Saturday, April 02, 2005

Good Night Mr MD

I remembered most vividly the walk with you from the hotel lobby to Shooks. There was only the slightest of drizzle, but you insisted on taking the umbrella along. For the full three minutes, our world was confined within the tiny zone beneath the coverage. You casually wrapped your arms around my back, hand landing on my shoulder. You had the umbrella inclined towards me, and I had to come closer to try and keep you dry too. And then I caught your Men 212 again.

I thought I noticed a Caucasian lady glancing our way, and then quickly looked away. You didn't seem to mind at all, perhaps the thought of being 333km down south (away from the 3,000 odd employees in your plant) was comforting enough.

Dinner's conversation revolved around your life stories, your life philosophies and in particular your gradual climb up the corporate ladder, as you pinched slices of meat that I had cut out from the outrageously large chunk of steak on my plate. Sorry I stopped you from talking a few times, I needed my appetite if I were to keep my promise of finishing my dinner, and the fact that I was loosing it (listening to someone who sounded very close to my manager) was not helping.

But thank goodness you did not sound like him when we were in bed.

You showed me your name card (even though I had not, in any occasions at all, doubted your words), and then the new LV wallet that you got just in the afternoon (I was struggling to find the coins compartment and the logo, but only saw an extensive collection of credit cards in various shades of gold and platinum), and then you went on to share with me a step-by-step instructions on assembling a HGA (used in all magnetic disk storage technology). I had to stop you from telling me your monthly salary.

I waited at the sofa while you went to the desk to get my parking ticket chopped. I thought you felt uncomfortable being seen with me by the hotel staff? As you were walking me to the carpark lift, you asked if I will miss you, and I answered 'Yes' immediately.

Good night Mr MD, I hope I did a good job in reaffirming your various life successes.


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