Monday, July 04, 2005

breakfast pirate!


When we're younger, when we're in school lots of the students in my school would bring our own food in the small container for us to eat during the school break at around 10.30am. In malay we call it "bekal" or loosely translated as supplies. Though I notice there are less and less kids who carry it nowadays.

Apparently the fast pace rat race has also affect our children, nowadays most parents just gave them some cash and off you go to school. It also have to do with the standard of living, nowadays most working parents view the effort and time it took to prepare these food are just not worth it, it is lot easier to give them cash and let them buy what they want at the school's canteen. Though I seriously suspect the majority of 'em spent it at the ice-cream vendor outside of the school's compound (I know I would!)

Pity the kids then cause I'm sure they'll miss out on the fun involving the many aspect involved in bekal's exchange and the intricacies involved in the negotiation process. It is seriously fun.

When one don't like one's bekal with its sad looking loaf of oatmeal bread and some veges in it and look accusingly at another's who have nasi lemak with telur and kangkung, then negotiations will take place. There are those who even have an MOU where they exchanged it on regular basis, somehow they took a liking for the other mom's cooking, lucky they only exchanged bekal and not the mum :P Some even have somewhat of a trade pact (much like ASEAN) where everybody will take a lil' bit from each other's container and they'll have the widest variety of food, nevermind the quantity of each. While, there are some just act like the US and be a big bully and just raid another kid's container and suddenly he got the best mix and the biggest bekal around. All in the name of tummy security ;)

annddd.d... This morning I went a step further, I actually took someone's breakfast. ALL of it and now it is sitting on my table in its plastic wrapping. AHAHHAA!!! But seriously, no self-respecting working adult would bring bekal to the office innit? So basically I'm just doing a service and save this poor soul from being ridiculed at her office. See! How thoughtful of me :D


p/s To N, thanks! It actually taste quite good! :P


Anonymous N said...

of course it tastes good, it's free food! grrrrr...i still haven't eaten anything you know!

and wot do u mean, 'But seriously, no self-respecting working adult would bring bekal to the office innit?'


for confusing # and *, and for STEALING my breakfast, i demand lunch!

10:27 AM  
Blogger babe_kl said...

oit!!! i still bring "bekal" for my breakies and sometimes lunch as well!!! apaler...!

12:16 PM  
Anonymous phangan said...

wah, big michelin man pirate in the act... ekekeke

10:17 PM  
Blogger Cyrene said...

kesian N

But seriously, no self-respecting working adult would eat a colleague's bekal and make it a noble act :P

3:30 PM  
Blogger shookmeallnightlong said...

N, aiks! from breakfast to lunch? OIT!!! its just some bread and some veges lah!! wah wah wah wahhhh.... happy happy wanna upgrade food eh?

babe, you serious? gosh!! you prepare for your boboi and bring the extra to office is it?? but then again.. you're always a kid at heart what?

phangan, ehehehhe... me hungry marh...

first, she's not me colleague
2ndly it is a noble act! later people thought she's married how? habis!

4:34 PM  
Anonymous N said...

what is the relevance of bringing bekal from with ppl thinking im married lah?

why cannot upgrade? it's not the first time u act 'noble' with me what? ngeahahahaha...

5:50 PM  
Blogger babe_kl said...

my kid dun need bekal yet kakaka but i've been bringing bekal almost every morning for breakie wor apaler kekekeke

btw is this N = mrs songx?? just curious :p

8:59 AM  
Blogger Chen said...

oitttttttt!!! i still bring "bekal" occasionally to work leh..
apalah your statement "no self-respecting working adult would bring bekal to the office innit? "
cheh... :P

11:04 PM  
Blogger shookmeallnightlong said...

chen!! you're not an adult aren't ya? too small lah! can pass for a std 6 oneee... :P

babe, this one aint ms Songx lah. If it is I bet ah song will be chasing me for taking his wife's bekal :P

3:18 PM  
Blogger ac said...

LOL at the thot of latuk songx chasing after shookme :D

aishay, i pun bawak bekal dari rumah la. save RM5 everyday.

tsk tsk, rob N of her food summore...shud belanja breakkie balik lerr. hehehe

7:24 PM  
Blogger Chen said...

hah? i'm not an adult? (err? too small ?can pass for a std 6 one ?) aiseh... pengsan habis hearing this..hahahha... I thought I'm older than u leh.. if I'm not an adult, then how about u leh? kekkekeke....

9:32 PM  

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