|First of all, he's a tough guy. Kind of a biker type, if you know what I mean.|
|Also, he's quite the world traveler, having recently visited Norway...|
|and the bottom of the deep blue sea.|
|He has an endlessly entertaining sense of humor,|
|a deep appreciation for a plate full of good food,|
|and an unparalleled mastery of the Force. His midi-chlorian counts are off the charts.|
|Still, he's a humble and easy-going person who is perfectly willing to let someone else be the center of attention, and that is one of my favorite things about him.|
But of all the reasons I respect and admire Mohd Yuzairie Bin Yusoff, my first and best Malaysian friend, the most important is that he is a patient, kind, and loving father.
Look at that comfy little girl, snuggled up to her abii, who holds her in such a relaxed and confident way. I asked him why he had such an unusual expression on his face in this scene, and he explained, "I was talking to her." Nice papa.
|"Fank you for cawying me, Abii."|
|Risking sand in the shorts for some play time at the beach may just be the ultimate measure of a parent's love.|
This, I think, is a fair and honest portrait of a good and loyal friend. And it is the best gift that I can think to give to my friend, Jurie, on his special day. Happy birthday!