Saturday, February 14, 2009

Follow-up Reunion at The Apartment...

Hi guys! Have been meaning to blog on this for the last one week, but, alas - work and all other mundane stuffs got the better of me.

It has been exactly 2 weeks since we had our Reunion, and I can still hear the jerit pekik and hiruk pikuk we made at Singgahsana that afternoon. Even though someone did make a comment that I seemed a bit "lost" that day...(Hehehe!) I promise you all that I was actually taking everything in, and absorbing everything that was happening all at the same time, over the 5 hours we were there.

And of course, 5 hours could never be enough to cover what happened over 23 years to 60 girls, could it? But, 5 hours were definitely enough for us to get all necessary contact details and also start new tiny sparks of reacquaintances. And with all the details in hand, I was determine to ignite the spark to another level, at least with some of my Soc Sci gang...And that was what we did last weekend :)

Taking advantage of the long Thaipusam weekend, we managed to pool a number of people for a "mengkopi" session at The Apartment @ The Curve on 6 February 2009. But, I guess the long weekend also meant that some of us already had something planned outside of KL, and therefore, were not able to join us.

I was working on the list of all of our Soc Sci gang residing in Klang Valley, with special emphasis on Neetot, who was not able to join us at Singgahsana the other day, due to a Khenduri Tahlil her family and her were having in Kuala Pilah on the same day to mark the 100 days of the passing of Arwah her father, Arwah Abu Bakar Abu Samah. Al-Fatihah to Arwah...

I had Neetot, Yan, Anis, Ogy, Jue, Oya, Eta, Anne, Zaza, Pis, Hye, Netty and Farah on the list. After several threads of SMSs, also to kengkawan outside KL just to inform them (mana lah tau, they all would be in KL that night, they could join us, kan?), there were some 'casualties'.

Eta, had to give it a miss at the last minute, memandangkan her gorgeous Baby Mikhael is breast-feeding, and he's not that used to going out at night. It's okay, Eta...we understand :)

Anne was having a treasure hunt thing very early the next morning, and she was involved in organizing it, etc. So, she had to say "No". Insya Allah, next time, ya?

Zaza, had to work that night... Aiyooo! You need to chill out, dear. Hehehe!

Pis had already made plans for the long weekend, and so she was not able to join us. It's okay...Sesi mengkopi ni pun, rather a last minute thing :)

Hye was down in KL from Bukit Mertajam that night, and she was staying in Bangi with her hubby who had some work to do and also her adorable son, Iman. Adat ada anak kecik ni...we understand, Hye. No worries. Ada rezqi lain kali insya Allah :)

Netty could not get away from atas bukit nun...Ya lah...nanti kalau sesi mengkopi habis lambat, susah pulak for her to drive back to Genting, kan? Next time kita buat sesi di siang hari, okay? :)

And Farah, who also did not make it for the Singgahsana Reunion, could not make it for our mengkopi session, too, as she was stuck at work until quite late that night as her school was having a gotong royong the next day. It's okay, dear...there'll be another rezqi to meet up with all of us, insya Allah.

I wasn't sure of an appropriate venue for our mini get together, as some of us wanted to just have coffee, while some didn't mind if we were to have dinner. So, after work, as The Curve was right in the middle of my office-to-home route, I made a dash to just check out a few places there, and finally settled for The Apartment and made reservations for 8:30p.m, for 8 people. The menu was perfect for both 'mengkopi' and/or dinner.

I went back straight to SD, cooked dinner for the kids, and left for The Curve again straight after Maghrib. It was a miracle that I managed to find a parking space in that place, at that hour considering that it was a Friday night! And just as I was about to go up to The Walk, Yan pulled in and parked her car just a few spaces after mine. We made our way up together to The Apartment, and soon after, we were joined by Neetot, followed by Oya, Ogy and Jue.

Borak sakan lah we all malam tu...Baru lah rasa puas...(SIKIT ajer tapinyer!) Anis joined us slightly later with her pretty little daughters - Madiha and Hana :) I tell you, they looked exactly like Anis, okay? Even the way they smiled and talked (or in Anis' case - the way they DON'T talk! Hehehehe! Just joking, Anis :))

Baru lah dapat catch up sikit-sikit about what's going on in our lives, and gossip sini sikit sana sikit malam tu. We were sitting in one corner at the back of The Apartment where we were given 2 day-beds to lepak on. So, it was quite cozy. We ended up sharing our food - just like old times...And of course, we also ended up mengekek-ngekek tergelak like nobody's business...just like old times, too :) It was especially nice to have Neetot with us that night, to make up for her absence in Singgahsana. Thanks, Neetot...for making time to be with us. All of us tak gering kusi dengar your witty jokes...just like old times :)

Borak punya borak, tak sedar dah nearly 11:00p.m. Some of us had husbands and kids waiting somewhere at The Curve (or kawasan sewaktu dengannya), while some had hubbies and kids waiting at home. And reluctantly we bade our farewells. That was before we promised to meet up again soon. Insya Allah, next time in KL pulak.

And Oya yang ever so generous (sejak dari sekolah dulu, sampailah sekarang!) was kind enough to belanja we all that night...THANK YOU SO MUCH, OYA! :)

I'm so looking forward to seeing you guys again soon, insya Allah :) So many things tak cover lagi laaaa...I'd love to know more about Oya's business from home, Yan's life as Lady of Leisure as an Exec Chef's Wife (I'm still amazed with her lifestyle! :)), Ogy's successful MAA Agency, Jue's legal practice, Neetot's life, also as a Lady of Leisure as a Doc's wife, and Anis' life as the PA of the CEO of Ce*co*! And of course, the lives of all other friends, who insya Allah can make it to the next sesi mengkopi, insya Allah. Nanti kita *"Pergi Belanda", okay? Hehehe...

Till then, take care my friends :)

Here are some pics :)








* "Pergi Belanda" = Go Dutch laaaa ;)

5 comments:

IBU said...

Wakakakaka..... i was thinking, jauh nyer nak ke Belanda? Hmm..Bandung trip pun not realised yet, camner? cissss... tertipu !

I'm sure you all had so much fun sampai tak ingat anak & suami yek? hehehe...besh, besh, besh...

nettea said...

Woi, jealousnya..... Pa'kal aje the night before we all dah turun pegi Mid Valley (MPH sale)Kalau tak boleh jugak join. I tak dapat join sbb kalau drive highway lepas pukul 11 sorang-sorang takut ada penumpang.Glad to hear that everyone had fun.

Beejay said...

This is GREAT! Should have more of this.

p/s I like you comment on Anis. Hee.. hee... but her girls are so cute! Muka mak dia sebijik!

Eta My said...

Aiseyman Shana..awat tak khabaq siang2...ade day bed..and ade org belanja some more...terkedu patik...

Ape nak buat....nak kena tunggu baby besar sket..baru le..bole join..meng'kopi'...apeape je lah yg sewaktu dgnnya....

Tak sangka u pun...mmg superwoman gak..siap masak...dan buat reservation...a'huh...eh you all..ape kata kita vote gak Shana for next gathering jadi ajk....

and neetot ..ooo..neetot..bersuara lah dikau....

thx for updating shana...

Anonymous said...

Glad u guys had a gud time. To be honest, I'm truly happy to hear what has been happening after the reunion...all the meetings. I know that Liz met Gee over lunch in KT, Lin Rahman met Jae in UUM and your mini 5SS get-together. I hope the rest will also update the blog and keep it alive. Please let me know of your next meeting. I intend to pass the CD pix of the reunion to 5SS.

BJ, cepatlah write postings on our get-together last friday...I will find the time to write too, insyaAllah.

Dada