Last Friday, there was a BBQ party at my humble home. Mom, being anal about getting everyone well fed, cooked up quite a storm in the kitchen. Since it was a pot luck party, everyone were to bring some stuffs, our initial menu consists of only chicken rice, fried mee hoon, curry chicken and BBQ. But, it ended up with additional stuff – kerabu mangga, bubur cha cha, Ipoh bean sprout and chicken strips and chicken feet and mushroom.
This is probably the fifth time, we threw a party in this house in 17 years. We had my forgettable 16th birthday with fellow church members (I still remember the delicious chocolate cake though which lasted a week, because it was too good, we ate it slowly), post SPM party (mine, where I invited 3 friends from Taiping to KL), disastrous 18th birthday (also mine) – where the guests turned up and left without eating the cake and any of my mom’s cooking (it’s really fucking rude, and I have yet to forgive them till today and never will), my graduation party.. and this…One thing I totally loathe about throwing party is the cleaning up part.
The night ended with a few lanterns on fire, three quarter of the food finished much to our delight, my porch littered with wax from burnt candles and 8 boxes of moon cakes. So, moon cakes anyone? I will be giving them out for free.
On Saturday night, I attended an old friend’s wedding in Puchong. He was my ex housemate when I was at TAR College. One thing I remember vividly about Ah Liang – he was the one who gave me Ultraman’s eyes.
I had a terrible flu, so I downed some panadol soluble and started to study last minute for a mini exams the next day. Seeing that I was in such a sorry state, he offered me a packet of powdery medicine with picture of 3 legs printed on it. I took it less than an hour after I had taken the panadol. An hour later, I was rushed to a nearby clinic to get an allergy injection (costing me RM130!!) because both my eyes bloated like Ultraman’s.
I ended up not taking the exams and he was remorseful, even if it wasn't his fault. He tried to help, really. He took care of me after that - setting alarm clock every 4 hours to apply eye drops to my swollen eyes and cooked me meals when I was sick – porridge with chicken and mushroom. Feeling somewhat indebted to me, (actually, I am pretty good at giving people the guilt trip), he always took me everywhere I wished to go on his kapcai. Haha. Those were the days. The wife is sure darn lucky to have him as a husband.
Today, I went out with Cynthia. I couldn’t remember the last time we went out together – the girly group thingy since I left for college and she started working. Then, she got married with a kid. Things seemed to be pretty mediocre for her after that. It was good to catch up. We watched a foreign film: Los La Ninas Invisibles at Soka Gakkai Malaysia together. It was a very light hearted movie in Spanish and best of all, it was free! We will be watching more movies at SGM in the future!