Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Missing my brother, sister-in-law, and kids.....


I miss my brother who is doing his Masters in the United States of America this festive season. I miss my niece, Sarah, and nephew, Farhan, and I especially miss my sister-in-law, Eli, as this is usually the best time we meet up and catch up on lost times as we don't always have the luxury of time to chit chat as we are always busy with work. Although we do keep in touch through phonecalls, nothing beats sitting down together to a good chat, and sometimes, a good gossip too! LOL! *wink*

My sister-in-law was working for about 14 odd years (am I correct, Eli?) before she decided to quit her job which she was no longer happy with. The fact that my brother was planning to further his studies overseas just gave her the perfect excuse to quit her job just 2 months prior to my brother leaving for the States.

She had utilised the time to learn how to cook most of my brother's and the kids' favorite malay dishes, so that the kids wouldn't miss malaysian food so much. Looks like all her efforts to learn cooking really paid off well this festive season as she managed to cook up quite a storm looking at the photos she posted at her photoblog. Kudos to her, as she wasn't much of a cook before this. *wink* She deserves a big pat on the back. Hugs, Eli!

Eli Wrote:
Wahh... thanks for the post! We miss you too, we miss Ma's cooking and the family get-together during raya especially catching up with latest gossips. We would change topics from family to relatives to celebrities and its endless. We would eat and eat in between gossip sessions :). Abg Man would crack jokes in between, Nik Ai would be sleeping on Ma's couch after many rounds of satay.. heheh. Chik would make appearances and joined the sessons. Kak Lin would be busy with her laptop and shared online jokes with us. Ayis would be snapping lots and lots of photos. At that time, we just could not be bothered where our kids were... we knew they were safe somewhere... they were also busy 'catching up' with their cousins. Ma would feel blessed and contented to see her children and grandchildren around the house. We miss all of you!

My reply:
Spot on, Eli, especially the part where "Nik Ai would be sleeping on Ma's couch after many rounds of satay.. *grin*

2 comments:

nikai said...

Yup.. I have not missed the Malaysian food.. and don't really miss the Western food either as there is a halal store nearby..

Eli said...

Wahh... thanks for the post! We miss you too, we miss Ma's cooking and the family get-together during raya especially catching up with latest gossips. We would change topics from family to relatives to celebrities and its endless. We would eat and eat in between gossip sessions :). Abg Man would crack jokes in between, Nik Ai would be sleeping on Ma's couch after many rounds of satay.. heheh. Chik would make appearances and joined the sessons. Kak Lin would be busy with her laptop and shared online jokes with us. Ayis would be snapping lots and lots of photos. At that time, we just could not be bothered where our kids were... we knew they were safe somewhere... they were also busy 'catching up' with their cousins. Ma would feel blessed and contented to see her children and grandchildren around the house.
We miss all of you!