I had a good weekend. Didn't do much, but enough to make me happy going to sleep last night...
Saturday was spent at a company's do in Marriott, Putrajaya. It started at 9am, but I took my time and had breakfast with MrNordin at San Francisco Coffee. Oooh.. I love their vanilla latte! Had a chat with him, talked about work, gossiped about artistes, talked about the Ah Long story and the TV3 personality who's suing her ex-BF RM5.5m for failing to marry her. Macam2 dunia ni, kan?
Just when the conversation was getting hot, my officemate started calling, wondering where I was since it was already 9.15am. Sigh... kissed MrNordin goodbye and drove off to Putrajaya. MrNordin went to the tyre shop to check his car tyres.
My good friend, MTT, was leaving that night for her second home in Dhaka after a 7-week holiday in KL. She left a text message for all her girlfriends here on her way to the airport and I felt bad not seeing her before she went off. The last time we met was last Tuesday, when we all had dinner at KLCC. Thoughts of her leaving made me feel very sad coz I knew I'd miss her a lot. I cried buckets when I exchanged SMS with her at the last minute. MrNordin said she'll be back in no time, but it's just not the same...
Dinner was nasi kandar at Pelita with the family and out laws (heh.. heh... I mean, the in laws!). All 15 of us. It's quite nice to go out ramai2 like that once in a while, when everybody was so relaxed enjoying the food and each others' company. Our kids looked so happy catching up stories with their cousins (well, they see each other everyday actually, at school, tapi whenever they meet, macam dah sebulan tak jumpa!). Nizzar also was happy playing with his younger cousins, and I was glad seeing him happy like that.
Tapi, this family dinner thingy, boleh buat sekali sekala je sebab kalau selalu sangat, boleh kopak, babe. That night, nasib baik kat Pelita je, bukan hotel Crowne Plaza or Shangri-la. I don't know lah... for some reasons, my husband always ended up paying whenever we go out for family meals like this. Orang lain, cuma cakap terimakasih je. Jarang2 lah nak menghulur, walaupun anak diorang ramai lagi dari anak we all (ehem.. faham2 je lah, kan?)
On our part, whenever we were invited for this kind of function, we'd make sure we offer to pay for our portion because bukan sikit duit nya tu. Tak sampai hati nak let them fork out the bill on their own. But if they insisted it was on them, fine. We'd be grateful. Tapi kalau kita yang ajak, tak pernah pulak they all nak offer..
The truth is, I don't expect you to pay, but at least show some intention to share the bill lah... bak kata orang, it's the thought that counts. Dulu masa mula2 kawin lagi teruk, but sekarang dah kurang sikit. Perhaps they sensed that I wasn't very happy seeing my husband paying for all his extended families' food bill, they've stopped doing that.
Ish... kalau nak blog pasal ni memang panjang nak cerita. Tapi, lain kali je lah, ya? I don't feel like bitching so early this Monday morning. Suffice to say things are so much better now.
I cooked laksa yesterday. Invited N*s and family coz I know my SIL suka laksa. They brought buah pulasan and manggis and drinks. Lots of food on the table! Y*m also came along. Later at night, we all went to Marche for dinner, on MrNordin, again.
Note to my husband: I felt your pain. But once in a while, tak apa lah. We haven't done that in a long time either. It's nice to see you and your brothers bonding happily yesterday. I'm sure that made you happy as well. It was money well spent, I think. So it's ok, darling.