souji means cleaning~
So last weekend we dropped everything to get things ready for this coming Raya. But not before having spent some cosy quality time with Fai-chan the night before <nyaa> <3 =^-^=.
Saturday started off at 8am, when my mom and I headed to the Kelana Jaya pasar tani to place orders of rendang palembang and ketupat palas. We also picked up a ton of kuih raya to give away at about RM14-15 per balang, which were really cheap compared to prices at other places we were to discover later. Also grabbed some nasi impit and rendang kerang (mmm~) for iftar and sahur. But even after that, we discovered a stall selling fresh live mussels! So we picked up a kilo of that, plus some kunyit and stuff to boil it with. Couldn’t wait~!
We then went back home so that mom could start cleaning and boiling the clams. I started on some simple cleaning of the house, i.e. getting rid of unneeded stuff lying about, and replacing some bulbs. But I was so sleepy after a short while I ended up on my bed. And I stayed there for a good 3 hours.
Woke up and it was raining, so that pretty much messes up the afternoon plans. Had a quick chat with Fai-chan, then continued with some more simple cleaning before iftar.
Iftar.. was.. absolutely.. fabulous! It was a very simple meal: fresh boiled mussels that were absolutely divine, and nasi impit with rendang kerang. We finished up the mussels easily, and the kerang was really good too~ <3 my mom~
After prayers, we zipped on down to 1U to pick up drinks and stuff from Jusco and Giant. Parking was a toot as always, and I was waiting down in B1 for quite a while before a thoughtful SMS from Fai-chan instantly made one spot available for me right where I was waiting. ^_^ Didn’t get anything worth mentioning from Jusco, and we only picked up a few items from Giant as well. Drinks seem expensive, so we thought we’d check out other places first. Oh well…
Finished off the day with a serious conversation with Fai-chan about certain circumstances. Tis okay dear, just know that I’ll always be here for you…
Got up at 10am. Went straight to Masjid India to look for cloth for the people we’re visiting. It was extra packed with people, and parking was terrible. We were stuck in traffic for quite a while before I was able to find an illegal spot along one of the main roads (don’t worry, everyone was doing it). Picked up a few things from Binwani’s Silk Street, then mom and bro went off to Sogo while I stood vigil over the car. Turned on the MP3 player on my phone and listened to my regular tunes under the shade, while observing DBKL towing off a white Jazz, and an MPV driving the wrong direction on a busy one way street. I should’ve brought a camera.
Zipped back onto the Federal to PJ New Town to drop off the bro for class. Went to the bank to withdraw some moolah, then to home for a breather. Did a little more cleaning, then looked up Fai-chan online, who quickly reminded me to watch the China GP. :O Caught Hamilton’s retirement before we managed to pry ourselves from the couch to check out Wisma PKNS in Shah Alam.
The stores in PKNS were pretty much the same as last time. Except that prices for food were mad expensive. RM10 more for a kilo of serunding compared to last year. And kuih raya too were going for a minimum of RM18 per balang. Tis highway robbery! So we only grabbed just some rendang tok for iftar and one balang of kuih together with another tub of bahulu. We’ll probably wait for them to slash prices down as we get nearer to Raya. And that’s only if we cannot get everything we need from Thursday morning’s pasar tani.
Got home to drop the stuff off, and was halfway cleaning the bathrooms when it was time to pick the bro up. Turned out I was misinformed and arrived early. So there I was again, this time sitting in the car listening to the radio. Nope, nothing interesting happened. Got home to finish off my cleaning, and then a slightly late buka, and then online, and then sleep.
And the souji is not quite over. @_@