Saturday, 13 March 2010

The 8th photo tag

I've actually been mulling about posting my 4th makan-makan story in a row. The day after I had that beriani peha kambing, friends took me for lunch at Din Ikan Bakar in Kepala Batas... and for those of you who've been to the place, you'd know that it is something worth writing about.

But rather than upset blog readers with unending posts about food, I've decided to do this tag by blogger Wan Lili of Suddenly, Heta! So here goes...

The tag calls for me to browse through my photo files, select the 8th folder and pick the 8th photo in that folder to post in a blog entry together with the story behind it. Then tag eight other persons. Whoever thought of this meme must have made many assumptions... that the tagged person has photo files in at least eight folders and that each folder has at least eight pics.

Well... I actually cheated a bit in doing this task. I have plenty of photo folders for sure, but the 8th folder in the My Pictures directory was originally the download folder for my Canon digicam shots. The 8th sub-folder contained photos taken of my project site, and selecting the 8th pic would not have revealed anything interesting at all. I deleted an empty folder above the Canon download folder, causing another folder to move up to eighth place. This folder is also something related to work but contains only six files... so what to do? I decided to select the last one.

From L to R : Dr. Marwan, Oldstock, Ir. Noor Suzinee

The above is a photo taken in May last year during an engineering seminar held in Kuala Lumpur. The seminar was presented by a close associate of ours, Dr. Marwan Jabakhanji from Dubai. Yours truly chaired one of the sessions.

Dr. Marwan is a specialist in structural engineering. He is a very kind and soft-spoken person who is not selfish in sharing his knowledge and experience with other engineers. I remember him well because he was gracious enough to invite me share iftar (the breaking of fast) with his family during one Ramadhan evening when I was in Dubai a few years ago. I'm sure lucky to have met his acquaintance.

14 comments:

lili said...

Tumpang lalu to comment on something other than the tagging story! Hehe!

Hah, Oldstock, we could have bumped into each other had I not 'tapau' my lunch earlier at Din's that day! (er..was it a Wednesday?) I had driven hubby to his panel doctor in Kepala Batas around 11am, and decided to buy some food from Din on my way back home. Dah lama tak pekena gulai kawah umbut pisang, tu yang singgah jugak!

Anonymous said...

eh..tu norsuzinee abu bakar ker? my ex college mate...kirim salam to her..what is she doing now?

saya

HLiza said...

Some amazing soul we meet..

mamasita said...

Nice photo! You look very handsome..betulkan Mrs Oldstock?

Oldstock said...

Lili,

Yes, it was the Wednesday afternoon. So close and yet so far. Would you have said hello if you recognized me?

BTW, I also had that gulai umbut pisang... memang sedap :-)

Oldstock said...

Puan Saya,

Apparently, cheating a bit on this tag has a hidden purpose... it has created a link between virtual and real-life friends.

Yes, the lady standing next to me is as who you mentioned. She is my colleague. Macam mana saya nak sampaikan salam... takkan nak kata dari Puan Saya? Hehehe...

Apa kata you add me on FB and I'll update you on her current status.

Oldstock said...

Hliza, life has its ups and downs. Meeting kind souls is definitely one of the ups.

Oldstock said...

Hmm... you want the missus to answer your question ke, mamasita? :-)

Patricia said...

Hahahah! Not so easy, ye, finding that 8th pix? I had the same problem too!

So I cheated lah. Otherwise, it would have been a blur pix of a fish's head! But I still could have story-ed about it lah. But where got interesting?! Hahahah!

Somehow, I am always surprised when I see a picture of you! So very the formal, pakai suit even!

My picture of you is a relaxed, smiling man, perhaps in a tee and cotton slacks! Hahahah!

Oldstock said...

Pat,

As you have correctly guessed, I'm not a suit-and-tie guy. I can count with the fingers on one hand, how many times I pakai that suit last year.

I chose this pic just to show my readers that I can look different, heheheh...

Justiffa said...

So very the smart one la oldstock.. and with all that eating (as of the recent spat of food postings) can still look trim summore!!

Imagine how you'd be kan kalau dpt get off that couch more often heheheh (read: jom la jogging mogging) ;p

VersedAnggerik said...

Haihhhh...

I have a similar tag, that I need to post too!

Your here is a nice one. Me, gotta go thru my jumble of files containing pics first!

Oldstock said...

Justiffa,

I'm taking your advice... but starting with swimming first. Maybe once a week. After that, I'll put on the running shoes.

Oldstock said...

Verse,

Selamat menjawab tag, hehehe... :-)