Babah Sam was just another ordinary name in my FB. It changed after he had an accident. He did not survived. And my newsfeed filled with sweet memories he had with his fellows acquaintance. Mostly friends.
I knew him more than 5 years ago. He was a colleague's spouse back then. I didnt see him often. But I've cooked once for him. Mee kari for hari raya. Sampai sekarang masih ingat his comment.
"Pekat mee kari ni"
And since then my mee kari is not thick anymore.
We spoke only a few words during any occassions. I keep the distance. Malu pun ada. Takut pun ada jugak. Tapi ye la... Just like a comment I saw recently.
"Muka ada garang tapi hati banyak baik"
He was. Actually.
He has special bonding with kids. Boleh nampak dalam gambar-gambarnya. Orang lain bergambar dengan aksi macam-macam. Dia dengan bebudak. Orang lain sibuk makan, dia duk main. If only he had met Alesya, she will love to be around Uncle Sam too.
Ketentuan Allah sangat hebat. Sepanjang hidupnya dia menyenangi orang. Tiada hayatnya, dia amat disayangi..
Rehatlah Sam. You have had enough. You have helped so many souls. You have touched so many hearts. You will be missed. Definitely.
Shamudin Teguh dalam kenangan.