Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tomorrow's the day

Holiday. One week.

That's what many teachers will be on the day after tomorrow. Quite a number of schools will be off for a week for the Raya celebrations and it's times like these where I really think, 'My, what a great job I have!'.

Several of my Muslim colleagues will be holding their yearly open houses, and I must say that my school has got to be one of the most organised where Raya open houses is concerned. We actually have a list of who's opening their houses for visiting. In the list will be the host's name, the address, contact number, and the day marked out for visiting. So, all you've got to do is to write down your name in the column beside the host(s) your intend to visit.

Open houses are great fun. You visit friends (sometimes in a convoy) and give warm wishes to them. And the best part of it all, you get to savour all those lip-smacking, drool-worthy, finger-licking delicious food. As far as my colleagues are concerned, they'll each prepare different main dishes. At one place you'll get assam laksa, in another place you'll get mee jawa, and in yet another place, you'll get something different yet again . Wonderful, no? No two places are alike. And did I mention how much I like the wonderful Raya goodies as well? Yep, next week will be a week for binging and I won't be surprised if I have to loosen my belt a hole or two...

Speaking of food, today my family and I decided to go for some western food at Hilltop Restaurant. But when we arrived there (it was already about 7.15 pm), the waiters told us that the stall had not opened yet! They told us they only opened about 8 pm!

Huh? 8 pm? I can't for the life of me understand why they'd only open at 8 pm. So, we didn't get our chops and steaks. We settled for Chinese food instead...which was okay. But, boy! It was expensive. Between my wife and I, the dinner cost us almost RM50! This is what we had - one meat dish for RM10, a prawn dish for RM18 (yikes!), grilled fish for RM8, coconut pudding for RM8 and a drink for RM1.80. I think we'll stay away from that restaurant for awhile, unless it's for western fare. It's supposed to be good and reasonably priced.

Aren't food prices supposed to go down since fuel prices have dropped?


skyjuice7 said...

A well-deserved break, aye? I look forward to seeing my primary and secondary schoolmates next week. :-)

Nick Phillips said...

Gee, how I envy you for the long holiday you're going to have. I knew I should have been a teacher ... hehehe ...

And that is pretty steep for a Chinese fare if I do say so myself ...

Happy holidays buddy :D