Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Of Mee Rebus Tuesday (MRT) and The Olympic Torch!...



The Olympic Torch! Clockwise from left: Aunty Dalilah, Aunty MarinaM, Aunty Nuraina, Kak Pi, Me and Aunty Maria (in black)...




Ah...After hearing about the super-famous Mee Rebus Tuesday, I finally got to attend one of my own...



I was very lucky that Kak Pi was going down for MRT to meet up with Jacqui, so I got to crash into her car lar...And my BFB (big fat butt) got to warm her car seat all the way down to KL...


We were the earliest to make our way to Aunty Maria's house, and while fumbling with her gate, I heard somebody shout "Pi, Pi!", and I was looking all around until Kak Pi said "Look up there!", and there was Aunty Maria waving from her bedroom window...



Anyway, Aunty Maria's mee rebus is good (Thanks for the lovely meal!), I tell you, and I shamelessly had two helpings (Kerp, I ate up your share!). There was of course alot of yakkings, and Elviza even said: "You learn alot of things sitting here and listening. And when they run out of things to say, they share recipes. Seriously!"







From left: Me, Elviza, Aunty Dalilah and Kak Pi...




I was positively looking forward to going for MRT, for a few reasons...Firstly, going for MRT means my exams finish ler...Secondly, I have been wanting to meet a few bloggers that I never got to meet, namely Aunty Maria, Elviza, Aunty Dalilah, Mat Salo and Doc Tokasid (unfortunately, the last two didn't make it)...






Argh! Cannot run with the torch, can hold also jadi lar...




And you guys would never believe what I got to touch today...The Olympic Torch! Go eat your hearts out people...Aunty MarinaM, one of the bearers of the torch graciously brought the torch with her, and I got to raba the torch, you know!






Oooops...And Rikey had to catch it on camera...




Daphne's own Olympic Torch...On right is Aunty Maria, and Kak Pi's fingers =)




And Daphne being Daphne, she managed to 'break' a chair in Aunty Maria's house...I was trying to lift a chair when all of a sudden, the entire handle came off, and dear Rikey had his camera ready and caught me in the act of trying to put it back...Turns out the chair memang rosak adi, but they didn't tell me!

Aunty Marina even said: "Ah Daphne, how to go to Canada? You leave a trail of destruction wherever you go!"


Aiya...Don't lar say so loud...*Shy*



And then Aunty Maria called for everyone to go to the dining area, and she brought out a cake...I was happily asking "Whose birthday?!?", and there was Kak Pi pulling my arm, and I reached the dining table and saw this:





Oh hey! The cake has my name...





Chocolate Indulgence Cake...It reads: "Daphne, We're all happy 4u. Congratulations!"




Aww shucks guys (Aunty Dalilah, special mention to you)...Thanks alot!





Posing...Posing...Posing...From left: Rocky, Zorro, Aunty Maria, Kak Pi, Me, A Voice, Captain Yusof, Aunty MarinaM, and Aunty Dalilah...





Still can't enough of the torch! From left: Me, Elviza, Kak Pi (seated), Aunty MarinaM, Aunty Maria, Aunty Dalilah, Jacqui and Husna...




Whatever it is, I had a great time! Real great just sitting back and chatting with everyone who was so warm and Malaysian-ly friendly...

Thanks everyone, and Kak Pi for bringing me down...=)




Note: Some photos stolen from Rikey...


37 comments:

Akmal said...

Waaaaauuuuuu..... :0
Aweeesooooome.
*clap clap*

Awww, maaaan. I wish I was there you know...I hope I see your art of destruction LIVE you know hehehe.

Anyway, I'm glad you had a great time there Daph :)
Have a nice day.

WP said...

Haha, I was thinking how strong you had to be to break that chair!

Mee Rebus Tuesday is a nice concept...I should try to get the Malaysians over here to do something like that. Is it every Tuesday or what?

Salt & Turmeric said...

uv got to break something dont u daphne? :P jk. jgn marah. nanti kena jual!

iv been wanting to ask u abt ur mrt but havent had the chance to meet u on yahoo. so lucky u gotta go for the mrt and touch the olympic torch. ;)

Pi Bani said...

Heh heh... nice to know that I still get to be called KAK Pi when Daphne calls the other "elderly" ladies AUNTY... "Aunty" Dalilah is even younger than me... muahaha!! You very pandai la Daph...

maria a samad (kak ton) said...

Hi Daphne,

Glad you finally made it to MRT.

"Kak" Pi, dont rub it in-lah. Daphne addressing us as Aunty is a sign of respect. :)

Anyway, hope too see you again before you fly off to Canada.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

i missed it big time, didnt i? if only i knew the torch would be making its way @aunty maria's i would have gathered some little strength that was left in me and find my way there, which was mere 5 minutes away! see? the fever took a serious turn i was totally knocked out.

*i think uncle B's phone is out of order. couldnt get through since morning.

the Razzler said...

Dear Daphne..

You are such a wonderful girl & truly blessed indeed .. :) :)

I still owe you a feast lehhh...

Wish I could have a pic taken with all of you .. & the torch, too!! hehe :) :)

Zawi said...

Daph,
Wow!Wow!Wow!
Lucky you. All the stars are there except for kerp. Poor kerp, he must have wished that that fever came abit later than the MRT day. He was so near and yet so far. I would trade my hairs to be there.
Lets have a small gathering in Ipoh before you fly away to Canada. Wanna meet Che'gu Nazir there too.
Thank you for blogging about the latest MRT. Every person sees it differently from their perspective. You have a great post written the Daph way. Immensely enjoyed it.

Raden Galoh said...

Dearest niece...

Frankly it's an honour to be called an aunty, (that's how i see it Kak Pi...hahahaha....)

It was a pleasure meeting you in person, yer lorr...always hear your BIGGG voice over the phone...hahahaha...

Where was I when you do the destructive act ya? Aiyohhh...missed it larrr...

whre4arthou said...

Hawwo nai nai.. haha.. so this was the torch you were talking about????

When you told me you got to hold the Olympic torch I thought you went out for the 'run' thingy and sort of ermm.. touched it while it was on its way..

Hehe.. I was thinking.. oh my god.. since when daphne become so jakun liau??

Then I thought maybe it was because you were going to Canada already - so, last chance!

Hmm.. your post also reminded me of the time we used to gather at your home.. and finish your durians! ;)

I'm missing baby the cat for some reason.. its been so long but I still remember the way he feels around my legs.. He must be missing me too! Hehe..

The Ancient Mariner said...

Nice meeting you again, Daphne and best of luck in your studies.

Jordan said...

Nice to meet you Daphne. Tell Canada I said hello! :)

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Akmal,

Tu lah...Wish your classes didn't clash too, so can meet you ma =(

But, it's good one less person saw my act of destruction live...Hehe...Felt like Tarzan for a while...Must have been the effect of the Olympic Torch or something! ;)

You have a nice day too, Akmal...

Daphne Ling said...

Hi WP,

Yeah, me strong! Ask Aunty Maria what she puts in her mee rebus to turn me into strong woman ;)

Anyway, yes, this MRT thingy is every Tuesday, in Aunty Maria's house...And yes, you should start one of your own!

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Kak Farina,

No, no, tak marah...It was quite funny lar, although terkejut gua when it happened!

Next time you come back to Malaysia, you better let the bloggers know so they can take you for MRT lor...

Tapi, that hamburger+hotdog+PB sandwich hubby of yours makan ke? ;)

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Kak Pi,

Ala...Aunty Pi doesn't sound nice lar...No ring to it, you know? If you want me call you Aunty, can wan...

At least, I won't confuse my father anymore by making him think I've got a friend called 'Guppy'! You should have seen his face man!

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Aunty Maria,

Thank you once again for the lovely meal and time...I'm glad too I finally made it to your place...=)

Hope to see you again too before I fly...Will keep fingers crossed.

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Kerp,

Ha...Nak kena marah lar ni...

Told you to take medicine from the last-last time we spoke on MSN when you complained your tummy wasn't feeling well, and also on your blog when you said you would rather be sick than swallow pills...

But as usual, never listen...*Grrr*

You missed MRT because you were stubborn, you know? ;)

Hope you're feeling better now anyhows...Take care, you...

Wakmasnoor said...

I think the most important, significant, eagerly awaited question that would bring the whole nation up in hurrahs, clapping, grasping and sighing...is...'how's the mee rebus la Daph?'. Hehe...just joking Daph. But its nice to see you alongside others famously-bloggers. More so, to see the smile on your face, and their too.

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Uncle Jimmy,

Yeah, I am lucky and blessed, huh? Apa feast, feast all? My clothes won't fit me if I keep feasting! Let's just have coffee, k? Will holler when I come down with my parents to KL (that day, I tumpang Kak Pi, so didn't have time to see anybody)...

You take care!

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Pak Zawi,

Firstly, want to let you know I am so glad to hear that Kak Azura is doing better...I heard the news from Aunty Dalilah during MRT...=)

And yes, everybody experiences MRT differently, and will surely blog about it in a different light...

Glad you enjoyed this version! I am, after all, the Queen of Drama...Sampai people's chair pun I musnahkan!

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Aunty Dalilah,

Once again, thank you for the lovely brooch and cake! I really thought you brought a buah tangan for Aunty Maria, or that maybe, somebody was having a birthday!

La...You got me there, but thank you! I was very touched...=)

I'm glad to finally get to meet you too. The 'Big hug' was long overdue...

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Ae Mi,

Haha! Me, running after the torch in public? Like that will happen...I see the crowd also I give up di...;)

I was just thinking about how nice it would be to see the torch up close when Voila! It makes its way into the home! And we don't even have to berebut...Plenty for everyone! Talk about the God-of-Good-Timing...=)

As for eating durians and having Baby Cat curling all around us...Those were the good old days when the 3 of us were still together-gether, huh? Missing it now =(

Daphne Ling said...

Hello Captain Yusof (The Ancient Mariner),

Thanks for dropping by...It was nice seeing you too Sir...

Hope to see you around before I leave...Till then, take care!

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Jordan,

What luck you dropped by! I was looking for you and just didn't know where to start...=)

Thanks for coming by, and I will surely say hello to Canada for you...

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Wak Masnoor,

Eh, the mee rebus was good lar...Although it was not the mee rebus I'm biasa with (the Northern style), and I would have called it mee kari if I wasn't told it was mee rebus!

Like I said, shamelessly had two helpings! =)

Nightwing said...

Way to go....so nice you get to meet up with top guns of blogging...:)

Hehe...i thought some thing good must have been added to the mee rebus when u 'ahem' the chair..haha.

That is what i call a candid camera moment.

Thanks for sharing ur day with us.

Jo-D said...

Daph, looks like you made it to mrt. I wish I was there. Great to see you enjoyed yourslef and so nice to see the bloggers got a cake and all. You deserve it. Next time, don't break anymore chairs ok? :-)

mott said...

Wahhh...you're real lucky!!!

To have a good makan, in good company..and to touch a torch!!!!

So glad u had a good time..I'm sure everyone did!

IBU said...

Congratulations Daphne!!
Well deserved indeed....

Mat Salo said...

Tumpang lalu ya Daph, got message for "Kak Pi" laar...

Aiseh, Pi.. Daphne calls me "Abang Mat" ... guess I should savor these moments kan? Even young, impressionable check-out girls at the mini-market have started to calling me uncle. :(

A-ah, Pi.. Daphne ni pandai, pandai amik hati... he..

Daphne! Don't you dare call me unker okay! Ever. That prestigious unker title is only for Unker Bernard (Zorro) or Unker Chegu KTN :)

Mmmm, congrats and promise me you would at least TRY to turun 2nd term school hols nanti ok? If not we are going to mali to Ipoh as per Pak Zawi's suggestion. Good idea jugak...

Daphne Ling said...

Hey NightWing,

Haha! I 'ahem' the chair huh? Sounds so...wrong...=) All the secret ingredients all, you gotta ask Aunty Maria lar...I pandai eat only ;)

But ya lor, fit for candid camera la the scene...

By the way, it was my pleasure sharing the day with you!

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Jo-D,

Poor you...How to go MRT if you're in Miri, you? I sure had a good time there, and no regrets whatsoever...

Although I think the chair wasn't too happy ;)...

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Mott,

Yep, I'm lucky and I figure everyone had a good time too! Actually, I think they have a good time every week, otherwise they won't keep going the next week and so on, right?

But yeah, got the torch!

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Ibu,

Hehe...Thanks!


Hey Abang Mat,

La, not that I had a choice right? You won't let me call you Unker ma...

I memang kaki call everybody Unker...Hehe...I don't call people Abang as a rule (Kak is ok) cos it sounds sooo...manja?

Haha!

Oh, by the way, Chegu KataTakNak is Chegu...No Unker...=)

As for coming down, I really doubt it lar (but will keep option open!)...But you're ALL welcome to come to Ipoh...But then again, like I can stop you right? Hehe...=)

Pi Bani said...

Daph, tumpang lalu nak jawab "Unker" Mat Salo... hehehe...

Aiseh brother, dah biasalah tu. I sekarang pergi banks pun the staff dah mula panggil I makcik... apakan daya...

Puteri said...

Ooii, syok nye you guys!