Yesterday was a busy day for me, hence moi didnt have time to even glace at moi's own blog and others yang I miss sangat-sangat (part of new resolution for 2009, otherwise I'll never get to pen down something)....Today, I decided to nick a bit of my time in the morning...hmm boss is not around attending some trademark thingy somewhere, but I'll cover the loss time during lunch....means no lunch with Breakaway today! Esok lusa kot!
Yeah, my childhood life was very very sederhana, imagine my father had to slog all by himself to support the family. When we were living in KL, ayah was teaching the blind in Sek Men Buta Setapak, I brought lunch everyday to school. Usually it's nasi goreng, and I would save up my duit belanja the 50 cents that I get daily, enough to go for the sumptous noodle from the canteen....talking about noodles until know I love noodles!! Think my love to cook for my family started when watching Mak cooking everyday for us from pagi pagi buta (which she des until now!!)I remember, usually after pay day my father would bring us to Campbell for satay or KFC, and that's the only family treat ie makan outing once in a month that we had then, and as the month progresses, lauk ikan will turn to ikan sardin cap Ayam and teloq goreng...I still love sardin and teloq goreng until today, and mind you they are not so cheap nowadays, esp Sardin Cap Ayam!! Of course now, I buat sambal sardin or kari sardin (recipes later...banyaknya I hutang recipes!!)and now I garnish my teloq goreng with bawang and cili merah goreng...Yusof's favourite if tak dak lauk, or if he's mengada tak nak makan!! Very rarely that he had chicken or beef those days, coz they were expensive.
When I was in BBGS, I felt really inferior and thought that all the other girls were much cleverer than me, so with that kind of complexity and my weak command in English (all the girls spoke English berabuk, deshum desham)and most of the girls anak orang berada naik sleek cars, mak lawa pakai spek hitam glamour glamour....I didnt do well in my studies...See what self belief can do to you! Also, I must add this that it was when my father took us to Well Supermarket that I started browsing those glossy magazines...cant remember looking at bags or shoes, but I knew I wanted to be modern like those in the pictures ....but of courselah time has told now that I am still the old sempoi Yani, ha ha ha!! Coming back to BBGS, what I thought of the girls were all not true, well, the clever bit memanglah betoi, think most of them are doing well in their lives...but surprisingly some,later in life I bumped back into them in uni (Yona who now lives in Swtizerland, studied wt DH in Notts, I call her Twiggy coz she is tall and pretty), Mia (whom I used to call miow, whose mom lives around the corner of my home now, is DH's ex-partner's BFF, Mia used to live in USA for quite a while, but now back in KL) and Maizura (I didnt remember her then, but we crossed path again through a common friend Saf, through a cooking class organised by Saf, she remembered me one yang selalu kena tangkap dengan cikgu coz cakap during class, ha ha)These girls are really down to earth and very very baik...and funny all of them remember me as one who loves to speak during class.... cant remember that bit though!!
When we moved to Aloq Staq, I went to St Nicholas Convent (hi St Nicks girls!!)Reason being, my father wanted me to mix around with the budak budak bandar and maybe yang can converse in English berabuk, kot. Well, I carried my inferior complexity with me, too. I was put in Kelas 4B...I only remember Jini then, being in the same class because she is tall, clever and can run very fast. I was doing and being my usual self, but I didnt realise my potential until after the exams, I did quite well, so in Standard 5, I went into Kelas 5A and 6A the following year. All I can remember from my St Nicks days were work hard, work hard, work hard and try to run faster and jump higher.....