Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Four brothers

It has really been quite hectic the past week, to the extent that I have not been able to blog for quite a while. Early last week, I was in Taiping to visit a project site. The very same evening, I drove straight down to Johor Bahru because I had a meeting scheduled in Singapore the following morning. Utterly back-breaking drive... but what to do? Better this than being idle.

Anyway, just a simple post to update my readers that I am still around. A bit tired from all that travelling, maybe... but generally not doing too bad.

I was in Singapore again on Saturday to meet up with my youngest brother at our mom's place. This brother currently works and stays in London and is en route to a business trip in Beijing. He made a stop-over in Singapore before flying back to the UK later this week, that is if the Icelandic volcano ash is no longer disrupting the European airspace.

The occasion gave the chance for mom to cook her special briyani dish for all her four sons to savour. Somehow, it just happened that none of our spouses were present and it was just the four brothers and some of mom's grandchildren. And when the ladies are not around, the guys are free to talk about anything and everything...


From L to R : Shahrin (No 4, London), Fadhil aka Oldstock (No.1, Kuala Lumpur), Zulkiflie (No.2, Singapore) and Azhar (No.3, Singapore)

12 comments:

mamasita said...

Oldstock..you and your brothers are a beautiful lot..congrats to your mom and dad my friend!

p.s. Adik bongsulah yang paling hansome!

ummi68 said...

all boys?

Pat said...

You must have had a lovely time together! And you don't look too much the worse for wear - given all that driving up and down the peninsula!!!

Pat said...

Aiyoh! No lah, Mamasita!!! Surely you mean Abang No.1, kan? ;)

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Hey Oldstock, your brothers can be mistaken as Chinese lah. Look exactly like those dodgy salesmen at the basement of Lucky Plaza shopping centre…kekeke.

And hahaha, u just can’t help yourself kan with this closing statement;

"And when the ladies are not around, the guys are free to talk about anything and everything...

I know exactly that serene blissful feeling……:)))

Cheers,

Tommy

3yearshousewife said...

Oldstock,
Muka your adik beradik lain2 la. Now I know from where your son got his Chinese looks.

Oldstock said...

mamasita,

Tq. I am also grateful that my brothers and I get along well.

Eh.. bukan kita semua hensem ke?

Oldstock said...

ummi68,

The first 4 are boys. I have a youngest sister.

Oldstock said...

Pat,

I think I hid my tiredness quite well, hehehe..

Oldstock said...

Tommy,

Good observation there about our chinese looks... both my father and mother have very fair skin. My father was a taxi driver once... to avoid passengers mistaking him for an Ah Pek, he wears a songkok haji or kopiah (white skull cap).

Talking about Lucky Plaza, I was just there last week. The place is full of pinoys and also the dodgy salesmen that you mention. And this is next door to the upmarket Tangs...

Oldstock said...

As,

Kami ni darah orang banjar :-)

pakmat said...

..no..I think you r the handsomest..in red, some more..the first is always the best..right?
..ahh..when the ladies are not around..it's serene for 30 minutes..and you'll start missing 'em..cheers..