Friday, October 3, 2008

Departure from Politics....

Well... for the next few days... after all, many of us are still in holiday mood... while a few are already back at work today, yours truly is still pigging at home.. :).

Raya was a great time to chill out in the city... while newspapers splash pictures of crowds at our PM's open house... duh.. maybe to bid him farewell... darn! No politics!

My son celebrated his birthday on 30th Sept while mine the day after so, we sort of had our celebrations together... (save money ma). Anyway, since early September my son, he is 8 by the way has been hyper about him turning 8 for some time now and since he is rather smallish as compared to his 10 year old brother, he is always that impatient to grow up, hence, turning 8 was a big thing for him. The thing with him is, he is a very persistent kid. For the past two weeks, he has been busily calling my wife and I at about 6.30pm every day! Reminding us that his birthday is near and questioning us if we have already got him his birthday presents. Needless to say, we "con" him all the way saying we are not celebrating.. blah blah blah... and that got him rather dejected but the best day was actually on 30th night itself... we got home after work with a birthday cake... sometimes I wonder why do we even bother with a cake! Nobody eats them at least in my family. Soon, he was resigned to the fact that he will not be getting any presents but he sort of perk up with the cake and all and he seem to be consoling himself that its okay if there are no presents, as long as mum dad and bro are with him he is happy kinda stuff...

Pitiful really... then after all that died down, we brought out his presents and I think some expressions are priceless. The look on his face, the glimmer, the smile and the excitement... we got him this time. He got so excited with all the presents.. gathered during the last six months, toys that he had wanted over the year (of course only those that are within our budget).. more presents that he had wanted... then I turn and glanced at the elder brother... he was happy as ever and I seriously believed that he is expecting something of that sort when his comes this 27th December... by the way, did I ever mention that 27th Dec was our wedding anniversary? Well, many co-incidences really, my eldest son came on our FIRST wedding anniversary and the second one came a day before my birthday, he was too impatient I guess...

Now, when I saw my eldest son's looks, I am sure he was wishing... and that brings me back to last year's celebrations... see, its always difficult to celebrate his birthday as it was so close to Christmas.. we normally do it together, and he gets double dose of presents but to him its that it was never exclusive and he felt he was always short changed. So last year we celebrated 30th Sept in Genting and a night of games and ice-cream and everything that the kids want to do.. me? Just pay.. well, they seem to be having loads of fun while I hold up a calculator in my head. So, after the heady Genting trip, my eldest was actually suggesting that we do something similar for his birthday.. obviously he was disappointed when we did not do that... for many reasons, it was Christmas and you know how Genting is like during those festivities, and so we reasoned with him.. being the docile character and right the opposite of his younger sibling, he accepted that we cannot go to Genting during Christmas, so we did one for him at McDonalds! Gee, kids these days, they would need to have a birthday party at McD! I wonder why... Anyway, I guess it was money well spent, he is still talking about it till today but he has given us a pre-emptive notice this year, "I want pressies!!! Loads of it.. just like Kieren!"

Well, we still have 2 months to mull over it. Anyway, yesterday (second day of Raya) was a nice day out, we got up and headed to Ozeki at Menara TA for lunch but it was closed! I was like... WTF... okay.. never mind that, we then headed to Rakuzen at Chulan Square with my brother and his wife... food was so so la... but the funniest event happened after lunch.. one of the staff walked over to our table to "seek our feedback".. while we were having small talk with the supervisor, my eldest son offered his "feedback".. he said "Good Food! Next time have more sashimi on the plate.. not enough!" Knowing him, all chubby, he loves food, he loves sashimi! His bill alone surpasses any of our individual meal! To him, anything edible and tastes good is good enough for him. The bill came up to about RM300+. Decent price considering the serving which was quite decent but I still think Ozeki is much nicer albeit pricier. Sorry, I did not take any pics of our food... not the foodie blogger type but I just love good food... and that brings me to dinner on First day of Raya... It has been sometime since I last had Korean at Kang-san-ae. Thier Kalbee is exquisite... nice portion and decently priced... yeah.. Korean bbq... the restaurant isn't that posh though.. but food is reasonable and tasty... again my eldest son seem to revel in food, from kimchi to cockles.. from tofu to bbq meat, he gobbled them up.. 4 adults and 2 kids, we raked up a bill of below RM150/- decent eh?

Anyway, wifey is back to work and I am hammering away at the keyboard at home... worrying at the back of my mind really on what will happen on Oct 9th. Will Abdullah announce his step down? Anwar's silence so far is deafening.. is he planning an about turn back into Umno? What will become of our country with all the bickering and hankering about Umno's political transition? Does it mean that while they are in transition... we also must follow suit? My first reaction was.. Kanasai... why bother now.. lets go for more makan! Maybe heading down to Kuala Selangor tomorrow.. anyone?

5 comments:

fergie said...

Belated birthday wishes to you n your son, Kevin. Hehe .. I thought you were gonna stay away from politics but just had to mention Oct 9th .. Lala n Anwar .. wah you really makan-makan .. I had a quiet hol .. but managed to catch kasee at the Chinese Swimming Club to get 5 RPK Ts .. he is such a nice guy. All the time I tought he was Indian hahaha but turned out he is Chinese and has his office near where I live. BTW .. I keep seeing the word "kanasai" .. what does it mean, pls .. I not used it b4. Heard from Clef? She oso makan -makan I note :)

Malaysian Joe said...

Fergie, I think kanasai is a sporean term but pretty much hokkien leh.. "like shit lidat" maybe is what it meant.. :).

Calvin Soo KJ said...

XOXO your son for me. and belated birthday to you as well.....you're still on leave? lucky you. my boss has been calling me since this morning....month end report this, report that...kanasai. no time for lunch as well. schmucks!!! anyways, how many lemangs did you gobbled up this year. i had only one small piece and ended up cirit-birit. spoilt my holidays...

cleffairy said...

Happy birthdayyy too you..... happy bithdayyyy to you.... happy birthday to Kevin and Jr....happy Birthday to youuuu... LMAO... I better shut up before you all cringe at my off tune singing. Ahahaha... happy belated birthday to you and son, Kevin... :-D

Please don't turn into a foodie blogger like Pete...this is the only place I can come and stay sane. Pete and Calvin's blog make me insane sometimes, because of the food they featured. I end up whining at my husband, wanting to eat those stuff on their blog. LOL...

It seems like our politicians are in raya mode... semua diam and very peaceful. you wait la, a few more days after raya... I'm sure parliament there will be as nasty as a burnt lemang! I do not think that Pak Lah will be stepping down easily... after all, once he step down, there are many who wants his bloody ass for so many various reason. The only thing that is keeping him safe and sound now is actually the fact that he is the Prime Minister with the power to sumbat anyone who goes against him into ISA.

Malaysian Joe said...

My foodie talk is for this once or maybe a few more in between.. :). don't worry, I will keep your sanity cleffy.. :)