What was supposed to be a 5 hour journey turned out to be 7 hours instead.
The bus that was scheduled at 1.30pm left early JUST as i arrived at the platform at 1pm.
I had to run from Pudu right up to the front of the Ancasa hotel to catch that bus.
As if the scare that i got in my EAP class wasn't enough.
By the time i reached singapore, my grandmother was much better.
In fact we proceeded with the bbq.
They started already.
I on the other hand was late. And famished.
I had bbq'd fish, otak-otak, salad.
However, the chicken completely escaped me.
And the whole family played charades.
I was in stitches as were the other members of my extended family.
My brother became the unsuspecting star of the whole show.
From acting out a peribahasa, he went on to 'puji-diri-dier-sendiri'.
"Aku handsome!" kata dier lah. I have no comment.
He actually acted it out a couple of times till we all said it in unison and said thank you perfunctorily.
My mom choked on her drink.
We all laughed till we almost peed in our pants.
After leaving the bbq pit, we headed back to my aunt's house for the final proceedings of the evening.
Our annual gift-exhange!
I love this family gathering the most. Heheheh.
I got a Liz Claiborne 'Fly Me To The Moon' cosmetic set.
Courtesy of my Maklang. Thank You!
My Maklong gave me a bag.A baby blue tote. I love the colour.
And all of us got 'hong bao's' a week in advance from my grandparents.
It wasn't just for the grandkids but also for my aunts and uncles.
Everyone was happy.
I love happy days like these.
Oh and my grandma dropped a bombshell on me.
I just don't know what to say.
I mean i love her to bits BUT she can be a bit pushy sometimes.
She even dangled a lovely carrot.
But unfortunately it isn't enticing enough.
But i just don't feel at home there.
I want to come back where i belong.
Allah please give me the strength i need. Amin