Thursday, 8 April 2010

Berdua-duaan

For such a simple phrase, the title of this post has deep connotations, because it is often used in a negative sense. Consider the following statement : "Minggu lepas, saya ada ternampak En. Oldstock makan berdua-duaan dengan seorang wanita di sebuah restoran di AEON Jusco Setiawangsa."

Without the benefit of additional information, a seemingly simple statement can lead to serious complications. What more if the statement can actually be true? This is the case where the `implied' has more effect than the `explicit'. (My legally-trained blogger friends Versedanggerik and Snakebite can probably confirm this). If we are to take away the words `berdua-duaan' from the sentence, it would still carry a suspicious tone but the impact is somewhat lesser.

Anyway, what has that got to do with what I want to post about today? Well, nothing really. It is just my twisted way of telling you that this blog is two-years old today.

Thank you to all readers, followers and commenters who have made it such an interesting two years. Hope to have the drive and energy to continue writing for more years to come.

(Pic of two birds is a painting by Hsi-Mei Yates and borrowed from artistsnsuch.com)

20 comments:

HLiza said...

Pandainya memilih catchy opening! Ha ha ha happy 2nd anniversary to yr blog! Thanks for coming by my way and chipping in into my life too..

Kak Teh said...

Happy bloggaversary, Oldstock! Semoga teruslah mengongsi cerita menarik dengan kami.

lili said...

Happy anniversary too from me!

Hm...kalau tak jumpa blog and kenal dgn tuannya, tak tahu pun kita share same birthday. Nak kata scary pun boleh jugak since I saw many coincidences reading your postings. And yesterday, after reading your last post again, it just hit me that your late friend, Badique passed away on the sixth anniversary of my father's passing.

Anyway, my thanks to you too for making me your friend.

Pat said...

Fell for that - hook, line, and sinker ;)

Happy two-year anniversary! And here's to many more!!!

Tommy Yewfigure said...

So Oldstock, did u or did u not “makan berdua-duaan dengan seorang wanita di sebuah restoran di AEON Jusco Setiawangsa."? Not that I care personally but for the likes of all the makciks out there, u had worked up suspense & they reckoned they deserve to know the truth, nothing but the whole truth lah…..kakaka.

Congrats on your 2 years of giving us something to keep us busy & away from trouble. Please carry on!

Cheers,

Tommy

P/S – I think it’s better to keep them in perpetual suspense so that they'll keep coming back for more :)))

D said...

Well done, sir... for the ulangtahun ke-2, dan tidak berdua-duaan! :)

Oldstock said...

Hliza,

The pleasure's mine. I'm pleased to have met you too.

Oldstock said...

Kak Teh,

Terima kasih. Nantikan episod menarik yg akan datang... kalau rajin la, heheheh..

Oldstock said...

Lili,

No need to be scared lah. Coincidences are actually events waiting to be discovered. Let's wait what the next one would be, eh?

Oldstock said...

Pat,

You're most gracious in admitting that you fell for it. That's why I like you :-)

Oldstock said...

Tommy,

So far none of the ladies have asked whether the statement is actually true or not... so we'll leave it as it is (for now).

This blog is keeping you busy and away from trouble, huh? So if I stop blogging, you'll blame me for your troubles, right? Hehehe... didn't know it's gonna be that tough :-)

Cheers.

Oldstock said...

D, kalau berdua-duaan dgn orang-orang tertentu, boleh kan? :-)

DrSam said...

always glad to read your posting. I am hoping we will come out from this virtual world and meet some day. Happy second anniversary to your blog!

Snakebite said...

ha ha interestingly funnily twisted

NanaDJ said...

Oldstock,

I was all set to hear the details, good opening though!
Happy anniversary, please keep on writing!

pakmat said...

..way to go, mate..:) congrats...pakmat keseorangan sekarang.,.tapi masih berdua..cheers..

Oldstock said...

Tok snake, I can be as twisted as a snake, hahaha... pun intended!

Oldstock said...

Dr Sam, insyaallah we can meet up. You do another of those blogger's gathering, I'll try to come.

Oldstock said...

NanaDJ, so next time don't believe what I say in the first instance, hehehe...

Oldstock said...

Pakmat masih berdua (bukan berduda), alhamdulillah :-)