Ma: Girl, nanti on the way balik, pergi beli kuih okay?
Ma: Ma masak nasik lemak ayam sambal harini.
Me: Nasik lemak ayam sambal??? Uuuuuuu!!! Okay, nanti berhenti beli kuih.
Ma: If tak sempat, tell me earlier.
That was probably at around 4. Obviously, for the next half hour or so, I couldn't concentrate on anything apart from the images of nasik lemak ayam sambal. For Ramadan, I decided to clock out at 4.30 since I come in very early anyway. So, you can guess what time I left the office right. Yes, pekerja contoh indeed.
I was thinking of how different it would be next year because next year, I will have a husband and the conversation above might be applicable to me and him then. Heh. Might.
I might be the one on the other end of the line cooking the nasik lemak ayam sambal excitedly telling him over the phone. (hey, though MIGHT is the operative word, I DO KNOW how to cook okay. but what's the point of showing off your cooking skills when Mama still wins hands down?).
Well, anyways, I bought the kuih as promised. As I was queing up for the murtabak, an Auntie asked me,
"Pernah beli kat sini?"
So, I answered,
"Taklah. Ni line paling pendek. Raja Murtabak ramai sangat."
She was obviously disappointed because she obviously wanted a review.
"Your hubby pergi mana tu?"
I stared at her,
She was referring to the guy behind/beside me, who was no longer there at that time.
So, I told her he isn't my hubby.
She just smiled.
As I reached the front of the line, the Kakak Kedai took my order,
"2 murtabak Kak"
"Ayam? Daging?" She prodded.
My quick answer:
"Mana-mana yang cepat la Kak. Mana-mana yang ada. Nak 2"
And so, ayam it was.
So, I'm proud to say that:
(1) I finally have "aura bini orang"(sebab ada orang ingat that I already have a hubby), as people normally think I'm still in school (or maybe I just look old? OMG).
(2) My husband will never go hungry. I go for the shortest lines AND go for what's quickly available. Quick thinking makes the tummy sing.
(3) The murtabak wasn't so bad. My dad ate 90% of it. Though maybe, he was just really hungry.
Oh, sila jangan risau Mister. I'm not normally like this. The nasik lemak got to my head. I promise ;)
And, yes. I do cook. I promise even harder.
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