It was the first time my friends came over to visit since I moved into the new apartment. Zuraidah was supposed to visit at 3pm with her son, Amir. Mariam was supposed to come tomorrow morning for breakfast. When Amir cancelled because of a college commitment, Zuraidah and Mariam both came at 3pm and it was “ladies afternoon”.
Apart from the confusion with the parking (sorry about that ladies, I shall take it up with management) I should say we had a very enjoyable afternoon! Of course we ate..what do you think? This is Malaysia! You don’t meet up unless there is food! We took our time of course, with some Spanish tapa and Malaysian lontong which Mariam brought. Great food!
Mariam didn’t want to go home and Zuraidah wants to come again to spend the whole day here! Mariam actually said later that she wants to come over again and spend the night here notwithstanding the fact that I don’t even have a guest room done up yet! Why? Because, she said, the place was like a sanctuary, where she felt she could hide from everything…or something like that. Will we have one? A guest room I mean? Well, not really a guest room but more like a sofa bed in the study cum studio.
Back to what Mariam said. Indeed, this place is like a sanctuary even to me and I actually can’t wait for the day when we can come back and live here.
Sorry, there were no photos of this unplanned “ladies afternoon”….amidst all the excitement, I forgot completely about the camera. There will have to be a next time before I leave, ladies.