Tuesday, May 24, 2005

BALLED & CHAINED AT MID-FORTIES

Sheeesh... was going to write about the escalating heat between Japan and China when a mini flurry of emails came a-shooting into my G-box...

This man of mine, in his mid-forties, just got married to a sweet little lady of about twenty-six or twenty-seven.

What a lucky sanabab...

More than twenty years ago (old story lah...) while we were poor pilot trainees partying on weekends on a meager 380 pesos allowance a month in Manila, this holy man stayed home all the while, faithfully penning love letters to his then secondary school puppy love.

He was known as the 'chettiar' for lending his unused pesos to guys who went trawling the streets of Mabini, gulping down San Miguel beer and slipping peso bills into the g-strings of you-know-what...

After returning to home base in Singapore, he and his puppy love latched onto each other as if there was no tomorrow... weeeeiiiyyyy...

At times, we couldn't make out which leg belonged to who...

However, most of us were pretty sure it was a 'JAMOT' case; that they would split in Just A Matter Of Time.

Shortly after that earth-shattering JAMOT, a good-looking stewardess hypnotized him to no end...

But even that case went a-JAMOTing...

Decades of bachelorhood followed...

We were sure he was a goner.

But here he is now, generating heat with his sweetie in many days... weeks... months... and years to come...

I am looking forward to his report on the first Battle Royale... hehehehehehhh...

Meanwhile, Kon Gu Rats, my priend... one more extra 'thrust' for me tonight, please...