Me have a friend whom me have known him since 1989, the way we met and knew each other was rather unique: my last day in my company and his first day in the company and me had to hand over all the job to him.
Since then, we had had lunch and even dinner together cos although we were in different company but still within the same premise - The Air-Freight Centre (previously known as The Cargo Complex).
This friend, me shall call him H, was about my age and Old Beng then was a young Beng and was still single and so we 2 same kind of ABCD males (ABCD = Alligator, Buah-ya, crocodile, dinosaur) working in an industry with not many chio-bu around us (Of course la, Cargo Complex where got chio-bu?) Only got many "Ah-Qua" at Changi Point la.
Still remembered we would go for lunch together and then after our lunch we would look at girl girl although really not too many to be seen by the 2 咸湿佬; but what to do? no fish, prawn also good la; better than seeing "Ah-Qua" right?
Me and H that time quite bo-liao, some more gave nicknames to the girl girl we saw then. Wonder H still remember 独孤求败 or not? (By the nickname we gave her, you know that she was very the chio, so chio until 求败, you say la? Then there was another one called Miss 嚣张, always pulled a long face but she was indeed very swee too.
Of the few hundreds girl girl we saw then, me can only remember the above 2 chio-bu, you say jia-lat or not. In fact it was so jia-lat until me cannot tahan anymore and finally left the industry and venture else where leaving H alone to continue seeing the "Ah-Qua", ha ha ha.
Although me left Airfreight Centre, me still kept in touch with H and H has always been a nice guy and a good friend to me. Everytime me or my relative needs to move house, H will "voluntarily" (think because he bo-bian since me open my mouth asking him for help, so he LL has to help me) offers his help. Think until now, he must have helped me moved at least 3 times liao.
There was one incident which me remembered very well during my working days there in the Air Freight Centre.
Me remembered once me had an injured ankle and there were tonnes of workload thus me did not go out for lunch and asked one of my office girl to packet rice for me after she had her lunch.
When that office girl of mine came back, me saw that her both hands empty so me asked her where was the rice which me asked to packet for me.
"Ai-yo! I forget about it totally, sorry hor." And she just walked away.
In my heart, me was cursing her upside down, cos it was already past 2 pm and with my injured ankle, there's no way me gonna limp all the way to the canteen (which was in the next building) to buy my food. Tell me la, how to trust girl?
So me bo-bian telephoned H, whose office was in the same building as mine, asking him whether he had taken his lunch or maybe he was still sitting in the canteen bio-ing girl girl. But no, he was very on that day and he went back to his office immediately after his lunch.
After hearing my complain about no rice to eat, H offerred to buy me lunch. A short while later, H came up to my office with a packet of steaming hot rice and a packet of Teh-O, some more he even bought me a packet of cigarette (yeah, Young Beng was a smoker then). Me tell you ah, me only troubled him (especially he already finished his lunch and went back to his office) to packet rice for me and there he came with drinks and cigarette some more, this type of friend where to find?? * tears rolled down my cheek * (Ya ya, a little bit 夸张).
Know who H is? H is for Hero, Lau Hero 是也.
lim peh kong wan liao
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