my brother joseph and i have had two families. the first one… well let’s just say it didn’t work out too well. but over the years, we made ourselves a new one. and it was to this family, all of you, that his heart really belonged. you see, a family is something that joseph and i needed. it offers protection from the outside world. a world that never understood or appreciated what makes us different. there are others like us out there, in the shadows, in the light. each grasping for a meaning in a world that won’t accept them for who they really are. they, like us are blessed, gifted with extraordinary abilities. and they like us, struggle with finding their place in an ordinary world. haunted by their past from those who would harm them and keep them from their destiny. every one of them deserves a chance to be who they really are. but to what end? for what purpose? here in this place, we offer salvation. we offer hope, we offer redemption. and one by one, they will come to our side, to our family. and they will find their way home. and all who have gathered, will be strong. and all who have gathered, will stand in unison. i say it’s time we found our way back home again. find your way home, brother. ~ heroes [season 4]

i regret to report that last weekend was not any more relexing than the one before. estaba muy loco. what was just supposed to be a couple of fun filled activities turned into a carnival of things all parading itself before me one after another after another. it seriously did not help that everything happened at the furthest opposite ends of klang valley – and can someone please tell me why in heaven’s blessed name is there so many people out and about on both saturday and sunday, jamming up every road i had to be on?!

let’s see, there was that photog forum thing on saturday and after that, terus a wedding to attend. you have no idea how hard it was figuring out what to wear that day. it had to be artsy enough for a gathering of photogs, and classy enough to go for kenduri at boss punya rumah petang tu jugak.

i had that absolute most difficult time with shoes. you see, i found this kurti which suited the dress code for both events tapi it is the time that unmistakably demands heels yang tinggi. no way am i doing that for the photo event and i had real fear of falling over them at the majlis kenduri. i mean, a kenduri with all these people would be the ultimate worst time to trip and fall because everyone is being all fancy shmancy and there i would be lying on the grass between chairs and tablecloth and whatever i would be happen to be eating at that time.

no, it did not happen. just in case you asked. i was on minimum movement mode throughout the entire party. and i wore flats to the photog event. sorry SL. takde gambar :P

and along came sunday. and sunday was just deceiving. you see, sunday was just supposed to be a relaxing family lunch gathering – and nothing else. and then – well, i know it is not their fault and i really am not blaming them – i found out that HY’s dad passed away and i went straight from bangi to cheras for the wake.

and after all that, when i am driving home, one more news came about another death of the grandma of a very dear friend. poh poh never spoke any english but i have known her for years and years all through my high school. she’s an inspiration. the last time i met her was late last year. and so i was there at her wake too, sampai malam

so let’s see. one photog event. one family lunch. one wedding and two funerals. i say we make a movie out of my life.

2 thoughts on “my brother joseph and i have had two families. the first one… well let’s just say it didn’t work out too well. but over the years, we made ourselves a new one. and it was to this family, all of you, that his heart really belonged. you see, a family is something that joseph and i needed. it offers protection from the outside world. a world that never understood or appreciated what makes us different. there are others like us out there, in the shadows, in the light. each grasping for a meaning in a world that won’t accept them for who they really are. they, like us are blessed, gifted with extraordinary abilities. and they like us, struggle with finding their place in an ordinary world. haunted by their past from those who would harm them and keep them from their destiny. every one of them deserves a chance to be who they really are. but to what end? for what purpose? here in this place, we offer salvation. we offer hope, we offer redemption. and one by one, they will come to our side, to our family. and they will find their way home. and all who have gathered, will be strong. and all who have gathered, will stand in unison. i say it’s time we found our way back home again. find your way home, brother. ~ heroes [season 4]

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