Monday, January 5, 2009

A Long Lost Friend

This posting is specially dedicated to all my friends who know this one guy.

I was enjoying my Mandi Dajaj lunch in a Yemeni restaurant called Zeina Restaurant in Safa Park when I saw a very familiar face entered through the door. I thought "it could not be him!". I called out his name but he didn't hear it. But I was very sure, the guy was my long lost friend.

I couldn't wait to guess anymore. So I stood up and walked towards him. He sat with his back facing to my direction, so he couldn't see me charging towards him with my hand full of mandi rice.

I patted his shoulder and said "brader kenal aku lagi tak?"

The guy turned around and I said "Amran bukan?". I like the feeling to have put a shock to someone's face, and his was full of it. And he replied "Alongggg... !"

Amran or An Ipoh as I used to call him is a long lost friend back in IIUM matricualtion centre. We had not met for at least 12 years, after he left to further his study in UITM. We never bumped into each other in Malaysia and at last we met here in Dubai.

Apparently An just arrived in Dubai for his first posting in his company. He is a Project Manager for interior design works in Dubai horse racecourse hotel. He will be in Dubai until his project finished. Probably he will look for opportunity for a permanent position in Dubai. After that day, I invited him to my house and we had a great shisha time until late at night, catching up on our lives for the past 12 years. What a great buddy session !

An is one of my friends who has a great entrepenuer skill since his student days. In fact he still owns a shop now back in KL. It is good to see him in Dubai and I wish him good luck for his new endeavour. Who knows he will open up his own business here in Dubai.



Busy managing a project..hah




The only way to have a friend is to be one

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
American poet

16 comments:

Zulkifli Ramli said...

Kirim salam kpd An!

Lab papa said...

Terasa dunia itu kecil kan hehehe. But good for your bro.

p/s Shisha session, aiseh layan beb

Alif Lam said...

An.. hmm.. mmg familiar pun waktu kat matrix dulu. sape sangka budak melayu muka ala2 kg mcm An (dan Along) blh sambung keje kat Dubai..

By the way, Along ngkau dah jumpa ke pakcik aku yg keje petronas tu kat dubai?

ruzainie said...

long ...an buat roti canai ke kat dubai? hehe kim salam kat dia! btw happy new year long!

Syamsulfaiz said...

Zul,
Inshallah nanti aku sampaikan.

Lab Papa,
Memang dunia semakin kecil bah. Mungkin kita pula boleh terjumpa satu hari nanti.

Alif Lam,
Aku tunggu masa nak gi meeting dgn Petronas. Firm aku memang lawyer Petronas Dubai. Tapi setiap kali meeting, aku tak kena jemput lagi...cehh

Slash/ruzaini,
haha Aku ada suggest bukak kedai roti canai je kat Dubai ni. An cakap dia sekarang ada business tempe plak. Kau tau tempe jawa kan?

hady said...

what a small world

dubai racecourse hotel?
sounds like our firm's project
Meydan Grandstand Project kan?

hehe..

Hamidi said...

cuba ko tanya dia long, dia ada buat bisnes simpan awek cun tak? kalau ada, aku nak jadi client dia!

doremon said...

yes he looks familiar. bro ni ada jadi tokan pe2 ke di syeh daud fatani dullu?

Alif Lam said...

Along, Pakcik aku @ Pak Uda aku tu nama Amir bin Yassin, adik ayah aku. aku pun dh lupa apa title jawatan dia. tapi dia lah yg selalu pusing pegi dubai,holland,merata tempat utk check projek2 petronas di sana.. klu ko jumpa dia kim salam ye.

HERMZZ said...

HUYOOOO!!! An!!!! Sebilik dengan Is dulu kat Matrik. Just depan bilik aku je blok A dulu. Selalu lepak sama, lapar sama, tolong jual roti canai sama naik motor EX5 die dulu. Aku dah lama bebenor tak nampak die.

Last aku jumpe dulu pon masa die selalu lepak kat blog econ Gombak "our first" cyber cafe dulu.

An, kalau hang baca ni... Good Luck bro!!! Gua dah jadi kaya. Kaya budi bahasa... bukan macam Cohong!!

Reuniting Friends said...

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doremon said...

long ... ni tak dak kena mengena ngan topic ni pun, saja ja aku nak habaq tadi aku makan PULUT DURIAN keh keh keh keh (niat jahat dalam ati ni ha ha ha)

cohong gym said...

Ann the Super Roti? Siut aku dah lama tak jumpa dia. Bulan 9 tahun lepas dia datang Tokan punya open house ngan Zuz tapi aku tak sempat sampai on time. By the time aku sampai, diaorang dah blah.

Tak sangka lak dia ada kat Dubai. Zuz ada cakap ngan aku yang dia ada kedai buat tempe. An memang hotak business. Dia memang hebat. Kirim salam kat dia bila kau jumpa dia.

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mie_wow said...

long...ko kem salam kat An..
lama x jmpa dia since grad...sama la cam ko..

tamlikha said...

gila maju si an nih, sampai ke dubai dia.....antara org perak yg berjaya, kirem salam kat dia along

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