Chat with May on yahoo at 10plus asking her to teach me MP3 coding(thks alot May) , to be put on my blog for my new posting on George Lam concert that I attended during CNY .Not only I will blog about the concert , I will write one of George Lam love song coincide today Valentine day.
At midnight my lopor and kids came in my room wishing me, kissing me and giving me gifts.
Than I realize today is my Chinese Cow One (want to know what it means Cow One, please go to Survon blog)
Maybe lately being busy I have forgotten my Chinese Cow One.
So later I was thinking rather than blog about the concert why don’t I blog something about my Cow One Day
Every of my Chinese Cow One Day I always long to eat ‘Roast Duck Drumstick.
I don’t mind whether people remember my BD, or any gifts, Roast Duck Drumstick is a must.
I was born as a bastard, we were very poor during my childhood, and my late Mum got to go outstation to work, leave us behind and taken care by my late Grand Mum. Granny also need to work despite have to take care 3 of us, no matter how difficult she goes through she never shown it to us.
Her love to us is just immeasurable.
I remember when I was only 6 years old my neighbor kids were playing yoyo, back home I cry and requested my granny to get me one, but my elder sister scolded me saying Granny have no money. The very next day after her work she came back with 3 yoyos for us. Those days one yoyo cost about RM8 which means RM 24. Later years I found out in order to get that extra money to buy us 3 yoyo she actually pawn one of her gold item to get us yoyo.
Every of our Chinese birthday, she never fail to travel all the way to Petaling Street from PJ by mini bus to get us Roost Duck Drumstick. The reason she needs to get 3 drumsticks, she does not want the others two who are not birthday to have nothing. But she never buys one drumstick or roast duck meat for herself to eat.
Later years I came to knows sometime she need to beg the seller to sell her 3 drumstick, or if she can’t get 3, she need to go to other side of KL Pudu to make it 3 drumsticks. So every year 3 of us will eat 3 roast duck drumstick a year.Only later when she not well she did not get us drumstick but giving us ang pow instead.
Why roast duck drumstick? I did ask my sister once.
It seems during my grand mum days when in Canton ,China., eating roast duck drumstick might be consider only once a lifetime if ones is lucky or never ever taste roast duck meat before. During our birthday Grand mum wants us to have the best food during our cow one day that the reason
I always remember before Granny give me the roast drumstick as BD gift she will said this to me -‘You are one year bigger, be a good kid, study hard, when big don’t let people look down on you’.
I never appreciated what my garndmum taught me or take any of her advise, I was naïve, bad and worst of all , I beame a triad members that brings a lot of pain to my family especially my grand mum who love me very much.
She past away 13 years ago. I regretted I never give her any comfortable life when she alive.Sad she did see some little success on me now.Not so much on materials wealth but me as a person.
My 2 sister also do well in life now in the other part of the world .Sometime when we talk about those days and our Birthdays eating Roast Duck Drumstick tears always on our eyes.
After she pass away, Every year during my cow one day I will buy me a roast duck drumstick.I recalled on one occassion I have difficulties finding myself a drumstick, I drove to many shops just to get one pices of Drumstick.Can imagine how difficult my Granny getting 3 drumstick for us.
Now my lopor in turn get me a roast duck drumstick for my Cow Day One Day. Normally she will go to the market early to get one before I leave for office.
When eating the drumstick I will remind myself what had my Grandmum taught me those days- work hard, it ok if just live a simple life but never let others look down on oneself, live a honest life ,hurt no one.
This year my Valentine best ever gift from my Lopor:-
Roast Duck Drumstick.