If we were having cof – wait a minute. What are we doing having coffee when we can have the world’s best (only a slight exaggeration) tea – teh tarik! Although I’m trying to eat healthy right now, just this once (who am I kidding?), I think we have the perfect excuse to cheat, don’t you? I just got back to Malaysia and it’s been ages since we hung out!
Abang, teh tarik gelas besar satu. Roti kosong satu.
Okay, listen. I cried. In public.
You know me. I’m not one to be overly emotional, especially not with others around. And I was successfully keeping myself upbeat about leaving Yokohama until that final taxi ride from the apartment to the train station. Driving past all the familiar sights that I don’t know if I’ll ever see again got the waterworks flowing. I’m even getting teary eyed right now *fans eyes with fingers*.
It was quite embarrassing but when Anne started shooting me worried looks, I realized it could be a teachable moment. So we talked about feeling sad to leave and how much we loved our life in Japan but we have new adventures to look forward to back in Malaysia. After about two minutes, she gave me a hug and I was surprised to find my spirits lifting. I’m not sure who helped who here. Ha.
Now, obviously my routine is in shambles and I’m living out of my suitcase at my parents’ place with the kids (which will be the case for some time) and that bitchy-me when things are in a disarray, is making its appearance. She reared her ugly head as soon as the Mr left to Bintulu for work. You’d think I’d be a pro at long distance relationships after all the practice I had but what can I say? No one can zap away my crazy like the Mr.
I realize the key to getting through this transition period with most of my sanity intact, is to stay busy. So on the 6th and 7th of August, I got involved with TBAN- Gift of Love as a sales assistant for Milk at 27. Everything about the experience was a first for me and I was a little nervous about working for the first time in over a year. But you know what, I’ve never had this much fun working before! Look out for my next post where I’ll blog all about it.
Okay, the kids are starting to stir and any minute now they’re going to wake up and crawl all over me and the laptop. Off I go to start another hectic day. I think I need a refill on the teh tarik.