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Monday, November 21, 2016

BEING A FATHER

I think I am a good enough father. Not the best. But, that's what I think and that's what I believe to be true. I have no shame in admitting it. I don't aim to be an excellent father but I do want to make sure that I have done the best that I possibly can to raise them as I deem fit.

' Ayah, you are not the best father yet ', Faim beritahu aku dengan selamba semasa kami bermain karom ujung minggu yang lalu.
' Oh, I know that. It's ok but I will keep on trying ', jawab aku endah tak endah.
' You will have to be more like ... err ...um ', Faim cuba menambah tergagap-gagap.
' Like what... like father Christmas? ', aku mendongak dan pintas cakap Faim.
' Yea.. hihihi ', Faim tersipu-sipu.
' And how can I be like that? You want me to wear Santa Claus costume everyday. or the pilgrims ', aku mula mengesyak sesuatu dari Faim.
' Err.. no need. No need ', Faim mengeleng-geleng kepala dan mengoyang tangan. Muka dia tersengeh.
' How?', aku nak tengok ke mana Faim cuba membawa dialog ini.
' Well, in the spirit of thanksgiving.. maybe you can consider buying me this game online.. maybe? ', Faim menambah dialog tanpa merenung kepada aku. Seolah soalan pertanyaan itu tidak penting.
'  Yea.. maybe ', kata aku terjerat.

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