I was in Bintulu for the Sarawak National Robotics Competition 2009 last week. The journey to Bintulu, as I said here took a miserable 10 hours, and I can say I am still recovering from it. Now, I am down with flu, cough and fever. Don’t think its the infamous AH1N1 virus because I do admit I have been feeling very tired lately. Yalah.. work.. work.. and more work…. it never stops, but if you don’t get it done, you get scolded. *SIGH*
Anyway, I shared a room with Colin of a school in Lundu. Being room mates, he invited me to join in him for dinner with his buddies in Bintulu. We people, the so called ‘ushers’ of the teams we represent, were not given/sponsored food, and were asked to fork our own money and make a claim from our department later.
So, during one of those times, an interesting topic came out. Girls… or better known as wives. Being the only single but unavailable man, Colin’s friends advised me with tips on choosing a wife.
The fact is, their advice was nothing to shout about because they said ..” Number one.. your wife must be beautiful, because if she isn’t, I don’t think you’d like her in the first place.”… Uh.. Okay, I thought. Agree 50% with this, but I do think that beauty does not mean everything. Makin cantik, makin susah jaga.. makin worry, right?
Their second point sound similarly like this; “I look around, and see my friends and colleagues, and I feel very blessed because I have a wife which is very understanding. She understands that I have friends, and she knows sometimes I do want to hang out with them at nights. I really pity some of my friends which have to sneak out, cheat and lie to go out even with an all male companion, so brother, my advice to you is to get someone whom is understanding to your needs“…
At some point, I agree with this second statement, although I do have reservations on it too. I see that too much time with friends (once you are married) is not healthy, but yeah… some time would be great. This friend of Colin’s also pointed out how some of his fellow friends are checked upon by their wives every once a while to make sure they are not doing something bad or way out of line. Anyway, I do have colleagues which share similar fate, and I know what he means.
Another point shared was later, with Colin stating that it is never good to get into a relationship through the mobile phone, meaning… ‘bergayut‘ or hanging on the phone. He also noted about SMSing each other too much is not good. Ahh.. to this point, I can’t say much coz to some extend, I do enjoy hanging on the phone and texting my girlfriend.
So, if you ask me, I think I have got point number 1 and 2 covered, because Amiey is very understanding when it comes to me hanging out with my buddies, and how can I deny the beauty she has?? But for point no 3 and 4? Ahhahha.. I think I’ve already stated my preference above. I do prefer to text and call up.
While I am at it, you guys/gals got any more advice?