For not to waste time I told my Mom and Dad that I wanted to marry her. They had no objection and my father eventually went to Temerloh to meet her brother in law and talk about our marriage. Before that I wrote to her brother in law and his reply was positive. Her brother in law Hj.Nurin works with the government and stationed at Temerloh. He lives at a rented house there with his wife, my girlfriend's elder sister. Her mother who did not have a house of her own live there too. To regress a little, after her father died her mother told her to stop schooling at Form four and seek employment so as to help support her mother since she had no other means of income. She got employed as a Telephonist’ at the Telecom Department in Kuala Lumpur in 1957 at the age of seventeen. She works in Kuala Lumpur for a few years and later got transferred to the Kuantan Telecom Exchange. In Kuantan at first she stayed at the house of a married office-mate at Jalan Abdul Rahman. Later on she managed to get a government quarter at Jalan Cenor at the Transit Quarters which she shared with another girl. It was at this house that I first I met her that day in November 1961. Three months later on February 3, 1962 I got married to her at her brother in law's house in Temerloh. She is Asmah Abdul Rahman, now my wife, my lover and my friend. She is now seventy-six and I seventy-seven years old. We are actually six months different in age; she is six months younger than me. Both of us were not from a well to do family. My father run a restaurant in Kuantan. I went to work in 1958 as soon as I passed the Secondary School Examination. I was then nineteen. As for her she had to stop schooling before completing her Secondary school and starts working in 1957 at an early age of seventeen. To add color to this episode of my life journey I recently found this entry in my 1962 Diary which refer to the day we got married....
" Left Kuantan at 2pm for Temerloh in a chartered Bus. Reached Temerloh at 5pm. Got married to Asmah at 9.05pm. Feast and left for home at 11pm, reached Kuantan at 1.20am. "
That folks are episodes of the journey of my life. It was a colorful journey indeed.
Have a nice day.