Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A Day to Remember

I have completed another year in my life. Yesterday 14 April 2009 was the 33rd anniversary of the day my mother made her panic journey to Hospital Besar Kuala Lumpur whilst my father was still thinking whether ShamZai will be a good name for his first son. Eventually my father changed his mind and named me Muhammad Syamsulfaiz after he consulted his Ustaz, Hj. Yusof.

I have thought of celebrating it properly like buying a cake for the office staff, but suddenly I decided this year I will celebrate it in the simplest way ever. That is by making use the technology of email and Facebook.

It didnt take an effort at all. As soon as I reach the receptionist's counter I just smiled and greeted the 2 cute receptionists manning the counter and when the time comes to reply to their greeting I just replied casually whilst walking to my room...."Ohh I feel super!..today is my birthday anyway.." After a brief moment of congratulation and asking about treats I said thank you and promised them a treat later and continued my lazy steps to my room.

Within 5 minutes after I switched on my computer, as expected, my receptionists broadcasted to all departments in the firm complete with their dancing cartoons and dangling ribbon .."This is to inform you that today is Muhammad Syamsulfaiz's birthday"...Hahahaha it works ! I can say the next 8 hours of working my inbox were filled with all the wishes and replies from almost everybody in the firm. I had a cyber party with them all! In fact I received a couple of emails from lawyers in the office who I have never spoken to all this while.

The Facebook website is blocked at my office which I am very grateful, otherwise I dont think I can finish my works. I could only check my Facebook using blackberry. And when I checked my profile I received around 57 greeting messages from old and new friends. Fantastic ! another party in the palm of my hand.

I went out for lunch with my colleague, Zulkifli and his friend to Metro Falcon Cafe for a good cup of teh tarik and chapatti. I offered to settle the bill but one of them refused to accept the treat. So I just settled the bill for the remaining who didnt mind.

At night I decided to go out with Zulkifli and his 3 children and wife to Dubai Mall. I promised them a lot of fishes in a huge tank. Luckily they were impressed with the sight of the biggest aquarium in the Middle East, the Dubai Mall Aquarium. We hung out at the food court whilst enjoying our fresh juices and ice creams.




It was a simple day for me but I was so grateful for it. Deep in my heart I could not stop thinking about how my wife felt on her birthday on 1st March last month. She was the reason why I chose to have a simple day on my birthday this year. She doesnt have email at her school and she doesnt have Facebook account. I skyped with her for about 1 and half hour and showed her the preliminary gift that I bought for her. I made sure that she felt remembered and all my family wished for her. It has been a challenging period for her to raise a kid without a husband at home.

Moving forward I cant wait to see my family again next week in KL and have a double birthday celebration at home. After all my world is my family...


"Thank You To ALL My Friends Who Remembered and Wished For Me You All Have Special Places In My Heart"

12 comments:

shah said...

selamat sambut hari ulang tahun kelahiran bro..

alhamdulillah syukur

NAintriplet said...

Happy belated birthday along :)...cant wait to see u back in KL bro!..bring me 1 blackberry ok:) .my phone dah nak rosak la.hehe

Alif Lam said...

Allah selamat kan kamu..
Allah selamaat kan kamu..
Allah selamatkan.. tuan haji bakhil..
oppss.. silap daa.. tuan haji syamsul faiz.. bila nak naik haji, dekat dah tu..

Jumper said...

Happy birthday, dude. May great many life experiences wait for you ahead...

hady said...

selamat hari lahir ke 33

moga makin matang dan matured
best of wishes

i thought we are of the same age!

Syamsulfaiz said...

shah,
thank you alhamdulillah

nain,
i'll be back inshaalah but dont think can buy a blackberry for you at the moment..:p

alif lam,
sudah pasang niat, inshaalah. kawan2 Egyptian di ofis tiap2 tahun pegi.

jumper,
thank you bro. look forward to run with you again.

hady,
so are you older or younger than me? age doesnt matter, health does.

Hamidi said...

Aku dah wish ko kat facebook.. jadi aku tanak wish kat sini lagi hehehe! Moga ko dpt hadiah yg power kat sana!

HERMZZ said...

aku belum wish lagi. Jadi Selamat Menyambut Hari Tua!

Sorry la bro, guna punya birthday sendiri pun gua lupa bro.. inikan pula orang lain.. hahahaha

doremon said...

happy belated bday along... tatau la nape tapi bila aku baca posting hang kali ni aku rasa sedih semacam je... tengok hang ngan those kids, i knew u miss yours right? have a save journey back bro... alang2 dah balik nasi lemak tg malim dok tunggi nu he he he he

cohong gym said...

Happy birthday Along. Awat hang tak habaq? bole aku belikan pau tanjung malim yang femes tu.

cohong gym said...

Lupa nak tanya kau. mana nak cari pau tg malim yang power. kau kasi aku direction sikit. bole aku ride ke sana

Ida Hariati Hashim said...

Salam Syamsulfaiz,

Happy Belated Bday..semoga murah rezeki.

I can feel that u really miss ur wife and kid back home. Be strong, I am sure everything will be ok..don't worry..:)

Have a safe journey home.

Ida

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