Tuned in to CNN after dawn prayers, only to catch Tiger (in the) Woods blaming money and fame for his despicable behaviour. Promptly switched off TV. Tiger who?
"It's about time you grow up, be a man and shoulder the responsibility, son. You made your bed, so you lie on it, and not tell lies about it. Your string of lurid affairs has nothing to do with money and fame; it has everything to do with your inability to keep your pecker where it belongs."
When Old Isn't Gold
"Saya Tak Restu" (I Did Not Give My Blessing), screamed the headline of today's Harian Metro. Accompanying it were profile pictures of two people; someone named Jamaliah and '80s singer Shidee.
How ironic, to think that 51 year-old Shidee found fame with the song "Sayang Semuanya Sudah Terlambat" (Pity Everything's Too Late). It certainly is too late for 47 year-old Jamaliah for, not only she got unceremoniously dumped by him, she is now his reluctant mother-in-law!
According to the news report, the duo were an item for four years, (she's a single mother while his marital status was not disclosed) when he did an about-turn and eloped with the woman's 22 year-old daughter, Fairunnisa, last weekend.
"I had helped him out financially many times over. He was also close to my three kids; he taught them how to pray and to read the Quran. They even called him 'papa' and 'uncle'. And at one time he did express his intention to marry me."
Poor Jamaliah. You have my sympathies. He's out of your life, but not quite. From boyfriend to son-in-law..... ooooo boy! [I read in one Malay entertainment blog this morning that the Jamaliah-Shidee 'friendship' had been an open secret for years. Wallahuallam, sekadar membaca].
PS: In a sidebar, Shidee responded by saying that he fell in love 'on the quiet' with the 22 year-old over time. He also said they never eloped; "She came with me on her own free will." Shidee added that his wife has made a police report over her mother's claim.
Nasihat Makcik Kama kepada Fairunnisa: Dunia ini bak roda, hari ini mungkin hari kamu, hari depan belum tentu. Ikut hati mati, ikut rasa binasa. Sentiasa ingat, syurga itu dibawah tapak kaki ibu. Walau apa sekalipun, sebaik-baiknya janganlah membelakangi ibu semata-mata kerana sudah terjebak dengan janji manis lelaki.