Almost every Friday, when I walk out of school, I feel the air is fresher. The grass is greener. I can almost hear birds chirping.
Yesterday, when I walked out of school, the sky was overcast and threatening clouds loomed above. But my heart was as light and happy as it could be. IT’S FRIDAY! Time for my soul to find peace after a enduring an entire week of sounds and noise.
Another wedding dinner tonight. As usual, Mum was involved in my what-should-I-wear process.
Her contributions included saying:
“Girl, don’t go with leggings, stockings nicer.”
“Girl, remember to bring hongbao.”
“Girl, remember to bring shawl. There cold.”
“Girl, remember to bring enough money. Take cab back after that.”
Finally my father spoke.
“Girl, remember to bring Mummy along.”
So. Last night, I played the sympathy card.
“You know, sometimes when I come home from work… I feel lonely.”
(At this point I thought he would ask me to get a boyfriend or something.)
“Lonely? Hmm.. Pray la.”
“Eh… ya. And also… I was thinking… Can we get another pet?” *Flashes my sweetest smile ever*
“Another pet? Another hamster!?”
“You want a cat.”
“You want a dog?!”
“Nooooo! Ya la I was thinking hamster or guinea pig or… cat.” *Flashes another nice smile*
There was silence for a while.
“You want to keep pets, you better not travel.”
“Think about it, ok?”
HE DID NOT SAY NO.
Now… I see 2 solutions to this.
1. Stop travelling
2. Get them to fall in love with an independent cat so they won’t mind taking care of it even when I travel