Anne Frank once said:
"I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains"
To you whom I haven't met yet,
Few days ago, after my meeting with people from Tan Lok Heah, I went to the coffee shop near Bukit Mertajam, the one that I mentioned to you in my previous letter. There, I saw a homeless old man singing on the side of the road & counting the coins donated by the public.
Eventually, I saw him stroll into the coffee shop. As he was counting his change to buy something, I noticed that the waiter didn't really want to take the order from him since he had maybe RM 1.00 only. So I thought, why not I bought him a cup of hot coffee with toast & asked him to sit down with me since the coffee shop quite full with customers.
He told me about how people usually avoiding him each time he went into the coffee shop because he is homeless & how divorced turned him into different person. This lovely old man was one of the most honest & sincere people I met on that day (better than the lawyer). Of course, me being talkative person, I told him about my life, my travel, my stories about love on how I never giving up on finding you & my family.
Dear you, after realizing I really need to return to the island side of Penang, he asked me to wait & slowly he whispered at my ears (in Malay language of course):
'I wanted to jump at the bridge but because of you, I want to return to my village at Pokok Sena tomorrow.'
He smiled & left me shell-shocked. Well, the reason why I told you this story is because I want you to have no doubt, whatsoever to help people in need.I want you to know that kindness can change everything, kindness can change the life of a person.
Hummingbird, I know there was an awful lot of letters I wrote to you for the past 9 years. You learned where I've been, what I was doing & many more. I bet if you read all of those letters, you gonna fall asleep. But that's my life. One day, I wish we can share all the ups & downs together, still loving each other unconditionally. Until then, live your life to the fullest.
Lately my cooking skills dropped completely. I put salt in a cup of tea instead of sugar & I put sugar in the cooking instead of salt. But I guess, home is where I can make a mistake & still act like a professional chef. Please be patience one day with the food that I cooked. Thank you.
The Half Moon Serenades.
24th of October 2015.