The Y-Factor's gone. I mean, that dominant male fish in the pond is no more. Some 2,3 days back I found him floating and picked up his longer than my index finger lifeless body and buried him in one of emak's plants. Can't figure what happened to him though I do have a wild guess. With more than 20 female fishes in his harem, the poor fellow might have died from physical exhaustion. But, what a way to go!
Anwyay, I bought an assortment of young male fishes, in hope they'll grow up as friends and enjoy the neighbourhood. Seem to work out fine for now. Late yesterday afternoon, I saw one of those males chasing after an albino female molly, while another looks like getting chummy with a female swordfish. Hmm...to be young and in love, they must think that's heaven already. That is, if they can think to such extent. Maybe, in a way, it is better that way. I mean, look at the comic strip below.
The young kid is so lovestruck that he drove around the neighbourhood where the girl of his adoration lives. I mean, its like crazy that someone would do such things. But then again, there have been worse cases. Perhaps, the warm feeling inside a guy would put him into an overdrive which would either make or break him. I don't know. But I really really think its crazy.
I admit to having read many actual accounts where the presence of a woman in a man's life could spur him to greater heights. And I admit to feeling warm and mushy reading all about it, just as I did when reading about Cikgu's, Doc TA's, and Pak Mior's anniversary. I mean wow! Off course, there also real life stories that portray the negative side. But hey! If you chose to look at things negatively, then all you see is negative. Personally to me, I would like to see the positive in almost everybody. Perhaps, the best marriage recorded ever was the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. and Siti Khadijah. It is said in many narrations of the Hadith that Siti Khadijah (r.a.) stood by the Prophet s.a.w. in hardships and was a pillar of strength to the Prophet s.a.w. up to her last breath.
When I followed my friend to JAKIM some weeks back, the Ustazah said that the bonding of a couple in marriage is meant to complement each other. Hmm...I never thought about it that way before that. And that friend I was accompanying, well, I met him several days back and he looked like he was heads over heels with a girl somewhere. He's been jabbering, smiling, laughing, and singing all by himself last I saw him. Crazy dude! I mean, if I were to be like him, I might find someone stepping, stomping and jumping all over my poor left foot just like it's a piece of wood in a ceremonial dance somewhere. Ouch!
I mean, love can be good and it can also be bad. Good, because it makes you feel all warm inside and gives you the spur to reach the greater heights you have always dreamed of. Bad, well, because it makes can make you do crazy stuff like that friend of mine did up there, and in the comic strip where the boy drove around the neighbourhood just to get a glimpse of the girl! Crazy, I tell you.
By the way, I may be experiencing some minor case of amnesia of late. There have been times I suddenly find myself driving around aimlessly. Like yesterday, perhaps after passing the same signboard somewhere in Ulu Subang Jaya for the 10th time! Then I manage to snap out of it when a car rudely honked me from behind. Only then I realise the area look familiar. Oh well, perhaps I can attribute it to a Malay saying: "Tak nampak orang, nampak genting rumah pun jadi lah."