On my way to Mecca for my memorable Umrah trip, my cousin Gee showed me the In-Flight Shopping catalogue that MAS provided, of one particular item - henceforth shall be called 'the cutenesses'. Being on the way to the Baitullah, i resisted, and put it off from my mind. I am on my way to worship. Not to go shopping.
On my way back though, the catalogue waved at me. Literally. In my bleary, jet-lagged haze, i called upon the stewardess to purchase the item. When she put the cutenesses in my hands, i cannot help but smile. My Ma was scowling the entire time. She was tired, sleepy and cranky. But then her face softened as she held the cutenesses... and when my Abang came to pick me up, i took them out to show him, but one of the cutenesses was gone. My Ma looked suspiciously guilty about it. Hmmmmm.........
I don't blame her though.