Posts Tagged ‘Mei’

The one with the Muruku…

It was late at night and the only snack in the bedroom was a canister of muruku….

Wife: Are you hungry?

Hubby: Not really…..

Wife: Pass me that canister of muruku.

Hubby reached out to the side of the bed and handed over the canister of muruku to the wife. 1 min, 2 mins….. 5 mins. *crack, crunch* It was the hubby who was eating the muruku, more and more he dipped his fingers into the canister. Somehow, wondering why his wife was not eating it at all. After enjoying a whole lot of some muruku, thirst sets in. Hubby looked around looking for the water bottle only to realized that it was downstairs.

Hubby: Am going down to drink water and take the water bottle up, Dear.

Wife: Uh, ok.

As the hubby walked away and upon reaching the door to go downstairs, turned around and looked at his wife.

Hubby: You didn’t want to eat those muruku after all, you knew! You wanted to drink.

And they both laughed and thought that either one would have out-smarted the other.

The moral of the story is when we have our objectives and dreams set, sometimes there are many ways to achieve the desired results. After all, as the saying goes “all roads lead to Rome”.

Cast: Hubby (Sunny Lee), Wife (Mrs. Lee)…….need I say more, she got to drink after all.

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We shopped on a Saturday!

Last week, my family and I was shopping for some CNY stuffs. We were in the afternoon at the Curve and then later at Ikano’s. At night we ventured out again after not fulfilling the shopping list to Sunway Pyramid. Boy, I must say that shopping requires more energy than one got to expect.

While at the Curve, we shopped at Metrojaya and bought some stuffs and then headed to buy other things at Ikano. It was the evening outing to Sunway Pyramid’s Jusco that really reminded us that it was a Saturday. I bought a pair of shoes for Gabriel and when i finished paying the cashier, I was waiting for the plastic bag to be given to me. That lady cashier smiled and say, “Sir, its Saturday today and in Selangor, all Saturdays are plastic bags free”. *duh*.

Am I supposed to be walking around the mall with the shoe box? Obviously I wasn’t prepared at all, but hey, we were given bags the whole day. So is this by preference of the retailers or is it mandatory that we all support the “no plastic bag day”? I would very much support’ only if I really come prepared with my own bags. I do have some, but its all kept nicely at home. Guess after this incident, I would have to keep some of these bags in our cars. And to all retailers who have given bags on Saturday…. please consider fully supporting this good cause and over time it will make a difference. Last Saturday I paid 20 cents for that Jusco bag and hopefully I’ll remember to bring mine the next time.

Good Samaritan

Imagine having to wake up with a call that would put you through the whole morning scrambling for that connection through a dedicated “helpline”. Geezzz… *you guys sure do have had moments like this*. Indeed, I was trying with despair to reach anyone and I mean anyone from the Customer Service Department of AirAsia.

Frantically trying for more than an hour while enjoying my breakfast, I reached a person who is supposed to assist or at least hear me out. “Hello, Sir. I am sorry to inform you that all our Customer Service Officers are busy. Please leave your name and we will call you back as soon as possible”. Familiar though, but this is different. It’s an actual person speaking to me. I asked, “aren’t you now serving me?”. “Can you at least hear my request?” She replied, “No Sir, I am only trained to do  this, somebody will call you back within 24 hours”. Gosh! 24 hours…. That’s it. Adrenalin pumping and thinking, what kind of  service being rendered by the “self-proclaimed” marketing whizz Tony to his customers. All I wanted to was to file a report with the Lost & Found Department about the mobile of my wife being lost.

Minutes passed continuing trying, I finally reached this guy at the Lost & Found Department who suggested that we should have filed the report as soon as we disembark the carrier. Hmmnnn… * I really don’t remember seeing a sign at these aircrafts which says “check your belongings before leaving, should anything be missing, search for it yourself or straight away file a report”.* This is not what I have had expected. He continued to mumble that now the flight has been from destination A to B and currently to destination C and it is difficult to trace any lost items. Well then, they should have known that earlier and answer those calls immediately. Rather then to have us calling like fools.

That was the morning ordeal that I went through. Trying to just locate the phone. But as my intuition tells me, “go look-out for a new phone, we may have to buy one”. So, I inquired about some newer phones models and also checked the procedures of getting a new SIM card. Already knowing at least what would be the ideal choice….. my phone rang!. “GOT IT!” huh. “What was it?”, I asked. I found my phone said my wife. Ahhhh!!! where, who? It was the cab driver. Apparently, it was left inside the cab and the driver returned it. Good Samaritan! but not least of those ordeals that I have to go through the whole morning. But then, glad that the phone was returned. Thank you cabbie.