“Can you manage the girls today? I’m off to Subang now.” Those were ABE’s parting words to me this morning before he left to continue working on his DIY project.
“Ahh..what? Where are you going? I want to….”
Nah…I didn’t get the chance to finish my sentence, let alone negotiate. He was already off. Oh what a bummer, I was up till 4 in the morning doing work and I really wanted to sleep till much later. Not leaving we with any choice, I dragged myself out of bed.
Had fried rice for breakfast, something I very seldom do. Rice in the morning would normally give me the drag, but somehow this morning, I had the premonition that the extra carbo was going to be much required.
Drove Nissa to her art class. She gave me a list of workbooks for me to get from the bookstore. Farah tagged along coz she wanted to get a birthday present for her friend. Five minutes later, Bibik called and reminded us to get food for the cats. Laa..dah habis dah ker?? Bukan ker like baru two days back I just got them their Whiskas.
Dropped off Nissa at her class. Both Farah and I went to a bookshop at SA Mall. We managed to get Nissa’s workbooks but Farah couldn’t find any good paperbacks for the present. She asked if we could go to M*H at SACC Mall, more books to choose in that outlet, plus they were offering discounts for members. Opppss…before that, quick stop at Giant to get food for the kitties.
Off to SACC Mall and by then the sun has started its assault. It was so, so hot and the slight haze was making the situation worst. Spent a good hour at M*H looking for good books (and to enjoy the coolness of the air cond too!!). I prefer the M*H outlet in S*bang P*rade. Bigger and it carries more topics. But for today, this one in SACC Mall would suffice.
Books we got..the Malay novels for Nissa & VC Andrews is mine.
Deliberated if I should get myself another book. In the end, couldn’t resist VC Andrews latest – Delia’s Crossing. Ohh…bilalah nak baca ni?? Tak pe lah, one of these days, I’ll catch up with my reading. Beli je dulu, nanti baca, as I hope for the opportunity to come by, to go do marathon book reading one of these days.
Before we left SACC Mall, sempat stray away to Big Apple for some donuts. Sparkling new, this latest joint had its ribbon cutting earlier today. One Pak Deputy Minister was there to grace the event. Ramai lah pulak orang gomen, all with smiles on their faces…dapat donut free lah katakan. Told Farah, tak pe lah, we won’t bother with the free ones. Let’s do it the old fashion way, nak merasa, beli sendiri!!! More afdhal that way.
Picked up Nissa from her art class and headed home. While the girls were having lunch, I managed to nap for a while.
Sent Nissa for her piano class and dropped off Farah and her friend at the Kopitiam where the birthday party was held. (The Shah Alam affluents celebrate anak-anak’s birthday parties at Pi*zza Hut, N*ndos, Kopitiams and others yang sewaktu dengannya. Told Farah, no way I’m gonna jump into the band wagon. Kita celeb kat rumah je lah, potong cake with the family).
Picked up Nissa from class and lepak at McD for a while. Mommy and daughter treated each other to sundae and Mc Flurries. Heavennnn….before we headed home.
My head felt really heavy. Bibik asked if I wanted to pijat (picit) kepala. Bolehhhh bibik, please do what is necessary.
Farah texted asking if I could pick her up. Grabbed car keys and off again. This time Nissa wanted to follow and she asked if we could bring Merci along. I said yes, but if the cat pu-pu or she-she in the car, she’s to answer to her father.
Check out Merci's expressions..she must be thinking, "I must be the luckily one..."
Got Farah and headed home. ABE was already home and was about to perform his solat. I asked Bibik what’s for dinner. She said, “Ohh..ingatkan Ibuk mau makan diluar.” Okay lah, I did mention to Nissa just now that we may go out for satay later. Obviously, words had gotten around.
Since ABE was beat with exhaustion, and had like no energy left to go out, I had to go tapau the satay. Left with Farah for our usual satay joint, G*mbira Satay at Seksyen 3, and there was already a queue. Had to wait for a good 30 minutes before our satay was ready. Told Farah to get the nasi lemak kukus too. (Ni betol-betol kemaruk makan dah ni..ahh must be the stress!!)
I stayed in the car as Farah waited for the satay. I jerked as the soft knock came on my windscreen. Another car had pulled next to mine and the guy was asking me to wind down my window. Could be someone asking for directions I figured. My door was locked, so I guess it was safe for me to be talking to these strangers.
There were two young men in the car. One of the guys asked, “Kak, akak nak jual tak kereta ni?” as he looked at my two door coupe.
Huh..say what?? Cakap apa?? Sell the car??
“Errr..tak de lah dik. No intentions what so ever of selling the car.”
“Kenapa tak nak jual?” asked the same guy again.
“Ohh…my son uses the car now.”
“Ooo..iyer ker? Tak pe lah. Cantik kereta ni, kalau nak jual, saya minat nak beli.” He said thanks and drove off, leaving me puzzled over the whole exchange of conversation. Nasib baik he called me “kak”. Had it been “aunty”, sorry lah nak entertain!!!
Some whirling day I had today, from staying behind the wheels - morning till evening, to mall hopping and almost doing an auto sale, I hope the last few hours of the day will remain uneventful.
Some day it was, “Super Supir Saturday” – that’s how I have declared it.