Saturday, February 03, 2007

Wait. I Hate.

Waiting is a pain.

Add to that the temptations that you can get from surfing the net for the camera on your wishlist, it's basically a slow, torturous process.

I know, I know. The past few entries I've been griping about not having a camera, and it's getting old. But the pain, oh the pain. I need to let it out, share it with everybody. Bear with me. =D

Anyhow, what makes people levitate towards each other? Sometimes you spend years within a group of people, yet you never feel totally at ease with them.

But somehow, there's something that make people get along so well with each other, within minutes of being in each other's company, that it forms some sort of bond. And I'm not talking of only a romantic sense.

I've been in that college for over a year now. And only recently have I met people whom I would gladly refer to as "friends" instead of "the people I study with". Bonding withing the space of a few hours. =) Its nice to finally feel you belong, instead of just an unknown blip in everybody else's radar.

I mean it's not as if the past year in college was spent in total silence. I do hang out with the people there, when I have the time. But, like I said, it hasn't been fully comfortable. With this new group of people, it's like being home.

Granted, it might be because that they actually ARE from home. *chuckles* I guess coming from the same place sort of gives you automatic common ground. This kind of exchange can normally be heard around the corridors:

Person A : Dari mane?
Person B: Dari Sabah.
Person A: Ui,kau dari Sabah rupanya! Sebelah mana ah? (Note the "subtle" change in dialect)
Person B: Oh, aku dari [insert name of place]! Kau pun dari Sabah juga! Bestnya. Kau sebelah mana pulak?

Yes. This happens a lot.

I think the reason for all this levitating around your home-folk is that mostly the way you think is the same. That means jokes will more likely be understood and participated in. Local slang won't have to be explained. And it feels as if you've never left home. =)

Subtle, but the changes are there. Days aren't nearly as draggy as they were. Meals are louder. And your step feels lighter.


Anonymous said...

Yea, it's funny how we "bond" with people from our "home" so fast when we're "overseas". But when you're back home, we basically couldn't care less to bond with them. HAHAHA!

Hmm.. thinking of buying a camera, eh? That would be great! Finally can see lots of photos in your blog. xDDD

hwen said...

Yeah, it's good to have people who are somehow connected to you. It's like a form of reassurance and comfort, I guess.

Haizum said...

Cindy : Hehehe, yeah most of the time. But usually when we get back home it's kind of hard to get together again, cause both partie's would want to meet their own friends first. But you take what you get I guess. =D

Hui Wen : You're right. Immediate connection!

Mas Light said...

wooo hahaha..yeah i know...some ppl dun understand our dialect.. >_< *pftttt..that's why most of the time i speak english rather than malay. malas mo explain hahaha. or that happens automaticly hehe. my lecturer keep calling me "budak london" becoz of that. >_< *pfttt

but, college life was fun for me. i got to know a bunch of wonderful people :) that i hang out everyday with weeeeeeeeeee

Haizum said...

Mas : Yeah, you're right. I think it's a lot easier for me to speak English to everybody a well. Like you said, no need for explanations.

And I agree with you. It doesn't matter where the people are from, as long as you click, you'll stay friends whenever wherever. =D

Anonymous said...

knw wat you mean. I get so excited when i meet someone from my hometown. it really makes you feel at home.

btw, thanks for dropping by my blog

hwen said...

Haizum, you're not going to update? Haha, I guess I have to read blogs everyday. It's like a norm to do so...