with crankiness..yet heavy on geniality..
..over the years, since being neighbours, (his shop is next to my wife's hair shop) we have grown used to our different ways..he got used to my tardiness and I got around his boisterous gregariousness..we tend to slip into English everytime we talked..more so when we argued, which is often..about current events and things that he read in the NST..and he would wait for me to arrive, which I usually do around about noon, jab his finger at the paper and make his point...he leans a little towards DAP..and he knows I am a government man, through and through...albeit a discontented one..
..but yesterday he was a Chinese bearing gifts..a box of Mandarins..mooncakes...a variety of cookies bought from Cosway..Menglembu groundnuts and all smiles..
..'How am I gonna eat the kacang?'
..'Ala..New Year lah cikmat..its for your kids..you use your gobek lah..' hmm, someone been stalking my blog..
..and so, in the words of Mat Bangkai, nka (now known as) Sofian with that killer boyish looks..
My dear friends (that’s everyone who reads this blog, OK?).... Happy Chinese New Year..keep that song in your heart..and joy in your soul..
..and in the style of Tommy Yewfigure who frequently drops url's around..(..'l' for lampooned) here's a song from my world before yours..(to quote Uncle Lee)...a song from down under...
keith locke and the quests
...from Singapore..got you, huh?..my dear Cat-i-S?..:)