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Money isn't everything.....

I'm delighted to share that sometimes money and age isn't everything especially when it comes to friendships. There is this 16 year old chap who was one of the trainees like me, in my weekly badminton training sessions. After training, he always joined me for dinner. Well, you may thought that's nothing to shout about but I'm sure teens at this age would rather go home than having a 40 year old uncle as dinner companion. hahha....

I usually love to have a slightly more expensive Japanese dinner to wind down after a tough training session and he joined me too, though he asked how much is the food over there.As a working adult, initially I offered to buy him dinner. Though this young chap decline and pay me back, I managed to foot the bill for the once or twice initially. However, I can't go on buying him expensive dinner weekly  but then, both of us shared some common interests besides badminton, which is the delicious ramen and chawanmushi at that restaurant. So, I felt no shame in going dutch with my 16 year old friend, while having a good dinner companion. I do buy try to him some meals at times especially if he's short of cash.


What I like to share here, money isn't everything and if I felt 'paisey' (shameful) of accepting his share of dinner from a high school chap, I will definitely ignore him for dinner after the session and ate alone and lost a friend, though a very young one. Btw, I can be childish and young at heart too and he finds me not easy to beat in badminton. LOL...

Have a good weekend!

14 comments:

  1. I agree, money isn't everything, only that we need money to survive...

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  2. Well Chris, put in this way, if you enjoy this boy's company treat him like your own son and if you can't really continue footing his bill for expensive Jap meals, then weight this..... company-japanese food- or just simple food+ his company, for me i will choose simplefood plus company....

    hahahah, only my thoughts bro have a great weekend and god bless

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  3. hey Uncle..when are you going to belanja me japanese food? :p
    Yeah, money isnt everything.. but once awhile it is good that we treat others.. it is a blessing.. :)

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  4. You're right, there're lots of things in life which money cant buy.. but still, there're things we cant do without money =_=
    LOL..
    Have a nice day ya!

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  5. it's always nice to hv companion during meal time.

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  6. hello chris, just curious why always jap food after your badminton session? i think it's really ok if he insists to pay for his portion..some people do feel bad if you pay for them all the time. i think it's really nice o have somebody to have dinner with you and enjoying each other's company at the same time. Mmm, opt for something not so expensive next time.

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  7. Sharon - yes, absolutely right.

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  8. Eugene - Yes, we do go for cheaper dinners at food courts. However, we like that japanese restaurant especially theramen and chawanmushi. Just want to share that money isn't everything ....

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  9. aunt claire - when im back...i buy u lunch la..hahaha....

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  10. Hayley - that including health and your attitude to happiness. Stay joyful always :)

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  11. wenn - i don;'t like to eat alone too..haha

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  12. lena - i also dunno ...Im the one who go for the jap food first and always thought of chawanmushi whenever im playing badminton...haha... It's also nearby!

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  13. Hello Uncle! hehe... maybe he is a mature minded person, only my thoughts la hehehe :P

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  14. arthur - hahaha... yeah, maybe he's mature while im childish. Terbalik!

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