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Anger Movement

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The Masak Lemak Tauge Soya for my vegan daughter was already boiling on the stove when I realized I was out of daun kunyit. Too late, although I stormed outside frantically hoping there was a pot of turmeric plant left by Bibik Cas in her garden. Teda bah. And serai didn’t quite do it as a substitute. This was last week.
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So I looked high and low for turmeric leaves when Kitreena and I were at Mercato yesterday. And what I had to pay for it angered me in more ways than not. At my Dad’s place, there are pots upon pots of turmeric bushes it’s not even funny! Makan tak habis, they fill almost every corner of his backyard.
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I was angry and kinda kicked myself for not being bothered to ever even THINK of taking a pot of those ‘gold leaves’ home. So now padan muka I had to spend RM0.95 for one #$&@*?! single piece of turmeric leaf in the city.
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That anger was so intense, it moved me!
It moved me back to the fresh produce section to get these…
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Nampaknya esok ada yang kena tanam hidup-hidup.
Siap kau, kunyit!

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.Sebuah angan-angan saja ini asalnya
yang kemudian aku lupa.

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Dan hanya pada setiap kali aku
berlimpasan di gedung kayu
menjadi kata-kata angan-anganku itu
sekejap saja pupus hapus ditiup waktu.

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Berdebu juga angan-angan
dan kata-kata menunggu masa
tak menjadi cita-cita.

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Entah dari gua mana berhantu
Tuhan datangkan setukangkayu
yang menggergaji angan-anganku
dan memahat kata-kataku
lalu memaku cita-citaku
menjadi bangku sepatu.

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Maha mendengar itu Tuhanku.

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*Enida
17 February 2019
#bangkusepatu

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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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