I don’t feel like a smart-ass reading this, but I do feel different. I bought it for RM 10 each at the Big Bad Wolf (BBW) held at MITC. Its like , “hey.. Im reading a non medical book!! I feel so enlightened!!”
Sometimes you get so tied up reading around your patients or doing clerical hospital work, you tend to forgot an alternative world around you – of food and pleasure, of books, or love and joy. Therefore, I am very thankful for this long weekend. On top of splurging on books at the BBW sale, we also brought Mother to IKEA to jalan2.
Enjoying the meatballs were out of the picture – the queue was already freakingly long and it was only 10am. So we just munched on the 1 ringgit curry puffs on our way home. We did not buy anything major, just a set of plastic ware and utensils to match.
Any biased onlookers (especially the young ladies behind us) who saw what we had in our trolley would probably say ‘barang sikit tuh pun nak beli kat IKEA?” but to me its worth more than what it seems. Every time I bring my parents out to the mall or a restaurant, I tend to remember a blog post written by a blogger who calls herself Perempuan Jomblo.
Its of how one day she went to Daiso and saw a middle-aged lady shopping with her elderly mother. The mother wanted to put several cute kitchen items in the shopping basket but was stopped by her daughter. Reason being, the things her elderly mother wanted to buy was ‘useless’ with a short shelf-life etc. The blogger seemed to notice an expression of disappointment on the mothers face and so took a quick look into the basket to see what the daughter bought. In it, she saw little hair clips, some funky items-god-knows-what and so on.
So this blogger thought to herself, if the daughter has that will to satisfy her inner child to buy these so called kawaii stuff, why not grant the same pleasure to her elderly mother as well – who also teringin nak beli benda2 mcm tuh. So yes, it was a short story but it sure do have a strong impact onto myself.
Hence, despite I only have 2 items in my big IKEA trolley.. if it makes Mother happy, I am happy too.