Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Low Profile Kinda Folk


No need to hold on to my arms as if you're not going to let it go come what may; walking into a restaurant close to midnight after feeling kinda hungry being together in the room of a nice hotel overlooking the water fountain in the very heart of Jakarta. Middle age folk like us can't be seen walking too close to each other as if we are conjoined at the chest, feeling so much in love that those around us don't matter. Middle age folk like us usually walk kinda further away from each other, not talking to each other all that much at the table but that's not what I mean. I don't feel too comfortable walking this close with you into a restaurant giving folks the impression that we've just discovered love and the rest of the world can very much go on its business while we walk about as if you are the new middle age Juliet and I am the new middle age Romeo.
We shouldn't be seen to be too in love in public to be walking too close to each other that I gotta calculate every step to avoid stepping on your toes that could could do serious damage to you. No, neither am I saying that we should be walking two miles apart from each other. Let's just walk at a comfortable distance married folk our age normally do. Yes you can hold my hand and squeeze it a little but that's about all we should be doing in public at this hour of the night.
A low profile kinda guy like me really hate attention especially this hour of night when folk with extra imagination will start to paint all kinda stories about us being out this late in this here restaurant in this here hotel. The last thing I want is to give 'em the impression that we are middle age lovers on a weekend of sin whereas you and I know we are as married as a middle age married couple can get except that we just got married last month but that doesn't give us the right to behave as if we are in our early 20s.

14 Comments:

Blogger Sharifah Rashidah bt. Syed Ahmad said...

Dear Pak Bergen sir,

I think its because she loves you too much....that she just couldn't help it.

2:37 PM  
Anonymous Fi-sha said...

Salaam

Dear Sir

I too just got married - in fact a day after yours :) and with that gives me reasonable understanding of why the need to hold on to our beloved husband. It is never about trying to show off to others that we are madly, deeply in love. Trust me, after being besotted to the man of our life, the world out there seems such a scary place that we need you to protect us from those looks strangers give towards us, as if they didnt know that we are TAKEN? So, please Sir, be gentle and just hold her hand :)

Selamat Pengantin Baru to you both. Godbless

3:55 PM  
Blogger Bergen said...

Sharifah Rashidah bt Syed Ahmad: I am a lucky guy.

Fisha: Thank you, ma'am, for this. Now I understand and see things different.

6:40 PM  
Blogger nadya.s said...

tahniah Pak Berg n wifey.. you found love and she love you very much!

:D

4:49 PM  
Blogger Brown-eyed Girl said...

oh I was late in congratulating you! Mabrouk Ya Shaykh!
Baraka Allahu Lakuma wa Baraka alikuma
Wa jamaah baina kuma fee khair.

Semoga bercinta hingga ke Jannah!

10:25 AM  
Blogger Brown-eyed Girl said...

Oh I certainly am late in congratulating you..Mabrouk Ya Shaykh!

Baraka Allahu Lakuma wa Baraka alikuma
Wa jamaah baina kuma fee khair.

semoga bercinta hingga ke Jannah!

10:25 AM  
Blogger Nazrah Leopolis said...

Out of the blue...I thought of you...I hope that you are keeping well. Very happy to learn about the new milestone in your life. Many congratulations. Alf mabrook.

I no longer blog, hence the disappearance. I am a facebook rodent offlate.

My salaam...and God speed.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Nazrah Leopolis said...

Out of the blue...I thought of you...I hope that you are keeping well. Very happy to learn about the new milestone in your life. Many congratulations. Alf mabrook.

I no longer blog, hence the disappearance. I am a facebook rodent offlate.

My salaam...and God speed.

1:33 PM  
Blogger dee3 said...

On another note:
YAY! you've found heaven!

(Quote):
If I ever get to heaven, all I want is someone just like you.
(Unquote)

More YAYs in store!

12:29 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

Hello Bergen,

My Goodness, Bergen. I've been absence from reading your blog for many years now.

Haha! Finally, I can relate the blog to a face and you are married now. Wow!

Congratulations!!!! So happy for you. May you have many years of happiness and a blessed life together. Amin...

8:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As salam Tuan Bergen,

Alhamdulillah n Congratulations on ur marriage. Wishing u happiness always. :)

Noni anak Pak Samad

9:29 AM  
Blogger Mek Na said...

congratulations! happy to know that you are now have someone who will always by your side :)

9:22 PM  
Blogger IBU said...

If my Ayah says/writes like this to/for me... Oh...I'll be so broken hearted. Not that I walk any closer ... but just the sheer fact that .... it feels like what matters to others (who are watching) matter more than what matters to his other half...

Uwaaa....

Rahul...rahul.... where r u ....

p/s yes, don't have to understand women. Just cherish 'em.

11:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi I think u r unique!

1:55 PM  

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