yet another runaway train

Another teenage girl ran away with a guy from Lombok. Saw a video on Harian Metro (the online version of course) of her mother begging the girl to come home. Wonder if it’s a little too late. Wonder if it’s really that easy to leave the country and take a boat go to Lombok without proper identification. Wonder if it’s worth all the trouble the couple has to go through to be together.



Once again, the song “Runaway Train” plays in my head, just as clear as before.

Wonder if Lombok dudes are really that irresistible. How do they look like? Nicholas Saputra? Ariel Peterpan? The construction worker who fixed my roof?

Whatever it is, let’s just hope that he cares for her better that her own mother.

Can he?

10 comments:

knitfreak-to-be said...

sad rite, when we look at these kids (kids la, bawah umor kan?) its hard to point fingers now,
to tell you the truth, i know a person yg grows up in the middle of KL without parents supervision as mother was busy working, father was in pusat pemulihan dadah..she and her sisters alhamdulillah turns out fine, so far. budak2 tu bole je lari dr rumah and blame it all to the parents and friends, but they did not. I really tak paham with those yang ran away ni..
I hope in time they will learn their lesson and at that time, they can still come back.

JaJa'Z said...

akak pun tak paham gak bebudak skang ni..senang sangat nak ikut ke sana..padahal belambak dah kes...dok sana pun merempat..pastu mula la merayu nak balik..ish ishhhhh

Liza said...

this kind of news makes me so frightened, I can never know whether this will never happen to me...May Allah protect all mothers and not having to go through this...

Aida Rezuan said...

Dieya,

Hmm.. tuh la, kan? Kekadang suma mende dah di provide dek famili, love, care, education, money.. but some kids just choose to learn it the hard way.

dieya said...

azita,
i really admire your friend and her sister for being able to pull themselves together despite of their surroundings. it's kind of ironic that the ones that are well taken care of are the ones who run away. is it the rebellious teenagers thingy going on? i don't know. perhaps the parents are too controlling, hence they are looking for their own version of freedom. just a thought.

k jaja,
masa lari tu seronok laa kot, rasa macam romeo and juliet, ala2 filem hollywood. sekali bila sampai sana kena tolong laki jadi gembala kambing, pekebun sayur, tukang cuci baju kat rumah orang.. baru tau susah senang hidup. then sibuk susahkan gomen, polis, tentera, menteri semua nak negotiate bagi diorg balik tanpa kena jail coz duduk negara org tanpa izin. hish!

k liza,
having you as their mother, i doubt your kids will ever think of doing such thing! yes may Allah protect all mothers and childrens alike!

aida,
is it pengaruh rakan sebaya? perhaps diorang rasa macam thrill je main lari2 ni. boleh naik tongkang malam2 sambil melihat bintang di langit.. main kejar2 dgn polis marin.. nyorok2 ngan pegawai imigresen.. best kot nya? then when the "honeymoon" is over and the thrill is gone, reality checks in, suddenly they are not brave enough to face it. berani buat, berani laa tanggung kan?

ZuNas77 said...

I pernah baca pengakuan sorang girl yg "dilarikan jejaka Lombok nih. diaorg ckp mamat2 nih pandai memujuk rayu, manjakan diaorg, and bagi sepenuh kasih syg lah. ada yg sanggup belikan apa diaorg nak, belanja itu ini. coz if u tgk, pattern budak2 yg lari mesti under 18 kan. bdk2 besar tu if dpt semua ni confirm tak pikir mak bapak dah. sbb tu boleh lari sbb termakan kata2 manis mamat lombok nih.

Apapun, mmg if jadi kat i, tak tau la mcm mana nak react. Mintak di jauhkan la dari kita semua. kena monitor ngan sapa anak2 berkawan. tak boleh kongkong lebih2 kang if they all rasa tension kena kongkong, mula lah nak lari ngan mamat lombok nih..

dieya said...

zu,
at that age kalau kena manja2 dgn all the material things mmg best laa sangat2 kan, lupa dah benda2 lain. especially when the parents refuse to get the stuffs for them.. membazir laa.. tak boleh guna lama laa.. etc. dpt org lain belikan mau tak nyer happy. yeah i totally agree with you, kalau kongkong lebih2 mmg laa jadi penyebab diorg nak lari.

Erin said...

My uncle yg ade kwn org Lomok nie cakap...org lelaki sana cukup bangga dpt pikat + bawak balik perempuan Malaysia. kira mcm bwk balik PhD lah kot haha

Erin said...

*opps, Lombok :P

dieya said...

erin,
hahaha macam bawak balik PhD... tak larat!
kira trophy wife laa yek? no wonder they are willing to go through all the trouble to bring the girls there!