Friday, July 18, 2014
My regrets... and al-Fatehah
Mohd Ghafar Abu Bakar, the chief steward who was among 298 passengers and crew members of MH17 that went down in Ukraine yesterday, will be fully-missed by friends, family members and relatives.
I was supposed to see him on a few occasions between February and before Ramadan but due to heavy daily schedule, we didn't get the chance. We had not met since 1977 after MCE. We were together since Standard One at Masjid Tanah English School.
Among my colleagues who share sadness and sorrow over the incident are those of Batch 77, 78 and 79 of Sekolah Menengah Sains Johor, Kluang.
A jovial person and a joker, Mogab's (that's what we called him) last word to me during a phone conversation a few days before 'puasa' was '...bilo nak jumpo ni bro, nanti takdo peluang lak, hawau kau!'.
Yes, I will miss you... we will miss you.
Al-Fatehah to Mogab and others.