Text messages between Mr & Mrs Nordin on Friday (13/2) evening:
MrsN: “Yang, kita pegi dating malam ni, nak?”
MrN: "Nak!! It’s a date then!"
"Alright! Do you have anything in mind?"
"A dinner for two at some place quiet?"
"That sounds nice. Tapi ada duit ke?"
"Hmmm…. Ade laa…."
We decided to celebrate early because we knew Saturday would be a very busy day for us.
But when I got home that night, I saw the maid tengah masak. Ikan goreng, daging masak kicap, ikan masin, nasi panas2…. Mmm…. Sedap ni! So I called my husband who was on the way home at that time:
“B, kita makan kat rumah je lah.
"Are you sure?
"Sri masak apa?"
"Ikan goring (I love ikan goreng!). Daging masak kicap. "
"Ok lah, if you want to…"
"After that we go outlah, for coffee ke or something."
"Ok!" (he sure could read my mind !)
So, we had dinner at home that night. The kids were pretty depressed because they didn’t have any Valentine to celebrate with. I was quite surprised to know this because I didn’t think it was a big deal anyway. So I told them, “If it’s any consolation, I only got my first Valentine when I was 23, ok? So releklah… your time will come. “
That didn’t help.
After dinner, I changed into something nice and we went out for karaoke at Pavillion. Dada and her husband joined us. Four adults singing songs from yester years… that was how we celebrated our Valentine’s night.
Dada’s husband is a really good singer. He has won many competitions before. But I like going with them because this way, we would have a variety of songs to sing with. Tak de lah asyik nyanyi lagu kita saja.
We left the place just after 2am. Tired. Zonked out immediately as we hit the pillows.
The next morning, we started early by sending Nadim to school. Dia ada sekolah ganti. Then we sent Nadira to her driving school in Gombak for her first theory lessons. After that, pasar tani. Then balik rumah. I tidur while MrNordin sibuk memasak di dapur (hee.. hee… bagus punya bini, kan?)
In the afternoon, we went to Shah Alam to fetch Nabila from UiTM. It was such a hot day! We stopped by at Subang Parade to have lunch at TGIF. It’s been a long time since I last visited Subang Parade. It’s been ages! The waiters and waitresses were busy hanging love cut-outs and balloons in the restaurants for a slow dance competition later that night. Lagu dia main pun semua lagu jiwang. Oh, dear.
Malam ~ we had dinner at home, compliments from my husband who cooked a delicious meal of masak lemak perut lembu (his favourite), daging masak kicap and ikan terubuk bakar. We had Cyntia M. in the background, singing lovely French songs from Edith Piaf and the likes.
I wanted to slow dance with my husband after that, but I didn’t want to make it worse for my children who were already suffering from hyper-tension due to the non-event of the day. So, I abandoned the idea.
Later, I overheard Nadira asking Nabila, “So, anything interesting for your Valentine’s?”
“Nothing. Only from that guy… with all the GLORY of his broken English!”
Hee… hee…. she seemed pretty annoyed!
(To read Nadira's ramblings: )