Monday, March 21, 2011

Meeting Joel in Kuala Lumpur

The last time I saw Joel was when he paid a visit to my previous company in Singapore back in last October, exactly before I left the company. It's been like six months since we last saw each other. In six months time, way too many things took place on my end. I joined a different company. My previous company suddenly closed down one month after I resigned. I quit my new company because I was relocating myself to Malaysia. I finally settled down in Malaysia. Time flies but Joel and I still keep in touch.

Joel was in Malaysia since last week and we planned to meet up sometime last week but he was crazy busy meeting people and in fact, spent the last weekend in Singapore. He came back to Kuala Lumpur via KTM train this morning and squeezed his last few hours in Malaysia to meet my husband and me in Midvalley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur.

I always admire Joel for his jokes, chirpy personality and incredible passion for his work. At age 76, his non-stop business traveling schedule (all around the world) is unbeatable. I always wonder how he does this and how he can be so energetic in getting the business going around the globe. I'm so happy to have the chance to introduce my husband to this bionic man.

It took lots of phone communications to finally be able to find him in Kuala Lumpur today. After we found him and followed him having a short meeting with his client in an office near the Mall, Joel bought us nice heavy lunch before he went back to Hong Kong. We indeed had lots of things to catch up.

Me and Joel doing Pancho.

Our Mexican lunch at Chili's, Midvalley, Kuala Lumpur.
Chit chat over long lunch. Chit chat in the car on the way back to his hotel to pick his luggage up and to the airport. During these times, he indeed shared a lot of interesting old-time stories that made my husband and me laughed along the way. He even showed us his driving license in Hong Kong, which in his opinion, looks like a library card. Both my husband and I couldn't agree more with him on this.

We hope to see him again in the near future. So long, Joel.

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