Sunday, 6 July 2008

"Good, My Older Brother Isn't Married Either"...



Remember the little getaway I had in Sunway, where I crashed with my friend, and how I said there was an interesting thing that happened at the pool, and I will blog about it once I uploaded the pictures?

Well, I finally uploaded the pictures! ;)





Check out the size! And this is only one side of it...





Anyway, I went to the pool to just laze about, do some clumsy laps, and enjoy the peace and quiet. I was plesantly surprised to see the sheer size of the pool as it was quite different from most hotels...

And so I slowly made my way from one end to the other, swimming under the man-made rocks and having pretty much a great time. And then I thought I'd go laze in the kid's pool, which had cool water gushing out at high speed, kinda like a jacuzzi, but cold...





One of the 3 children's pool, and where the conversations took place...




I thought it would be quiet. I was wrong. About 5 minutes into the lazing and shut-eye, a little girl came waddling up to me, and sat next to me. After a while, she said:-




Girl: "Hello, big sister"

Me: "Hello, little one" (Groaning inwardly as I really, really wanted some quiet time alone after the hectic week)

Girl: "What's your name?"

Me: "Daphne. And what's yours?"

Girl: "*Anya"

Me: "I see. Hello Anya" (There are 6 other ladies around. Go talk to them...Pweease?)

Girl: "How old are you?"

Me: "22. And you?" (Gosh, this was beginning to sound like a job interview)

Girl: "I'm 9 and I'm going to be 10 soon"

Me: "Where are you from anyway?"

Girl: "I'm from Saudi Arabia. Where are you from?"

Me: "Malaysia" *Laughs*

Girl: "Are you married yet?"

Me: *Lol* "No dear, I'm not. Not that old la"

Girl: "Good, my older brother isn't married either"

Me: "Eh???" (Whoa, and where is this going?)



Suddenly, another 5 kids joined the pool. All about the same age, 4 girls and a boy. And suddenly, I had all these little kids splashing around me, asking me questions nineteen to a dozen and all talking about their older brother.


Whoa...Wait a minute...You're not all looking for a bride for him, are you? Are you?!? *Smack head* Oh, come on, I only want some quiet time alone, with nobody (that includes me) talking...Is that too much to ask?




Boy: "You want to meet him? He's sitting over there" (Pointed somewhere behind the trees)

Me: "No dear. Maybe some other time. It's cold outside the water" (Ah, there, a good excuse. The wind was strong and strutting around in a swimsuit was cold)

Girl: "It's ok. He can come in"

Me: "You know, I really gotta go. I want to get some actual swimming done. In the deeper end..." *Smack head, smack head*





It's 1.3 metres: Too deep for the kids!




And well, waddaya noe? He actually sauntered into view and lowered himself into the pool, as if on cue.


He smiled and said "Hello". I smiled back then quipped: "Oh, look at the time", and disappeared faster than I've ever moved in the water...*Lol*...In fact, my swimming instructor would have been proud!

This begs the question: Is this what people actually do? Do people from Arab countries (or any other country for that matter) actually come here for match-making? Come on, I can't be the only person to kena. After all, I'm no Jessica Alba or Catherine Zeta-Jones, or whoever else you may fancy. God knows how many other girls/young ladies have been asked the same questions in the span of that one week?




On second thought, he looked pretty darn hot. Haha. Oh well, why should I lie to you, right? I'll call a spade, a spade, and not pretend it's a spoon...Kinda like a Mediterranean Will Turner (of Pirates of the Carribean).

On third thought, it won't be so bad to actually get one of these guys. After all, the price of oil is shooting the roofs (And Saudi Arabia is famous for what?), and we need fuel for mostly everything (or so the hawkers, businesses, transport etc will have you believe to hike up the prices of their goods at every opportunity). Morover, if he can bring along all his siblings (let's see...6 kids and one adult won't come cheap on the plane, since they all can't squeeze on his lap) for holiday, he musn't be doing too badly in the finance department.






My Chair: Ah, this is the life...No match-making children ;)





Behind and slightly to the left of my chair were four pole-like brown structures made of stone (see above pic), and behind that was this lovely 'waterfall', leading to the spa...




But then again, he could be a pimp, for all I know. And anyway, I'm too busy at the moment getting ready to leave to be thinking about hooking up, with anyone. Unless, Mr Gorgeous would like to clean my room and closet and pack my bags...Hmm, that I might consider...;)




Note: *Name has been changed...



PS (Update): Everybody keeps asking about the picture of this guy. Aiyo. I don't have lar. I went to the pool quite a few times since I was staying there for about a week and had nothing much to do...I only brought my camera with me on the last day, and kept it in my locker till I was all dressed and dry. Can't bring the camera into the water, can I?





40 comments:

WP said...

Haha, little kids doing some courting for their brother? :P So cute...

Though at first I thought there were 5 older brothers for you to take your pick from...

Zawi said...

Didn't give him any chance to get to know you at all eh? At least give him your blogsite and let him find out more about what you blog hehehehehe.

Mat Salo said...

Eh Sis, apa yang weird nya? You ARE pretty hot you know, even little kids can tell heh...

Ni dengar you nak pergi rasa sedih laa. But make sure you keep up the blog okay?

We're all gonna miss u! Take care, and please reject all the proposals until you balik sini lagi arr? :)

P.S. Mana gambo you dengan swimsuit tuh... *gatal*

Sheyna said...

Hee hee... those kids ARE pretty well-trained! :) You should've taken a picture of him at least... then we can see what you 'gave up'.

yantysamsul said...

yeah!! where is the picture??! *wink*wink*

Daphne Ling said...

Hey WP,

Yeah lar, gave me a shock only all these little kids doing courting for their brother...Who said kids are harmless man?!?

As for 5 older brothers for me to pick, haha! As if...Macam la I ni so wanted...

When you really think about it though, if there had been 5 guys, I would have felt quite vulnerable...*Shudder*

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Pak Zawi,

Oh, no...Seram only, so I cabut! As for giving him my blogsite, no way man...Lagi senang to be 'hunted' down!

And if he has access to my blog, I can't blog about him, can I? ;) Hehe...

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Abang Mat,

Ala, sana pulak perginya...

I was merely stating my surprise that this kind of things actually happen la...

I'm thrilled to leave, but very sad also lar, to leave home and family and friends behind...Canada is darn far, it's not like I can come back for weekends or something *Lol*...

As for why I didn't post pictures of me in a swimsuit, I am actually doing the public a favour. I don't want people to die a premature death from a heart attack due to intense horror and shock...=)

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Sheyna,

Yeah, they are well-trained! Judging from their 'professionalism' and art of conversation, I think they've done it pretty often...=)

Haha...This is freaky...Some way of courting...

As for posting his picture, crazy ah? How would it look if I took his picture? What if he happens on to this blog?

Anyway, I didn't carry my camera into the water...I kept it in the locker, and only took the pictures after I was all dry and properly clothed ;)

Daphne Ling said...

Hello YantySamsul,

Hi, and welcome to my blog. Thanks for commenting =)

Haih, another one who wants this guy's picture (can't be you want to see mine, right?:))...

See my comment to Sheyna! Haha...

Akmal said...

Hey Daph,
You didn't ask what did her brother paid him for that sleek trick? Hehe. I bet it is not something cheap :P

Salt & Turmeric said...

baru 9 going to be 10 dah pandai cari bride for the bro.hehe. but like u said it urself, he is fr saudi. for all u kno he cud be 1 of the princes and if u marry him, maybe his country can subsidised the oil for ALL Msian. nothing wrong in doin something for the country right? ;)

Ru-V said...

And here I thought weird things only happen to me.Kudos to you dear.You made me laugh. God, woman i miss you!

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Hi Daphne,
Match-made in Sunway..he..he... I've to admit that I'm a bit disappointed... I actually wanted to catch a glimpse of the hot guy in the pool... lol..

What if he REEEAAALLLLYYY liked you?? What if to him, you're the Jessica Alba he'd been looking for all these while?? Haa..macamana tu?

Anonymous said...

pretty girl in swimming suit and such a nice pool with beautiful trees and green. it really is beautiful. no wonder the guy got high. i would too. next time wear a bikini thne he wouldn't be sneding his kid siblings to do the asking. or were you in one? ;-)

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Akmal,

Yeah hor! I didn't think of that! Haha...The little girl must have been making deals with her brother...He must have been kicking himself that this was another failure. Haha. We're so mean...;)

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Kak Farina,

Bleh! I'm not that magnanimous man...Sorry lar...;)

Anyway, a prince won't need to get girls by the pool lar, come on...Hehe...I'm just surprised at the kind of things that happen nowadays. Pelik betul...

Next time I go swimming, I'm going in a full body-suit and a big glare on my face...;) Kahkahkah...

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Ru,

Hey! Awww...I miss you and our crazy outings too, dear. Too bad out time zones are sooo out of sync =(

As for weird things happening, I'm the President of the Weirdo's Club lar wei. I believe we have an opening for Secretary. Interested? ;)

Daphne Ling said...

Hi DDI,

Haha. Ini lagi satu...

As for him really liking me, yeah right. He didn't even get to talk to me, and what he saw was a very clumsy duck in water, diving head first into the water to get away from him as fast as possible.

And...I was wearing my goggles the whole time. He saw a goggled-face! Haha...He won't even recognise me if he saw me outside (and I won't recognise him either)...

Hehe...

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Anon 11:17,

Hey, thanks for coming by...Me, in a bikini? You gotta be kidding! I don't to give people nightmares lar...;)

But you're right about the pool being beautiful. It was gorgeous. So much planning to create an artificial cave-like swimming experience...I adored it!

mott said...

WAKAKAKAAKAKAKAAKAKAKAK!!!

That's soooo funny!!! Trying to matchmake you with their brother!!!!

TOO FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!! And quite original too. I wonder what he gives them as a reward.. hmm......

IBU said...

Perhaps that Mat Arab had just learned our peribahasa;

"sambil menyelam sambil minum air" !

hahahaha....

U.Lee said...

Hi Daphne, lively posting. Love the pool.
By the way, you can get your warm clothings here as Canada has the world's best winter clothings, and you'll go bonkers with the winter fashions.
Not expensive.
Welcome to Canada, Lee.

Nightwing said...

Ya..not bad...asking the siblings to do the courting first...:)

Don;t sell yourself too short...like Mat Solo wrote "Eh Sis, apa yang weird nya? You ARE pretty hot you know, even little kids can tell heh..."

Take care now..:)

Alexis-Marie said...

You gave up a hot guy. What is wrong with you??

And no, busy is not an excuse lol.


hahahaha.. But the kid thing is really really funny

Raden Galoh said...

Cant help myself but laugh at your quips...hahahaha..so cheeky la you sis...

No jessica alba...of course, you need not be somebody else you know... you have your sexiness, don't you know that? (I wont go further okay...hehehehe)

I also have 4 brothers not married yet, hehehe, 2 older a bit than you and another 2 younger than you...har...

pls tell your mom...the pomelos...juicyyyyyy and sweettttt... ate the no 1... now hv 2 more intow... hehehehe

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

whoaa....sounds more like a syndicate to me. or another charming way to woo a lady. hopefully the latter. if that was the case, you totally blew it. them arabs are rich i tell ya...RICH! ...hehehehe..

Anonymous said...

Next time this happens, have some fun with it :)). Say " Oh, isn't that a coincidence? My brother isn't married either. Maybe my brother and yours should meet?"
The expression on their faces would be priceless.:))
kl_gal

nadzri said...

You are a Bahai's follower?

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Mott,

Haha. Yeah lor. I'm also wondering about what kind of reward he's been giving them since Akaml mentioned it, and how much they have amassed seeing they are such pro's!

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Ibu,

Hehe. He should have gone to the beach la if he wants to check out girls and do the 'minum sambil selam'. I was a very decently dressed swimmer lar...Haha...

In fact, when the weather is hot, I even wear a top over my swimsuit to prevent sunburn, and that's what I did when the kids came in...

I memang kuat sunburn one. In Genting pun boleh bakar...=(

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Uncle Lee,

Oh, don't worry about winter clothes! I have aunts and aunts there who will help me with all that, including moving into university.

I'm sure I can culik some from my cousins and aunts too, as I don't mind hand-me-down's...=)

Best to not bring me shopping as I can go bonkers there...Haha. You said it!

Daphne Ling said...

Hey NightWing,

Whoi...You've never met me, how you know? Photos can lie, you know ;) Haha...



Hey Alexis-Marie,

Aiya, cannot just jump into a relatioship with every guy who bats an eyelash, right? Hehe...Die lar, lidat...

But the kids are cute, you're right, although they're also freaky =S

wanshana said...

I say Daphne... You should have letak syarat-syarat for him to fulfill before he can mengorat you.

Starting with syarat #1 - He should foot all the hotel bills, including providing you with shopping money for at least 7 days...

And to be on the safe side, his siblings should play chaperone all the time (and your Mom, too!) :)

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Aunty Dalilah,

Haha! You not trying to match-make me also, right? Right?

Yes, we all have our own charm, that I have to agree. But some people have weird taste *Lol*

As for the pomeloes, mum says great! Don't overeat, ok? ;)

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Kerp,

I was thinking of a syndicate too. Just sound so...suspicious...when a guy comes to a foreign country with an entire entourage of only kids, to woo someone...

Weird...And scary at how 'pro' the kids were...*Shudder*

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Gurdeep,

"Oh, isn't that a coincidence? My brother isn't married either. Maybe my brother and yours should meet?"

Oh lordie! That's a good one...

Er, they were kids lar...What if they didn't get it? I'd be spending even more time trying to explain ;S

But good one...Didn't think about it at all!

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Nadzri,

Yes, I am, and thanks for coming by...

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Kak Shana,

Wah, you ni lagi terrer...Sampai give this kind of syarat...

You think I can get away with making him pay for the room (I didn't pay anyway since I crashed with a friend) and the shopping but not have to date him?

Kah kah kah...;)

nadzri said...

Maybe you can share with me about Bahai and the way you practise your religion.