During our student days in Sydney, my housemates and I used to do embarrassing things.

One of them is bringing home supermarket trolleys.
We'd go to our local Coles on Friday or Saturday nights, load up a week's worth of groceries into a trolley and then pushed the bloody thing for one and a half miles back to our house.
We looked stupid, pushing trolleys filled with cereal, milk, eggs, bread, fruits, Coke, candy, fish fillets, etc.

But we didn't care because the journey home was always fun. While some people bond over camping or fishing trips, the Morjon household bonded over trolley-pushing. We'd all kutuk-mengutuk some poor innocent sod that we know or act as complete idiots & start singing jiwang Malay songs (hey, we were Malay students in a foreign land... sometimes we miss corny shit).
That made the half-hour trolley-pushing journey seem so much shorter.

After unloading all our groceries, we'd leave the empty trolley by the kerb in front of our house. By the next morning, the trolley would be gone. I guess Coles hires people to collect "stray" trolleys.

Strangely, here in KL, I have never seen students (or anyone for that matter) pushing trolleys back home.
I've concluded that it's because either:
a) Local students are rich and can afford cars to carry their groceries, OR
b) Local students don't cook


Missing wife

I'm missing Mrs Todek, who's currently overseas studying.

On another note:
After 4 years, my Wira's passenger side power window finally broke down. 4 years is fair enough, I reckon. The driver side is still OK, mind you.


And Kuyt scores...

At your typical hypermarket...

Salesman: Abang, you sudah ada credit card maa? Visa, Master & Amex suma boleh lor.

Abang: Saya mau beli sayur la, brader.

Salesman: Sudah ada credit card belum? Banyak bagus, boleh collect points, masuk contest boleh pergi Beijing yo!

Abang: White rabbit ada racun. Mana boleh makan lor.

Salesman: Oh. Tidak apa meh. Can masuk contest menang BMW. This credit card ah, so very very good. Can pay at internet! People nowadays need credit card. If you don't have credit card u rugi. How u want to pay for your shopping, these two trolleys? U nak bawak cash banyak banyak? Nanti kena rompak.. baru u tau. Everyone now have credit card, sudah jadi macam itu keperluan, meh.

Abang: Ahem. Ahem. Ohh. Keperluan? Do you really think its wise of me to get involved in another financial transaction, especially now when the economy is on the brink of collapsing? With the US economy nearly destroyed, it will be just a matter of time before Malaysia suffers the same fate. Banks are going bankrupt by the minute and there's no sign of it getting any better any time soon. What happens if I lose my money? AIG pun dah collapse, Lehman lagi la teruk. What can you offer me? Credit card ni bagus sangat ke?

Salesman: Banyak bagus lor. Tak payah bayar annual fee maa!!



Selamat Hari Raya

Wishing everyone a Selamat Hari Raya. Maaf Zahir Batin.

We're back at home, after a long drive from the kampung.
And while I was driving along the highway, I kept wondering;

What does R&R stand for?

Rest and Repair?
Relax and Read?
Rehat dan Riadah?
Rest and Recreation?
Rileks dan Rehat?