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|Kluang, Monday 01-01-01||November 2000 December 2000 Track Day School trip Different February 2001 March 2001|
have worn out.
Well, at least some parts have.
The outside still looks ok, but the inner heel is bare.
I've completely walked apart the inner heels on both the left as well ass the right shoe.
There is little left of the linings, just rags.
There are several shoe makers here in Kluang, scattered around town, mostly somewhere in the shade. They are magicians with needle and thread, that success in even the most bizarre assignments.
Despite all their skills I've got little confidence in this job. Just recently I had trouble in Holland getting a simple sole replaced. And this job seems a lot tougher to me. So, I'm ready to dispose these shoes.
The Malay shoemaker takes a look at the torn heel, nods confidently and asks me for the other shoe.
I've got a small problem at my right tong as well. The sole is detached at the toe. A bit of glue perhaps? The shoe maker nods, gets his tin of glue and joins the sole again. He finishes with a hammer and off I go again.
I pass my waiting time with various unimportant activities for which I have all the time in the world now:
Boleh?the shoe maker asks. Yes yes,
Boleh, a job well done.
Tomorrow I'll kick my new heels, and leave Kluang, to some place else. Most likely it will be a long journey, from the south to the north. The next destination is Taiping, city of ever lasting peace, a name that sounds like the perfect beginning of a new millennium.
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