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FACEBOOK is NOT Our Friend.

Just returned back from the city where I spent RM 800 + on bills alone. I swear, the more we accumulate wealth, the more we have to spend to maintain it. *sigh* I wish I can trade my really LARGE car and ENORMOUS bungalow for smaller and function-able  versions, which should waste less money. Pay the loans.... like good government servants, we are.

Anywho (love this Australian slang) I was not about to bore you non-civil workers about the monthly ritual of feeding the loan-sharks... This afternoon, as I was about my business, I had the pleasure to meet one of my friends from the university years (that was like 9-10 years ago). She and her husband were shopping, with a couple of kids tagging along.

"Is that really you, Ramzu?"

"Erm?" (unfortunately I forgot her name, never been close to anyone made me forget names VERY easily).

"You don't really change much. You look the same as years ago!" (is this a compliment or an insult?)

After changing some pleasantries with her and her husband, we parted with me still forgetting her name. 

So... do I look like I was a 31 years old 10 years ago? Or I only look marginally older now? Facebook is a bane of life. I don't really use it, but many exes (ex-friends, ex-students, ex-lovers, ex-playmates etc) FOUND me and of course I SHOULD have the decency to add them as 'friends'. From there on, I got to have a few peeks at their lives, via photos and videos.

Time has not been kind to them - facially. They look so much older (and fatter!). Oh don't aim that SUPERFICIAL gun at me yet, people! Sometimes I am glad when people ask what skin cream I used, or where I permed my hair - because I never did use any or had my hair done (except by a barber. Saloons and barbershops are worlds away) VANITY ALERT! VANITY ALERT! People change. But I suspect, I never changed much from my younger years...

Still so bitter. So suspicious of people. So jealous of the victorious. So far from many. So cold to the touch. So.. sometimes, inhuman.

Oh well. I am an enigma even onto myself. Have a latest look at me. VANITY ALERT! VANITY ALERT!

p.s - the pic had to be altered a bit because I was not wearing a shirt. 90% of the time at home, I am shirtless. SO? Except when there's company of course.

15 comments:

Aizan Suhaira said...

Vain is what you are, Mr. Mambang. Funnily enough, most of my friends look the same as they did during high school. There are a few who have not aged well.

As for me, I am like fine wine. I'm just better with age. Bwaahahahahahahaha... do I trump now, oh evil sire!

Malice Blackheart said...

So! Finally I get to see this face the ladies simply can't resist.

maximus alexius said...

my ex-school mates always said that my cutey face doesnt change at all, still jambu maa....haha

anyway u look different from before but hey what's spot on your face?
pimple?wink!hahaha...

Shadowthorne said...

Aizan; I bet those who aged badly were those who got married. Correct?

Shadowthorne said...

Malice Blackheart; That was me on a fairly average day. You haven't seen me on days when I wanted to look good. :)

Shadowthorne said...

maximus; Yes. A bloody pimple!!! This always happen when I am idle.

TechnoBabe said...

I think it is fun to run into someone from a long time ago. This is a great picture of you, and you look like you are still in university not teaching in one.

Shadowthorne said...

TechnoBabe; This is quite a poor picture, taken in poor light. I used my phone's camera, which wasn't that sharp. Anyway thanks. :)

Spencer L Casey said...

You look faaaabulous. I looked OK until I got my promotion last year. Now I look 80. Not really, but still. It's been a hard year.

Shadowthorne said...

SLC; Thanks. You made my day :)

James said...

haha Mambang. You are onto something about the married ones looking older. Actually its not marriage it is having KIDS that age you. It is the lack of sleep....

I see you don't wear your armored suit every day then.

Shadowthorne said...

James; Oh. Maybe that's true. I got to sleep anytime that I wanted. So poor you married people. :)

Tenchi said...

My wife said i never age before...cos i never been young before also...cos she said my face look same since secondary school...

Aizan Suhaira said...

Mr. Mambang: You are absolutely right.

Shadowthorne said...

Tenchi; But you look so like an uncle now. :)

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