It’s the school holidays. It means that Asna gets to meet her BFF (who was her classmate, but moved to a private school a few years back) who lives 5 minutes away.
She told me that it was her BFFs birthday that day, so she went shopping. Her destination? Mydin, the supermarket. She was so proud to bag a birthday present at a good deal. The present? A soap box she bought at 90 sen.
I repeat, A SOAP BOX.
Which was not unexpected of Asna because her choices can be very questionable when it comes to buying birthday presents e.g. she bought her mate exercise books and bought Reza religious books on their birthdays.
Anyway, here’s what’s worse.
Asna made her BFF a birthday card from colored papers. On the cover she drew a picture of them celebrating the birthday and on the inside, she wrote some long wish.
There was a note beneath the birthday message — you know how she can be ridiculously and unnecessarily blunt. It was something like:
“p/s: I hope you like your birthday present. It’s only 90¢.”
Asna why you like this…
I told her to remove just that part on the value of the present from the card, but she insisted to have it there.
“… but it’s cheap, just 90 sen!”
I kept telling her that even if it is, she didn’t need to mention it.
She ignored me, placed the birthday card inside a box alongside the soap box and wrapped it, before I got the chance to snap a picture of the card.
I told Bibik this story and she facepalmed lol.
So Asna and I drove to her BFF’s place to drop the gift.
Later that day, I asked her:
“What did your BFF think of the card and gift?”
“OK. She likes the present, she said she always wanted a soap box!”