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Thursday, 27 December 2007

Oh what a twist!

I know in my previous posting I said I’d be telling more about Lin later after I meet up with her.

Well, no, I haven’t met her yet. But I can’t wait until I meet her to give you some updates. So, here goes…

When I got some basic info about Lin during our first telephone conversation, things didn’t quite register. I just took note of the info given, that’s it. My thought then was that I’d be getting more info about her when we meet face to face.

But after a while, the bells started ringing. No, not Christmas bells.

I began to link one story to another, and somehow the pieces seem to fit in very well.

Lin has 6 children? Ah, rings a bell! I’ve heard about one particular guy with 6 children.

Lin’s eldest child is 20 years old and the youngest is 10? Ah, rings a bell! This other guy also has children about the same age.

Lin and her husband are separated? Ah, rings a bell again! This other guy and his wife too are separated.

Lin stays in this particular town? Ah, rings yet another bell! This other guy too is from that very same town!

Lin’s husband works at a particular government agency? Aha!! Rings the bell yet again! This other guy works at a particular government agency too.

So when I went to my NGO center today, I took out the “Buddies Not Required” file. The file consists of contact reports of clients we meet during our HIV clinic duty; but these clients are not assigned any buddies to them as they themselves specified they didn’t want a buddy.

I browsed through the file, looking for info on the guy whom I thought would fit the above description. I couldn’t find it in the 2007 file, so I browsed through the 2006 file instead. I still couldn’t find his info, but instead I found Lin’s first contact report.

Lin’s contact report was dated August 2006. The report showed she was still with her husband then and even the address given was different than her current address (but still in the same town). She wasn’t prepared to be assigned a buddy then and so she requested that she’d call us when she’s up to it. I wasn’t on duty during that clinic but my colleagues who were on duty thought she’d feel more comfortable talking to me, so they gave her my phone number.

Hmmm… it took her more than a year to make that call.

Anyway, as I looked down further that contact report which had the column of spouse’s particulars, I saw the name of her husband… and yep, my suspicion was confirmed, this is the very same guy!!

OK, what’s so interesting about that?

Well, for your information, Lin’s husband (or ex-husband, am still not too sure) is…

Jeng! Jeng! Jeng!

Ready for this?




M R. D A R L I N G !!!


Actually I’ve never met Mr. Darling. But Yah was the one who has been telling me about him… his job… his children… his wife who left him… where he stays… So when Lin told me about her husband, somehow after a while it occurred to me that the story sounded so similar. And the husband's name in Lin's contact report confirmed that this is the very same person.

Oh what a twist on Pi’s Twist! This is beginning to sound like a Hindi movie! Just when I thought Mr. Darling’s story would end soon, the plot suddenly thickens!!

Hmmm… maybe I should just quit my office job and start writing movie scripts instead…

Oh wait, wait… maybe I should just play dumb and introduce Lin and Yah to each other without telling them about each other’s “link” with Mr. Darling. Let them find out for themselves. That would make my script more interesting… MUAHAHAHA!!!

Seriously, with both Lin and Yah becoming my clients now, there is always a possibility that they will meet each other in the near future. Then maybe Yah can come to her senses and realize what type of a person Mr. Darling really is.

But then again, maybe not… what if the scene turns ugly?

Oh dear me! I wouldn’t want to be caught in that scene.

I guess we will just have to wait and see…

41 comments:

Zawi said...

Pi,
The suspense is getting higher. When is the next instalment? Can't wait to read the next one.

Anonymous said...

aiyyoyo k.pi...ini baru betul drama melayu and hindustan!!! heheheheh.....kita nantikan episod seterusnya....exlusive only in...Pi's Twist....jeng jeng jeng....
-niasulaiman-

Nightwing said...

Hi Kak Pi,

As i was reading it, i had a feeling it has connection to Mr Darling and it turns out i was right.

The world is indeed a small place.

But again, sometimes it is probably part God's plan...placing people for you to meet and to help.

As for the movie part....better start penning the script...:)

Rita Ho said...

Pi ... even some of Hollywood's best could not have come up with a better twist for the adaptation of Yah's life story! Can I be apply to be in your pool of assistant script-writers, please??

Seriously though, this guy must be quite the charmer/looker to be a double-darling!

I too can't wait for what happens next. :)

Pi Bani said...

Zawi:
Next instalment? Next year lah kot... :)

Niasulaiman:
This is hollywood, bollywood and mollywood combined!! (mollywood tu cerita melayu le...)

Pi Bani said...

Nightwing:
So you guessed it had something to do with Mr D, eh? Well, Yah seems to be the hot topic of late and Mr D is one of the few guys ever mentioned in my blog kan?

Start penning the script? It will be a long one lah...

Rita:
Can, can! You can join the pool of assistant script writers! Just go through my blog and write scripts based on the stories I've posted! ;)

I haven't personally met this guy, so I don't know how much of a charmer he is. One thing for sure, he may still be a darling to Yah, but Lin doesn't consider him a darling anymore! Now he's the dalang instead - causing her to be infected with HIV.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kak Pi,

This is even better than the TV 3 SPA Q...hahaha

Puteri said...

Pi,

The plot has thickened so much that it has become as thick as kuih bakul! Heheh!

Introduce the two ladies to each other, sure meletup that thick plot! Kekeke.

Pi Bani said...

Anonymous 12.38pm:
The one on TV3 is Spa Q. This one is Spa P... ;)

Puteri:
Actually I'm tempted to introduce them both. But a bit concerned kot nanti meletup in a HUGE blast!

BOOM!!!

Hi&Lo said...

Pi,

This is a blockbuster.

Pi Bani said...

Hi&lo:
You want to be the producer? :)

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

sonnovagun, why am i the last to know this??

seems like the twist is more real than any lame reality shows. and the script is way better than some dramas and b-grade soap operas.

real casanova this barger. lets teach him a lesson. i say lets introduce them but you must not mention anything about him. let them find out themselves...

i'm joining you kak Pi...Muahahahahahahhha...

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Kak Pi,

Your blog 'wataks' is becoming like some Hindi movie adi! Or maybe some telenovela! Adoi...mr Darling ni sounds like bad news lar...Haih...

PrincessJournals said...

suspense sungguh plot real-life ni ye Pi. macam tau2 aje nak keluar dlm pi's twist. ;)
Anyways, since i doubt id be updating my blog anytime before year end, heres wishing u a very Prosperous New Year and May Allah bless u for all tht uv done. *hugs*

Anonymous said...

Dear Pi,
You have beautiful version of the stories and I feel it is right from your beautiful heart..... keep going.
Anyway life is short, let make it sweet even though there are many obstacles on the way.....

Pi Bani said...

Kerp:
Aiseh, you missed the tayangan perdana... kesiaaan... lambat sampai panggung, lambatlah tau cerita... :)

Sabar, sabar... the time will come for the ladies to meet. Tapi kena slow and steady lah. Tak naklah nampak macam eager sangat I nak introduce them. They may get suspicious!

Daphne:
Yep, already like Hindi movie. I wonder who would be kind enough to write the background music to make it more interesting... ;)

Pi Bani said...

Princessjournals:
Tu lah dia... nama blog pun Pi's Twist... macam-macam twist pulak ceritanya.

And yeah, wishing you a great year ahead!

Anonymous 10.44am:
I write the stories the way I see it... macam title of this bloglah - The Way I See Things.

Anyway, there will always be obstacles in whatever that we do, so yep, we just have to make the best of it.

maria a samad (kak ton) said...

Pi,
So ironic. Nama blog "Pi's Twist". Cerita puna ada twist. Ayoh, sikit punya suspense.

Ini dikatakan syoka-lingam. Syok sangat baca cerita and cant wait for the next segment...better than Drama Minggu Ini.

IBU said...

Kak Pi !!!!

Told you, this one deserves a slot in kisah benar. But hey... it's no longer kisah benar now. Blockbuster thriller! But...but... careful la ye. Jgn sampai jadi "alien vs predator".

hehehe... can't help it but i'm imagining you with twisted braided hair ala-ala angelia jolie(tomb raider) as the she-warrior". o-la-la.... :)

Pi Bani said...

Kak Ton:
Syoka-lingam? Ha, ye lah tu, ni kira macam I tayang 6 minutes of the video first, the rest of the video kena tunggu dulu... ;)

Sabar, sabar... I sendiri tak tau when the next segment will be.

Ibu:
Slot kisah benar tak cukup lah nak masukkan cerita Yah ni... panjang bebenor. Lebih sesuai Hindi movie slot. Scene yang nyanyi-nyanyi naik bukit turun bukit tu ganti dengan scene Yah pergi karaoke... :)

Me with twisted braided hair ala Angelina Jolie? My hair not twisted lah, only my mind is. Me no she-warrior. Me she-worrier... aiyoh...

ms hart said...

Kak Pi,

You are THE storyteller lah!! memang suspense, memang gempak...but to tell you the truth, paling best is the heroin's name....until now I still tersenyum teringat nama Yah Ah Ngau!!! It's so Kak Pi to come up with that kind of twist!!! ha ha ha

Pi Bani said...

Ms Hart:
It's so me to come up with such twist? Oh, kira I ni kaki putar lah ek?

Eloklah tu, sesuailah dengan title of this blog... hehehe...

Queen Of The House said...

I bet you never imagined in the first place that your volunteering could lead to a role of entertaining - entertaining us with this mollywood plot! This story really takes the cake! Be careful not to be in the middle when/if the bomb meletup!!

Akmal said...

Kak Pi,
Ok, this is getting more and more suspense. I can feel the atmosphere here, I can feel my heart beating faster, I am starting to imagining the nexr scene... This Mr.D story over here gonna blow!

Pi Bani said...

QOTH:
In the first place when I started volunteering I never ever thought I'd blog about it! And when I started blogging it was more to expose to the public the trials and tribulations of the PLWHAs. But no, I never thought the exposure would include a mollywood plot!!

Akmal:
Should I start warning those with hypertension and heart problems to take precautionary measures when reading my blog? ;)

winniethepooh said...

aiyo, such an ironcy situation, meet or not meet, tell or not tell..how the story progress will depend on ur next move Pi Bani!

Pi Bani said...

Winnie:
MY next move?? Aiya, now you're making it sound like I'm playing a chess game...

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

yay! i wasnt the last to know..

hehehehhhehe...

Rita Ho said...

Woohoo! I beat Kerp to the twist by 7 hours 37 minutes! Hahahhaha ..

Pi Bani said...

Kerp/Rita:
Oii... you two got nothing better to do ka?? Yennama!!

Azian Hasan said...

Hi,
Suspend nyer...tak sabo nak dengar penyudahnya.Dramatic giler...harap-harap, endingnya happy ever after..boleh ke?

Pi Bani said...

azian hasan:
Cerita-cerita dalam Pi's Twist ni payah nak jumpa ending, until hero/heroin mati. Itupun tak tentu. Kadang-kadang hero/heroin dah mati pun masih ada lagi plot-plot selanjutnya...

Kira macam telenovela lah... cuma bezanya yang ni teleberjela... ;)

Adoi, amende lah Pi ni. Lepas satu, satu, perkataan baru timbul. Mollywood lah... teleberjela lah... Nasib baik I tak kerja kat DBP kan?

Nani, Cheras said...

Kak Pi,

As much as we are all in suspemse but we also do not want Yah to be another victim like Lin (or just my opinion).

Getting Yah to meet Lin, I think, would be a better solution to get rid of the irresponsible Mr D from their system.

Regards.

Nani Cheras KL

Raden Galoh said...

Akak..everybody had said it. It's becoming so suspense ni...(macam dok dpn TV tp ada iklan lak tgh show...) kalah cerita korea, filipino or Indon la Kak...

By the way, Happy new year semoga rahmat Allah melimpahi kehidupan kita...aminnn...

Take care.

Pi Bani said...

Nani:
Problem now is bukan Mr. D still trying to kacau Yah. In fact he is avoiding her already. Yah sendiri yang terhegeh-hegeh nak cari dia juga. But yes, hopefully, if she gets to know Lin, she'd try her best to get Mr. D out of her mind for good!

Raden Galoh:
Ni dah bukan setakat iklan lagi... lama lagi nak tau penyambung ceritanya sebab storyteller sendiri belum tau what happens next!! Paling cepat tahun depan baru tau... tapi besok dah tahun depan le... :)

May we all have a blessed year ahead!

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

it was morning there in seattle when Kak Pi posted this entry. not fair. aunty rita cheated!!

muahahahaaa...

Pi Bani said...

Kerp:
Eii... mamat sorang ni le... aku TWIST telinga tu kang baru tau!! Macam bebudak le pulak...

Rita Ho said...

Kerp,Kerp,Kerp ... that is not cheating-leh. It's called good timing. Haha! Cheating is what Mr Darling did to Lin, likely driving Pi further up the wall with Yah soon. But she is a tough cookie and will see the humour in the twist when it explodes. :)

Rita Ho said...

Haha ... luckily I am 8000 miles away. My telinga is safe!

Today is last day of 2007, I will be good.

Pi Bani said...

Rita:
Can I twist your telinga via Facebook's superpoke? :)

Rita Ho said...

Yes, Pi. Let me install SP first. Haha ..