One Night In Penang

Back in Penang but only for two days to attend the Charter 2000-Aliran National Roundtable Discussion on “Internet Media in Malaysia: Problems and Prospects” on Saturday. Wuan accompanied me to Kuala Lumpur City Air Terminal at Sentral. Met Jaime at the Malaysia Airlines check-in counter. She was going to Australia for work. While waiting for my flight at KLIA, Sandy called out to me. It was a coincidence that Sandy, her companion Doug (I hope I got your name correct) and I were taking the same flight to Penang and will be attending the same rountable discussion tomorrow.

Bryan and Reallybites picked me up from the airport for lunch at a Japanese restaurant in Sungai Nibong. After that, we proceeded to Queens Bay Mall for some window shopping. Although most of the shops were not opened for business yet, it was crowded. Bryan left us at around 4pm. Reallybites and I hung around at the mall to have dinner with KS who joined us after work. He is one lucky fellow who gets to travel all over the world for work. He even gave me a brief lecture on fabrics and the cost of making a long sleeved shirt. Even at 70% discount, there is still a profit to be made.

Looks like today is a day of unexpected meetings and rekindling of friendships. I got to meet people I do not ususally get to meet routinely. This is one of those more fruitful days. A little hectic, a little tiring, but worth all the effort and time. I certainly would not mind more of such days. Friends are one of the joys of life. Mine definitely are. The time spent with them are the gems that fill up my treasure chest with precious memories.

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.

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