a short silence.
with a dejected voice, the kopi-hand said "ar buay. (not yet.)"
that was the loudest sentence i heard amidst the chatter.
i skipped my usual saturday morning coffee break for several weeks because of travel. when i returned this week, i learnt that the elderly kopi-hand was ill.
"tia kong yi er ka zheng, ti jio. (i heard his leg was swollen, diabetes)" commented another regular.