Tuesday, July 11, 2006
A GREAT HOME WELCOME
Last weekend I had the pleasure of having both my parents, my sister OG and her family and my sister Dekdah at my place. OG (who is currently residing in Beijing) had not travelled to Kuantan by road since at least 15 years ago as the old road had put her off tremendously. This time round after much coaxing and reassurance from me she decided to take the relatively new highway to a test.
"We need you to tell us the way" she said. "There's nothing to guide. It's just a straight-forward road" my dad whom had arrived a few days earlier said. "Yeah. Just follow the sign-board and we'll reach Kuantan" said Redza, her hubby. " Just call me once you've reached Temerloh" I reminded her. And OG texted me back, "To quote Nana (her second daughter who is 6): in which continent is Temerloh? hehe. You see, Nana is now hot on the geographical wherabouts of things. My reply was, "Tell her it's somewhere in the remote coast of Timbuktu and I am sure she knows where that is!"
Along the way OG messaged me: "This is beginning to be like the far, far away land in Shrek 2 when the donkey kept on harassing Shrek with the question 'are we there yet? Are we there yet" And I candidly replied, "No. This is more like the valley of Modor in LOTR, where the Urukhais reside" :-)
To ease OG and Redza, we waited for them at Semambu and led them to the house. OG's daughters are good swimmers and upon seeing the inticing sea-water nearby, they seized the opportunity with marked enthusiasm, the next morning.
We had a grand time as all my dear children are at home for holidays. As we had not taken a complete family pic together, we posed for one. (Only this time, my sis Ita and her family were not around)
To my parents and sisters, thanks for the visit. To OG: thank you for enduring the 2 1/2 hours journey. To Nina and Nana, you're welcome to visit us again soon! And to Sarah and Sofi, 'welcome home!'