The following took place between 9 a.m and 9 p.m...
The last time I was at Grandpa's farm it was raining cats and dogs. All my activities had to be indoors, so it wasn't very long before I got a bit cranky.
Recently the weather was nice and cool, not freaking hot like the past few days. So I asked Mama if I could visit Grandpa at The Farm again. I was quite
surprised that she agreed to let me go. I must have been giving her a tough time, I thought. So it's good to get out of her hair for a while.
Of course I have my Papa too, but I didn't think of asking him. What Mama says normally goes.
Besides Papa may not notice that I'm gone for a day (no, that's not true, I know he'd go bonkers like Mama would). Most days Papa's at the office from early morning (before I got up) till 8 or 9 p.m.
Sometimes when there's a crisis he'll be blackberrying his colleagues from where ever we are having dinner. And then he's off to office after that.
On weekends my Papa is busy too. He is a racing driver and he teaches people to race, or join them for trips somewhere. At the same time he will sell them his Unit Trust. He gives real meaning to multitasking.
I sometimes wish my Papa retires early so he can spend more time with me and Mama (and Grandpa). After all, he's already thirty two years old. He can retire, can't he?
That Saturday however Papa made himself free and together with Mama sent me to Grandma's. They hugged and kissed me good-bye like I was going away for a whole week.
Here's how I made myself busy at Grandpa's Farm (while Grandma prepared lunch and tea - boiled tapioca, I think - and Grandpa attended to his sick goats):
|Tug of War|
|Feeding Sabarudeng with Uncle Iz|
|Running around and falling over|
|Feeding the Tilapia|
|Finish doh, can I have some more?, Please?|
(The fishes were very full that day)
|Back at the house to give Uncle Iz a Thai Massage|
|"I want my Ferrari...!"|
|Driving my Ferrari, with engine sound and all|
(notice the sweat dripping)
The massage and racing with the Ferrari made me tired. After I had a short nap, and took my bath, we made our way home, and stopped by for dinner at this place:
|I just love playing with straws|
Back at school I made this for Grandpa:
|Grandpa, this is you. Love, Irfan.|