I never tell anyone about her.
Not that she's not significant but it's just that she's not really part of my life.
But every time when I go to this shop, it reminds me of her.
Back in early 2005, I was a young naive boy.
Just finished my SPM and was waiting for the offer to further my studies.
My everyday routine would be like...
Go to work...
Go to the mosque for jemaah prayers.
And it went on like that for quite some time.
So, one night I went to this shop and was looking for something.
Since I couldn't find it, I called one of the workers to help me.
And that was the moment where we got to know each other.
But honestly, I didn't fall for her coz I'm glad that I have a new friend.
So, I visited the shop whenever I wanna buy something.
We met a few times and finally, we exchanged our phone numbers.
When I left for Labuan Matriculation College.
I did not tell her.
And I even stopped SMS-ing her.
I don't have the answer to that.
So, one afternoon as I was sitting in my room, a SMS came through and it says:
"Do you love me?"
And I dumbly replied,
"Yes I love u but as a friend."
And then she replied,
"I thought you were different but I guess all guys are the same."
Heh? I didn't even bother to reply coz seriously, I was a guy with no feeling at that time.
So, time passed by where I left Labuan and went to Penang.
After a few months in Penang, I went home.
And one day, I went to visit the shop where she worked.
I was looking for her when her friend came revealing everything.
"Si Marylin suker kat ko sebenarnya. Dia cakap ko ni lelaki yang lain daripada yang lain. Sebab tu perangai dia pelik. Dia tak keje sini dah. Dah 4 bulan berhenti."
I was numbed at that time.
Didn't know what to say.
I left the shop.
Now, everytime I visit the shop, the memories of her never faded away.
In fact, I can still feel her walking in the shop.
She will always be in my memory forever and ever.