It’s past midnight and I’m still relatively fresh while Indy already assumes his position nearby, waiting for me to finish. The fan is whirring nearby, trying to dispel the remnants of the heatwave that we had a couple of days ago. Maybe I shouldn’t have had coffee earlier. 🙂 I’m sure that once I brush my teeth and wash my face, I will probably fall asleep within minutes. I thought earlier of things to write but I don’t want to write without any conviction. There were times when I thought that I should have written about the experience that I just had – but as the moment passed, it was already too late to recapture it here on my blog.
I’m slowly getting excited with the prospect that my mum, my eldest sister and one of my nieces will be coming over to Adelaide in March. They will be here to attend my Masters graduation as well as to spend some time in Adelaide. It will be their first time ever being in Australia and I continue to ease their fear about flying here when they speak very little English. Apparently mum is getting plumper again so she finds it hard to walk around – so understandably she is also worried about being so far away from home. I told her that she would not need to bring her wheelchair here and that I will buy her a mobility walker that she can use to aid her when she walks around. I guess it’s a good thing that Australia – or South Australia, more specifically – has an aging population so at least there are many apparatus and services around to help seniors have an active life.
It’s been a while since I was in Indonesia – the last time I was there was in June 2011 when my father passed away. It will be nice to see mum, my sister and my niece here so I can show them around. They’re going to be here until the end of March – so I will have plenty of time to show them the great places around Adelaide. I’m also looking forward to having some ‘home cooking’ as well. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy Yani’s cooking a lot as well – however, growing up with mum’s cooking, I grew up loving her mix of flavours. My eldest sister has also inherited some of her cooking skills – especially when she makes Sayur Kacang (Sweet and Sour Kidney Bean Soup) (which I love!) as well as Sate Babi (Pork Satays). I don’t eat a lot of pork although I do make exception here and there. I must say that her Pork Satays are some of the best that I have ever tasted. I must have looked forward to their visit subconsciously as well – in my dream a couple of nights ago, they arrived in Adelaide way earlier than I expected – which caught me by surprise as Yani and I were not ready for their visit yet *grin*. I still have around two months to tidy things around and get the spare bedroom ready! 🙂
Well, I should really head off to bed – Wednesday is beckoning!