26.26.26

Well… I’m turning
26
today… But

instead throwing you a birthday party… Lemme just entertain you all

by revealing some secrets in a skeptical bastard who’s turning 26 today and
decided that he’s going to stay skeptical….. but not that skeptical….🙂

Let’s say that I had this imaginary interview… with…. err… ah…
nevermind… LOL

A
: Try to walk in a mall with a yellow shirt and big red
“love is
forever”
written on the shirt… you’ll see what I
mean…

Q : Ah… ( get the big picture ). So… You are.. again… also
very well-known as a man who skeptical in a relationship

concept… it is very interesting
that you still believes in this as you prefer to call it “basic
values”…

The

events and characters in this
entry are fictions. Any similarity to

actual person, living or dead,
or to actual events is purely just

because someone is trying to
pull out something from his 26th birthday

anniversary.

On a gloomy afternoon… In front

of a train station, sit in an angkringan, a couple. One of them, a

woman in white shirt and wearing blue formal pants, She’s carrying a

recorder. A tall and skinny man sat next to her, wearing a white shirt

and a dark blue sarong. A scene that was supposed to be an interview is

turning into ( hopefully ) an entertaining scene… ( Spin would be represented by the A ( answer ) and the female reporter is
represented by the Q ( question )

Q : Ah… finally… A chance for an interview…

A : Well… Not that I’m fully comfortable with
it… As long as it’s off- the record… but shoot…

Q : Okay… So… this is your 26th
birthday…

A : As you can see… it is…

Q : And how do you feel it?…

A : Well… Just like any other normal day…
Nothing special really…

Q : Any hope for near future?…

A : err…. not much actually… just finishing off
my study… and then making a new start on a new job…

Q : And that job would be?…

A

: Well… It’s obvious that my lack of extent in wisdom is making it

difficult to be writer not mentioning that I need so much

brainstorming…

Q : Means…

A : Err… being a farmer is always a dream for
me… maybe I’ll do that…

Q : A farmer… well that’s very unusual
these days… but I guess that will fit your trade mark…

A : Err… my trade mark?… ( raising his
eyebrows )

Q : Well… a few source told me that in
someway… you’re very well-known as an “old fashioned” person. Is
that true?…

A : ( thinking hard) “Old fashioned” eh?… Well… in certain areas
arenâ
€™t we all?…

Q
: We?…

A

: Well… I told my friends… And yeah…. I told them as they are

your dependable source… That as skeptical as I might

sound… I still do believe in certain basic values in life…

Q : Basic values like?…

A : Err.. those basic values that it would
looked lame if you write it down now…

Q : Looked lame?…

A : Yes… You know… stuffs like “friendship is forever”,
“love someone unconditionally”….

Q : And why those looked lame?…

A : Try to walk in a mall with a yellow shirt and
big red
“love
is forever”
written on the
shirt… you’ll see what I mean…

Q : Ah… ( get the big picture ). So… You are..
again… also very well-known as a man who skeptical in a relationship

concept… it is very interesting that you still believes in this as you prefer
to call it “basic values”…

A : ( Coughing )… Well… It’s only in my
own selfish opinion that adults these days are slowly forgetting these
“basic

values”…

Q : How come?…

A : I have no idea… In this so-called fast moving
world… I felt that there are many people who took the shortcuts in

order to get “comfort”… But again it’s only in my own selfish
opinion…

Q : And any idea why these things
happens?…

A : Well… from the way I see it… It’s
how the world grows these days… fast and cruel… And some of us prefer to be

dragged in on what they call it “trends”….

Q : Put an example…

A : Let me see… ” You got what I
need… Okay… You don’t have what I need… No way…”

Q : But… That’s normal isn’t it…

A : Indeed… but it was business… it was
instant… not love…

Q : And love would sounds?…

A : Love would sounds… “Okay… You don’t
have what I need… But let’s see if we can work it out…”

Q : Even as risky as it might sounds…

A : Exactly…

Q

: But if someone is willing to take those risk… but keep on

failing… trying to love someone else but it always turns

out to be loving the wrong person….

A : Now that’s sounds skeptical…

Q : Is that an answer?…

A : No… satirizing to be exact… ( grins )

Q : So?…

A : Well I do believe that life is merely
taking choices…

Q : but what if you don’t have any
choices?…

A : I’m afraid that’s impossible… You always have
choices…

Q : But some people really don’t have any
choices…

A : Yes they did… At least they choose to live
blind-folded…

Q : Blind-folded?…

A

: Yes… what you say earlier… what would happen if someone keep on

failing?… It’s always just a result of risk… But

if in the end they “the-keep-on-failing” person as you stated finally
succeed?… Isn’t that is going to make them the

happiest person on earth?…

Q : How come?…

A

: Well… If “keep on failing” is not making you “know better
than

others”… Then I don’t have the perfect words for it… But basically,

when you succeed you won’t have to look back to see how far you come…

But in case you did… You’ll see that it worth all the cause…

Q : But you must aware that certain people
is lacking in option…

A : Yes… And that is my dear… We call it
“balance”…

Q : Balance?…

A

: Yes… Even if I see that the world is going to crumble… I still

believe that God put everything in place… I mean “lacking” doesn’t

means you don’t have a choice… you still have… tho less than

others… but still a few…

Q : So much for a fair life….

A : Hahah… Hey… Who said life is fair?…
Anyway, like I said… I still believe in certain values… Since love is

becoming the keyword today… a mother’s love would fit the bill…

Q : Okay?…

A : ( pull his shirt up )… See this blurry mark
on my left ribs…

Q : ( surprised, then looked carefully )
Yes… it’s hard to see tho…

A : I call it the mark of love…. It’s my
mother’s right hand…

Q : Your mother’s right hand?… How
come?…

A : When I was a child… I accidentally spilled
some hot liquid on my body… And then my mother hold me and run to the

nearest clinic… and believe me… at that moment… “near” is not
that “near”… And she did “run” as literally
“run”…

Q : And that incident leaves you with that
mark…

A

: Yes… It’s right there exactly where my mother holds me up…. Tho

as painful as that day might seems. I’m grateful for

it…

And up until now… I couldn’t figure how my mother has the strength to

run all way long and still manage to hold me up…

Q : The mystery….

A : Yeah….

Q : You got yourself a “handy
love-reminder”…

A : I did…

Q : And I wonder why they put you among the
top ten skeptical bastard of the year… ( smile )

A : Oh… definitely not because my flat
abs… ( pointing his own abs)

Q : (Blushing)… oh that… ( turns her
head to another direction… )

A : It’s flat because I’m skinny….

Q : You make a good point there…

A : Anymore question?…

Q : Ah.. yes… A few source… err.. your
friends also inform me that you actually paying attention to small silly
stuff…

A : ( Laughing out loud) Hahaha… Maybe I
did…

Q : And that would be?…

A

: Well… let’s see… ( the ground is suddenly shaking )… Now…

there’s a train that will leave the station soon… And on that cross

road a latch is going to close soon… a safety procedure for road

users…

Q : And?…

A : Since I moved here… I’ve been counting
on how many times that bloody latch is blocking my way whenever I’m on the road…

Q : You actually did that?…

A : Yes… Up until now.. the exact count is
102 times… Silly eh?…

Q : I have no idea.. should I laugh or be
amazed…

A : Hahah… Let me tell you a secret…

Q : A secret?…

A : Yes… A secret of a skeptical bastard…

Q : I’m intrigued…

A : Actually I… which you call
“skeptical bastards” are very logic person…

Q : Yet… still skeptical…

A : The truth is… I’m just skeptical on how
people nowadays live their life… forgetting basic values in life.

Q : Is that you being naive…

A : Well… as far as I’m concern… naive
is one form of pure honesty….

Q : I see… Still as they said you are…
uphold honesty above all….

A : Well… that sounds as dangerously as a
compliment…

Q : You are complicated…

A : Not at all… maybe just too simple for you to
understand…

Q : I see…

A : Well… this conversation is off-the record
isn’t it?…

Q : It depends… this is fun actually…
many our readers would be excited on this new-found facts…

A : I’ll take you on a candle light
dinner…

Q : Hmmm…. is that a bribe?…or you
actually asking me out?…

A : Both!… So?… this conversation is off
the record?

Q : What conversation?… ( smile )

A : Good girl…

And

btw…. it was no fun at all… since a few days ago I was (maybe)

pushing myself over my physical limit… I ended up in bed, having a

terrible cold, and a fever for two days… I cannot walk straight…

and when I took a shower, I even mistaken my shampoo with my body

foam… Felt like wandering around headless…. Yeah… My birthday and

me lying sick in bed…. That’s not fun….

 

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