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A Tale Of Joy and Sorrow

After a 9 months absent, finally I've updated my blog...hahaha...

28th May was the day of mixed emotions for me...huhu...months ago, I was invited to attend my friend's wedding...Faid's wedding was on the 28th and my friends and I pakat-pakat untuk pergi sama-sama. On that day also was our school batch reunion...in the afternoon, we attended Faid's wedding, and at night we went for the reunion...

Qayyum picked us up at about 11 AM. First he picked up Taufik, then me, then Afif and lastly Arif. The five of us went to Larkin to check out the place where our reunion dinner will be held. It was at JB Catering, next to Stadium Larkin. We went to look for something to drink at the Pasar Tani nearby. I bought a cup of Cincau drink for RM 1. Then the owner offered free drinks to the guys as he was closing the stall anyway...haha...they got free drinks while I had to pay RM 1! Haha...but then he too offered me a free refill...hahaha....the guys said, "Haaa...dah tau dah port mana best...pasni datang time-time macam ni ah...dapat air free...hahaha". Then we went to Faid's wedding at Sangkar Kristal, Pelangi Golf Driving Range in JB. At first, we don't quite know the location but after driving here and there, finally we got there. We went up, looked for an empty table and sat. Afif and I went to get the food first while the others stayed at the table. They had 2 types of servings. First was the traditional nasi beriyani with chicken and mutton and the second was nasi serai with ayam masak rempah and sotong...I couldn't make up my mind which to take, so i took both! Hahaha....first I ate the nasi rempah, then for the second round, I ate the nasi beriyani...hehehe...we stayed there until the brides arrived...met Hadi...haven't seen him for a long time, about 7 years I guess.


After we took pictures with the brides, the five of us planned to see Kung Fu Panda 2 3D at Jusco Tebrau to kill some time while waiting to go to our reunion that night. When we got there, there was this long line of people queuing to buy tickets. The movie starts at 5.35 pm and we took turns lining up while going to pray Asar. By the time we got to the ticket counter, we were informed that there were just 3 tickets remaining...oh man... So, we decided not to watch the movie or any other movie so we went bowling instead...haha...played 2 games...first game I finished 4th...second game I got 2nd place...haha...I started the second game quite brilliantly...got three strikes in a row! haha...sebelum ni nak dapat satu strike pon susah! this time I got three in row! I was on fire! haha...but alas, at the middle, I lost focus and on a couple of times rolled the ball into the gutter...haha...so that gave Taufik a chance to reduce the deficit and claimed first place...wahaha...but ok what, I improved from 4th place to 2nd place...hehe...not bad for a rookie...

Then we prayed Maghrib at Larkin Bus Station...on the way to the masjid, we met with Hafizuddin...OMG! haven't seen him in 10 years! He drove all the way from Ipoh just to attend our reunion...at first, I didn't quite recognize him, but after a while, the image of his face from 10 years ago popped into my head. Eventhough we knew him for just 1 year at school, but instantly we clicked...that is the beauty of ukhuwah of Islam...

After Maghrib, we made our way to JB Catering. Met Asyraf...alhamdulilllah he made it to our reunion...why you asked? well, that's another story...haha... So, when we arrived, there were just about the 10 of us. While waiting for others to arrive, we sat down. After about 9.10 PM, we started to eat and my God there was a lot of food...it was a buffet...oh yeah!!!! the RM 50 we paid was really worth it...haha! There was mee kari, roti jala, chicken, many types of beef, bbq, mutton stew and much more! wow! There was also cake! yummy! After eating, there was some activity...just a simple one...each person got a number then randomly picked a question from a bag and you have to answer it...

After that, we took some pictures and chatted here and there...biasa lah...dah lama tak jumpa...macam-macam la borak At about 11 PM, we parted...I was feeling kinda sad that our reunion had to end...the feeling was great seeing all my friends together...it reminded me of our time together back in school....sigh~ I really missed my friends, pity not everyone can come...if we could gather all of them, that would be amazing! maybe next time...insyaAllah...


That night also was the UEFA Champions League Final. Barcelona vs Manchester United. Asyraf, Afif, Taufik and I pakat-pakat nak tengok sama-sama....but first we had to lead Hafizuddin back to the highway as he was going back to Ipoh. Then we sent Hafidz back home in BBU. Nice to see him again. After that we made our way to Setia Tropika to watch the game. But it was still early though. The game starts at 2.45 AM and we were there at 12.30 AM...haha...so what to do? Memula ingat nak pergi CC ke, boleh online kejap. Tapi fikir juga, kalau datang balik pukul 2 nanti mesti semua tempat dah full. So we asked whether we can reserve a table. I think the mamak didn't understand us so we decided to stay there until the game starts. I was very nervous for the game to start. I knew Barcelona are a very, very, very good team and Man Utd doesn't stand a chance...but it's not wrong to hope for a miracle. Anything can happen and I had a good feeling that maybe, just maybe Man Utd can just nick it with a 1-0 win. But if Barca scored first, then it's difficult for Man Utd to come back and win.

Then, kick off! The place was packed with people. Man Utd fans, Barca fans, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea fans who don't want Man Utd to win...for the first 10 to 15 minutes, Man Utd played quite well...but after Barca got their game going, they attacked here and there, they dominated possesion and they got a couple of chances to score. Then Pedro scored and gave Barca a 1-0 lead. Then out of no where, Rooney equalized and that gave me a glimmer of hope. The half-time score was 1-1...well, not bad. Then 2nd half started, Barca resumed their dominance in midfield and was rewarded...Messi scored the 2nd for Barca and I said to myself, this could be game over because I can't see anyway back. They totally bullied Man Utd if I should say. More than 60% of ball possession. But when David Villa scored the 3rd, it was totally game over...final score 3-1 to Barcelona...Barcelona were brilliant, absolutely brilliant. No team in the world can beat this Barcelona team, they are worthy champions. But then again, Man Utd contested in the final for the third time in 4 years...it's better to lose in a final than not being in the final at all...and I can't accept certain people who said that "If you lose in a final, it's like you weren't playing in the final at all". I mean COME ON! What kind of thinking is that! The important thing is the effort you showed, win or lose is another thing. Winning and losing is part of the game...you CAN'T win everything...sometimes you fail and sometimes you succeed...that's life!

So, I was feeling rather down and disappointed that we lost. But there's always next season.... a day of mixed emotions, happy, joy and sad and disappointed...28 May 2011, a day to remember and forget...hahaha!

Congratulations FC Barcelona, European Champions for the 4th time

6 comments:

zulhilmiishak said...

at last! new entry from you!..hehe
missed my from too..:(

zulhilmiishak said...

*missed my friend too..:(

Ahmad said...

haha...at last...9 months babe..haha

Cik Baiti Sidek said...

wah! bestnye ade reunion. Nk follow blog nih. kt ne button nye?

Ahmad said...

haha...nk follow? ntah, takde button kot...haha

Ahmad said...

ok, dah letak tmpt utk follow...just masukkan emel address and tekan submit...hehe...tp kalau lama x update sorry eh..heee