March 21, 2010
FANG untuk Kak Nani II.
I’d say the person who knows me best after God, is my mum. Or Maak, fondly. And I’d say the person who knows me best after Maak, is my sister – the one and only. I’m thankful for that; for having people like that in my life. Not everyone has the luxury of the people who know you so close you’d be happy just knowing that they remember you. I do. Alhamdulillah.
Last few days, my sister did something which sent my soul off the roof into the stars, haha. Remember this post? Yeah, as most of you might have guessed, one copy of James Patterson’s Fang is now ours. Awesomeness. Hehe. You can read her version of the story right here. Couldn’t really tell you how happy I am. But I do have many bunga api of a hundred colours raging my brains right now. Haha.
I’m happy that she got the book for me. But I’m happier that the person who got it for me was her. There were some other people who offered to help buy it for me, but I said no because I knew it wouldn’t be the same. I don’t trust anyone’s observation of a book before buying. I trust only mine. And since the madness of ‘Aku mesti beli buku yg sempurna segala-galanya’ has been successfully acquired by my sister, from me, I trust hers - thus the reason why I jumped out of my skin the moment she texted me about the purchase.
But truly, I’m happiest knowing that it wasn’t much of the ways she chooses a book or the time she spent for something I wanted that sent me off the roof, it was the fact that the blood-sister whose heart is the prettiest after Maak’s had actually remembered to put a smile on my face by buying a book that did it. She could have done bigger things, and crazier things, but she chose to put a smile on my face. For that alone I could never thank Allah SWT enough.
Thanks, adikku yang best. Thanks for the beautiful thought. You’re the world’s best sister to me, and if there are people who don’t agree, they might have been absent the day God distributed brains.