Wednesday, 5 May 2010

On discovering heaven and the Internet

Yup, it felt like I went to heaven and back. Before I tell you why, a little bit about my 'arriving at home' story...

I finally arrived home at 10pm and after showing mum and dad all the goodies I brought home and then they went to bed and I was wide awake because -- a.   adverse to Steve's advice on trying to stay awake for as long as I could on the plane so that I will have no trouble sleeping when I get home.... I slept on the plane.  b. I was hungry. 

Then I remembered that I bought three packs of extremely chocolatey chocolate coated biscuits from Marks and Spencer and they were still in my bag so I thought I'll have a piece just to keep going until the following morning when I have breakfast.  When I pulled one piece out of the packet, the chocolate literally melted around my pinggots (you know what they are debs) and it was such a sticky mess !! So I picked up the other three packets of chocolate coated biscuits in my bag and rannnnnnnnn for the fridge !! I didn't think they would melt because it's got biscuit but they did anyway... arghhh... this is how hot it is here. It was night time, the bag wasn't even in the sun and the chocolate had melted.... So you can imagine that I am sitting in my room now, at 3 in the afternoon with the ceiling fan spinning like it's going to come off it's socket soon... no, I haven't got air conditioning in my room in case you are wondering now. And outside the window there is a stupid cat resting itself. No, it's no my family cat, it's just some random stupid cat who likes to come near the house and pee everywhere... nice.

Anyway, when I woke up this morning I told mum that I didn't need breakfast because I had actually brought home with me Sainsbury's Scottish Porridge Oats and some semi-skimmed milk (it's a wonder my luggage wasn't overweight with all the crap I brought home) and to that mum said 'Huh, posh! What's wrong with MY oats?'

When I came out of the room I knew that IT was in the house.... IT -- DURIAN !! The much desired and craved for King of Fruits !!! DURIAN !!!!  So apart from mum's excellent home-cooked food, we had durian for lunch as well and when I had the first taste of it, it was PUREEEEEEEEEE HEAVEN !!!!! mmmmmm..... mum left some for me for dinner time so more durian afterwards... yay.. just a little picture to show you (mum was like 'huh, why you taking picture of your food?')

The last time I had a taste of durian was when out of sheer desperation, I bought a pack of frozen durian from the Chinese Supermarket in the UK and I was banned from eating it in the house and it was horrible and frozen and tasted like the skin. Thiss......... Thisssssss.... was TOTALLY different. The flesh was creamy and fragrant and fresh (it dropped from the tree only this morning). And not only that, the seed was only tiny. And can you believe all this from just one durian?! good huh? Fely I know you're drooling now, haha. Never mind, I'm hoping that your CK supplies would have arrived by now and that should take your mind off this gorgeous looking plate of durian.

Before I left the UK I had prepared myself for having no internet access for two weeks because my parents canceled the landline since they each have a mobile phone and Telekom was getting more and more expensive to maintain. But I thought I'd bring along my Macbook anyway just to play some games when I'm bored. So this morning, to my UTTER delight, my neighbour has a router which I could get signal from and through no hassle at all, I have now managed to get the WEP key and am happily sitting here blogging this. So the quality of my holiday has improved slightly now I can resume 'ping-ing' Fely but through another method. You should have seen the farewell conversation we had when I was at Heathrow.... we said 'Bye Bye' like a hundred times with lots and lots of sad and kisses and huggies emoticons... hhahaha... I had a shorter farewell than that with Steve when he'd dropped me off at Heathrow, haha.

Okay, apparently there is a guest coming soon to visit and I must brace myself for it.... (the three hundred questions that I have to answer.... So when are you getting married? No kids yet? What do you do there? How much is your salary? Are you staying there forever?) I know they are not three hundreds questions but sometimes it just feels like that....

So I shall keep in touch with you lot and keep you posted about my holiday.

Durian - Check
Char Kuey Teow - Hopefully next....
Assam Laksa - Maybe soon....

6 comments:

Fely said...

Ah!! Kill me!! Kill me now!! All those food!! Glad you've arrived safely and YES, I AM GLAD YOU HAV INTERNET CONNECTION!! Our goodbye was rather lovey dovey, wasn't it?! It was funny cos even Nick noticed how stretched and sentimental it was! Worse than established married couples!!! HAHAHAHAH!!!

Keep us updated ok. Am hoping for more stories from home and lots of pics and a thorough report on that kepochi visitor incident.

Kiss kiss xxx

Pete said...

Wah, getting ready to eat all the good hawker food in Penang! Enjoy yourself! Have a nice day ahead with your family!

PengPeng彬彬 said...

Pete : I wishhhhh I was in penang eating hawker food. no la. i'm from SP. My parents went to Penang airport to pick me up.

PengPeng彬彬 said...

Fely: the visit wasn't too bad.... it was my old primary school teacher (who was also my dad's colleague coz dad taught in the same school i went to)...

he didn't ask any of those questions but he did say if i was enjoying life a bit too much there coz i had ballooned up.... don't you just love asian directness? :P

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your melted biscuits - I know that is a true tragedy for you. We're glad you arrived safely - it feels like you have been gone for ever. It's so quiet and peaceful here. I watered your dead plants for you (not sure why I bothered) and spun your bottle as well. Still no luck. That Durian thingy scares me. If you get the chance check out the Bella Cullen Project on youtube. Hilarious. D xxx

SJB said...

Lucky you got everything there. Sudah tu dapat makan durian lagi ahhhhh I want durian too.

Have fun.

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