Meeting Jinny

Jinny and me.
Photo courtesy of Jinny Wong.

Jinny and I had arranged to meet yesterday. I got back home just in time for the appointment. She is the niece of my good friend Meng Hoe ? my Scout mate during school days. How Jinny and I crossed path is a story worthy of an entry all by itself actually.

She had blogged about it here. She had just started to follow my blog and I had checked her blog on and off. When I was in Kuala Lumpur last month, I got an email from her where she recounted her experience with paralysis a few years back. We exchanged emails and chatted over the ICQ. She told her mother that she had been in contact with a certain disabled guy in Penang and it eventually dawned on them that I used to go to her grandmother?s house to hang around with Meng Hoe.

Jinny came with her parents. I have not met her mother, Meng Hoe?s elder sister, in more than two decades. That meeting really deserve a wow-factor of the highest degree. I got to rekindle acquaintanceship with an old friend and meet a new one from the same family all at the same time. Serendipity? Definitely! It is all out there in the tangled web that we all call the Internet. Look hard enough and you too may find a treasure of your own, like what Jinny and I have discovered. She had blogged about this meeting here.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

9 thoughts on “Meeting Jinny”

  1. Well, it was certainly a pleasure and a treasure to meet you, what more to re-acquaint my mom with you! The whole meeting-up and getting-to-know-you, from its first unfolding till yesterday’s rendezvous, was certainly an amazing story!

    This meeting will always hold a special place in my heart, as do you =)

  2. As the saying goes It’s a small world, oh yeah n the song …
    Kewl thanks for sharing tc

  3. ahh the powers of the almighty god, bringing people closer to each other even when they have not met each other.

    oh heylo debbie …fancy seeing you here.

    ” I got to rekindle acquaintanceship with an old friend and meet a new one from the same family all at the same time”

    i wouldn’t be surprise if somehow we are related ^^ =p (though we are through christ the lord)

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