Chapter 34: A Bottle of Calpis

March 23, 2017

Assalammualaikum.. 
My life had been quite colorful lately. Some were bitter, and some were quite sweet to be tasted but somehow, most of them manage to leave such an impact to my life.  You might be wondering (or not) , what is the relation between the title and my life? Well here's the story.. 

Last Thursday, as I was planning to get back to my hometown, I requested for an Uber driver to send me from my college to the nearest lrt station. I could actually just walk from my college but with two heavy bags and the road was still wet due to the rain, I'm quite lazy to do so. 

A problem started when the driver suddenly rejected me and Uber tried it's best to get me another driver. It's not a long wait for me to get another driver so I waited for him to arrive and I needed him to call me when he arrive. Basically, my college has four entrance so grabbing an Uber is always a confusion as I need their guide to which entrance I should go. 

The Uber apps stated that my driver had arrived and it's weird for me that he didn't call at all. I tried to reach his number and that's when I realized that my phone couldn't detect the umobile's signal, As it's impossible for me to reach him, I decided to restart my phone, hoping that it could detect the line but again, it failed. I decided to format my phone, afraid that my phone was making it's grump and ended up walking to the lrt station. 

Right after I got onto the bus to Seremban, my phone finished it's work of re-formatting but again, I'm disappointed as it's still could not detect any signal. That was when I knew that my life was in trouble. I couldn't get in touch with my sister or mother and only if I had a wifi signal,I could alert her about my targeted time of arrival. Too bad that none of these buses to Seremban and the terminal bus did not provide any wifi facility. 

When I arrived Seremban, I immediately search for a public phone and guess what? The phone didn't function well and the only option left for me, was to ask anyone for a help. Being an introvert, it's not an easy task for me. I approached someone around my age, explaining to her about my phone's condition and asking if she could lend me her phone for a while, only to call someone to pick me up but all I received was a weird stare and statement claiming she didn't has any credits. 

Okay, I started to feel bitter but not giving up. I tried to approach another girl, probably 17 or 18 y/o and again, she gave me an afraid stare and answered, "Maaf la, mak ayah saya tak bagi.." 

I politely made my move and that was when my tears started to burst. All I need was a single phone call, even if anyone didn't trust me, just a single help would be helpful. I tried to calm myself for a while and tried to approach another lady, this time, with tears still rolling on my cheeks.

"Assalammualaikum kak.. Boleh tak saya nak pinjam phone kejap, saya nak call ayah, bagitau saya dah sampai je.."
"Ya Allah boleh dik..Nah phone akak.. Call je.."

Hearing her words, my tears fell heavily and thanked her.. To my shocking, she even moved a bit further when I'm dialing my father, leaving her trust to me. When I returned her phone, she tried to make a conversation with me and as the silence came between us, she left me alone, going to one of the shop nearby. I'm still in emotional, waiting for my father when the lady approached me with a smile and giving me a bottle of Calpis. "Nah, akak belanja awak.. Akak balik dulu.." 


To the lady, thank you so much kak. You had leave such a big impact in my life. 

This incident made me realized a thing and came out with an idea. We are living in a society where people are being skeptical with strangers. There's nothing wrong with being careful, but maybe just a little help would leave a wonderful meaning to them. If you're afraid of being scam, and if someone needs help in terms of lending your phone, you could just call the person that they need to contact for them or, letting them to speak via loudspeaker would just be wonderful. 

33 comments:

  1. Sangat setuju dgn statement akhir awak. Apa salahnya dial kan no tu dan buat loudspeaker. Sedih pulak kak ana baca entri ni 😁

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    1. He.. Takut bg pinjam phone tu takpe lagi, but ade alternatif lain kan kak.. hee.. Anis yang kena nie, tgh taip entry pun nangis bila ingt balik... hehe...

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  2. Ouch, I don't know I burst into tears reading this. Will come again to comment more. T_T

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    1. naww... Will be waiting for your return.. Q_Q

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    2. Having the chance to live abroad make me realized there are different kind of people in this entire world. Kat Malaysia pun banyak je orang baik n tak baik anyway πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ cuma skrg baru terbukak mati nak selami manusia hehe.

      Baca kisah ni mmg mengingatkan sy dgn pengalaman2 yg tak disangka masa travel... dari naik kereta entah sapa2 sbb stranded terlepas train, tumpang berteduh rumah sapa2 sbb hujan lebat, random strangers belanja makan.

      Kadang2 sy sendiri ada masa skeptikal jugak, lagi2 bila sendirian. I am happy to help tp i will take caution. Mcm kalau ada org tegur tanya arah kat tgh2 public, i will try to help tp sy akan terus check all my important stuffs mcm wallet phone etc. Sbb pernah je tengok depan mata sendiri org try ajak bersembang dgn niat nak distract that innocent girl sambil kawan dia do the bad thing (mcm pickpocket) 😌😌

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  3. I'm sorry this happened to you. If I was in your shoe, I boleh meraung time tu jugak, LOL. But yeah, we can't blame them as theres more strangers whi cant be trusted but yeah we could just called the person ourselve instead. Hope it wont happen again!

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    1. Yup, I used to experience that someone asked for help and I called it for them instead, even I'm doubtful to the person.. Which is why what this happened to me, I felt sad.. huu.. I hope so..!

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  4. Reading your story reminds me of mine. I experienced exactly the same as yours except I'm the one who lend my phone to the school girl at the lrt. Too bad I don't have any credits on both of my numbers but then I remember that whatsapp can call. So she called her mother to pick her up then she left. After that, I recieved a missed call from her mother and I explained to her what exactly happened because she can't even contact her daughter at that time.

    Sometimes kita memang rasa was-was when it comes to stangers but I just imagine what if I in their shoes. It will hard too, right? I'm so happy that I can help that girl eventhough it is not that much πŸ˜ƒ

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    1. Well, I used to give help to this matter too which is why when it comes to my turn, bearing the hardship, I do feel what they felt before.. It's good that you did help her.. It might not be much to us, but for her, it's a huge help..

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  5. I'm glad that the lady decided to help you.

    but I kind of understand why people are reluctant to help nowadays. so many scammers around terminal bus and ktm station that people couldn't help but to feel guarded

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    1. I'm so grateful when she helped me.. Yup.. I do understand them, and not blaming them at all..I just hope that they would at least find an alternative for it..

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  6. the world has made us sceptical in a way. good things that at least there's a person willingly offer a hand (I would cry too by the way)

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    1. Yup, but somehow having a skeptical society is saddening..

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  7. When that lady agreed to lend you her phone, mesti you're being soooo grateful to that extent sampai air mata meleleh2 lagi. It's not fair to blame the people too, because scam can happen in many ways. Orang sekarang ni menipu macam2 cara. Tapi tak tahu lah, macam yang anis cakap tadi la. Boleh loud speaker. Ataupun anis nampak mencurigakan sangat kot? hihi gurau. Btw calpis is my forever favorite drink but it's too sweet.

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    1. Of course I'm totally grateful with her help.. I dah cuak kot masa tu, macam mana nak balik.. huuu.
      "There's nothing wrong with being careful, but maybe just a little help would leave a wonderful meaning to them. " - I'm not blaming them Syed.. I just hope they do think of an alternative for a help.. hahaha..

      I used my puppy face lagi tau, takkan tak cukup sedih sampai nak mencurigakan..? hahaha.. Well, it's sweet but enough to cure my bitterness of the moment.. haha..

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    2. Okay fine! I misinterpreted it then haha. People nowadays are so self-centered, I can't even imagine if I were to be at your place at that time."it's sweet but enough to cure my bitterness of the moment". Wow it's a paradox! haha

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    3. you misinterpreted the main point..! Hahahaahah.. Alahhhh.. bagi la chance nak poetic kejap...

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  8. Aku pun nk cerita kisah abg aku ni,tp ini cerita dululah. Dulu. Ada org dtg rumah abg aku ckp nk pinjam fon sebab isteri dia nak bersalin. Abg aku pun gelabah la bagi fon.Dpt je fon,brader tu lari. Abg aku blur fon kena curi.Tak sempat nk kejar.Maka berjurailah airmata beliau pd mlm itu.

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    1. hmm... ade sikit kemusykilan nie sarip.. Org tu abang sarip kenal ke tak? Kalau tak, abang sarip tak pelik ke kenapa dia ttbe mintak pinjam fon..? I mean, kawasan perumahan kot.. Kalau jiran ke, mintak pinjam telefon sbb nak bersalin tu, maybe boleh hadam lagi.. hehe..

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  9. Sedap ke benda calpis nu.slalu tgkniklan. Bak try tp i x minum susu n yogurt

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    1. To me, sedap je but terlalu manis.. hehe

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  10. omg, this is so heartbreaking, T^T if this happen to me i think, i maybe flustered and dont know what to do. gratefully the lady was so kind. she was so thoughtful. :)

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    1. I'm totally flustered actually and lost but then I need to make some move.. Yes, I'm so grateful to meet her that day..

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  11. Luckily that kakak baik.

    And your last sentence is true . If not trust boleh loudspeaker atleast kita tlg org yang dalam kesusahan would be great. =)


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    1. Yup.. I'm so grateful to meet her that day.. Yes, technology dah boleh mudahkan kita untuk tlg org.. All we need to do is to use them wisely.. :D

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  12. If this thing had happened to me. I will cry more harder when that akak gave Calpis to me. hihi

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  13. Since the is a chunk of people are giving their opinion on this scene, I don't want to miss it hehehe.. 

    First, I never try any calpishdjdlan thingy. Does it taste great?

    Second, okay.. For me, I think, there is no one should be blamed or declared as the antagonist in this scenario, what I can say is "people nowadays (especially Malaysian)  are half engulfed by superstitious beliefs."

    I can elaborate more but I don't want hahahahah..(maybe nak tulis entry pasal ni)

    Lain kali pakai la Celcom First Gold macam saya. Dekat pulau tioman pon 4G tauuuuuu. :p

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    1. First, the calpis is too sweet so if you love sweet stuff, it might be up to your liking..?

      Second, I'm not blaming them *refer to Syed's comment* but I'm trying figure what did you mean with the superstitious beliefs..Anyways, would be waiting for your entry of that.. hahaha..

      Ala tak kaya macam awak nak pakai Celcom First Gold tu... :p

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    2. Tengok lah nanti kalau rajin tulislah haha... Kia biasa2 ja. Guna line tu pun purposely utk study (and blog) biasalah kampus kedekut line lahaiii

      *nak keluar pergi beli kalpispsjsnsj jap hahaha (tak reti eja)

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    3. In my case, kolej and rented house dah ada wifi so macam membazir kalau pakai postpaid.. haha.. Sila2..

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  14. Berdebar Siqah baca,, And luckily, you found that one Kakak yang baik. Perkara sebegini tak pernah jadi pada Siqah but if it happen, siqah pun rasa kena kuatkan semangat to ask someone for help. Siqah tak pandai bercakap dengan orang tak dikenali juga. Huhu.

    Harap ada ramai orang seperti akak tu di luar sana. Tak dinafikan sekarang, ramai yang skeptical with strangers, but a little help might help a lot. Siqah setuju sangat dengan idea Anis. Why not kita dailkan dan buat loudspeaker kan..

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    1. Hee.. susah kan bila kita tak kuat nak tegur orang.. hehe.. Yes, just buat loud speaker, senang.. :D

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