Thursday, 1 April 2010

Balik Kampung (CsH) or 'Going Home'

It's jalan-jalan (walkabout) time again from Leicester to Kuala Lumpur, for two ole gits who have their bums on two chairs.
I baulk at leaving just as Spring ( wet it may be) is sprung.

This time, we could not find the time to go for picnics in the Peak District, so I have to make do with the spouse's recollection of our last excursion.

But we look forward to catching up on the latest gossip with Rusty and Socks and of course the irrepressible and sometimes cantankerous Miss Comot. ( Messy)

Perhaps our nocturnal civet
is still around enjoying it's dinner from the mango tree.

But first there's this rubbish to pack. This is just a mere fraction of the total baggage, excess and all.

Also we have to eat up what's left in the freezer like these steak and kidney pies.

Finally, Iain and I are deeply grateful to my former Jurong Secondary School student, Oi Bek who ambushed us with this gift of a return ticket from Leicester to KL by SIA. Thank you dear girl. ( And pssst, we are planning a trip to Timbuctoo via Morocco ??!!??)

See you all later in Kuala Lumpur on 3 April. Ta ra !

Thank you donmad88 for this video. It was my Abah's favourite.


Anonymous said...

Dearest Duke & Duchess,
Let's clear the air here,the gift of the return ticket is from the Secret Squirrel Club, oibek is merely the messenger. :)
We look forward to having you home soon..
Secret Squirrel Club (KL Branch)

mekyam said...

you just did not too long ago, kan? balik kampung, i mean. but bon voyage, AsH!

btw, that watercolour(?) of iain is gorgeous. i've saved it to admire at leisure.

Wan Sharif said...

Welcome home

ph said...

psst AsH, itu baju merah gua punya kah ?

anak si-hamid said...

To the Secret Squirrel Club,
I do apologise. There were many other apparatchik in this grand plan. But it was Oi Beks's credit card that got dented.

But to all, thank you for the devilry and plotting behind the tickets.

anak si-hamid said...

My dear mekyam,
I know. I balik kampung ever so often - some mornings I wake up not knowing where I am.

Don't try looking for the belacan sandwich - it's all gone!!

anak si-hamid said...

Wan Sharif,
Thank you. I so look forward to 'going home' , either way.
Physically and mentally my world straddles both east and west - makes me feek schizoid sometimes.

anak si-hamid said...

Lu kepala bearsah - gua beli itu baju manyak mahal - 50p. Untok lu, 30p cukup mahal.

Kak Teh said...

Dearest Darby and Joan, put us together with your junk in the luggage! Please, the weather is turning aweful!

Have a good time but dont forget to come back, okay?

anak si-hamid said...

Kak Teh,
Thank you. As General Macarthur said, "We shall return."
And KT/AG & the not-so-dynamis duo shall have a ball!

Have a lovely summer

anak si-hamid said...

Kak Teh,
Thank you. As General Macarthur said, "We shall return."
And KT/AG & the not-so-dynamis duo shall have a ball!

Have a lovely summer

Awang Goneng said...

Dear Lovely People (yes, that's the both of you):

When I grow up I'd like to draw like your old man. And then Mekyam will stare in awe.

Good luck to you both. I wish I could go in your luggage, and then you're going on the freebie some more. Aisay, so luckylah you people.

I know we hardly meet even in Blighty, but we shall miss you both dearly.

PS It wasn't the belacan sandwich I don't think. One of you probably mentioned mint sauce.