Sunday, 29 May 2005

Happy Birthday & God Bless!!

Her entrance caused not a small sensation. She has eloquence and mastery of words that make you rush for the dictionary. And the first subject she broached was nothing less then the departure of Singapore from Malaysia. Wow! And I only blog about what I do on my Sundays, my verbal somersaults and trivial family matters.

It was thus a little disappointing that the comment she made on the above subject in someone’s blog, just disappeared, thus the important link to track her down (at this time the gender of the commenter was unknown) also gone. But I didn’t have long to wait as the new blogger made another appearance, with a more impressive anecdote that stirred my curiosity to no end.

So, a click on her nick led me to her blog, which I did so apprehensively looking for clues for her real identity. Its rather like going to someone’s house while she is not there and you look through her belongings, her address book and diaries. But I was ill equipped on my first visit. I didn’t need just a dictionary, but a medical dictionary to be able to understand what her entry was all about.

It seems that she does have some problems with her insides, that being her colon but if she’d use more semi colons in her postings, it’d help me understand better. So, at that point I speculated that at the very least, she’s a medical student or at the most, a doctor. Whatever it is, someone with somekind of medical problems that bothered her enough to dedicate an entire blog to it.

And from her blog too you get very strong whiffs of Jiffs, detergents and Dettols, which one suspects she gets very high on, while she religiously scrubs her floor and bathroom. You get the impression that she lined her disinfectants as lovingly and meticulously as she would her Chanels and other fragrance.

Fed by whisperings in the bloggers’ world, I came to know that she’s a songwriter, whose command of the Malay language causes jaws to drop you can almost hear the clanging and feel the tremors. Her first waxing of Malay lyricals made me reach for Winstedt and Wilkinson. Dewan Bahasa and Mohamed Hj Salleh and all his pronouncements on beauty alone won’t do.

It was enough anyway for me to post my first comment in her blog, fishing for information as to her identity. In fact, cunningly, I insinuated that I knew her, to which came the reply, “Muahaha, and I visit you too, and quite like your white foundation!” referring to my silly attempt to conceal my face in one of my postings. Thus started a strange relationship between this blogger and me, which developed into something which I have come to cherish.

She stalks my movements while I wait for her witty yet wise comments. In my late afternoons I keep her company while she waits for her husband’s return from late night work. We prod each others’ brains and bounce off ideas for issues that bug us for that particular moment in time. We help soothe each other’s stress and pains, and listen to each other’s life’s little whoops and woes.

And soon, we realise that the world is such a small place, the bloggers’ world even smaller. Her mum knew me and my brother in law was her former professor of English.

Our regular chats left me feeling as if I am talking to an eldest daughter, who has become a friend, with whom I can share everything, from perfume to baggy T-shirts, whose wisdom I have come to rely on. Please join me in wishing her Happy Birthday and God Bless!

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

yes, kak teh...will join you in giving her a warm hug filled with love..
happy birthday, sweet intan..it's been an honour getting to know you.

much love.
the former queen.

Anonymous said...

ni dengki ni, kak teh nanti my birthday pun tulis entry cam ni no. fyi, my birthday a day before camilla's husband's.

-ubi kayu obesi

d'arkampo said...

on my birthday...

i wish...
i wish...

I've got an entry as lovely as this...

i wish...

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuu (blowing the candles)

shidah said...

what a small world. blogger yang aku sakat, jiran sebelah rumah... blogger yang aku ngorat, adik aku, blogger yang aku kutuk, laki aku ..... err, ni bukan kisah benar, just wondering je :) Happy birthday, Nazrah!

MakNenek said...

kak teh, im sure what u have here is one of the sweetest birthday present one can ever get. happy birthday to u intan.. and thanks for being a wonderful and warm person that u are.

Lollies said...

I have wished her myself. She is as great as this entry itself

Ms.B said...

I just realised that I don't visit enough blogs to know who's who!! *feeling very ketinggalan*

But if Kak Teh writes such a glowing post like this about someone, then I'm GONNA start reading it, pronto!! :)

faux diamante said...

dengan perasaan yang gah bak kembang setaman, sekalung budi buat kaktehku sayang...
tiada gundah malah girang dan gemilang, diulit bahagia hari-hari mendatang.

thank you kakteh sayang

Kak Teh said...

ex-queen..yes, am sure she is expecting a wish and hug from you.
hai ubi kayau- jangan lah dengki - nanti kak teh dedicate - when i find out when that birthday is.
kampo:ishhhhhh!
shidah - memang a small world
maknenek:she is, isnt she?
lollies - u got there first..
blabs:u've been busy kan?
nazrah: whoare you?

anedra said...

kakteh: I yang you kenal dari baby baru keluar perut mama pun tak pernah dapat macam ni. Ni yang tak boleh tidur malam ni!!!! SEDIHHHHH!

BUT..since its Nazrah, I forgive you.

Anonymous said...

yes, kak teh, she is just wonderful.

and I'm glad I found her again after almost 13 years!

FAITH.

zaireen said...

Ur description of her is soo true!

Jade said...

awwww... this is so sweet... isk... ntah kenapa terasa jeles plak.. hahaha...

Sunflora said...

Wah wah wah.. nice one Kakteh.. will wish her happy birthday as well :)

Leen Ash Burn said...

My sister's birthday today and my entry on her was soo insignificant comparing this beauty that you wrote *at awe*

Kak Teh, if I were to get this sorta entry on *MY* besday, I'd belanja you for two weeks hari-hari!

Will go over to the other side to wish her now :)

Captain Barbell said...

hahahah...i enjoy our chat too :)
almost everynight she'd stalk me

faux diamante said...

allo tuan syeikh habeeb

mana ada every night ...buek doso yo! i don't stalk u, i BUG you.

u have been in communicado for weeks now. cepat onlinekan diri...NOW!

cannot get over terperasan artis fofular kat blog kakteh. walhal dua hari dah lepas...cepat kakteh update.berita dah basi...malu pulak i...

Uja said...

Ah Intan...now I know your real name.
Untung tau dapat tribute dari star blogger! Selamat Hari Lahir...and look forward to chat with you online or over email..sekarang tgh swamp habis kat kerja.

Are you from Melaka? Or Negeri? Caught that slang!

faux diamante said...

uja: thanks, mari-mari kita chat.
u r right, kakteh gave me my first taste of stardom-tumpang-sekaki.

we ppl are masjid tanah ppl...so we ppl speak like nogori ppl....u ppl where from?

Kak Teh said...

woi, uja and intan - kalau nak chat pi blog sendiri lah!

Uja said...

ish si Kakteh ni poonn...lokek pulak orang Utaro ni! Poh dah!...Moh Intan, mai kito sembang kat kampong sendighi! hehehe...