Saturday, February 27, 2010

Parent-sitting in the city

Today's smile-inducer : They say role reversal comes at a certain point. Bringing the parents around KL in MY mode of transportation i.e KTM Komuter was educational for them, head-shaking, tongue-biting, funny-in-a-cute-way experience for me ... :P

So we went to KL today on a day's trip. I wanted to get more books, mum had a meet-up with a friend, and dad had a business discussion. Being typically Asian, and kiam-siap I suggested that we commute by KTM instead of taking a taxi and paying cut-throat prices.

Digressing, I've fallen in love with the Fab Four all over again. By that I mean the one and only timeless classic that is The Beatles!!! Was doing some reorganizing and stumbled upon my collection of their songs dating back from those hazy, lazy after-school afternoons where Hey Jude would play along with my headaches with algebra and Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Band provided many a muse for essays ... Ooh, I remember Ms Diyana asking us to write an essay titled My Dream Guy for our first essay in Form 4 ... oh, if only I could dig up those long lost adolescent wants and dreams ...

Will be travelling again tomorrow, this time just to hang out with mum and some of her friends. Having taken 3 hour train rides on an almost weekly basis for the past 4 years, the thought of another train ride makes me shudder ... :( At least I'll have some time to catch up with my reading... currently oscillating between visits to war-torn Afghanistan through the haunting words of Anne Seierstad's The Bookseller of Kabul and the lucky lives we take for granted here in Malaysia. If anything, at least we don't have bombs dropping on our roofs ...

Anyhow, here's Lilly Scott from American Idol singing Fixing a Hole. I ADORE the tone of her voice! At last some original talent !


10 comments:

reanaclaire said...

Hi Joanna.. today is parent-sitting, tomorrow is mum-sitting.. :) have a nice enjoyable trip again!

Elin said...

Very cute.... Claire,

Miss you,
Elin

smallkucing said...

Uiks? You are coming to KL for the BX sale? i havent the chance to go yet :(

ladyviral said...

not just you... i believe after pro-long of not riding in the KTM... i think Iwould be needing sitting services hehee :P.

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suituapui said...

How old are your parents? Drag them to use LRT? Gee!!! I never use that - all the going up and down...and the walking!!!

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Joanna said...

Claire : LOL. Yup yup, bringing mum around KL was .. scary. hehe

Kathy : Yup yup, I went to BX for the sale, but the books I was looking for all sold out liao :(:(

Anon : Hi there :) Welcome to the blogosphere !

STP : HAHAHA. My mum is Elin, and she's always saying she's 25 every year...so ... :P But they had a lot of fun riding the trains...although I think I gave dad a good scare with 'my way of life'. He kept going on and on about the 'close contact' in LRTs and how there's nothing to stop pick pockets and groping hands..:p

Melody : HI there ! Thanks for dropping by. Hm..really? That's a new template so it's still giving me some problems..so sorry about that. Thanks for the heads up though :)

suituapui said...

Oh??? You're Elin's daughter? And you cannot cook like her??? Tsk! Tsk!!! Must inherit all her talents!!! No need to study even, open a restaurant - sure become rich very soon! LOL!!!

Joanna said...

STP : LOL. Don't I look like my momma? haha..people keep telling me I don't have her magic in the kitchen ... maybe such talent is limited to one per family? :P *excuses excuses*