Thursday, 12 August 2010

..Mamat & Mimi..

..sometimes, in my travels around the blogging world, I came across blogs put up by singles living in the cities..most are successful in their career, highly educated, but without a mate..they had their share of being matched-make, whether knowingly or unknowingly, which more often than not, left a bitter taste in their mouths.. and had numerous relationships that ended before it could even started..most are cynical towards men or women, whatever the case may be..they may cry their little tears..but through it all, they managed to emerge stronger, keeping their wits around them with a roguish sense of humour..they focussed their energy on their job, keep tag with their families, maintain their sanity within a circle of close friends, and travel whenever there is an apportunity..

..for jodoh is not something you can fished out of a hat...and neither can it be forced...

..as in this tale..........Mamat & Mimi...

..they went to school together...with homes in adjacent kampongs....it was puppy love for Mimi..but for him, it remained and it grew..on completion of their SPM, Mimi went on to college and got a decent job in the city...Mamat dropped out and settled himself to a life in the village..with a few goats and some cows..and part-timed at a motorcycle repair shop..

..in the city, Mimi fell in love with a slick young man with a sleek, new car..he proposed and she accepted..on the day of the wedding, a cow bought by her father from Mamat with a generous discount, was slaughtered..guests thronged her house and feasted on it..gulai kawah mixed with young coconut-shells..the local imam arrived for the akad nikah ceremony..the witnesses were ready..but the groom did not arrived..frantic calls were made..but still the slick young man with the sleek new car did not show up..it later transpired that the man was already married..his wife had discovered his little scheme and had thrown a brick at him as he was driving off..it hit him on the forehead..he was rushed to the hospital..

Mimi, resplendent in her wedding dress, was gutted..but her father was a resolute man..livid with anger and pale with shame, he told the imam to wait awhile..he kick-started his Honda K70 and rode to Mamat's house..whilst nursing a broken heart, Mamat had taken a nap on his rickety verandah..he woke him up..

'Would you like to marry my daughter, Mimi?'
'Yes..'

.. together they rode back to the awaiting imam..Mimi assented to her father's query..and they got married and lived as happy as any other couples in the village could be..

22 comments:

Ozz said...

Dear Pakmat,
If it is meant to be, Insyaallah...

Budi Rijali said...

salam pakmat...
JODOH PETEMUANG DI TANGANG TUHANG...

naba the mutant said...

Dear pakmat, I thought this only happened in drama melayu....good for both of them:)

Pi Bani said...

Que sera sera... whatever will be will be...

Wan Sharif said...

What a nice ( happy ending) story..
I wonder whether this is a true story.. Take good care.. Abe Mat

yushida03 said...

anything that can happen, will happen..

Pat said...

I seriously doubt that that's the happy ending lah. Maybe I am a cynic, but I think Mimi would yearn for the city and what might-have-been; and Mamat? He'd realise that love, on one side only, is not enough. Daddy may have meant well, but things of the heart are never so-easily solved. Unless it's like someone above says, in Drama Minggu Ini (they still have that?!) Or, or some sappy American tv show!

hazeleyed lady said...

Allah's willngi...
'kun faya kun...'

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Salam Pakmat, don't laugh but I do admit that I like these sort of stories, especially those played by Julia Roberts in e.g Runaway Bride, Notting Hill, My Best Friend's Wedding and who can forget;

Pretty Woman

Shucks i'd bared my soft sensitive side :((

Have a pleasant weekend, all!

Tommy

June Malik said...

i am all for happy endings, but pak mat ini betul ke??

pakmat said...

..guys, there are many morals to this story..I can think of three..

1) if you r the polygamous type, never leaves bricks lying loose around the house..or under flower-pots..

2) rear some cow..good for own wedding..

3) better to take a nap when your sweetheart is getting hitched..

anyway it was based on a true story about a couple in my wife's village..proving yet again the truism of the Malay adage 'kalau dah jodoh, tidak kemana..'

pakmat said...

salam Ozz..and I hope, in your case, it will be..

salam Budi Rijali..memang pong..dah nak wak guane..

salam Naba the Mutant..sometimes truth is stranger than fiction..:)

salam Pi Bani..yes, what will be, will be..which reminds me of another story..but I'll blog about it later..:) cheers and take care..

pakmat said...

..salam Wan Sharif..there are many happenings in the kampungs that we draw life lessons..you take care, too, Wan..

salam Yus03..that sounds like some theory about disasters bappening no matter how well you planned..:)

salam Pat..oh..its only a story..but its true..but did you see some of the plots in todays dramas on tv..? enough to make Ayam, my tabby curled in her nap..

salam hazel..but you take care, hazel..and get well..:)

pakmat said...

salam Tommy..but somehow, I am not surprised at all..I know there is a soft side in you..the type that shed tears over some soapy opera over the Hallmark channel..so, you take care..and be good..:)

pakmat said...

salam June M..ceriter betul..you should hear some of stories of the sexes in my wife's kampung..:)

June Malik said...

i am sure many stories to be told and will be awed by it :) mana tau someday i can menjenguk your place boleh cerita !

takbest said...

Salam Pakmat,
aaaahhhh yes, jodoh hmmmm...

btw,
the comment u put there, made me teary eyed and speechless for 4 days.. ;-)

selamat menjalani ibadah puasa, take care

pakmat said...

salam debest..I thought I have lost that touch..to make a lady go teary eyed and speechless..:)..all the best on that 'gi cari jate' thing..hehehe..cheers..

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Abe Mat,
Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction, eh? roar! roar! roar!

pakmat said...

..indeed, it is, my dear cat..and truth in the timber industry, esp in my homestate, is stranger still..

Nana said...

Salam pakmat...
Nice entry. I love the story.
I suppose everyone has his or her own love story to tell.Ahh...very heartwarming. :)

pakmat said...

salam nana..sometimes truth is strange..and welcome to my blog..take care in Tokushima..cheers