The hours are melting into days, and the days into weeks, far too fast. Come tomorrow we’ll be headed back to KL, and back to real life.
The past nine days have seen me stow away under the warm blanket of good home-cooked food, secret resurrections of computer games from my old schooldays, and miles run on familiar roads long before the sun is up. Tradition met change this year, what with Chinese New Year falling on the same day as Valentine’s Day, but nothing much bent out of its way back home. I still gorged on Pineapple Tarts the same way I do every year, and wrapped my hands eagerly around the same number of red packets carrying notes of the same value as they had for years. The difference this year was of course, the inclusion of the Ninja Rabbit in our celebrations, and that of Su Juin who took a bus up and spent 3 days with us.
Yesterday’s fireworks still ring in my ears and the sight of fluffy pink Turtle Pau’s (that’s what the Ninja Rabbit calls the Miku Pau xD) still swim before my eyes. Haircuts, new running shoes, midnight movies, and lining up for a good half an hour all for a taste of what is apparently the best Nasi Kandar in all of Penang. And who can forget driving around at the most Godforsaken hour of the day in our hunt for butter?
Away from the hectic lifestyle and the race to be the best that is uni and KL.
I am not quite ready to leave yet.