Sunday, December 13, 2009

2nd day at home

Here we go!! I'm at my home's balcony now sitting on the floor and trying to get rid of mosquitoes, at the same time trying to get the internet connection as it's very hard to get one inside the house. My cousins and her families have just left to the airport. They're going to Yogyakarta at East Java for holiday and after that fly to their home town in Bangka directly. Below are my three cousins (they all sisters) : Moi (the eldest), Lan (fourth), Fong (the youngest), Kayle (Moi's daughter - sleeping one), and Zach (Moi's son)

It's been more than 13 years since we last met. She studied in US then getting married, having children and staying there for goods. This time round they're coming back since her sister just got married last week. She has 2 children. 1 boy, 3 months older than Reever, and a girl of 3 yrs old. Reever kept asking about the 2 children once he arrived here yesterday and only managed to see them at night. They got together pretty quick. They played UNO and spy darts together till sleeping time. And this morning too.

Zachary and Reever

Zachary kept asking me if Reever could go back to States together with them at the end of the year, and perhaps Reever could go to school together with him and maybe staying at the same class. Hahahaha... What a simple mind of children, I like their thinking so much. They don't think much and far as long as they can get whatever things they want and like.

Reever 7th year Birthday :)

Well... Yesterday was Reever's 7 years old birthday. Like I wrote in previous blog, it's his first time to celebrate his birthday in Jakarta together w my parents, sisters, and families. Last year was in Hong Kong, though. We went for early dinner at Gandy Steak Restaurant in Gajah Mada area. The restaurant has been there for over 20 years, since I was as same age as Reever, but they got renovated for sure. And the food is not as good as before. But it's alright. My eldest sis bought a Ben 10 birthday cake for him. The band sang a birthday song for him. He cut his cake and blew his candle there. Then we went back home, go through the traffic jam in city area like usual.

Although I just went back here few months ago, I always find this city changing from time to time. Like this morning, as usual, my parents and I went to eat pie oh, kind of turtle meat, at the Chinatown area so early in the morning. We left home at 6am. When we reached there, I saw the burnt shopping centre called GLoria. It used to be one of the oldest shopping centre in Chinatown. I used to go there when I was young. Even at the last visit to Jakarta, I still saw the building and its shops inside. But now it's gone. It was caught fire somewhere this year. I still have a vivid image of how the shops inside look like 'cos I often went there to buy the batik, the Indonesia's traditional clothes. There were old medicines shops, the Chinese old pottery shops, cakes shop, even supermarket.. And now it's gone. What left was just the memory. It's kinda sad for me to see that. My aunt used to rent a cloth shop there about 20 years ago.

And I like to see the surrounding when I was inside the car. It's kinda sad too that my home town's condition is deteriorating day by day. The spoilt road, the dirty river, the old buildings like nobody cares... You know what, you still can find here on the roadside where a group of people watching a small TV outside the small stall. At least it's colour TV, not a black and white one. If I compare with Singapore, people in Singapore should be grateful with a TV in each room, with some big flat LCD TV with built in stereo surround. Haiz... I don't know what to say. We live in the same world, at the same time, but the condition could be very much different. It reminds me when my hubby asked me to watch the TV on how the North Korea people lives their life there.

Well, I guess it's enough for now. Going to take a bath now and we're going to have my eldest sis birthday lunch soon at Emporium. We're going to have steamboat there. Well, have a great Sunday everyone!! And feel great with what you have now :)

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