Saturday, May 28, 2011

Found and Lost

When my blogger friend cum 'klabhaus' member, Fa*Atip came up with a posting entitled, 'Lost and Found', I remember my old posting from my former blog with a reversed title, 'Found and Lost".  Now that I've lost my mojo to write...hehe...like Fa, I'll just slot in some of my old entries, from time to time. I also notice, that the 'lost and found' cat, Angelina, has been doing the same...meow meow, that's purrfect!

*This entry was written on 13th August 2009 in my old blog, "Wan's Upon A Time", and the incident took place... a long time ago, in the nineties.


Found and Lost

I am told repeatedly by my aunt, who lives on the island, that I have a cousin, whom I have never met, living near my area on the mainland. She gives me a complete description of this supposedly first cousin of mine and her husband. I keep that in mind for quite some time but forget altogether once other things came up.

First of all, I must admit that I am not close to some of my paternal aunts and uncles, let alone their offspring. I am closer to my mother's side though... but then, aren't we all?

One morning, when I was buying breakfast at my neighbourhood coffee-shop, I chanced upon two couples having their meals there. By the look of one of the men in his flying suit, I recognized immediately they were servicemen at the nearby air force base. Aah, a pilot! One of the ladies seemed familiar, but I just could not recall where I have met her though. I turned away but looked again just in luck to notice her name-tag pinned to her BSN kebaya. It was a 'Wan S' or so... I did not know what to expect but suspected they were the people I'm looking for, so I asked the shop's owner,  hoping that he could shed some lights to my curiosity. I asked him if that pilot's name could be one Major so and so and he confirmed my suspicion to be true. I felt my heart pounding fast for nothing. I was debating inside me...to approach them or not.

I composed myself, and found my way to their table, gave my salam and enquire whether the person I was asking for was really Wan S. In unison, the four of them answered, 'yes!'. And...as it has been my nature, when laughing comes easy, so I giggled first! Well, I wasn't into that 'jejak kasih' episode in my life just yet! Hahaha. Wan S stood and held out her hand to salam mine, while I introduced myself. We hit like a spark instantly once she said she know who I am, but quickly fizzled out when the moment just felt awkward! We were looking at each other more - smiling and giggling, and with minimal words to offer ourselves. I did not know what to say; nor did she. And I couldn't bring myself to hug her like I used to do with my maternal first cousins. Our conversation was cut short because my long-lost cousin had to go to work. Thrusting her name card into my hands and telling me to drop by her house that evening, she left. I learned later, her husband was not a Major but a half-Colonel. Some information I got from my aunt!

When I reached her place that evening with my hubby, her house was so bare. She told me, that it was their last night there as they were moving to Kuantan the following day. I felt a twinge inside me suddenly. Just when I got to know my cousin and got along very well, she was to leave for good. And that was it. Bak kata orang dolo-dolo, 'berjumpa untuk berpisah' ! Aduhai... And all these while, she was living a mere two minutes from me.

Before bidding her farewell, I didn't have to gather my strength to hug her - it came naturally. She returned my hug with tears welling in her eyes, but a flash flood rushed down from mine. *updated: hehehehe - now I can laugh at my silly cengengness! laalalalaa...

If only I adhered to my aunt's urge of finding Wan S sooner, this would not have happened...I just don't know when I will see her again... (For the record, my uncle and Wan S's mother are divorced - that explains our distant).
In the car, my other half said, Wan S and I are like two peas in a pod! Of course we are. We carry the same name of our grandfather and the names of our forefathers... No wonder she looked familiar!

Updated 28th May 2011:

Wan S, is Shelly to all of us in the Wan clan. Perhaps, in my coming entries, I might want to blog about our fathers' penchants for omputih names for their children especially the girls.
And here, wishing you guys, A Nice Weekend,  is Emily Lili! ;p

22 comments:

Mama said...

Salam Lili

Found and lost.... ada hikmahnya... pergilah visit dia org kat Kuantan, boleh singgah rumah Fa*Atip ... dah dekat tu...mengeratkan silatulrahim 2 in 1.... suruh Fa goreng keropok lekor....!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Lili,
Ehem...ehem...kucing terbatuk kena kutuk! Ha...kalau on the way to Kuantan tu, singgahlah rumah kita. Elok ler mengeratkan silaturahmi tu. purrr....meow!

somuffins said...

Lil Emily
You masih berinteraksi dgn Wan S tak? Dah pernah visit dia kat Kuantan lum? If jwpn you negative, siap you I cobet2 kang :-)

Lili said...

Salam Mama KZ,

Hehe...the truth is, I tak pernah jumpa dia dah, tapi adaler sesakli berkirim2, berbalas2 salam!

Insyaallah, bila ada kesempatan, saya akan jumpa jugak.

Errr, bab Fa nak goreng kopok lekor tu I tak verani jamin...takut-takut dia yang I jamu dengan 'bertih goreng'! Nak tau lebih lanjut, kena tanya Fa...hihhik ;)

Lili said...

Angelina,

Hmm...kalo takut kena kutuk, lain kali jangan suka-suka hati meronda KL! KL bukan Sydney, tau...meow meow

psst...I've never been to Kuantan! Teruk kan aunty Lili ni :(

Insyaallah, kalau ada jodoh, berjumpa jugak 'Lily and Cat'! I can guarantee you, this lily is not fatal to cats...but Lili IS scared of cats! hikhik

Lili said...

CS,

Meh meh...cobet I! hehee)) Nak wat camne, masing-masing bizi sokmo. It seems that I got her news from my uncle and other cousins. That's good enough. ;)

* nak makan RT = Roti Telur ;p

FaAtip said...

laaa..I dah letak kimeng I nombor satu ari tu, apasey dia hilang? Ni yg gewam ni...**sambil potong labu laju2** heheee

Lili, if were to come here and visit me, I demand bertih jagung banyak2 gitu!!!! ekekekee

FaAtip said...

**if you were

ehem!

Oldstock said...

Pi la Kuantan tu... nice place tau.

And yes, I'm interested to know of your old man's penchant for omputih names :-)

kak ja said...

Wan Emily yg cengeng..

mcmana mudahnya menangis, mcm tu lah jugak mudahnya ketawa..

Wan S tgh tunggu u contact dia balik.. Jgn tangguh2 sampai dah terlambat, beb!! nnt u nyesai..

Lili said...
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Lili said...

Oldstock,

Nanti pi Kuantan bukan Shelly jer I jumpa, ramai cousins lagi tau kat sana..hehe!

Insyaallah, I'll try to write some day, when I finish collecting the names of my cousins. :D

Lili said...

Puan Ja Dell-ing,

Macam mane pulak dengan 'lambat sikit dari velocity of light'? ekekeke!

Sebenarnya Ja, bila you have a very extended and large families, kalau sorang dua you missed, tak ngapo deh.

Lili said...

Fa,

ehem...If I were a boy? *saje suker nak tengok labu...hehehe

Lili said...

Fa,

Betul ke you dah kimeng? hikhik! Kalo betul, harus dihilangkan oleh En BLOGGER yang semakin dengki kat I sejak I balik verVlog...huhu

Ish ish...tak FAyah datang your place for the bertih jagung. I bagi banyak dalam telefon. Amacam, brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr coca-cola tak? =))

p/s Fa, ni I tulis semula...hehe..kimeng I yang awal tu ada kesyilaFAn PuanG Pengarah DBP. Well...

Ribbon Clown said...

K Lili,

wahh..so jejak kasih.. I would never had that courage to approach ppl yg I tak sure betul ke tak si polan bin si polan.. hehe

Ur family knot sure kuat nih kan.. bagus lah.. ;) mine is not that lucky.. ade je 'war' sana sini.. hi hi

I never been to ur old blog.. exist lagi kah? sila slot more entries like this eh.. he he

Lili said...

RC,

With the long lost ones memang selalu berjejak kasih...with the close-knit ones, selalu jumpa pun masih berjejak-kasih style kalo bertemu. Kelakar tau my family nih! haha

Tak semua famili sama, kan? I consider myself lucky sebab both sides still maintain the strong family ties.

Oh dear babe, my old blog had long been removed! I actually wrote that blog in dedication to my best friend - who now seemed distant to me. So, takde makna dah that blog to me. :'(

FaAtip said...

my best friend - who now seemed distant to me....

Lili, I pun tengah mengalami benda yang sama macam yang you tulih kat atas tu!! I tengah mengadjustkan diwi I to forget her.... :(

Lili said...

Fa,

Well, how do I to say this...?
We can not, and will not ever TRY, (or even 'adjust'!) to forget our best friends no matter what happened....no matter how sad we are. Period.

Lili said...

Fa laling,

Meh kita syama-syama cccedey ye? :'(

FaAtip said...

The thing is, kalau I x cuba lupakan dia, nanti I yang cccedeyyy...I tak suker ccccedeyy2... :(

Lili said...

Fa, kalo macam tu, jangan ccccedey2 na...JA, Kak Som, Akak n I kan ada? :D