Another long lost friend visited my office yesterday. I was in a meeting, so he left his handphone number with Adora, my PA.
No words could describe how elated I was as I saw his name on the memo pad - Sheikh Raziff.
Wasting no time I called him. Despite all these time, his voice was still very familiar. I don't know how he looks now, but I guess he will be the same Sheikh Raziff that I used to know.
"How many children you have?"
"Just finished his SPM and now in UiTM Seri Iskandar."
"So our children are in the same UiTM and in the same faculty. My son is doing Quantity Surveying."
Sheikh Razif is unique. We shared the same class in Darjah 1 in Sekolah Kebangsaan Galing, Kuantan and we were also in SDAR together.
I still remember how flabbergasted I was when he could still recognized me when we were reporting for remove class in 1967. We were separated when my father was transferred to Teluk Intan at the end of 1961. Since then I was in four different schools but he remained in SK Galing till 1966.
We have not met since leaving SDAR in 1972!