*picture ‘borrowed’ from STP’s blog* LOL! The jolly-looking guy in yellow shirt is Mr. STP, a blogger whom I fondly called ‘Cikgu’ (A word equivalent to teacher/sir in Malaysian Language). And the sweet looking lady is STP’s cousin.
If you tell me that I’d be meeting so many people from the blog-o-sphere last year, I’d probably drop dead on the spot. Why? Cuz I’m somewhat a recluse, and meeting people whom I got to know online gives me the creep. You see, I’m an anonymous blogger. I don’t appreciate people plastering my pictures all over their blog and whatnot after meeting me… so… I have to be extra careful of whom I meet out of the virtual reality. Not everyone is good, you see. This is a fact.
But ever since I got to know nice, kind people like Smallkucing and Cynthia… I feel that meeting some people that I got to know online is not so bad after all. Most of the people I had the privilege to know are mostly friendly and kind people, and they don’t exactly eat me up or expose me. There are a few rotten apples, of course… but thank God, most I’ve met so far does not have the tendency of a museum curator who treated me like some sort of relic for exhibition.
I would never consider myself as a blogger, because I am a writer first, then a blogger. Frankly speaking, I never knew that I could make so many good friends from writing in my blog.
I’ve met Claire, Ling, Manglish and many more. They’re all nice people. And recently, I met STP as well. 😀 I went to meet him up along with Smallkucing and Cynthia, and we had a great dinner together.
STP is not new in Over A Cuppa Tea. In fact, I knew him for quite some time already. He firstÂ dropped by in my blog 2 years ago. I’m not quite sure what article it was, but it wasn’t exactly a pleasant article. It was a lunatic fairy ranting sort of article, and STP commented in that. From the sound of his writing, he sounded fierce and firm. A very opinionated kinda guy, and from his physical look I had assumed that he’s a man at least in his early 40s, and is a working professional- probably a successful businessman or a 9-5 office big shot.
But I was wrong… very wrong. LOL… STP is not fierce in nature (well, to me he’s not… I am not sure if his students thinks the same of him). He’s far from that. He’s a very jolly man, and… uh… he’s actually a lot older than I thought. His physical appearance could have fooled people. He look rather young for his age. (Perhaps, being happy always is his secret to youthfulness)
And instead of a business man, STP is a retired teacher.Â STP is older than my father and he’s a very soft-spoken and polite man. 😀 I like him very much, and I think of him as a doting father who always encourages me and offer kind advice when I needed it most.
When he first spoke to me in person… he reminds me of someone I love. Who? 😀 My grandfather. LOL. (He’s so gonna kill me for this). But that was a compliment, cuz I adore my grandfather very much. LOL.Â You see, when he played with Smallkucing during our dinner date, I keep thinking of the times I had with my grandfather when I was Smallkucing’s age. LOL.
Anyway, it’s very nice to finally meet STP. He had treated all of us a very nice dinner and gave us goodies too. *blush blush* Will write about that one soon, and I daresay you’d drool on the food that we had during that wonderful dinner.
To be continued…. on the next episode of ‘The Teacher from Sibu’.
Cleffairy: Bwhahaha.. thank you for the kompiah and the goodies… love it very much, Cikgu. 😛