When “Hooking Up” Can Be A Bone Of Contention…

I’m on a long leave till the New Year. Nothing of glaring significance have occured since the last entry other than me and the wife would like to take this opportunity to thank my dear bro, Nizam and his wife, sis Ian, for taking the trouble to get Syahindah a lovely gift for her birthday. A nice surprise and definitely one that the little one would cherish when she understands how to play it in due time. She’s not feeling well at the moment to even play her other toys as she’s down with a virus that’s making her vomit and having diarrhoea. This is the first time she’s feeling lifeless and subdued when she’s not feeling well and it’s giving both of us sleepless nights having to tend to her.



Anyway, the title above is a rant I’m about to make as I feel that someone is making a mountain out of a molehill and I’m sure most of you would agree that it’s just plain stupid and petty. I assume most of us have hopped onto the Facebook bandwagon by now. And when you’ve successfully added someone, he or she would edit details on how you two met over the course of your lives. One of my recently added contacts was pissed off when I edited details on how we met i.e. “We hooked up because we were neighbours…” I thought it was a harmless enough line which had no distinctive bearing whatsoever but it has proved to be the source of this person’s anger somehow when she sent me a note on my SuperWall for the world to see saying “Why did you write the details of us knowing each other as “we hooked up and that it went down in 1998”??? we NEVER DID – god forbid!!!! seriously, stop creating lies…” and she ended off by saying, “You were just my annoying little neighbour. that is it! jeez…

Well to correct her apparent myopia, I had actually typed 1988 instead of 1998. That was the year I got to know her brother who became my neighbourhood play mate. Jogging my memory back, I don’t think I’ve ever played any practical jokes for her to classify me as “annoying“. Looking through my list of Facebook contacts, I have quite a few friends, male and female, whom I’ve put as “We hooked up through blogging” or “We hooked up through AnakMelayu.com” for example. Does that mean every female I “hooked up” with used to be my girlfriend??? And does “hooking up” with guy friends make me a bisexual or having an attraction for “one-eyed sausages“??? Maybe my grasp of the English language is not on par with someone who has already being immersed with the life and culture of living in a Caucasian country. Saying that I “created lies” is quite a big statement to put for the public to see when people who know me well knows how I pride myself to be an honest and trustworthy person…

This is just dumb and downright petty. In our ensuing tete-a-tete through private messaging, she said she felt embarrassed knowing her friends would know blah blah blah when there was nothing between us. Of course there was nothing between us, why the pettiness over something so trivial then??? I don’t think it would have any adverse effects anyway. I guess studying and subsequently living abroad can transform a person overnight.

Out of respect, she’s already off my list. I don’t need friends like that who don’t value friendship and being extremely vile over a small matter. Embarrassed over something so trivial is just plain silly. She’s not even a great personality or a celebrity in the first place to have such feelings. Imagine what being one would do to her. Well this “annoying” person is bloody annoyed by this episode… 

Author: Pujangga Malam™

Well-known on RIA 89.7FM as a controversial and sensational critic able to invoke thought-provoking and sometimes, fiery responses from fellow listeners. Have since evolved into a distinguished blogger of reputable claim with takes on the Malay entertainment industry and football-related matters. Brutally honest and believes in only reporting the truth as I see, hear or experience it. Self-styled critic who does not mince his words and is definitely a non-conformist.

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