Sunday, April 17, 2011

Us With The Kites Fly High

I was looking at my table watch, its 27.8 degree celsius, 10.29 am. Alhamdulillah I'm still breathing. By the way, I'm just ended packing things, cleaning the room, sweeping and cleaning some more. It's the end of the semester, one week holiday before the internship. Ahh, intern! What a headache. Let's forget that for a while. Well, I'm reminiscing the memories of five days ago, it was Tuesday, 12th April 2011.

All five of us, the roommates and ex-roommate are going out. Somehow, we plan to play the kites at Taman Layang-layang despite the cloudy weather. The clouds are getting darker, but it's not raining. I mean, not yet. Then we arrive at the park around 6 pm and getting excited because it's not raining there. So happily we are running, and falling, and running again on the beautiful wide garden with the kite flies high. But of course, happiness doesn't last forever. In life, there are times at which we are put into situations against our favor. And on that particular evening, it's one of the case. It's raining, heavily!

Experiences teaches us that though it may not be possible to change the tides, we can always learn how to swim. So it's not like we can play the kites in that kind of weather, though I see one guy at the park that don't even get bothered with the rain, so he kept playing. Well of course we back off, after all, we don't want to get fever as the exam is still around the corner. It's a little melancholy since it was so much fun playing the kites, who knows it could be that amazing once you see the kite is flying higher and higher up into the sky. It was a pleasure. Still haven't gave up on getting some fun before the end of the semester, as some of us are graduating and some will be working, so we end up eating together. Eating! such a favorite word!

So an hour passed by with talking, gossiping, story-telling, and gossiping again, and not to forget cooking. Well, we just throw everything in the pot and waiting for it to cook. Simple, but with much patient we are waiting, waiting and waiting some more, until everything is fully cooked. Alhamdulillah, done with the eating! The waitress is just asking if we want to add some more soup, but to her surprised, we already finished everything in the pot, nothing left. Of course we ate with our maximum speed since the Maghrib period is not long. So after prayer, doing some grocery shopping and back to UIA. But before that, something happened at the parking lot. There are lot of people exactly beside my roommate's car. They are shooting. Well, the veteran actor Jalaluddin Hassan was right beside me, but I was too busy eating ice-cream and of course I don't wear my spec at that time, I don't even notice him until my friends told me. Comes to think of it again, it's too funny.

So that is how we end this semester. We don't want to say goodbye. It's just a separation. As this one familiar quote that I frequently read and ended up remembering it saying that "A memory lasts forever, never does it die. True friends stay together and never say goodbye". We are indeed true friends. May Allah bless this friendship forever, always.