Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Wedding weekend

In early 2011, I was involved in a construction project at UPNM in Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur. We were building a hostel for 500 students using the IBS (Industrialised Building System) method. Assisting me to supervise the site works was a petite girl by the name of Shahida Hairussalleh.

Shida, as all of us call her, stands not quite 5 feet tall but her diminutive size defy her stern attitude. I've seen her bark out instructions to some of the lazy Bangladeshi labourers and couldn't help but smile at the reaction from the workers in scurrying to carry out the required tasks. She can be tough but she's very fair. What I like most about her was her willingness to absorb knowledge. She asked me a lot of questions about engineering and construction and I would gladly share whatever I know.

We parted ways in June of last year when the project was nearly complete and I decided to return to Johor to handle other projects. A few weeks ago, Shida rang me up to invite me to her wedding. Of course I would come, I told her. I have always made it a point to attend the weddings of my subordinates, as long as the distance is reasonable and it doesn't clash with other events.

So last Sunday saw me and the missus take a drive from JB to Rawang where the bride's reception is being held, a distance of about 350km one way. Shida and her groom Amirul, were delighted that we made it. My wish to the young lady and her husband for good things to come their way in the years ahead. Selamat Pengantin Baru...

The bride was at the main table when I arrived.
Keris pahlawan menikam kalbu...
The happy couple wouldn't let us leave until this pic was taken.

8 comments:

PEES Old Boy said...

Salam Bro,

Though it has been a while since we saw each other, paras rupa masih sama macam dulu, tall, slim .... but maybe with more white hair on the side ... he,he. As for me, I think I'm quite out of shape on one side, if you know what I mean and with more white hair all over the head.

Oldstock said...

Salam Din,

The white hair has been there for some time... started in my 30's. Hey, we need to find some free time to meet up lah...

Cara Lim said...

Mr Oldstock,
Wow! to make that long tiring day journey for a wedding, you are really a gem of a friend. Salute you, man!

zafi said...

oh the udang panjat itu look alluring! hahahhaha uncle you look maintain :)

SUHAIMI ABDUL said...

Musim orang kawin sekarang Oldstock. Always delighted to read your blog entries.

Oldstock said...

Ms Cara,

Sorry for this delayed reply. To make the trip from JB to KL just for a wedding is just about manageable. Any further, I would have to pass. At this age, driving long distances is no longer enjoyable.

Oldstock said...

Zafi, don't be mislead by my looks. If you see me in person, you'll confirm that I'm old :-)

Oldstock said...

Saudara Suhaimi,

Maaf kerana lambat memberi komen balas. Thank you for taking time to read my entries. Do drop by again.