Friday, 8 June 2007

Mr Pony-Tail, You Made My Day!


Ok...

This is one weird post, but I thought I should share it, if for nothing, than to say "Thank You!"...

A few days back, a girl-friend and I were having lunch in Secret Recipe...

We were being our usual drama-queen selves, and were yakking about everything that had been going on for the past week or so...

As always, we were quite loud *Ahem*, and at one point of the conversation, my friend says: "Daphne Ling, I'd kill you if you tried"...


To which, the guy sitting at the table next-to-me suddenly turns to me and gives me a look...He was a well-dressed guy, somewhere in his early 30's, with a pony-tail down his back...Looked really decent, and I must admit, he did look good in his pony-tail...

Then he breaks the silence...



Him: "You the Daphne Ling who writes for The Star?"...

Me: "No, you got me confused...That's Daphne Lee"... *Flashes him a smile*

Him: "I know the difference between Daphne Lee and Daphne Ling"...*Laughs*

Me: "Oh, in that case, yes"...

Him: "I read about Baby *Adam, and I'm truly sorry for your loss. I know nothing I say will help, but I hope you're feeling better"...

Me: "Thank you, but you know, time really does help heal the pain a little...I guess it's the best thing for him"...*Couldn't really say much*

Him: "You know, I would really like to give you a hug to show you how sorry I am, but out of respect I won't"...

Me: "That's really very sweet of you, so thank you. I appreciate you coming to tell me"...

Him: "Well, I gotta get going. Take care."...

Me: "Thanks. You too"...

*Shakes hands*


***


He gets up, goes pays his bill, and waves goodbye...


My friend and I were quiet for a while, then we talked about *Chee Keong for a while, and then we waved for our bill...


Imagine our surprise when the waitress came to us and said: "The guy in the pony-tail paid your bill with the message 'The least I can do'..."...

Oh wow...My jaw dropped...

And to think I didn't even get a chance to get his name, and I feel like kicking myself because of this...


And the one thing that really struck me was your "I would really like to give you a hug...but out of respect I won't"...


So yes, Mr Pony-Tail-With-A-Big-Heart, here's a Thank You! for the very kind gesture. I truly appreciate it, and if you do read this for some reason, I would love to hear from you...

Cos, well, you made my day!


Note: *Adam and Chee Keong are the same person...

13 comments:

J.T. said...

awww... Daphne.
That was so nice of Mr Pony-Tail-With-A-Big-Heart. I hope he reads this blog.
I also think, maybe (and I believe) it could have been an angel sent to thank you for all the love and care you showered on Chee Keong. :)

PrincessJournals said...

thts so sweet of him. its good to know tht ppl appreciate wht ur doing. :)

nstman said...

Dont worry, beautiful dreamer, Mr Pony-Tail will be reading your blog. I think he has been reading your blog for a long time. God bless.

Pi Bani said...

Waaa... you so famous now laa... got Mr Pony-Tail wanting to hug you some more! Hmmm... wonder what you would have done if he just simply hugged you there and then... ;)

But anyway, just shows how much people appreciate what you do, Daph. So keep up the good work, ok?

zorro said...

That Daphne, is my type of man. Suave but polite.Forward but keeps his distance. Engaging but not overpowering.Hhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Seet dreams Daph.

Daily Nibbler said...

I think he is sincere. You have done lots for the community around you. Even I as a reader am touched. So, keep up the good work and spread your message around. May your dreams come true.

nstman said...

Beautiful dreamer I think of you ... This song was penned by Cole Porter more than 60 years ago, long before your parents were born. I am dedicating this song to you. You are an anachronism in a materialistic world, a selfish world, a cruel world, the world of the Me Generation. It is a long and unending struggle against lies, hatred, bigotry, selfishness. Keep on dreaming ...

Madeline K. said...

yea...mr pony tail is so sweet...
its so rare to find such gentleman and nice fella around nowadays....

Daphne Ling said...

JT,

Actually I don't think it was an angel sent to "thank you for the love and care you showered on Chee Keong"...

Rather, I want to believe to that it is an angel sent to tell me my Chee Keong is doing well, and really, I don't have to worry about him...

Daphne Ling said...

PrincessJournals,
Yes, it was very sweet of him *Wink*...

Pi Bani,
If he had hugged me there and then, I have three options...
1) Hug him back and enjoy his hug and don't let go after that *Giggles*
or
2) Do drama queen, and scream 'pervert'!
or
3) Be very awkward...

Knowing me, probably the 3rd ;)

Daphne Ling said...

Zorro,
Yes, he is indeed the epitome of a gentleman...Not afraid to show his emotions, comfortable with himself (hey he has a pony tail!) and respectful...

Daily Nibbler,
He is sincere, that as much I can tell...And thanks for the ego-boosting words ;)!

Madeline K,
Wouldn't it be great if all men were like Mr Pony-Tail?

Daphne Ling said...

NSTman!

Haha...You know, I enjoy reading your comments, because it's really difficult to tell which side of the fence you'll be sitting on every time...Like whether I'd be wearing battle gear after reading what you say, or whether we'll be calling a truce to condemn/praise someone else...

Anyway, as funny as this sounds, I actually know the song 'Beautiful Dreamer', having played it on the piano...

Good having you here ;)

stand-up philosopher said...

Daphne,
I'm learning to practice one thing in life. If you want something, as long as it is legal, does no harm to anyone, then go and get it. I've mentioned once in my blog, We only get on shot in life. If we don't seize it, it will haunt us as long as we live to think about it. Some don't believe in this, but we don't live for some people but for ourselves so as to impact others by our action and principles. Go seize the day and make it great for you and for others.