Today 12 April, 2 blogger friends are celebrating their birthdays. MakAndeh and Anedra. To both, Many Happy returns of the day. I hope that this day is another milestone in their successful lives. Semoga Allah memberkati usia mereka. Panjang umur, murah rezeki dalam keberkatan selalu. Amiiin.
I remember, over a year ago, when I was still naive of blogging, I have heard of MakAndeh's name being mentioned all over the blogsphere. Being the curious me, I try to find the blog being so frequently mentioned. Femes habis minah ni no, sana sini orang dok sebut. Mai sat nak pi tengok, terrer tegha mana hehehe. Like others, once you started reading, you became hooked to her blog. She has a clear way of expressing her thoughts.
In one of her entries she mentioned that she would be coming up north for a business trip. I emailed her my contact no and if she was willing to meet, it would be my pleasure to meet her. She did called up one day, she told me her plan and we planned to meet. I still remember when she called upon hearing my voice she said,
Andeh : Hello. is this AuntyN? This is MakAndeh
Me : Hello, ye ni AuntyN
Andeh : Betul ke ni makcik2 ni, sora macam anak dara je ni
Me ( LOL ) : Betul ni AuntyN.
I was trying hard to convince her (isyyy perasan lah pulak hehehe) it was really me on the other end. Anyway, we did make plan to meet on Saturday before she and the brood drove home to KL.
A day prior to the meeting, she called again. She said she wanted to take the rain check on the meeting. She said that she had to start her travel early because she wanted to stop at her sister's place. I insisted, by saying that I wouldn't mind if we meet for a few minutes, just to say Hi and Bye. Just meet. because, if I let this opprotunity go by, I knew that she will not meet me ever. I felt that she may have got cold feet, regretting her decision to agree on meeting me.
Luckily she said, OK, she would call, when she started leaving the hotel. I waited for that call, told hubby that I was going to meet with a friend I had met on the net, as she was here up north. I working in the kitchen full clothed (siap dengan tudung ) waiting for MakAndeh to call. I think MakAndeh was too kind to tell me I smelled of ikan when we met, right Andeh?
When we finally meet, at the McDonald, we sat and talk and talk. What was supposed to be a few minutes turned into a couple of hours. It has been that way ever since between us. From the first meeting, we tried to meet up whenever we have the opportunity either in Penang or in KL. There is friendship between us which I will cherish forever. I hope we can remain friends forever too. The world is getting smaller, someone from a different part of the world can be friends what more from the same country. Kata orang,
Ikan di laut
Asam di darat
Dalam periuk jadi kari lah pulak
MakAndeh from KL
AuntyN from Penang
Jumpa di blogsphere
Jadi kawan tak hinggat dunia
To my friend MakAndeh
Many Happy returns of the day
Semoga Allah makbulkan segala permintaan
Semoga bahagia selalu