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Cenggini lah…

Macam ni lah…

The way I see it, we both are lost souls. You don’t know what you want and I don’t know what I don’t want. Whichever way we look at us, we have two choices:

  • We can find our way out of this loss together, putting up with each other’s quirks and monstrosities, hoping that we get out of this alive.
  • Or we find our way out on our own separate paths.
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Either way, life is getting shorter and we are running out of time, energy and wit.

Runaway Blues.

Are you coming with me?
Coz if you are, let’s get started with our eyes closed.

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[I actually wrote this some time in October 2014.
To find that it still ‘applies’ now is scary, to say the least.
Have I not changed since? Should I have?]

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My Pheasant

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Kitreena Enida Johnson

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Photo by @helos
Mohd Helmi Osman

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The Pheasant

ROAR!

Children’s Theater

27 & 28 January 2018

Kuash Theatre PKKKTB, TTDI

Ticket2u

ROAR!

ROAR POSTER

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Come see the talented Tunas Tari children ROAR!-ing it away
for 2 days at Kuash Theatre, PKKKTB, Taman Tun Dr Ismail!
Tickets are still available at Ticket2u.com.my.
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Grab them today!

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And exciting giveaways by AIRWINGS
– the official merchandiser for ROAR! –
await you at the entrance.
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Come grab them too!
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Ehem!
Kitreena will be Argus, the Pheasant in the show.
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Come give her some support!

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Berpaling Ke ArahMu

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The funny thing about random writing is yes, I do it from the heart. It is usually about things I don’t have the heart to say outright. And not to the person I mean it for, at least. And then I would leave it for a while. Long enough for me to forget whom I write it for.
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This is one of them. And it is over a year old.
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I rediscovered it at Borders when I was copying important information from my 2017 Notebook to my 2018. Written way near the back page, it was probably my rambling early in the year, last year. Tapi itu lah… tak ingat untuk siapa.
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Now…
The good thing about random writing like this is that, it can end up being a reminder to your good old self. Perhaps my mantra this year should be, “Enida, sekali-sekala engkau perlu berhenti melayan dunia.”
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Just Squidding

I had been craving for a simple dish of Sotong Goreng Tepung for a while. So when I took Monchies to Udang King for their famous Salt & Pepper Squid last Wednesday, I wasn’t prepared to be be told that their kitchen was closed for the day. They never closed before. Ever! To say that I was terkilan was an understatement.
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I had already pulled a chair and was about to sit down when our usual server came to say, “Sorry aaa… kitchen close, kitchen close.” Monchies saw my merajuk face. I didn’t even try to hide it. We settled for sushi at Sushi Zenmai later that day where I pretended to be happy with my Yakiniku Don. It was good, but it wasn’t squid.
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After a couple more attempts during the weekend, I gave it up. Dah lah, no more craving. I even settled for Mee Udang Special at Zetty’s place, Changkat Jering on my way home from Alor Setar. The restaurant didn’t serve squid nor did they have any tepung to make any ‘goreng tepung’ thing.
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IMG_1545But today, when all I wanted was just a good egg-on-toast breakfast at Dôme, I was still drawn to the Salt & Pepper Squid on the menu. So be it lah kan. Although the squid tasted like chicken, it finally closed my craving door. Merajuk face no more. I was grateful the batter was just as I imagined a simple Sotong Goreng Tepung would be. The accompanying dip was good, the salad was perfect. Dah, done!
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So long, so tong.
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Tag, You’re It!

Friday, the nineteenth day of May, 0800H.
I was at Shell Hartamas. Isi minyak and had no other intentions, supposedly. But then, ternampak pulak this new-looking cafe at Shell. I thought, okaylah. Singgahlah sekejap breakfast. (Alasan biasa to have my morning ‘Enida Time’.).

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It was indeed a new, and nice-looking cafe. Well lit. Macam IKEA. I took my food, got to the cashier, said my bubbly ‘good morning’…

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Hi, Ms Enida.

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Hah?
I touched my chest for a reality-check. I haven’t worn my name-tag since my last training session at Markas Udara, TLDM. Bagus betul cashier ni, I thought. Siap sebut nama. But I didn’t have my silver-shining EC name-tag on.

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Saya Siti, last time dekat McDonald’s Pandan Mewah. Saya pernah ikut training Puan.

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Oh!
I was all smiles dan hati berbunga-bunga ungu macam bunga ‘Thankful’ on Facebook. And as I was sitting having breakfast this morning, there was a song playing on repeat in my head.

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Sometimes you wanna go
where everybody knows your name.
And they’re always glad you came.
You wanna be where you can see
the troubles are all the same.
You wanna be where everybody knows your name.

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