THEY WILL ASK thee as to what they should spend on others. Say: "Whatever of your wealth you spend shall [first] be for your parents, and for the near of kin, and the orphans, and the needy, and the wayfarer; and whatever good you do, verily, God has full knowledge thereof." - Al-Baqarah (2:215)

Thursday, 27 May 2010

House visit/grocery delivery

Busy with the preparations for the seminar on domestic violence, I didn’t realise it was already the final week for the month.


Time for this month’s grocery delivery! Wah, so soon? I thought I just delivered the groceries… errmm… when ya? Oh yeah… that was last month!

So this morning at about 10 am, I sent the list of items needed to the minimarket. They needed some time to get the things ready for me, so I told them I’d get the things at 1 pm. And yes, by the time I went to the minimarket at 1 pm, the things were all ready at their door. This time I ordered more of the items needed to make kuih, as Sofie has started selling kuih, albeit on a very small scale.

After having lunch and zuhr prayer at home, off I headed to Sofie’s house. And when I reached their house, Azlan, Sofie’s eldest boy, was sitting at the door. Wow! Usually by that time he’d be off lepak-ing somewhere with this friends. This time it was Ika, the youngest girl who was not around. She had some activities in school and so she was only coming home after 5 pm. According to Sofie, Ika was complaining to her mom yesterday, “Alaa… esok Makcik Afizah datang, tak dapat nak jumpa.”

Hmmm… I think it wasn’t me that she was eager to see, she was more after the assorted biscuits I usually bring along with me. Usually, she’d open the tin of biscuits right in front of my nose. Today she wasn’t around when I came, and so the tin of biscuits remained unopened until I left.

Anyway, other than Sofie and Azlan, also home today when I visited was Saiful. The small 12 year old boy who last month started wearing glasses (with power of 950/750). It is understandable that when he initially started wearing glasses, he felt soooo dizzy.

According to Saiful, he only felt dizzy for the first 2 days. After that things got better and when I visited him today, he looked quite comfortable in those glasses. Hopefully he can concentrate better in school. Gone are the days when Saiful would say, “Cikgu tak nampak!” and the teacher would reply, “Kamu yang tak nampak, bukan cikgu!” :)

Frankly, I think Saiful looks cute in those glasses!

I will be in KL for this week’s long weekend, and so I will be doing the second round of delivery (to Lin’s house) on Monday.


Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Pi,
Kita pun nak biskut!!! purrr....meow!

Wan Sharif said...

Salam Pi,
Alhamdulillah .. All praise be to Him for giving you the courage, patience, tenacity, time etc. to continue bringing good-tiding to these needy peoples. MAY ALLAH BLESS YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES.

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Hey Pi, I like cookies & biskut too, especially Khong Guan's cream cracker, Marie & ice gems :))

Have a wonderful long weekend, drive safe!


P/S - What's that round salted cream cracker call? U know the one like the size of a 50 sen coin & u can't stop eating after u started.

Pi Bani said...

Sorry, I don't have cat biscuits!

Wan Shariff,

It's called "the round salted cream cracker that Tommy couldn't stop eating after he started".