If you do not already know, my siblings are much, much older than me. Hence, my nephews and nieces are getting married while I am still washing baby’s dirty bottom. For some strange reasons, each time one got married, they married someone further away from Penang. The first nephew married in Cyberjaya. Then, his sister went a bit south and married a guy in Melaka. Now, my other sis’s son, my nephew is getting married even more south. He is getting married in Singapore. I think we will end up in Australia then the Antartica (eh, right continent?) by the time all my other nephews and nieces got married.
So, hubby and I were having a discussion. He reminded me that we have to renew the passports of all my kids and myself beforehand. Passports = $$$$$. So, he told me, ‘ah boh, we no need to go lah’. I told him, “Bo chap, I sindiri go, you jaga anak at home. I must go wan. I am the patphor auntie, if I no go, how can.”
Then, we are thinking what we are going to do in Singapore besides the wedding. It is not like the most ideal holiday destination.
1) Their foods are lousier than Penang;
2) I get the same air, same temperature, same Chinese looking people;
3) I cannot simply cross the road/drive anywhere I want; (last time we were there, we drove into that dunno-what road which must have dunno-what pass and got stopped the exit at immigration)
4) The same McDonald’s burger cost more than twice here;
5) Their tourist spots all mimic other countries. Science museum, underwater world, Sentosa, I hampalang been to better ones in overseas;
6) I can get cheaper designer stuffs in KL (not like I afford lah);
7) After like 30 years, the Merlion is still spouting water like it has been when I was there when I was 10. (do the maths, la, rounded to the lower numbers)
So tell me lah, who go to Singkapoh for holiday wei? What can I do there lah?
Anyway, I am very happy that another nephew is getting married and heh, another one baptised in Christ. My mother up there in heaven must be slapping forehead, “Aiyoyo, why all my precious male grandsons turned to Christianity one by one? Jesus Christ! Kam siah lu.” (My four sons, my brother’s son, my eldest sister’s son and this 2nd sister’s son all turned to Christianity.) I see this as God’s grace. Praise the Lord!