Monday, June 23, 2008

Of Old Friends & Fond Memories

Over the weekend, a few of us had arranged to meet up as me housemate* from me Uni days was down fer a visit. Didn't quite go as planned as the Hairy Doctor (as he is known) fell off his stool at the mamak stall & got a massive bump on his arm which looked serious enough fer him to bugger off to the hospital. And this was even before a single sip of alcohol was consumed!!!

Anyways, the rest of us adjourned to the pub fer a pint or two & to catch up on old times. There we were, six old buddies who have known each other fer nigh on two decades or more. We had a fooking blast! Talking footie, taking the piss & generally racist name calling each other as we used to do when we used to meet up at least once a week fer thani sessions.

Me later pointed out to Kopite78 what a shame we don't meet up more often. While me concedes that marriage, demanding wifeys (me is not saying whose, ok), kids, fooking work, old age etc etc does takes its toll, there isn't any good reason why we couldn't meet up more regularly. Fooking hell, me hadn't seen one bloke (let's call him Stone Elephant) fer over a fooking year. What tha fook? We used to meet several times a week fer drinks. Now this Stone Elephant has even given up drinking! Oh, did me mention that Stone Elephant is Punjabi? When was the last time you met a SOBER Bai? Shit, how times have fooking changed!

Columnist Jeremy Clarkson once said its delusional to think you will keep the same friends & acquaintances forever. But why not? Especially if these friendships were forged during yer formative student years. And like any other relationships, friendships need to be worked on . . . preferably over a cold beer or two in a pub. They shouldn't be left idle & to wither.

Anyways, in view of the mishap, we are meeting me housemate again this weekend before he fooks off back to the UK & everyone has agreed to turn up (even the fong fai kay specialist Kuan fooking Tan). As the cliche goes, "no man is an island", it would be a fooking sad state of affairs if we allow some these islands to disappear from sight altogether . . .

* Me housemate is of M'sian Ceylonese descent. His wife is Irish and is currently expecting their third child. They are on a mission to breed the ultimate terrorist thru the combination of Tamil Tiger & IRA genes . . .

15 comments:

nick m said...

since the Hairy Doctor wants to make up for that missed opportunity, we get another chance to meet up. btw, we should get the Hairy Doctor a chair this time.

like i said that night, we can make it a regular arrangement as me wife suggested. Friday nights are good.
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Bernard said...

No chairs for the Clumsy Hairy One...he'll sit on the floor this time. As for it being a regular thing I'm OK with that but then once in a while we can have at at my place also with the wife & kids. No worries of there being not enough to drink...

nick m said...

lol!!! you're right. it will be safer if he's on the floor!
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Kerp (Ph.D) said...

hey, sounds great fun, minus the freaky incident.

i once had a circle of pals who made up of homies back since our childhood days. but as you said la boss, due to work and marriage commitments all of us have unwittingly drifted apart. it got so bad i didnt realise its been a year since i last met one of them, and he lives mere kilometers from my place!

now am very much with my wheelbuddies...could be due to our cacatness, but we've never had any friends as close that we treat each other like bloody brothers.

*i even did a small dedication in honouring them in my latest.

anfield devotee said...

bernard: hey, wifeys & kids are more than welcome to join in, y'know, ain't talking bout guys nite out exclusively. Just meet u every so often & keep things going la.

Nick: Great. Fridays are good fer me too.

kerp: Yeah, you should give em a shout. Am sure they'd love to hear from you, now that yer famous & all . . .

anfield devotee said...

Kuan "Fooking" Tan via skype:

"Ok la, promise I will be there . . ."

Bernard said...

Just got a work related e-mail from Kuan Tan but he signed off & I quote,
"See you Friday … dinner with hairy-man"

senorita.. said...

lol.... have a great time guys..!

and oh, i downloaded the first album in previous post. 2nd one link tak jalan

Jon-C said...

your last line totally killed me.... ultimate terrorists!!! Wahahahahahaha! Damn it i laught so hard, my collegues must be think i fooking lost the plot today.

anfield devotee said...

senorita: Just tried both. Ok what? Try again later la. Do tell us what you think.

JonC: Funny, he (ie the dad) didn't seem to think it was that funny . . . hee hee

senorita.. said...

oooiii... i cannot understand a thing... it's a messy chaos

akuani said...

well fer your sake, I hope this Friday happens minus the mishaps :))

But I agree with ya on the last few senti bits of yer post, no(wo)man is an island.

And although friends and the friendships evolve and change, there's always the comfy cozy feeling of favourite slippers with pals from the past ... newer ones are often more transitory unlike the innocences of childhood bonds...

I dunno, I'm the over stressed Road Safety campaigner at the moment ... don't see no old friends close by *ehhehe* but nonetheless - old is gold and I've what, known yer almost 15 years give or take. Way Cool!

anfield devotee said...

ani: Chill la on the road safety programme. Me knows, plenty of stupido dungus on the road but no point YOU gettig high BP over it.

Yeah man, have now known yer family fer well over a decade! Coool!

senorita: Which one did you download? From yer description, sounds like Tools of the Trade. he he . . . The chaos is part of the charm of this genre which is grindcore. But do note it is most defnitely a calculated chaos.

Kopite78 said...

It was a blast!!! It brought back some really fond memories especially with the fact that we were drinking at our old watering hole.

I was telling the wife what a blast we had...and she conceded that only men could get so much out of something so simple as sitting together over a few drinks.

Stone elephant and Don King's presence really added to the joy. It has been more than a year for me as well since I had a night out any of you guys there.

We must do this at least once a month.

anfield devotee said...

Kopite78: Nick has already said he would love to meet up regularly so long its a weekday. Me concurs. Bernard am sure no probs. Just the VVIPs Stone Elephant & bro-in-law la.

Well, if they don't want to join, we should still make it a regular thing. Once a month - last friday of the month @ Rennie's? Will call Jing Kuan as well.