Friday, October 12, 2007

The Astronaut Classmate and Photo Albums

I haven't been following the news on the Malaysian astronaut.

I didn't even know who this doctor candidate was.

Only his name was a Dr. Sheikh something...

Until last night in Chinese class, my teacher mentioned he used to study at her house...

Then it all clicked...

I asked for that fellow's age...

It was then I realized...

Oh my gosh... the astronaut is my primary school classmate...

Imagine that ....

Then I went through the house digging through old photo albums!

And discovered my class photos were missing...

Frantically sifting through pile after pile.... I discovered a whole chunk of old pictures I didn't even know existed.

Wow, deja vu... time for some heavy digitizing...

And then I found it... hmm...

Interesting... out of all the class photos taken, he only appeared in the first one...

What's the big deal, you ask...

Well, nothing really... It's just interesting when the past collides with the present. I mean, it's almost 3 decades ago... who would remember?

But I did. And I still think it's cool.

12 comments:

Jimbo said...

Wah, I'm the friend of the classmate of the astronaut! Heh heh. Like the Malays would say: "tumpang glamour".

Bernard said...

Haha.. Jimbo and all of us has got two degrees of separation only from da man then.

Put up the photo! Then we can see sapa lagi hensem, ngko ke dia.

adrien said...

wah, and i'm a blog mate of the classmate of the austronaut! *tumpangs glamour too*

poohbearee said...

Mayb you should try contacting this classmate:)

sengkor said...

tht photo might cost something next time.. keep it safely or buy insurance.. :D

just me said...

So, any more details about his life that you know that the newspaper has yet to publish?

You are now famous by "class" association while the rest of us readers by" blog-siation"

m5lvin said...

I'm like so outdated de.....was he the astronaut that kononnya has to pray so umpteen times in outer space or somethin? (or maybe I kena tipu by some stupid made-up news again)..

Firehorse said...

He is quite cute looking too :P

Annie said...

3 decades ago? But Jonzz, 30 years ago, you were just a sperm, right? I thought you said you were 13yo..
kakakaka..... astronaut friend? That is pretty cool. I mean how many can you say you know someone who's been to outer space?
ok.. well, there is Monty.

Las montañas said...

space! yawn, that is where I came from. And you earthlings get excited just because your rocket could blast you off the surface of the earth. ZZZ

winniethepooh said...

has ur class mate change much since pri school day? :)

doc said...

in other words, if fate had dealt you a different hand, you could have been in his place..

jonzz the spaceman. that's neat!