Wednesday, August 7
Dad, Mom and Justine were at a Japanese restaurant having dinner.
It was the start of your mother's 4 days holiday and we were um, celebrating already. :D
When we were done with dinner, Dad called for the bill.
Mom was at the time busy texting back and forth to the family members. Your 3 aunts were online. Aunty D, Aunt C and Aunty in America.
The waiter came with the bill. Dad pulled out some notes, and paid the bill.
Justine gave Mom the receipt, and Mom chucked it in her bag.
Dad asked, "Did you see the receipt?"
Mom said, "No ... why?"
Dad replied, "See la ..."
Peering into her bag, she took out the receipt ...
Oh my gosh ...
How can this be?
It's too unbelievable.
Seriously? No way ... no way ... no way ...
Mom placed the receipt on the chair beside her and took a picture.
Dad grinned. Justine nodded knowingly. Oh, by the way, before we came to dinner, Dad and Justine went to pick Mom up from the school. In the car, your sister showed Mom a picture she came across whilst browsing through instagram.
It was a picture of a double RAINBOW.
Mom had exclaimed then, "Woah, rainbow ..."
Justine corrected, "DOUBLE rainbow ..."
Yeah, double rainbow ...
Like - TWO ...
So that was before dinner.
Now before your mother goes on, let her tell You first what happened the day before, on Tuesday 6th.
Mom was sending the children back after school at 1:15 pm.
After the usual rounds, send here send there send here send there, there was one more kid left in the van.
Approaching the girl's condo, Mom drove up the entrance, and the security guard handed her a temporary pass (A4 size card). The guard normally don't bother to give her the pass, since the van drops the girl there daily, for the past 3 years.
That must have been a new guard, just doin' his job.
She took the card, glanced at it and saw a large number 12 (font size about 3" X 3") on the right top side.
Her angel number 21.
That was a LOUD HI MA all the way from heaven.
Hi Son ... her heart whispered happily.
Nope, unfortunately, she did not take a picture.
She was driving, she had a kid behind, she was on a slope.
Do you really think that was the best time to snap her piece of eviDANS? Plus, there was no way of her knowing that it was gonna be the start of an awesome ZAP ZAP ZAP that was about to happen.
That was your way of getting your mother's attention.
She knows the uh, protocol.
Call her first, yeah ... get her attention first with the HI MA ... and then ZAP ZAP ZAP.
It was lunch time then.
Justine sms-ed and said "tapau."
Mom thought immediately of the french cafe / bakery that was nearby the condo.
About a minute away.
She drove there.
Okay now ... this calls for your imagination.
So imagine ... a long row of shops on the right.
Left side, vehicles were parked from one end to the other.
Right side, same thing. All the bays were occupied.
So once again, listen carefully, Mom's gonna summarize.
Left side, right side, parking bays all fully occupied. The shops are on the right side.
Got the scenario, so far?
Mom turned into that row. Immediately, she was a car on the right side, slowly reversing out of its bay. You must have seen your mother shaking her head.
Gosh Son ... You really are watching over Mom, aren't You?
She saw the back of the car. She had to smile.
Number plate 112.
Decode : 4 ... 21 ...
whichever way she looked at it, she saw her angel number. :D
She was about to turn into the bay when she caught sight of a large word on the ground :
Oh darn it.
Mouth curling, eyes rolling, she slowly drove straight on.
What was that, Daniel?
That can't be for Mom, it's a KHAS bay.
Like --- RESERVED.
She can't be parking in a KHAS bay. You know that. The last time she did, which was a long long long time ago, her wheel got clamped. Although the clamp fee was waived in the end, she wasn't gonna try her luck on this KHAS bay. It's just too troublesome.
The lane was narrow.
Both car 112 (if she remembers correctly, it was a Mercedes)
(haha, she can see You shaking your hands, eyes rolling and mouthing ooh, mercs)
and her Exora were inching slowly forward.
The car 112 came to a halt towards the end of the row.
The french cafe is located right at the corner site.
Would You believe it but another car, in front of car 112, was reversing out.
Mom couldn't believe her eyes.
Omg Son ... this is the bay for Mom, huh.
Right beside the french cafe. You're a good boy, Son.
Park here, Ma ... don't have to walk so far. :D
Gosh, that was amazing.
Although car 112 was right in front of your mother's eyes the whole time, she did not snap a photo of that car. Simply because that KHAS bay took her by surprise, and she didn't think it was connected -- to anything. By the time, the second vehicle reversed out, she was too stunned ... staring with her mouth open at the scene enfolding before her.
On hindsight, she was probably meant to see that second car reversing out of its bay, whilst car 112 was in front of her face. You always know how to make your presence felt, Daniel. Mom gets it ... may be not as fast as You'd like her too sometimes. :D
But she gets it ... eventually.
So anyway, both the cars in front of her moved forward and disappeared around the bend, leaving her to slowly take her time to enjoy that moment ... of driving into that special bay that her son had got for her.
As soon as the car is parked, and Mom switched off the engine. Taking a deep breath, she glanced at the time on her mobile and as she did so ... she let out another gasp.
Oh gosh. Oh gosh.
Omg ... it's not possible ...
She stared at the time showing 1:47 pm.
Seven one is eight, eight and four is twelve.
What are the chances?
Why, that was an easy confirmation of It's Me la, Ma ... :D
Her angel sign 21 ...
ZAP ZAP ZAP ...
Mom was in a daze as she walked into the bakery.
She picked up some sandwiches, buns and some pizza slices and made her way to the cashier, all the time thinking of that marvelous zap moment that had just happened. Wait till she tells Justine ... and Dad. Dad was outstation that day, but he'd be coming home the next day, on Wednesday.
Back at home, Mom told Justine about the inciDAN.
From the drive-through pass number number 12 ...
to the car 112 ...
the KHAS bay ...
the second car ...
and 1:47 (12) pm.
Mom was explaining with a pen and paper and all.
She said in the end, "I should have taken a photo of that 112 car ... I didn't la ... aiyah, really wasted ... should have taken that photo ..."
It was after all, right in front of her for a while, as that second car was reversing out.
She should have taken ... should have, should have.
That was some uh, major eviDANS there.
She took instead a photo, after coming back to the car from the bakery. Just so it'd be easier for her to tell Dad and Justine about it later.
The Exora is at the left, not in the picture.
Anyway, that evening about 6:30 pm, she was fetching some kids back and a teacher.
After the children were dropped off, Mom casually asked the teacher, "Do you eat fish?"
She knows the teacher is a vegetarian.
The teacher replied no.
Mom explained, "I was thinking of taking the teachers for a nice meal ... where can we go?"
The teacher said, "Chinese vegetarian restaurant ..."
Your mother repeated, "Chinese?"
The teacher is Indian, by the way.
The teacher said, "Yes, we are already eating Indian food at home, so when we go out, we'll go to a Chinese place ..."
Oh, okay, that makes sense.
Mom asked further, "Do you know of any place we can go?"
The teacher replied, "Yes, there's a restaurant in ... "
Mom can't remember now whether the teacher said Cheras or Kuchai or etc, but she remembers clearly, she asked, "What is the name of the restaurant?"
The teacher said, "Sun Sun ..."
Your mother almost laughed out loud.
Yes, yes, she has seen that signboard before ... but donno where.
So that was Tuesday 6th.
On Wednesday 7th ...
Dad was back. We were in the school first thing in the morning.
Dad had just bought a pack of teh si for Mom ... which Mom would pour into her Starbucks container mug.
We were passing the Bambi class (from the kitchen), when Dad bent down to pick up a ... a robot of some sort ... could have been a transformer of some kind ... with an arm missing and no head.
Dad showed it to Mom saying, "This is Son Son's ..."
Time froze for Mom at that point.
She stopped in her tracks ... and let out a laugh.
Mom was like, "Oh yah, oh yah, I forgot to tell you about the Son Son zap ... "
Mom had told Dad about the afternoon zap the day before, when Dad came home that night, but had totally forgotten about the Son Son zap in the evening.
Mom had also mentioned to Dad (on Tuesday night), "I should have taken a photo of that 112 car ... it was in front of my face the whole time ... I really should have taken ... but I didn't ... aiyah ..."
So now coming back to the Japanese restaurant (on Wednesday dinner time) ... as Mom was saying, she took a peek at the receipt and ...
Mom couldn't believe her eyes.
She was like totally out of breath as a thousand words spilled out of her mouth.
"Omg ... 112 ... Omg, what are the chances? 112? Seriously??? 112? He really knows I wanted to take a photo of that car ... Omg ... He really really knows ... How can this be? It's unbelievable ... It's not possible ... What are the chances? Omg, I can't believe it!"
Here Ma, your 112 ... :D
You can take a photo of this 112 now, Ma ...
And she did.
She took her own sweet time too, slowly placing the piece of paper on the seat beside her, and snap snap snapped away.
Keep the zaps coming, Daniel ...
We love You so very much. <3