I guess that's what the word FAMILY stands for.
What do you call your father? Papa Daddy Abah Ayah Abi etc? I call mine Ayah. When I was in high school, some of my schoolmates made fun of the name - AyAh and not AyOh as Terengganu-ans should be using. I didn't matter to me, though.
Ayah is in HR, he deals with people. I always love it when he talks about his day interviewing people, especially for UTP intake. During my time, he interviewed my friends. And most people would say he's a bit psychotic. Scary. Yes, he believes in seeing the other side of people. He's not the interviewer you expect to ask about academics, school achievements, etc. He often asks on what you can offer to the institution you are applying. He makes people sing, act, even recite Quran verses during interviews. I remember once when he made a student from Kedah (oh yes, he has a HUGE thing for Kedah since he's from there) sang the state song. While standing straight. Sort of like singing Negaraku with tremendous respect and loyalty to the country, only that it was the Kedah state song. And there was this one boy who asked to switch to another surah because he was too panicked he couldn't remember the first verse of surah As-Sajdah.
Now how often do you find an interviewer who does that?
Ayah loves to forward emails from his colleagues. They are all HR people, who I guess pretty much have the same kind of thinking as he is. Funny ones, silly ones, stupid ones, informative ones, religious ones, name it.
And recently I found this in my Inbox.
|Forever My Father|
There's another email from him that I wish to share, but that would be later.