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And So The Story Goes #44

on October 30, 2016

It is Halloween weekend and like the Ghost of Christmas Past…ooops! Ghost of Halloween, breezed in Mr EX.

My phone buzzed.




It was 10.30am and I was in the kitchen trying to get brekkie started and sorting out ingredients to cook up a storm i.e. next week’s dinner meals.I live a tough work life and precooked meals are a necessity for my survival.

So I did not read my message.

My phone rang as Mr EX then dialled in. 

Impatient lil imp he is, when he wants me in an instant. 

He thinks I am one of those “shake and bake” instant chicken pieces! Poof and I appear!


“Are you home? Free for coffee?”


“Hi hi…home and okie for coffee but I was about to make self a cuppa and eat breakfast”


“Be there in 10 minutes! Wipe your backside”


Phone clicks off. He does not let me bargain on time to get ready. Again, he thinks I am an instant Barbie and he is ever ready Ken! I could not rebutt him on leaving my backside alone!! Grr!

I finished making coffee and poured one serving into a styrofoam cup. I will share a cuppa for him. πŸ˜‰ I can be a little nice if I want to heheh!

In 15 minutes he drove into my driveway. His suitcase and business suit was in the back seat.


“Ya Lah….give me left overs!” as he slurped on the coffee as I handed to him.

I retorted.


“I am not so mean ok! This is a fresh cup which I could have drank”


He loves coffee and he just wants to irritate my good nature till my kitty claws are out!


“I have 23 demerit points for my driver’s licence”he said with gusto as if triumphant at his almost suspension from driving status.


“Then why are you driving?”


” My eyesight is so bad. One eye has cataract and my celebrity opthalmic surgeon keeps saying “not ready” for operation. I see zebra like lines and sometimes I fall asleep behind the wheel”


“Good grief! Get a second opinion and hire a driver!”


“I have hired an Uber Driver at night as I cannot see”

“Let’s go to Chui Huay Lim Club for “bak kut teh” (*local Teochew dish that is pork ribs in peppery soup served with doughsticks and or rice)

Ng Ah Sio is an antiquated brand of “肉ιͺ¨θŒΆ”(*literal translation – pork bone tea)

I felt it was overrated as it did not taste as good as I thought.

We shared a set meal as Mr EX has had breakfast already and I had a latte whilst he had a long black.

After the meal, he excused self to freshen up. But before he did, he said to the Restaurant Manager…


“Watch this girl whilst I am in the toilet” as he paid for the meal with a $50 bill. “She is very naughty and will destroy your things”


“You watch that man. He will dirty your toilets as he poos everywhere!”


Ha! 2 can play the same gameπŸ˜‰

The Restaurant Manager was a gem. He said “老板您不要这样说ε₯Ή”

(*Boss, don’t say this of her”)


“Did you collect my change?”as he came out of the toilet and walked towards where our table was.


“Yup – $10 left and I am keeping it!”


“As a fine for saying bad things about you to the manager eh?” he laughed.


“Way too cheap a fine I’d say. You should have paid using a $100 bill”


Double HA! I pocketed $10 from his change. If it was a $100, I would have made a tidy profit of $60. πŸ˜‰ In good sport, he laughed.

He is off to his business travels. Like the Ghost of Halloween present, he spirited away after 2 hours of time spent with me. Of which, he said it was his precious time he squeezed for me. His way of trying to say he cared I guess.

And so the story goes… .

Truth be told, I do worry for him. His sharing that he sleeps behind the wheel is dangerous. 

I would like him around for the rest of my life otherwise, how can I write my “And So The Story Goes Series…I do believe we do care for each other….or I would like to think soπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜„πŸ˜ƒ

Stay tuned to the next episode of our antics.

12 responses to “And So The Story Goes #44

  1. samanthamurdochblog says:

    Lol!! Why the fascination with your derriere..he really needs to get his eyes sorted out though….

  2. scifihammy says:

    I love reading about your encounters with Mr Ex. πŸ™‚ He can be quite demanding – in wanting instant attention – but still, it’s nice to have someone to pop out to lunch with now and then πŸ™‚

  3. ulli says:

    Sometimes you and Mr. EX are like an elderly married couple πŸ˜‰
    Best wishes,

  4. ulli says:

    That’s a good sign πŸ™‚
    I only argue with people I like. To bicker with others is lost time πŸ˜‰

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