Wednesday, January 21, 2009

He Who Resembled Myself

Was having my lunch today at the usual spot in Jalan Tengah. Not anywhere near to expensive restaurant, but rather at a local coffee shop for a regular meal. I had Economy Rice. While i was picking out some dishes, out of sudden i saw that kid again. A normal lad who wore a school uniform, from the primary school at the end of the road i suppose. Probably just finished his class from school, walk across the street for a lunch before going home.

Though he was just an ordinary kind of schoolboy with nothing special, there's something inside of him that caught my attention. He resembled someone that i know; someone that i once knew. He remind me of myself when i was small. I saw myself in him.

Taking a plate of rice, he looked around, trying to find something that suits his taste. He seems wanting to have a good meal, however at the same time afraid that it might be costly. I was once that age and i was too, once in his shoe.

While i was paying for my food, i said to the aunty, "I'll pay for his lunch as well".

"Your relatives?", she questioned. I shake my head a little. She continued, "...someone you know?"

"Nop. He resembled myself when i was at his age."

When the kid wanted to pay for his meal, the aunty told him that i had paid for it. He was surprised, and i walked off to begin my lunch. It wasnt much of a good deed that i've done, but i felt contented. Seeing an image of myself in him happily with a free lunch.

While in office later on...
Jessie: His lunch seems expensive leh, RM4! You already eat potato rice liau.
Me: Yea oh. I just realized that mine was twice cheaper than his, and i also got some potatoes as part of my dishes just now. LOL.

To that little kid out there... may you enjoyed your lunch as much as i do. Cheers...

7 comments:

confessions of a medical student said...

i like this post... you know, there are many little things that reminds me of my younger days.. these memories i treasure very much now.. sometimes, i do miss those good old days... oh Gosh, now i feel old..

Happy Chinese New Year DANN!

PhoeNieTam said...

did i look similar to u in your previous incarnation when u were a girl?

princessD said...

oowww..that's very kind of you...=)

Dann said...

ShinYin: Those were the days. Running around the alleys, playing hide and seek, all those after school's events. Gosh... i miss mine too. I wonder where had my friends (neighbors) are now...

Phoenie: No no, im not going to give you a treat. Where's the meal that you owe me? Just kidding... =P

Keavie: Thanks. It feels warm when i saw that kid smiling happily walking home with his meal. Guess i made his day.

Shu said...

Didn't know that you are so nice and sweet. =)

I once had a plate of nasi kandar for RM8. I was wearing school uniform but nobody paid for me. Sob.

But who cares. I want to eat chicken, mutton and prawns ma. =P

Joyce said...

.... shu u dam ghai.. eat so god damn much LOL wtf.

anyway, HL, it says what what comes around goes around. one good deed deserves another. hope by this good deed u did, it will bring about many more good deeds. ^^

economy is bad last year end, and will continue to worsen in the year of the ox. keep faith! i'm sure all of us will pull through (though i'm not working yet >.<)
i'm hoping aussie dollar will continue to stay down becoz that will bring my tuition fees down too! lol

Dann said...

Shu: Hehee, thanks. Your meal, thats alot. Prawn is one of the items i WILL NOT take when im having nasi kandar. Freaking expensive leh...

Joyce: Hahaa, during that lunch, another economy rice seller (different stall), gave us free Kiam Chai Boay. I guess thats karma.

Hope the economy doesnt get too worse...