After a lapse of almost 1.5 years, today I met my ex-student, Omer Cepalo from Bosnia. He had been holidaying in Malaysia the last 1 month, but only managed to contact me at the very last minute through Zameer (another ex-ESOL student from Pakistan).
Omer Cepalo is scheduled to return to Bosnia tomorrow (Sunday). When I received a call from Faizal (also my ex-ESOL student from Malaysia), that both he and Omer Cepalo wanted to meet up today, I agreed immediately as I needed a break from supervising my kitchen makeover.
As my daughter Ina has also been cooped up in the house the last 1 week (she's back for a 2-week Chinese New Year break), I asked her along. Without much hesitation, she agreed.
We met at KLCC and had a sumptous and delectable lunch at House of Sundanese. Although the food was pricey, it was well worth it as the dishes were really good. Afterall it's not everyday that I could dine with my ex-ESOL students.
Muhammad Faizal with his brand-new 2010 hairdo
We ended up buying McDonalds for my hubby and boys who hadn't taken their lunch (what my husband called as 'heavy tea') and I managed to nick two books from BookExcess (knowing how I cannot resist books), it's amazing that I only bought two books this time around.
All in all, it was a good outing for my daughter and I, as what I'd termed as "mother-daughter" time.
And, it was wonderful that I managed to have a REUNION of some sort with my ex-ESOL students. So long, farewell guys. Till we meet again, God knows when, especially for Omer, who's ensconed on the other end of the globe, i.e. Bosnia.