Friday, February 18, 2005

Of lunch areysha and me

It has been quite a while since our last lunch date, a good 4 months to be exact. For some reason all the previous plans never materialised. Called her yesterday and she was conveniently in a conference and the reply sms that I got was “sorry darling.. I’m attending a conference at a hotel.. :( esok ok tak?”

How on earth can you say no to someone who called you darling?

So this morning after a flurry of activities running here and there I gave her a call and voila! I’m picking her up at her office at around 12.


Today she is at her shabbiest (according to her lah). She got a black blazer/blouse with faint white vertical stripe pattern on with a matching skirt. And stripe everything. With a ponytail tied hair, and the usual gait and putting on her usual big smile some 20 metres away, she heads towards my car. Once she got in, the first thing she mentioned was “oh! Shookme! I looked sooo shabby” in her sad conspiratory voice. Like that will make me let her off for being late lah. Duh! Upon sensing she’s not gonna get away with it she just apologise profusely and ends with that huge “stitch” smile.

Aih! How can I argue with that.

Well, She might look shabby to her but to me she’s look rather “classy” and the vertical lines clothing actually make her look better. Off course there’s the issue of the newly plucked eyebrow lah. But come on! I find it ridiculous. When we’re amazed with something we’ll raise our eyebrow and women with plucked eyebrow? Well, they are in perpetual amazement.

Well I digress.

Anyway, remember the theory I have about those in the news industry? It is on my first post back in Oct ’04. Well, it was proven! She might looks classy but there’s something off. Not much but there’s something lah.

Digressing again.

Back to Areysha

Since both of us need to do some banking and got some time to spare so we drove to KLCC and have our lunch there. As usual she don’t eat, citing she’s fat.



If she’s fat then I’m Michelin Man on Steroid man!!! There’s no telling this girl that she need to eat to have bit more flesh. **sigh

Anyway, it was a beautiful outing. While driving we spoke about many a thing, from silly stuff, to matters of grave concerns and even world issues. The thing I love bout talking to her is that, no matter how grave or serious the issues there will always be this tone of lightness and “cheerful” thing to it. It will always be pleasant and nice. When one is down the other will balance it out and we will always be in this ethereal, special level.

We met a few old friends too. The last one though was rather funny. There we were walking out of the bank and there’s this 2 person walking towards us and I notice somebody who seem vaguely familiar (Areysha didn’t notice cause she was busy talking to me). Once it dawn on me that it is an old friend I told Areysha “Hey! That’s Skimpy!”

Areysha have that blurred look on her and I continue to prod her and say
“HEY! It is skimpy! You’ve been asking about her for quite sometime and go and say hi! GO! GO!” me pushing her away.

While running towards Skimpy she shouted “which one?!” and I shouted “the one with the blazer”. All this in KLCC mind you. heheheh!

And so she went and met Skimpy. Barely a minute pass and came Areysha with a face full of regret and irritation and this is what she said to me:

“euuuuuwwwwwww… how I regret ever doing that! Here I was terkejar-kejar saying hi to her and she treat me with indifference and say “I’m with this established firm! Are you still with that paper? Eh! I have a meeting. Later lah!” all in that voice! And when Skimpy’s friend look a bit impressed with what I do I do the stupid thing and said “it is nothing”. Gosh! I’m so stupid, never should have done that and should have flaunt a bit where I am now”.


Funny innit, after not meeting your friend for quite sometime and you still want to compare and showing off your ranks instead of just pure open joy and be… well, friends!

That is something that you can never say of Areysha. Here we are 11 years on and we still have that special thing intact. She once categorised me as her soulmate (whatever that is) and I for the life of me I can’t still make out what “category” she’s in. But one thing I can tell you though is that Areysha, my 11 years girlfriend is still something.

Areysha deary, I am so sorry for actually pushing you towards skimpy. I really am. But we had a good laugh about it afterwards don’t we? ;)

And with Areysha, laughters is a plenty

11 years


Blogger pinka said...

Areysha - Who she lah :P

5:58 PM  
Blogger shookmeallnightlong said...

ermmm..... girlfriend?

7:00 PM  
Blogger Jeryc said...

Michelin Man on steriods???

No you look cute dah--ling... :D

8:42 PM  
Blogger shookmeallnightlong said...

tiu!! geli lah!! aiyohhh... I cannot tahan lah when a guy call me darling. Geli man!!

go say that to bsb lah jerry :P

12:10 AM  
Blogger Desparil said...

sandal! sandal! sandal!

1:47 PM  
Blogger munchkin said...

Areysha is me.. and I'm Shook's girlfriend. So there! Hah.. :)

Shook darling,

Sigh.. can I say it again? I love you to pieces. Please don't stop being my friend. Thank you for listening to my grumbles, my whinnings and endless chatters. You've been there for me through thick and thin.. Through jerks and nice boyfriends... heheh..

Thank you so much for not being judgmental (mula mula tu, I macam takut nak confide pasal benda tu, cuz takut you would think less of me). But of course, you proved me wrong.

The thing I like about you is that while you might not necessarily agree with what I do or say, you still try your best to understand. It's like you tell me that I'm 'dented', but you never try to knock me somemore.

You're something lah, my sweet darling. And you'll always have a special place in my heart.

I don't know what happened between you and SKIMPY (why did you call her that? I wonder..), but it's definitely her loss. And yes, darling, my loyalty stands with YOU.

Take care now.. and yes, I look forward to more lunches with you..

Thank you for being my friend. I love you.

2:21 PM  
Blogger shookmeallnightlong said...

despa, you keep doing that and you'll find a sandal in your mouth pretty soon lah :P


blueeeeeeerrrrrrrgggghhhhh!! all this feeling meeling, lovey dovey outburst is too much lah. I'm afraid I can't take it anymore. xx(


skimpy? don't know why lah but Skimpy is the first thing came to my mind. ehehehhehe....

and mind you, this post is not about me but about you. Skimpy is just an extra ;)

erm..... me not gonna go rolly polly and describe how I feels and what not lah. Me not good at that, so better not.

But suffice to say that for the past 11 years we've been through a lot haven't we my dear?

3:00 PM  
Blogger Desparil said...

shook me (hehehe),

sandal! sandal! sandal!

jangan marah aah...

1:48 PM  

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