"Love all die, come on die," Tsume Tsume Tsume by Maximum the Hormone.
I don't have that much to write about really, so I'll just update you readers on the recent happenings in my life so far. I haven't done an update in quite a while. All I've been writhing about over the past posts were stuff that were on my mind. So check it:
1. Getting a car.
Yes, you read correctly. I got a Kancil from my parents. Not a brand new one, far from it actually. It already has 192XXX kilometres on it, so yeah, it's an OLD one. This car has actually been in my family since 2006, if I remember correctly. But Bapak rented it to one of his old students, Abang Pedu I call him, and he was the one using it up until just a week ago. He purchased a new Proton Waja and gratefully returned ADM 7721 to its owner, my father. Coincidentally, I was around to make the one-of-a-kind "I'm-responsible-enough-to-drive-a-car-back-to-the-Institute" face. And since it would serve no purpose sitting at home other than showing-off that this household owns three cars but not one a sedan, he reluctantly let me take the car to the Institute. Can I get a "WOOP-WOOP"?
So taking "Adam" (as it is known by the boys now) back to Penang wasn't as bad as I imagined. It was surely boring though, driving a half-hour trip for more than an hour (thanks to the mandatory pre-bridge traffic jam) on your own in the night, keeping the speedometre steady at 80-90 and watching almost everyone whizz past you. But what can I do, that's all Adam's got, and I'm not going to risk my father's thin trust on me having a car to have a chance to run with the Suzuki Swifts and the Honda Civics. No sir. I may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but I sure ain't no toy lightsaber in the shed either.
I'm grateful (understatement there) for even having this car, and I'm going to take really good care of it. I am currently using it to go to Tesco to get a few essentials and also to the Taman Tun Sardon Mosque to perform Tarawih prayers only. Of course, I am fully aware that Bapak will take Adam back quicker than you can say "Teh o'ais limau satu" upon any sign of trouble pertaining to the car, or anything for that matter.
2. TESL 2 Mini-Ramadhan Bazaar.
Under the fund-raising for our educational project, we held our own Ramadhan Bazaar, where only our class were the vendors. We sold some light food such as frankfurters, sotong balls, crab balls, prawn balls (that's a lot of balls), watermelons, sandwiches, syrup-lychee drink (good stuff!) as well as non-food items such as head-scarfs and kaftans (baju kelawar).
The items that were fastest to leave the shelves were the balls. We got a little over a hundred ringgit for the sales of the balls alone. Future-teachers sure love their balls, huh? Despite that, I don't think we sold enough things. Not enough people came to the Gelanggara-cum-Ramadhan Bazaar. Most of the customers were from our own Cohort, so there must have been something wrong with the publicity. I have to rectify that by next week. And we could also be more diverse in our products. There was demand for kuih, so we'll have to look into how we're going to get those in our Bazaar menu, as well as a bunch of other stuff that would probably sell. The Student Council will also be organizing a Bazaar, but their's is two weeks away, so we'll go on with our own Bazaar and also join their's. Should be fun. And tiring. Sigh. All in the name of education, right?
I guess that's all for now. I want to catch up on my snooze 'cuz I've got to drive back to the Institute again tomorrow. Let's hope (and pray) that I get there safely, kay?
*Pictures will be uploaded at a later date.