Asna got accepted into a boarding school and she’s going to do what she applied and interviewed for – IGCSE. Ramai orang tanya, alang-alang she’s going to a boarding school, why didn’t she end up applying to STF to be a Srikandi like Mama? Tapi long story short, as the youngest, parents want her close and think she’d enjoy IGCSE and have better shot at scholarships if she continues to do well. Fortunately, her placement is just an hour away, so senang for us to visit.
Mama has bought her everything. Uniforms, prep clothes, pillows, mattress pad, bed sheets, blankets, toiletries, detergents, small drawers, etc. She seems more nervous than Asna. Asna seems to have not yet registered that she’s leaving in a week and I’m not sure if she’s mentally prepared.
A lot of people say that those who grow up away from home become a little detached from their family members, because the friends they make replaces family. Asna has the tendency to do that, I can see that now as her teen life is becoming more happening by day 🙄 There were many times where I’ve to tell her to stop looking at her phone or listening to her anime music when she’s around people. See lah if we can still keep her attached after 5 years 😆
So, we’ve been talking about her upcoming move during dinner.
#1 Asna and I:
“I bet you won’t remember me when you go to boarding school because you’re an asshole.”
“Yes, I won’t! I’m an asshole!”
She had to add, while she twirls:
“EVERYBODY HAS AN ASSHOLE!!! HIHIHI!!!”
Asna and Reza during dinner. We were talking about the possibility of my parents visiting — Every. Single. Week.
“Mama and Babah are going to visit you every week, right? If they ajak you balik, do you want to balik?”
“Hmm, depends on how close I am to my friends…”
LOL kalau Mama dengar ni!
Reza, Asna and I having dinner together. He was sharing his experience being in a boarding school and warning her about this and that.
“You jaga-jaga, nanti you dapat Kakak Angkat. Ada possibility dia suruh buat bukan-bukan.”
“Eh I’m straight okay! I’m not bisexual or pansexual.”
I think there was a momentary silence. We were like:
“Pansexual tu apa???”
“It’s more than bi, when you like more than men and women.”
“How do you know all this?!?!?!”
“I saw something about LGBT on Instagram and I Wiki-ed it.”
“What’s the difference between bisexual and pansexual again???”
“I don’t know that much! I’m not sexually active, you know!”
Reza was asking whether I’d be sending her off on the weekday. He said he would, if not for his business trip, but what about me? Honestly, I haven’t thought about it so I asked her.
“Do you want me to send you off to asrama?” I asked.
She smiled and patted my back.
“It’s up to you. I leave it up to you.”
Very politically correct.
“Do you want me to send you off ke tak???”
She was sounding like she’s the older sister as she said this:
“If you are setia to your sister, you can send me. If you want to cari rezeki for your family, you can go to work. It’s okay.”
… to be continued if I can recall other anecdotes.