Day full of friends. Met JJ near home, then ended up going for Arab food with Yas in Curve.
I was supposed to go to Rimbun Dahan for Dancing in Place, a series I like. Especially since both Vivan Chai and Ren Xin would be performing, and I like seeing how their brains tick beyond just movement in performance (altho, not sure if they were choreographing as well).
I don’t know what the fuck was up though, I could get my GPS to point in every direction except Rimbun and its surrounding areas. After fifteen minutes of enraged futility, as it got more and more evident I would be late, I turned around on the highway and made my way in defeat back to the mall. What I lacked in cooperation from GPS, I think I more than made up for in parking good luck.
Yas suggested that maybe my bunian stalker interfered out of jealousy, because dahlah nak masuk another forest, to see two women dance lagi 🙄. Takkan kot?
Nina joined us for coffee, discussed commie/capitalist Malaysian cinas and the fallacies of self-selecting stories of success within diasporas, and then i got some scented candles from Ikea. The crowd was total hell, but it made me grateful parking had been easy/immediate both times (despite JJ’s scepticism).
Went back to meet JJ for a drink. Talked about my inclusive club of exes and her stubbornness with normative statements (which she blatantly denies) and she said I want the same deck of tarot cards because Taureans dislike change and I’m being typically Taurean (which I blatantly deny, but only in my heart and not out loud because I’m not getting into a disagreement about this statement even if it’s based on horoscopes). Then headed to KL for an impromptu vegan dinner with Nine and Al.
Yuet Sum Hin was delicious — I’m going to bring vegetarian travellers there in the future. Not even vegetarian pun ok. Should bring the housemate. Om nom nom nom. I tried selling them on Vivan’s idea of boringness as an experience, and the sheer mind-numbing stupor of some of the activities. Al rly wasn’t impressed and couldn’t understand it, but I love the idea and exploration so very much. Al did a sneaky cina uncle thing and got the bill before I realised what was happening.
They came over to visit the cats, and Al tried to selfie with the cats who both rejected the idea. The cats were half aloof tonight, but when they left, Rolly cried, and then both cats inspected the entire front door area to investigate and make sure they were really gone because they couldn’t accept it. Tu lah, nak jual mahal when they’re here for what? My straight cat and her loser, Rolly. 🙄
And now I have a date with a book. What an excellent day off, bar my soreness for missing out on Dancing in Place. I suspect this will grate on me in a list of regrets forever. 😩 I still don’t know what was up with the GPS. What is with me and Rimbun, why always got halangan one.
But just as my GPS sial is countered by good parking luck, missing the show in Rimbun Dahan was balanced out with a lot of good company. And if I didn’t get to attend, at least I got to talk about why I wanted to attend (is that a positive idk).
Universe, if you’re listening, I’m open to just being constantly #blessed, tak perlu balance sangat, janji I will pandai bersyukur still.