Wednesday, January 03, 2007

One More Cup Of Coffee Before I Go.

Picture uploaded by Bergen.
Here we are at a kopitiam in Sungai Bakap, sitting at a table drinking a cup of coffee as if it means something to someone for me to be here at this time when I know for sure she's probably in the kitchen preparing brunch for the family not even aware that I've made a stop at her hometown because I miss her so much that I've gotta be here.

And so this white woman with nothing to wear asks, what on earth are we doing here? Drinking coffee, luv.

It is pretty obvious, isn't it?

Yup, nothing is more obvious than you and me drinking coffee in this town, luv.

We are not putting up a night in this town, are we?

No, we are not.

One more cup of coffee before I go. And please make the time stop so I can sit forever at the table in a kopitiam in her hometown to wait for her to pass by the street in her red car so she can see that I mean to love her with everything I've got so that she will know that she means everything to me and that I ain't gonna love no one else but her.

Let's get out of this town already, says the white lady with nothing to wear. And so we get into the car to leave behind a moment too brief to even keep as a memory that I was in her hometown...


Blogger Kak Teh said...

Brief it may be, but you have documented the moment well. Happy new year Bergen.

6:12 PM  
Blogger nadya said...

:) short but well written.
...happy happy new year mr.bergen

7:43 PM  
Anonymous MsLoco said...

Wawawiiiwaa... My My wutta love... I know how dat feels like... My mom used 2 say " Tak dapat jumpa orang nya, tengok bumbung rumah jadilah"..

Perhaps these pics cud help u feel closer 2 her without having 2 travel miles...

La Dolce Vita!!!

Happy New Year...

10:38 PM  
Blogger k.d said... hurts..and the feeling of missing somebody..ooh...

Wish you well Mr.Bergen..

7:30 AM  
Blogger NBB said...

sg bakap...a place where i did locum once.

11:33 AM  
Blogger bergen said...

Kak Teh: Your comments mean the world to me, Kak Teh. Thank you, ma'am.

Nadya: Thank you, ma'am. And happy new year to you too, ma'am.

Msloco: Thank you for the addresses. I've uploaded the picture of the signage. I've gotta to thank the guy who took the picture. It was the kinda weather that captures the moment the way she captures my heart. I like that "Tak dapat jumpa orangnya, tengok bumbung rumah jadilah..." Great line. It can't sound any better in any other language.

K.D: I am born to miss her, doc. That's what life's all about, it's about not getting what you want.

Dr Nurul: How long were you there?

To everyone who dropped by for a visit, thank you all.

12:52 PM  
Blogger maklang said...

take care...

selamat tahun baru!

5:31 PM  
Blogger Ibu said...

a brief moment in time, but which reflection of the memory could last for eternity


11:28 PM  
Blogger Sayuti said...

tempat jatuh lagi dikenang, inikan pula tempat jatuh hati.

sir, i have a friend from sg bakap. now he is in miri with her wife who happened to be from terengganu.

erm... you are from terengganu, right?


2:15 AM  
Blogger podgykat said...

Bergen, I remember reading this somewhere, -"a moment lasts all of a second, but the memory lives on forever." happy memories and to many more in the making. A blessed new year!

5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bergen: As a woman, I feel bad for that "white" woman - why do you hang out with her if you have not much respect for her. I felt like you do not respect yourself too. I hope what you wrote is not true,and that this "white woman" is a figment of your imagination - she's human and I assume you are a Muslim and know better than to hang out with someone who is not your Muhrim. I don't mean to lecture you but I read lots of what you've written - you are a nice person so why you want to inflict unnecessary "sins" on yourself. Please forgive me for being harsh. Take care and may you find love in this life.

1:21 AM  
Blogger tokasid said...

Bergen: Sg Bakap is a nice little pekan with nice people around. Last visited Sg Bakap 4 years ago when my mom decided to dudok pondok there.Nice nasi kandar there. But the cendol there not as nice the one in Taiping. Did you drop by in Taiping to try the cendol and pasembor?

Happy trip bro.

1:22 PM  
Blogger bergen said...

Maklang: Good to see you, ma'am. Thank you. How's the rain in the east coast. I heard in the news today that my hometown is passable only to heavy vehicle. I also read in the news that the waves have washed the sand to unveil an interesting relic from Bukit Besi era.

Ibu: That is so true, ma'am.

Sayuti: Yes, sir I eng frong trangnung.

Podgykat: Didn't get to celebrate the new year in Kuching, maybe next year.

Anonymous: The white woman is a friend who treats me the same way I treat her. Wish it were a figment of my imagination but lonely people will only make it worse on themselves if they live on imagination. She and I, we've got no commitment, no obligation, just two lonely people who call on one another to fill in a lonely moment together. There's no need for you to feel bad about it for her or for anyone. We are responsible for our action and I am as responsible for my action as the guy who steers a derrick barge into position in a storm. I don't mean to sound non-chalant about the whole thing, ma'am, but I've taken this road and I am too far down to turn back...

To everyone who came for a visit, thank you.

1:49 PM  
Blogger bergen said...

Tokasid: Duduk pondok means, following religious classes under pondok system? No, sir, didn't stop by Taiping for the cendol and pasembor. LOL. But will certainly make a detour into Taiping next trip out, which is going to be a long time coming since I shall be leaving for Sudan anytime soon.

Thank you for visiting, sir.

1:51 PM  
Blogger podgykat said...

Yes, what a good idea,though it's kinda quiet here compared to the hustle & bustle of KL. But if that's your preference, it really is a swell place, for lots of R&R. Do holler if you're in our territory! Have a nice day.

4:13 PM  
Blogger tokasid said...

Yes mom went to pondok religious school in Sg Bakap.But it turn out that she became an unofficial Qur'an teacher to the few others there. During that time she was lonely in taiping. The two youngest children were in IPTA .The other children are 'busy' with their own lives to make a trip back to see her. So pondok was her choice for 2 years.

Have a nice trip to Sudan and do tell us about Sudan while you are there. Ambo rase mung kene bawok kepok keping banyok banyok ke Sudang. Mungking budu pong tok leh tinnga.

2:09 AM  

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