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Friday, August 27, 2010

Memory Lost

I have very bad memory, especially when it comes to remembering people’s names or even the person themselves. A lot of the times, I meet someone whom I’ve had contact with in the past, that person would be like “Hi Along. How are you? How’s the kids…bla..bla..bla. And I’ll be standing there with a stupid grin on my face, thinking “where do I know you from? Please say your name!”


The same thing happened again this morning. I was lining up at the IRC counter downstairs when one of the personnel asked me “excuse me, did you used to do A-levels at *****”? I looked up at the person and smiled, why, yes, I did used to study there. The guy smiled back and said, yeah, I thought I recognized you…how’s ayam?

Note: Ayam used to be En Rashid’s nick back in school. Don’t ask me how he got it. Friends from his school/uni days still call him that. Never fails to make me laugh.

I looked at the guy again and racked my brain, searching for some indication that I knew him. Alas, I could not place him anywhere in my past. Best thing was, he mentioned some of my other friends and how they had all stayed in touch via FB.

FB!!

I refuse to get sucked in!!

I told Liza about the guy and she said, yeah…I don’t really remember him either but we stay in touch once in awhile. Over FB. Hmmm…

I guess that’s another reason why I won’t be jumping onto the FB wagon anytime soon. I told Liza, I wouldn’t be accepting anyone from my past as my friend as I wouldn’t recognize any of them. Hahaha.

But seriously, back to the topic at hand. How come people can remember me but I can’t remember people? I try, seriously…I did the whole Ginkgo thingy but did nothing for my memory. Also, I’m not trying to imply that I’m super famous or anything but some people even remember small details about me, like I used to like eating tauhu sumbat or I used to wear a certain kind of perfume. Like really small details…unworthy of being remembered. In one way, I feel flattered that these people still remember me, even after all these years. On the other hand, it bugs me that it’s not mutual…that my mind dismisses people and events from my memory like it only has 10kb capacity.

So people out there, if you see me and I don’t remember, please don’t take it to heart. I’m sure you were a significant part in my life. To those who I do remember, you guys must be pretty special, right? ;)

10 comments:

awek cun anak 3. HAHA! said...

aku pun selalu lupa nama org long. esp kalau dia cakap kawan primary school!! HAHA

Along said...

ACA3: Aku, jangankan primary school, secondary school, yg jumpa time keje pun dah bleh lupa. Hampeh dot com betul la.

Zai said...

aku ingat aku sorang jer..rupanya kau pun sama..walaupun aku tak seglamer kau Long, ada gak budak MSM Tmn Shamelin kenal aku now, and aku tak ingat lansung dia..perhaps we're this company's scholar yg berapa kerat jer n selalu ku hulu hilir bersama-sama. tu org mudah ingat.

Along said...

Zai: Seglamor aku? Muahahahaha..aku rasa time kat Cheras dulu langsung x glamer. maybe betul kata ko, dek kita termasuk golongan "elite" (muahahaha), mungkin sebab tu org mudah ingat. Ntah la..

J.A.D said...

along, walaupun kita sekolej, walaupun hanya seketika, aku tak pernah tau kita dok satu bumbung kat car park tu. and yeah... i don't remember any of my primary and secondary mates. Some college and uni friends pun tidak ku ingat. Tapi FB is a wonderful suprise, people remember me wayyy when i was in standard 1 and helped me remember those phase of my life. Ironic eh org lain tlg ingatkan kita punya past...

Along said...

JAD: Huh, u went there too? See!! I would not have known. Actually I'm relunctant to have a FB becoz of the fact I won't remember anyone. Nanti orang ingat macam bagus je aku ni...padahal, seriously, it's not you..it's me!!

joe said...

I knew that all along..

Along said...

Joe: Who is this?

joe said...

aku malas nak login lah itu hari..

Along said...

Joe: Aku tau la ko...hehehe...ko kan stalker aku terhebat..saja je...hehe