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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Counting Down and Shopping Dilemma

We are already on the 4th day of August. Just a few more weeks before I get on that airplane and fly home to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I have done almost all of the shopping needed for my long list of nieces and nephews. I have learned that it is so much easier to find stuff/clothes for babies and toddlers but not so much for teens and young adults. It doesn't make it any easier that I haven't seen them for so long that I don't know what they like and how they dress.Or if their parents would like their daughters to wear dresses.

1 of my nieces wants a dress and upon checking with my older brother, he told me the mother might not like the idea. I feel sad that I can't get her what she really wanted. She never asked for anything before and not the type who would ask and ask and ask and be pesky like some other kids. According to my brother, she does wear dresses but not her own. She would sometime wear her aunty's (her mom's sister) dresses. What a dilemma I am in right now!

But I am not going to let that get into my head too much. I haven't been back for almost 6yrs for goodness sake. I just want to be with my family to celebrate Ramadhan and Eid for the first time with my husband next to me. Yup. We have never celebrated Ramadhan/Eid in Malaysia before. That is 1 of the reasons why it took us so long to take the trip. Because I wanted our first trip home to be for celebrating Eid. After almost 6 long years, we finally decided this year is it. And now that we have bought the tickets, it feels even more real. So let the count down begins!


Naz said...

I know you're going to have one helluva time in Msia :)

pugly said...

Why don't you get your niece a maxi dress, yang 'menutup aurat' sikit. Maybe mak dia tak kasi pakai sebab takut sexy kot dress tu?

mekyam said...

far, i tumpang excited for you and michael. :D

Salt N Turmeric said...

Naz, yes. i memang dah tak sabar nak naik belon ni. ;)

Pugly, my niece siap request nak dress atas lutut so she can wear it w tights. lol. Tengok lah nanti apa i jumpa.

Mekyam, tenkiu my dear! :)

somuffins said...

Salam S&T
Lama you tak berkumandang disini but I do see you at Naz's FB (segan plak nak tegur, hehe). May you have a safe journey home to your loved ones.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Salam Cik Muffins! Kenapalah segan2 nak tegur pulak? Hidung u berbelang ka? :P

Ain & Ikmal 's Mum said...

Sedih rasanya ..mendengar 6 thn tak balik... utk diri saya yg tak pernah berjauhan lama-lama ni ....selamat menyambut hari raya bersama keluarga, Farina.

p/s : hang x nampak berubah pun daripada 27 tahun yg lepas ...heheheh

Salt N Turmeric said...

Thanks Ain & Ikmal's mom. Siapa ni ye?

Dayang said...

salam ramadhan,save journey fly back to home land :)

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Syana said...

yeay! coming back for raya :o) i'm sure it'lle be a great celebration. have a safe flight & have fun coming home :o)

Salt N Turmeric said...

Dayang, salam ramadhan to you too and thank you!

Syana, thank you. Im really looking forward to being home after so long. :)

Twiggy said...

oooooo how nice!! an aunty who shops for her little niece and nephews!!

varykno said...

I hope everything is okay? I was passing by and read your blogs - but I see that you haven't made an entry since August. Perhaps I'm looking in the wrong spot? I'll check back again in a week - I hope everything is alright! Happy Holidays!


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