When Abah and Mak Long left me last year, I was engrossed not only with sadness, but also with the feeling of guilt, for not having spent more time with them.
After Abah's passing, I came back to live with my mum in Shah Alam. Staying in a rented apartment near KL was not an option anymore.
Almost every morning, before going to work, I would have breakfast with Mak. Sometimes she'll make something special, on normal days it'll be just quaker oat and nescafe (on days when she goreng karipap, I would gladly have extra long breakfast and go slightly late to work hehe). We'll have small talk and remind each other to take our supplements.
"have you taken your meiidisen?"
"pour eeet in eeet/ in a kaaap"
"why you neverrr wait for meeee?"
Yes. The language only this mother and daughter enjoy and understand.
After finishing my nescafe I'll say "mummy, come and send my pemergian with your anak mata. NOW!"
We'll walk together outside. On Mondays or Wednesday or Friday, we'll bring the garbage outside for collection. Alternate mornings, we'll take turn giving those hungry kitties their food (usually I'll say oh nooo I'm already late mummy you give cat eaattt ;p).
Then I'll start my car engine and open the gate. By that time, Mak will already be at the gate to just wait or put the garbage bags in the trash can.
As I drive away, I'll wave to my mum and wait for her to wave back. Sometimes when she's occupied with the garbage/cat that she doesn't wave back, I'll cebik. Hehe. I'll watch her from my rear mirror until I make the right turn in front of my house.
Other routine I have is to always hug and kiss my mum. This, is all the time, before going to work, after coming back, while watching TV, while my mum mengaji, before eat etc etc. Anytime that I want, I'll go to my mummy and huggggy her and kissy her until she rimas :)
I'll go "mmmmmmuah mummy kissy" *kiss right cheek*kiss left cheek* "now you kissy me!"*give my left cheek*turn* "the other side" *give my right cheek* "one more time" *give my left cheeck* "the other side" *give my right cheek*.
(here can see also I peluk her until she rimas already hehe)
The other day, while we're having lunch at Kedai Soto Section 8..
"Momok, why you sooo gemuk?"
"Why like that? Why you don't say I cute?"
"Cause it doesn't rhyme........Oklah, mummy why you so slim?"
"Of course I am!"
"Are you the real slim shady?"
*This is a good daughter post. Of course, I'm only human and there are times when I'm not being a good daughter, making my mum saaaaaaad :(*