Tuesday, 11 December 2007
Mee Rebus Tuesday
We had two newcomers, Pi Bani and Zawi, at our weekly MRT today.
Raden Galoh came with Pi Bani at around 11.30am. I wasn't properly dressed when they both arrived - had been in the kitchen the whole morning cooking my mee rebus. So I excused myself and ran upstairs to take a quick bath while my other half chatted with them. I have, in fact, been expecting Pi Bani to come to MRT after extending an invitation to her some two weeks ago. I am happy she did.
Pi Bani, who lives in Ipoh, is a volunteer with an NGO providing moral and emotional support to People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). I've always wanted to meet this selfless lady - this unsung hero - eversince I got to "know" her through her own blog and my sister's TWB.
Zawi is from Pasir Mas, Kelantan. He is an excellent narrator who writes about his life-long experience. Pak Zawi came with Elviza a little later together with Acciaccatura.
It was very nice of Elviza to fetch Pak Zawi (who is here on a holiday and staying in Puchong) and Acciaccatura (who lives in Ampang). Bless you, Elviza.
I could instantly recognize Pi and Zawi the moment I saw them, having seen their photos in their respective blogs.
Soon after, The Ancient mariner, an MRT regular, strolled in followed by Kerp who was driven to my house by his girlfriend. She couldn't join us because of some errands she had to do.
Others who came were Husna and her son, Aiman, Pasquale (Dino)and Galadriel who brought with her curry Puffs and some kuih muih, Rocky, Stephen Francis, Rusdi Mustapha and his brother-in-law and Wahti(former journalist and now publisher of TELL magazine).
Rusdi of Seri Menanti called up earlier to say he was coming with his brother-in-law and asked if I’d like him to bring the usual nasi bryanii. Rusdi always brings along his own food because he's allergic to udang kering. an essential ingredient in mee rebus.
Today, not many of the MRT regulars turned up. Mat Salo called up Galadriel to say he was stuck in a traffic jam in Kuala Lumpur and would not be able to make it. And my sister, Nuraina, came when the earlier guests (elviza, r. galoh, Zawi and Acciaccatura) have left.
But I was kind of worried when Zorro, who is usually among the first to arrive, was conspicuosly absent. What with reports of the arrests of some marchers at Parliament House and my biggest fear was that he could be among them.
Ahhh, what a relief when we finally saw him at the door...much much later.
Yaay, uncle Zorro is safe and sound.Thank God!
Also read Zawi's entry: here
Now the Pictures:
1. From L to R: Raden Galoh, Elviza(on the floor), Tok Mommy, Pi Bani and Acciaccatura
2. Zawi (standing), Kerp, and the Ancient Mariner
3. Roslani, Husna and the Ancient Mariner
4. Galadriel, ShanghaiFish, Rocky and Rusdi
5. Pix courtesy of Zawi seen here shaking hands with celebrity blogger AhiruDDin ATTan