It has been a very busy first day of being 64th, starting my 65th.
I started my day by going for the 8.30am mass with my wife, Jeannie; at St Thomas More Church, Subang Jaya. (1) Gave thanks for the gift of life, for the gift of family, for the gift of friends.
Had a short snooze – first morning snooze at 64.
We were in Mid-Valley just after lunch. I wanted to get a pair of leather shoes, sort of a light tan in colour with white soles. Getting the right fit is not very easy for me. I have broad feet, so depending on the design of the shoes, I will fit anywhere between a U.S. size 8 to size 10.
Skechers didn’t have the type I wanted. Clarks was closed for renovations. So, Timberland was the next choice. After having tried on several pairs of shoes, all of which were not comfortable because the mid – to – front of the shoe design narrowed too much.
Then, came the right design, right colour which matched my clothes , my Bellroy Venture Sling 9l and my watch strap. And the right size, too. Most of all it was leather and the right exacting colour that I was looking for.
When or if you are going to the Timberland store at Mid-Valley shopping centre, Kuala Lumpur (2); you have to ask for their associate, Amir. This gentleman was so patient, explained the various leathers their stores were carrying, the sizes, colours, models. I had to try on many pairs and models until I came down to the ultimate choice. Due to his knowledge of the Timberland products; he was able to provide the solution to what I was look for.
I know that I will be doing a whole of travelling soon, so getting comfortably prepared with a bit of pampering, too.
Speaking of pampering: Jeannie and Laura are the ever-flowing, immensely wonderful blessings in my life. Love them much more than forever!
Now, to thank the hundreds and hundreds of people for their beautiful birthday messages and well wishes which they posted on the many platforms of social media like Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, Twitter and more. These messages I received has made this day all the more special to me.
Stay tuned for more.
1. Subang Jaya is a city in the state of Selangor, Malaysia.
2. Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia.