About a Friend
Hearing all this then I tried to observe him more intensely, then I came to know that he doesn’t speak English well, he likes basketball very much, and practice basketball on every afternoon in Jamia Ground.
Then I started my ‘treatment’ to him. My goal was to make him mingle with everyone.
Because he doesn’t speak English well, so whenever I meet him I try to communicate with him in a simple way, just ‘hi’ or ‘hello’, I do not want to say a so long sentence that he can’t understand me, and make him not reply me. My first ‘hi’ answered by him by nodding up his head, ‘good’ I thought, after a few times he began to answer me by hi or hello, not a longer conversation yet but it was progressing.
One day I asked him to play basketball together and he looked so surprised and said yes. Then on the next day I asked my Afghanistan and Vietnamese friend to join me and Z to play basketball, so we play together. In fact that Z play very well. The Games make us relax and enjoy, gradually after that day Z become closer to three of us.
Don’t judge a book by it’s cover, that’s the popular proverb. After getting to know each other I found soft part of him, that he loves his mom very much. One day he asked me to take his picture using my digital camera, because he want to sent the picture to his mom, he said his mom has been very worried about his condition, and he asked me to make him look fat on the picture so that his mom will feel happy. One other thing is he sent almost all of his scholarship money to his mother and just left some rupees for him self, the amount which forced him to live in a very simple way.
So, don’t judge a book by it’s cover..
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