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Pagi-pagi bute koi ni semalang celek mate, tekok konoin baser nok makei pateng. Tok kire lah masok mpoyok ke, asang pedaeh ke, goreng kunyek ke. Asei ke pateng. Keknye sebelong masuk seminor, koi ni tadi berguraa dengei rodong boleh ke nyeboat pari. Ntoh ngaper nyeboat pari ntoh. Laeng lalu dengei hok konoin tekok dok sedang ngidang nye.

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Habih seminor berajat nok ke Gombok lah sebak rase koi situ hok banyok lauk kampong nye, ye dok. Keknye tok semene-mene, tangei koi ni elok molek membelok kakroh MRR2 beloh kiri dari aroh UIA te, lanteih ke Ampang. Ahhh yer, pedo’oh sangek nok ke Gombok nye, mokngoh heh. Tercengang-cengang rodong koi, keknye dia ni mudoh hek. Ngikut je memane lah.

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Doh separuh jalan, koi ni tadi dapat lah idea nok makei mane. Tingek ke kedei makei hok sebeloh The Garage te. Name dia Istana Bambu, iklan bapok besor tulih Pateng Masok Mpoyok tepi jalan te. Dalang hati koi, bedo’o je lah mudoh-mudohei bukok lah ari Saktu gini. Risaa jugek kot dia bukok ari keje je sebak beramei sikek datang makei tengohari. Gitu lah bacaan koi ni tadi.

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Sampei di parking Istana Bambu, nampok gaye nya nasek koi baik. Hah bukok pon kedei te. Nang tujoh kali dah koi datang situ keknye tok perenoh lagi lanteih masuk ke Istana Bambu te. Sokmo lah ke The Garage beloh malang bese nye. Doh duduk, doh dapat menu, doh berangan nengok gambor pateng masok mpoyok nye… siak ander set RM17.00 dengei ulang, dengei buoh, dengei sirak limaa siak.

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Tetiber budok hak ngambik oda tu kabor… “Pateng tak ander. Pari ander lah.”

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Koi ni tadi tarik napeih dalang-dalang tok reti nok kabo kebende. Betoi mek cakak mok koi kemereng. Bende hok awok tak mboh, jangei seboat! Padan ke muke koi. Sudohnye koi ngoda pari lah jugek.

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Gambor beloh kiri te Pulut Mangga di Istana Bambu yang koi saloh pandang mulanya macang ‘Pungut Mangga’. Sagu Gula Kabung dalang gambor beloh kanan ni pulok koi saloh bace jadi ‘Sagu Gula Kambing’. Ahhh yer, Enida… mentang tok dapat makei pateng, seme mende jadi tok betoi yak.

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This Far

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I wasn’t overly sure what exactly the highlight of the wedding I attended today was. The food at the reception at Sahara Tent, Shah Alam, was one of the most delicious of Arabic meals I have had ever since the feast in the tent at Al Bustan Palace, Muscat in 2005, maybe? I ate. Oi! For eating’s sake, I ate! It is my third week of no-carb diet. But today was the big cheat day, I’d say.

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When Delynne said it was going to be a small wedding, I knew it was going to be beautiful, nonetheless. But I didn’t expect ME to be so emotional. I was in tears whenever I saw the bride and groom. And on the way home, Kitreena said something that made me come to my senses. The feeling was so intense and beautiful in the same time, I vowed to live long to see Monchies’ turn.

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The other highlight was the ‘gift boxes’ everyone received. Each contains candies and a piece of paper with a printed quote. All thoughtfully numbered (always trust Delynne to come up with something as mindful as that). I loved the idea so much, I told Kitreena and Edrick to start collecting their favorite quotes from now!

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To Delynne and Syazwan…
Have a wonderful journey together full of adventure, laughter, lessons and above all, love. There will be times when you stumble or even fall, and feel as though you were going nowhere. And there will be times when you feel that you are alone in your togetherness. Reach out and hold each other’s hand then, embrace the growing pain and know it is all worth it. You two have come this far.

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And as I was writing the previous paragraph, I realized why I have always loved small weddings. Mine, in Auckland on June 19th seventeen years ago… was one.

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Encik: Baju tu guna kain apa?Pelikat
Enida: Baju tu guna kain pelikat buruk bapak saya.
Encik: Hah?
Enida: Kalau tak selesa kami guna kain lap pinggan.
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[Jawapan dalam hati hanya nampak di status FB.]

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.Photo credit: kealambarzakh.wordpress.com

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Sering

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Yang sering hilang di antara mata pena dan kegilaanku adalah waktu.

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Handwriting

Like That Lah…

The reason why I went upstairs was just to get a triple A battery for my mouse. That was it. But it was then that I saw the Ikan Tongkol that I defrosted earlier in the evening to make Asam Pedas of. Tapi oleh kerana I had taken the kids to have a North Indian dinner at The Rolling Pin after Kitreena’s appointment with our South African chiropractor, Dr Boden, the tuna never made it to the pot.

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Nak tak nak, I set the triple A battery on the kitchen island sekejap and went for the bawang-bawang and the bunga kantan nan tiga kuntum to start menumis the Asam lah Pedas. Ngoseng-oseng and kelentung-kelentang and a pot of Asam Pedas Ikan Tongkol later, I knew I was so lah smelling worse than bawang that I went another floor up to pompom (that is mandi in Monchies baby-baby dictionary).

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While mandi-ing, I saw that the drain-hole filter could use some scrubbing. So scrubbing lah pulak sedikit sebanyak in the shower thinking that I really should get back to the office to tukar the battery of the mouse. The laundry that I started before going up to get the battery pun might be done and ready untuk diampai already.

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Sure enough, while I was on the way down from the shower to the kitchen to put away all the clean dishes, I heard the washing machine’s panggilan pulau song. Dishes away and the Asam Pedas Ikan Tongkol dah masuk dalam bekas to wait for it to cool and put away later, I made my way down to the laundry drying room.

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Black load out, colored load in, and white load all sprayed with bleach or Vanish… there I was mengampai laundry lah pulak. That done, I got into folding (mostly) towels and socks from the previous dried load. Terpandang lantai and got thinking, if I didn’t give it a sweep there and then, it would be dustier the next time I would do laundry, which is Saturday. So menyapu lah a bit, sementara rajin.

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Done sweeping, I took approximately 15 steps before arriving at Airwings’ office. It was when I sat at the computer to activate the screen that I realized that the triple A battery for the mouse was still upstairs, on the kitchen island where I left it before making the Asam Pedas Ikan Tongkol with Bunga Kantan 3 Kuntum, before doing the scrubbing job in the shower, and before doing the laundry.

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I went upstairs, grabbed the triple A battery, came back downstairs, changed the mouse’s battery and was going to do work exactly like I was supposed to, sebelum naik ke tingkat atas for the triple A battery in the first place. But it was then that I got to writing this entry. Sebab tiba-tiba terasa begitu multi-tasking.

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Lah sangat!

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multitasking.

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Heart

I simply heart you, love.

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Heard

Which of your hurtful stories have I not heard?
And which of your stories that I heard have I not hurt from?

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I am done listening to people demanding me to be a little less of myself, belittling my stories, denying my past. My root of a rose bush shall never grow into a forest of weeping willows.

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But mark my words. Thank me later.

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