THEY WILL ASK thee as to what they should spend on others. Say: "Whatever of your wealth you spend shall [first] be for your parents, and for the near of kin, and the orphans, and the needy, and the wayfarer; and whatever good you do, verily, God has full knowledge thereof." - Al-Baqarah (2:215)

Monday, 27 April 2009

This and that...

As mentioned in my previous posting, I was going to Putrajaya on Sunday 26th April.

Since my function was to start at 3 pm, I promised to meet up with Raden Galoh in the morning, at our usual meeting place, as she mentioned in her blog posting here. And yes, of course, I got myself a signed copy of her book, Kanser Payudaraku.

Then off I went for the launching of my alumni’s own building in Putrajaya.

What I’d like to bring up is about the motorist who was tailing me at the PLUS highway on my way back to Ipoh. It was somewhere along the Tanjung Malim stretch when suddenly there was this Mat Motor tailing my car. Yep, right behind my car. I was driving at the speed limit of 110 km/h and this mamat followed at exactly the same speed. The distance of his motorbike and my car, at that speed, was simply too close for comfort. If I had suddenly slammed on my brakes, he was sure to crash into the back of my car, with an impact that could be fatal.

I stepped on the gas to increase the speed of my car, with the hope of furthering the distance between my car and his motorbike, but every time I increased my speed, he did the same; and every time I slowed down, he did the same too. I got to the right lane to overtake another vehicle, he did the same. I went back to the left lane, he did the same. Sheesh! Kurang asam punya mamat! Although I didn’t get the “jantung berdebar” feeling I’d usually get when there’s trouble ahead, I was still extra alert nonetheless, just in case this mamat was up to no good.

Just as we were approaching Tapah R&R where I was going to stop for Maghrib, we overtook somebody else who was riding a motorbike at a rather slow pace. It was then that this Mat Motor who was tailing me suddenly slowed down to the same pace as this other motorist.

This other motorist happened to be a young lady riding alone.

Wonder what the Mat Motor had in mind when he tailed right behind my car and then when he suddenly slowed down to follow the pace of the woman on the motorbike?

I don’t know what happened thereafter because he soon got out of my sight.


Yah called me while I was in my office this morning. She wanted to know if there are any orphanages in Ipoh that would accept both girls and boys. She said if she sends Abang Chik to a boys orphanage while his sisters are in another orphanage which takes in only girls, chances are Abang Chik would want out soon.

Huh? Now she wants to send Abang Chik to an orphanage too? Aduuh, when others would do anything to have their children staying with them, Yah seem to be sending one by one of her children to orphanages. I asked her why she wanted to do this, her only answer was, “Tak tau lah kak, tengah banyak masalah ni” – without mentioning what the problem was. What about her youngest daughter who’d be 3 years old this year? “Yang tu tok dia tak bagi. Dia nak bela sendiri.

Frankly, I don’t know what Yah’s problem really is. Seems to me she’s having problem with her own parents. Last time she was the one who refused to let her in-laws take her kids away from her. Now she wants to send the children away to orphanages.

Then she asked me if I knew of any homes for single mothers she could seek shelter from.

Aduuuh… tak habis-habis problem lah perempuan sorang ni! For the children's sake, I will have to arrange to meet up with Yah soon to discuss things. Maybe it is indeed better for the children to stay in orphanages rather than with Yah.


mamasita said...

I syak motorist tu nak ngurat you Pi!
Tapi dia nampak you macam nak kungfu dia so dia tukar pikiran and kejar motorist yang sorang lagi.
I hope that lady pulak karate-chop dia habis2! hahaha

Ahhh.. sad to hear Yah's problems..ibu mana tak sayang anak2 dia.Must be quite excruciating for her to come to such measures!

david santos said...

Hi, Pi Bani!
Have a nice week!

Salt N Turmeric said...

Pi, i hope the lady riding the bike tu is safe and that mamat motor tu kalau dia ada niat jahat, biarlah dia jatuh motor and dilanggar lori. :P

Abt Yah tu, masalah dia ialah dia gatal ..... I too hope you can find a nice orphanage for the kids. It is better for them to live in an orphanage than living with a mom who doesn't even want them.

Pi Bani said...

Manalah I reti kungfu-kungfu ni semua. Yong tau fu I tau le!

As for Yah, she has a history of saja cari masalah. Those who had been following my blog dari awal memang ramai yang dah naik tension dengan Yah ni. Tengoklah nanti macam mana.

Pi Bani said...

Hey, thanks for dropping by from time to time. You have a great week too!

Pi Bani said...

Tak payah le sampai kena langgar lori. Dapat motor dia rosak tak leh jalan pun ok dah. ;)

I know you are one of those yang dah naik fed-up dengan Yah punya pe'el. Her 2 daughters are doing quite well in school despite what they have to go through. I hope perangai Yah tak berjangkit kat depa.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

eh, i tak pernah fedup dengan Cik Yah kita. her colourful character makes your entries even more interesting. apa kata korek lagi cite from her? hehehe...

btw, the only reason i didnt show up that morning is due to the premise's wheelchair inaccessibility. a bit too lofty to wheel up. but dont tell kak D, nanti dia serba salah pulak.

Pi Bani said...

I memang nak kena korek lagi cerita from Yah. I will only help her if she tells me what exactly her problem is.

Anyway, takut Kak D serba salah apanya pulak? She was the one who told me that you couldn't make it bcos the place was not wheelchair friendly.

ray said...

Komen Pak Malim, kucing ray yg alim.

Pak Malim demam, dia tak tahu hari ni hari apa, kata girlfren nya si Minah Terpa. Pi, dah balik Ipoh dah ke? kata Pak Malim sambil memeluk ungka.

Pi Bani said...

Pak Malim,
Ya, saya dah balik Ipoh, kata Pi Bani yang kepoh. Kesian Pak Malim demam, jangan lupa makan ubat, kata Pi Bani sambil makan tauhu sumbat.

Raden Galoh said...

Kak...Mula baca berdeabar-debar..wishing jangan something tak elok berlaku pada kakakku ini... alhamdulillah lega bila mamat motor tu tail motorist lain...

Nak tumpang lalu sikit kak...

Kerpie... Akak boleh baca apa yg you think lah bro..lg pulak apa yang you rasa... kita ni blum ada rezeki nak jumpa je dik... ada tu InsyaAllah... buku you dah stand by ni...siap sign pun...hahaha

Pi Bani said...

I memang legalah when he stopped tailing me, but I really wonder what happened to the other female motorist. Harap-harap ok lah dia.

As for Kerp, takpe, lain kali kalau dia nak join, kita cari venue yang lebih Kerp-friendly. Kat The Kerp ke... (The Curve le tu)

Kak Teh said...

Pi Bani, apakah hajat dan niat mat motor tu??? Sungguh menggerunkan. I pernah baca kisah macam ni - biasa terjadi dengan akibat yang sungguh menakutkan. Alhamdulillah you okay.and i hope the other lady pun okay.

Pi Bani said...

I pun tak tau lah apa hajat mat motor tu but I do hope the other lady was ok. Even if the guy saja suka-suka, silap gaya mau accident dibuatnya.

sherry said...


Agaknya mat motor tu sajer-sajer nak buli u..dia dah perasan u menyedari gelagat dia..makin eksyen lah nak buli tu..ingat driver pompuan takleh cilok ka ..hahah..i boleh jadi samseng jalanraya kalu macam ni.

Pi Bani said...

Saja-saja nak buli... silap haribulan kalau I brake mengejut, dia juga yang teruk. I tak risau kot mat motor tu cedera, I risau kereta I remuk je... hehehe...

Kak Ezza@makcik Blogger said...

Pi Bani..

lain kali klau di ekori oleh mat motor macam ni..buat emergency brake jer..biar dia menjajar nak jatuh..hehehe..lain kali call rakan cop...

have bice weekend!

Pi Bani said...

Kak Ezza@makcik Blogger,
Ish, tak nak lah buat emergency brake... kalau dia jatuh je takpe - lantak dia lah patah kaki ke apa. At that speed and distance, chances are greater that dia langgar kereta I dari belakang... nanti I juga yang susah nak repair kereta! Lagipun I was not so desperate yet. Kalau dah desperate tu lain bab lah, have to take desperate measures.