Adam sent me an e mail few weeks ago: ” a couch is waiting and covered parking for Lil G, if you don’t mind.”
Though there are many backpackers dorm here in Budapest, none of them offered a safe parking for Lil G.
“Lets meet up in Heroes Square when you get here and I buy you some coffee, you can’t find teh tarik but I can try to make you one,” Adam added.
Adam is a Hungarian married to a Malaysian lady from Sarawak.
Well, he is the only person that is not Malaysian that can sing our National Anthem Negaraku in Bahasa, that I know of. How cool is that.
I arrived a bit early, so I hangout in the cloudy and drizzle… cold Heroes Square waiting for him.
I never met Adam nor I know how he looks like.
Here comes a white guy and he greeted me “apa kabar? sudah lama tunggu?”
I was like “eh?”
“Saya Adam,” he said.
“Oh, you are the the guy,” I just can’t believe how well he speaks in Malay.
“So whats your plan?” he asked.
“Ok…rain is not gonna stop and it’s getting dark,” I told Adam.
“Jom!” Adam replied. Hahaha…the best Malay words I heard so far along my way across the Asia and Middle East and now Europe.
We headed his home and he made me some coffee. 3 in 1 lah, of course.
Told him that I am in touch with some Malaysian from embassy. “No worries. We are such small community here in Hungary,” he said.
The next day I roamed around in the light rain.
“We follow your blog and it seems where ever you go here in Eastern Europe you brought rain from Malaysia,” Adam said. And we laughed. It’s great when a reader, now a friend, paid attention to little details that you wrote in your blog.
Gina, Adam’s wife took me around and introduce me to other Malaysians in Hungary. Met Micheal Wong and wife and they invited me for dinner; Thai food. “Don’t worry brother, we have been following your blog and lets have some hot and spicy food for a change. Closer to Malaysian,” Michael said. So that night I had Tomyam with them. Hot and spicy food. I love.
Met the H.E Ambassador and the rest of Malaysian here.
Salman….itu nasi with ikan tenggiri masin perah limau and telur dadar taste still lingers…
You guys are wonderful and made me felt at home.