Sunday, May 04, 2008

Shopping alone, or should I say window shopping by myself is a rather torturous moment to endure. With insufficient cash in hand, all I could do was stare at the glass windows with starry eyes. Searching for the right pair of stilettos to match my prom dress proved to be a difficult task especially when the mall only houses branded merchandises. It's just so happened that I have to meet up a friend there. Boy, we chatted for almost an hr just about Dong Bang in Kinokuniya while standing & browsing through magazines at the Japanese section. XD

Anyways, walking aimlessly in one of the most exclusive shopping malls such as KLCC ain't that bad after all. It's a haven for all things new - fashion, electronics, you name it. Be the first to witness them while you're there. Especially when concept stores like Sony showcasing its ubersome huge LCD TV for your ultimate viewing pleasure. (shown as below)

The least I expect to see is a whopping 103" plasma TV by Panasonic, the world's largest plasma TV in the world recently exhibited at CES 2008. It's so enormous that it no longer looks like a TV. When viewed from a near distance, it's not even HD -_-". I think you need to stand really far to enjoy the crisp clear images. Makes me wonder who would fork out RM220,000 just for a gigantic idiot box to fit into his house.

On my way home, a man in his 30s or 40s carrying a backpack approached me to ask for directions. Being an oh-so-nice citizen, I explained to him on how to get to the railway station - KL Sentral. Then he began sharing his tale regarding how he his passport & wallet, leaving him penniless. He must be trying to garner sympathy & hopefully choke out some money from ppl like me who are too kind, I thought. He even followed me to the train though thankfully he wasn't trying anything bad. We chatted up a little & got to know him more.

Apparently, this man arrived from Singapore at Puduraya to take a bus to Jerantut en route to National Park for err...meditation, I think. He went to the Singapore High Commission to seek help but unfortunately that place is closed on weekends. The only solution is to get his bro to bring the documentation. Which is why he's meeting the bro at the railway station. I trusted him & gathered all the courage to accompany him to KL Sentral. After all, there's no need for me to leave the station with him. I understand how dangerous this is even if I'm only guiding him out & I was thinking...I just got myself into trouble.

Part of me calmed a little cuz I believe I could quickly run away if things go wrong. When we arrived at KL Sentral, I waited while he inserted his ticket to the machine. The barrier lifted up & let him pass. I could see his sullen face gleamed delightfully; I supposed he sure is glad that he went to the correct station. He thanked me many times, expressing how grateful he was that I helped him. We shook hands, exchanged names & he quickly asked if I could spare him a few coings to make a phone call to his bro. Errr...why on earth he doesn't carry a cellphone? Okay, okay ditch that. I actually thought of lending him my cellphone to make a quick call. But on second thoughts, I'd rather not. What if he flees away with my precious baby? NO WAY.

Coins worth RM2 was all I could give as I'm no philantropher. Should he turn out to be a conman, losing that RM2 wouldn't hurt, don't you think so? And so happened I brought very little cash...that makes me pretty broke that day after all spending on sushis from Isetan & a packetful of Korean noodles. I bidded him farewell, wishing him "good luck" & "take care". Curious about the man? He goes by the name Kern (dunno how to spell...) - lives in Bedok, East Singapore & works at Somerset near Orchard Road. I didn't manage to get his contact; preferably not as it's unnecessary anyway. Assuming that Mr. Kern told the truth, he'd probably remember me for the rest of his life cuz I saved his life XD.

As I was returning to the train platform, I couldn't help but smiled. My mood lifted up a lot. Didn't expect that doing small favour is capable of cheering someone. This is what I really need in the next few months since my emotions are really in a mess. Basically this post sums up all that happened yesterday. I've learnt something in this state of loneliness. Going to places give you the liberty it comparable to going with a friend or companion? Judging from my current state, obviously I yearn for anyone to accompany me to ease that emptiness. I need someone to talk to. Usually I prefer to be alone; when I'm feeling perfectly normal.