Reunion of Roommates

My sister with Niki, me with M, Kak Nor with three of her kids, Aimi (then 5), Arif (then 3) and Aina Suraya (then 1 plus). Pix taken in the Wetlands, Putrajaya on 22 Feb 2003.

My sister with Niki, me with M, Kak Nor with three of her kids, Aimi (then 5), Arif (then 3) and Aina Suraya (then 1 plus). Pix taken in the Wetlands, Putrajaya on 22 Feb 2003.

ON THIS DATE 10 years ago, two former roommates were re-united. One was my sister and the other my next-door neighbour.

I was staying in Presint 8 Putrajaya then and one day, during our neighbourly chats, Kak Nor said I reminded her of someone. She went on to tell me of her first year roommate in Penang’s Universiti Sains Malaysia by the name of …

My mind went “OMG”, my eyes almost popped out. I exclaimed “That’s my sister!”

And so the historic meeting was arranged for the former roommates who had not seen each other since they graduated more than 10 years earlier, both married with kids now.

My sister came to Putrajaya with her daughter and got re-acquainted with Kak Nor who has four kids. The old friends caught up on old times while visiting places of interests in the administrative capital.

A small world indeed, I ended up staying next door to Kak Nor in Putrajaya who shared a room with my sister when they were both first year students in Penang!

While on the subject of roommates, I am reminded of my own roommates in UM and flatmates in UK.

Roomates & Flatmates

Left: With my first year roommate Ananthy and second year roommate Julia on the steps leading up to Block D, 7th College, UM. Pix taken 1990-91. Right: Alenka (Slovenia), Sylvia (France), Saskia (Denmark) and Roxana (UK). Pix taken in the kitchen of our 5th floor flat, Sentinel Towers, Leeds, on 24 Feb 1996.

 

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