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Man's Best Buddy...

When we had finished our dinner in Sin Hup Kee, an old man and his best buddy arrived at the five foot way of the shop. Andy was facing the outside and he saw what this old uncle did... he sat down slowly, laid out a paper on the floor, tapped the four corners with some stones, put a mug on the floor and spoke softly to his buddy beside him. His buddy also sat quietly beside him, all the while licking the old man's hand which patted his head every now and then.

It was a rare sight, an elderly man with his best friend, doggie... the way he treated his doggie, it was a touching sight, I guess they only have each other for company day and night. We witnessed all this with awe for some minutes before we left. On the way out, Andy asked me for some ringgit change.... I do not have to know what he was thinking... morals has taken its toil...




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  2. Hello claire.. Ohh, it's hurt to see those pictures, I hope the man will always be blessed by God. I believe Dog can be a true loyal friend, maybe it the only friend he have left. Im wondering if he ever have a family?

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  3. hi Ninie Jane, i also dont know.. but according to my mum, he is often seen sitting outside certain restaurants at certain times...

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  4. aw.. when i see this kind of scenario i always think, where are his family members? but then we can see from here, that his best family member is right there with him, through nite n day, hardship and sickness and all...

    claire, i dun have dog, so tell me, wat is that newspaper for? i really dun know... solly..

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  5. hey I also curious abt the newspaper wo!

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  6. oh..me illiterate too in mandarin.. my kids too...but let me guess .. "i m an old man, my life is me and my dog only...so have pity on us.."

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  7. @Merryn: the newspaper is for people to put their money, i think.. =)

    kenwooi.com

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  8. well, out of sympathy, we just do whats best for him..god bless him.

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  9. yeah,Doggy or bobby,they're our best friends - never complains

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  10. Ken, i think the paper tells life story.. :)

    Wenn, hope his collection for the day is enough for him ...

    Mr Ngao, best frens forever.. dogs are forgiving species.. not like humans.. :)

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  11. ken, i tot the paper is for money too.. but then i saw that orange tub there.. THAT must be for the money.. that's why i wondered what's the paper for..

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  12. we also have people like that here in our city.. sad..

    anyway, please join my food meme if you have time..

    http://morefoodadventures.blogspot.com/2009/08/from-my-kitchen-3-fiesta-foodies.html

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  13. haha... u all seems to be interested in the paper..ok, next time i go ask someone to translate if i see him again.. i tell him Merryn wants to know..ken too..


    Mommy Dharlz, ok I will go there now.. thanks for coming by...

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  14. This entry made me teary eyed. Sometimes Claire...animals can be better friends than humans. In some ways, I find that this is true for me too.

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  15. Whn I was doing my matriculation in KL, I used to gv money to beggars sitting at the paveway,bcs I feel sorry for them...until 1 day I discovered wth my own eyes tht they were bogus! Thtz why I'm really sceptical whnever I see ths type of scene...personally, I thnk the gov shd help ths unfortunate ppl (we pay tax),in a way, we are helping them out too, the correct way. Sorry,I hope I hv not offended anyone :) juz my thought.

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  16. an old friend of mine in Edinburgh Scotland told me once: it is better to donate food, clothes, blankets or essential things rather than giving money bcos, when you are provide them with the things, they can immediately put them into use while money can be used to buy alcohol, cigarettes, drugs or might be stolen by bad ppl. So, i prefer to donate something that they can use rather than money. And i agree with miss mathew, some of them are bogus. But it doesnt matter i suppose. What is important is we have done a good thing. God bless your son and the old man too.

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  17. I'm touched; I'm sad.

    Touched because the dog was there for him. Sad because the dog was there but his family is not.

    Hope the younger generation would not take their elderly parents to care homes when they're old and unable to walk or work any more.

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  18. this is so touching, claire. brought tears to my eyes. Your son is so kind to give this man some money. You have taught him well :)

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  19. I do not know bogus or not, yes, i do agree, some are not as pitiful, we dont give to all who beg for money, i heard stories that some are pretenders, they r actually quite rich! it depends, but this scene touches bec of the dog i suppose, like he has only his dog as a companion, the way he touched the dog, so gently, he touched our hearts too esp andy...

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  20. Hi Reana, interesting post. There's a saying if one wants a friend, get a dog.
    The name of the restaurant you mentioned ringing a bell in my head. Only I just can't connect.
    Is it in Foo Chu Choon street or Brewster road?
    You have a beautiful weekend and a happy hari Merdeka. Lee.

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  21. andy is such a thoughtful one. were you taking the pic from the inside of a building anyway? was that a glass pane? =)

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  22. U.Lee, hi..u almost got it correct,, it is just behind brewster road and it is a eatery shop..Happy Merdeka to u too..


    SJ, yes, taken from inside the shop, ours was the first table..facing outside...

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  23. Such pity... I usually feel a heavy heart when I see this kind of situation and pictures. Where are the children? The one he have taken care of when young? Changing their diapers, wiping their tears... Why he had to come to such situation? sighs~

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  24. Ladyviral, maybe he is not married? dont know what is written in the paper...

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  25. Poor guy, but I guess it is good to have a loyal canine friend!

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