Friday, 26 March 2010

..my eldest daughter..

..pakmat with first daughter, 38 years ago..

..my eldest daughter from my first marriage is 38 years old..married to an army man, she quit her job recently to be with her husband who will be transferred to KL after a promotion..she is quick-witted, forthright and direct..not one to mince words, she has a certain ability to play with them, as her constant updating of her status on facebook reveals... she would rather called a spade, a spade, without the dressing..most of her siblings agreed that she took after me..but they all accepted her for what she is..whose words may be laser, but the heart is always in its proper place..

..sometimes she took a dig at me..(no reasons why a father should be spared)...like the time I asked her to get a good number for the Avanza that she decided to sell me..it has been with her for five years..her move to KL prompted her to change to a smaller car..having only a son, she does not need too much space..but she wants to retain her old registration nomber..

'Old car with new number plates,' she said..'I'll try to get DBP 7513,' she continued, giving me a meaningful look..I gave her a quizzical frown in return..not getting it...what's so special about DBP 7513?..

..'Alaa..papa..' she looked at me direct in the eye..'seven, five and one are the children you had from each mother...and three is for the number of wives'... and DBP? Dari Banyak Perkahwinan..

..yes, I was stumped..her quicksilver mind is faster than mine..and only later, on the way home, did I laughed..a guffaw that started slowly..but died before it could reached a crescendo..hmm..this daughter of mine..but I love you, anyways...

21 comments:

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Abe Mat,
Your daughter's interpretation of DBP 7513...har har har...that's a good one. purrr....meow!

Kama said...

(to pakmat's daughter)
that's one hell of a dig at the old man, and a darn good one too, lady! you're my 'barb-trading' kind of gal..hehehe

YuinTing Chin said...

Dear Pakmat, your daughter is wise and witty. She definitely takes after her daddy :-)

June Malik said...

hahaah that was a good one, she is my kinda of girl :)

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Oh no, we can’t have a female version of Pakmat running loose out there.

Hey Pakmat, if u look at it at another angle, it says your KPI is going down with age, u r not as efficient as before from 7 down to 1. How lah like that? Maybe u can try again & use up your final ace up your sleeve since u r entitles to it….kekeke. Anyway I do envy & admire you, 3 wives & 12 kids – Can form a soccer team mah, ‘PMFC’ got a good ring to it!

Sorry Sir, It’s only Friday mah.

Cheers,

Tommy

P/S – Did I tell u that I’m the type that’ll call a spade a f**king shovel!!...hehehe

Pat said...

She's my kinda girl! Tells it like it is, eh? Hahahah! Good one!

Kak Teh said...

pakmat, that is so funny. she must have been calculating that in her mind and waiting for the right time to say it.

Nur said...

salam pakmat
hehehehe... ur plat numbers ada Ong lah.. pandai anak bergurau

anways Pak Mat, ada Award nur nak beri. Kalau sudi dan terasa nak ambik Pak mat dtg umah ok. kalau sudi coz nur rasa blog pak mat zaaaasssss..

Anonymous said...

Pak Mat, very hilarious.Your daughter is smart and witty. It must come from your genes. Lucky that, our RTD numbers only end at four digits if not ????.

mekyam said...

hahaha pak mat, quite a chip eh, your first daughter? how not to appreciate a barb from your own splinter! ;D

sot said...

No matter how smart or sharp she is...she is still your daughter...he he :)

pakmat said...

..guys..thank you for your comments and remarks..what can I say?..polygamy has a way of driving a wedge between a father and his children..but I like to think that we get along..my children and I..it could be better, of course, but it could have been worse..that they took time off to visit me with their children once in a while, I am thankful..that they mingle freely as brothers and sisters no matter who their mother is, is something that I shall always be thankful.. other than that they are leading their own life like everybody else..I like to think that they have accepted me for what I am..but whatevers it is, they are all my children..loving their mother 4 times more than me..as it should be...cheers..

pakmat said...

..and, Tommy..now that we r playing around with acronyms..if KPI stands for Kaki Perempuan Indicator..then I don't think I am able to move the scale anymore..toothless and lifeless, is it is..but when faced with those traffic-stopper lookers, I could feel the whiskers moved abit..but I don't think it counts for anything..:)

Tisa Fahmy said...

To my dearest Papa....I always love you no matter what the number is...7,5,1,3..and guys, me 'PakMat-female-version'? Kindda like it...like father like daughter, right? I wont be here without him. Thanx Papa.

Tisa Fahmy said...

...and one more thing, if our RTD number is more than 4 digits, then the next number would be 8 - for grandchildren...hahahahah...

Zendra-Maria said...

Pakmat,
Waah, grand-daddy to 8 already? Congratulations! I think it's true that when one gets older, one is asked about the number of cucus one already has thus far, rather than number of houses or cars or ahem.... wives.

Tisa, you sound kinda fun and interesting yourself... you're probably the captain that holds the "team" together :)

PS.
Pakmat, if indeed you are toothless, then the number plate TDA 6161 might be fitting - if it has not already been taken in Terengganu i.e.

pakmat said...

salam zen..the 8th cucu was born this morning at 12.30 am..all 2.7 kilo of her..tentatively named sara..and grandpa pakmat is counting..maybe a 9th next year..Trengganu is still at TAY stage..but taada gigi is interesting....:)

YuinTing Chin said...

CONGRATULATIONS Pakmat!! You really have a HUGE family tree... and it's still growing fast with your new addition of cucus ...

Oh yes, Tisa is interesting. Does she blog?

pakmat said...

..hi, YTC..:) thankyou..terima kasih seribu..just back from ward..will blog about it..:) no, she does not blog..yet..cheers..and take care..

rizal hashim said...

mana tumpahnya kuah kalau tak ke nasi....hahahahah. what more can you ask for PM, that all your children and grandchildren pay you a courtesy call every now and then, you welcoming the 8th grandchild into this chaotic world...c'est la vie PM...

pakmat said...

..yes, lc..for such is life..not really going the way you want it..but going along its own way..the path has been chosen..so pakmat trudges along..but u r heading there, lc..slowly..:) but surely..just u wait, mr.hinggins..just u wait..:)meantime pakmat wished u luck, and take care..