Sunday, 19 June 2011

It's a lot of pressure, you know

A family dinner once in a while is recommended to maintain a good relation between all family members. That is something my family do once in every two or three months. All my brothers, my sisters, my in laws, and my cousins are there just to make it even more exciting and cheerful. While my mom and my aunts prepare the salads and the side dishes, my dad and my uncles are just busy grilling some meat and chicken and some lovely prawn in order to complete this backyard family feast. It just nice to be there with your love ones and share the glorious food with each other. It seems perfect for me.

But not until I've been asked the one question that I'm not always prepared to answer.

'When you're gonna marry and have kids, James ?' And this time the question has been asked by my uncle.

I totally hate that kind of question and I know I'm the one who always single, not like everyone else at the table. And I always remains just the same for years. 

I'm just speechless and my face started to look grinned. 


'I don't know. Still couldn't find the right person.' I answered plainly just to take everyone's attention from myself. 

'Really ? Well, let me give you a tip.'

I hate those foolish tips. I feel like I was being treated like a teenager. And those tips actually didn't work out at all. That's why I hate it so much. Grrr.... 
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'It's okay. I don't need a tip. If it's there is someone who is meant to be for me, then you all shouldn't be worried at all.' Somehow, this time my emotion seems buoyed to the surface. 

Almost everyone seems startled with my words. For a minute or so, there had been an awkward silenc

'Owh gosh ! We ran out of ketchup. I gotta go inside for a while to take some.' I walk away from the group and in to the house. I really do need a time to chill for a moment and just sat alone on the couch.

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'Hey. Don't take it seriously. You're my boy. I know you're gonna be just fine', my dad came in and just sat next to me. Maybe he did notice me just walking out from the group in an awkward situation.


'Don't think about it too much. For now, just laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live. Okay ?'

'Aye. Thanks dad.' Somehow, I started to smile again. Yes, only my dad knows best. But still, the pressure doesn't end just like that, not even until now. 


Ps: Happy father's day to all fathers out there. This one's for you dad. 

19 comments:

Anisa Hang Tuah said...

happy father's day ayah :)

~* chirpy_chummy *~ said...

d same question..keep on shooting me!




everywhere. grrr..

Andrik McVean said...

happy fathers' day too :)

HEROICzero said...

somehow, they are the real HERO, aite ?

=)

liyana said...

selamatt hari bpa bakal bapa

Wahida said...

Luckily my dad knows that I'm still young to be asked that kind of question..

GreenAppleKu.com said...

kata orang jodoh tu kita kena cari, kata orang jodoh tu akan datang sendiri tapi saya kata Allahswt yang lebih tahu apa yg terbaik utk setiap hambanya termasuklah bab jodoh. So, just stay cool and up date blog. Tak yah nak trauma fikir bab jodoh ni.

Anis izyan Abd Rahman said...

happy fathers day to you daddy too ~

chiilll, ur not a girl~

Aiman Ariffin said...

ahhhhhhhh I find it really annoying too. But I would usually just answer them sarcastically like "I'll let you be the first one to know when the time has come" then they will surely wont ask me that question again lol.

Dont let it bring u down. Just laugh at it seriously. Ur time will come one day so just chill now while u can! haha :)

Bigdaddyz said...

hehe....nanti tak sempat ...

Raden said...

aauuwww..look at dis daddy's lil boy..hehe..hey, next time people ask u wit da same question juz tell 'em dis "it's not dat i dun want, it's juz dat there are lotsa gurls out there who cant get enuf of me evryday. ppfftt...i dun knw which 1 to choose. there're all great!"

skandaLdariLangit said...

hey lara.
i knw ull be jz fine.

JIJI YU said...

ko dah umur berape ni sampai uncle ko tanye cenggitu

delarocha said...

sudah imun dengan soalan macam tu.

chill :-)

ecah mashuri said...

xpe.benda yang akan merubah hidup kite kena pilih elok2 kann.

bak kate kawan ecah.khawin ni sampai mati kan.jadik kena pilih yang betul2 serasi:)

emieysandra said...

ank muda skg kne push sket..klu x, xreti2 nk berkeluarga,huhu. ur dad rse cmtu kot, hee~

James Alexander said...

anisa hang tuah : *senyum*

chirpy : bosan bukan ?

andrik : *smile*

hero : yes, they are...

liyana : future dad ? hahaha...

wahida : you'll be ask the same too.. maybe bout 2 or 2 yrs from now.. hehehe....

green apple : mmg la... tapi bosan dan menyampah bila soalan tersebut selalu diajukan...

anis izyan : x de beza punye... peluang tetap semakin suram...

aiman ariffin : haha... but now, I'm just tired of laughing...

big daddy : itu yg ditakuti tu...

James Alexander said...

raden : ayat seorg player mmg x berkesan... malah boleh dapat free 5 jari di pipi...

ska : lara ? i'm not so sure...

jiji : jgn la tanye umur... aku baru 3 tahun.. hehehehe...

delarocha : how to be immune like you ?

ecah : betul. tu pasal cuak. kalau dah tua ni, x mahu dpt yg baki2 jek..

emiey : anak muda ? hehehe... not really.... mmg itu pon maksud ayah saya... time ni uncle sy yg tembak....

Twilight Man said...

I was in yours shoes too. My grandpa has 17 children and 58 grandchildren! I was a bachelor for a long time and became immune & smarter in answering them all. I always felt they were so kay-poh!