[Ringing Tone]..ttrrrrr trrrrr, trrrrr trrrr (none of that crowing rooster tones)
[Fumbles with one hand of groceries, and one hand holding hand of baby girl, while barking at the two boys not to run in the parking lot]
[Drops phone from pocket], swears under breath
[Looks at phone], caller ID : UNKALEONG
Me: Harlow, ah, what ah?
Unka: Can spare a minute?
Me: Argh, cannot cannot, saddled with three kids in parking lot, call you back.
Unka: Okay okay...
10 minutes later, kids all restrained with seat belt and car seat, dial "last received call".
Didn't bother with handsfree.
Me: Harlow, ya, how can I heptch you?
Unka: Eh, got mee kolo for you la.
Me: Huh? As in, RAW one ah?
Unka: No no, cooked one, all the way from Kuching
Me: [looks at clock]...Really? Wow, but aiyo, so late oridi
Unka: How to pass to you ah?
Me: Can keep in fridge first right?
Unka: Can can. I also won 4 tires.
Me: Hah? What you say?
Unka: Won four tires....in radio contest ...
Me: WAHHHHHHHHH, so good ah.
Unka: But my tires too big for me, you wanna buy ah?
Me: Too dark now la, cannot see if my tires are botak.
[Missed call] [Check who] [It's TNG, The Nomad Gourmand]
Me: [sweetly and politey, unlike with Unka] Hallloooo, gooddd morning, you called?
TNG: yes, yes, I got your mee kolo with me.
TNG: Yes, shall I just pass it to Pat? (my landlady)
Me: No no, it's okay, where are you, I'll come and get it.
TNG: I'm downstairs.
Sniff....I feel so lurved. It's my first locally imported breakfast. I can't believe that just hours ago, this noodle and charsiu was in some kopitiam in Kuching, Sarawak, and now, it's in my tummy. Ah, if only noodles could talk. I'd like to know their journey.
Anyway, the noodles were yummy. The texture of the noodle, perfect, though it was thinner than what I am accustomed to. Just half a millimetre of larger girth than our wantan mee I think. The charsiu, though lean, was surprisingly moist and tender. The chee yoke soi, (mince meat), ...yummy....
What a lovely unexpected breakfast. Thanks TNG, and Unka.
For more on the TYRES, check out Unka's Blog.