It took us nearly one and a half hours to reach SD from SS* just now.
I left the office at 5:50p.m, and reached the kids' school about 6:05p.m - inching away until I reached the Balai Menunggu at 6:15p.m. Once Hasya and Hilman got into the car, we started our journey home. In the pouring rain. Through the jam. So, banyaklah topik-topik menarik which surfaced in the car. We only reached home at 7:30p.m.
Topic 1 (Started when we saw the new James Bond Movie Billboard near Eastin)
Hilman : Why is the James Bond character different, Mommy? (translated - why is it that it's a different person playing James Bond every time?)
Me : They're just actors Hilman, playing the same character - James Bond.
Hilman : Why do they have to change the actors?
Me : Well... the previous actors are all quite old already, Hilman. They cannot be running and jumping over buildings, and what nots. Not realistic la nanti.
Hasya : How old are they, Mommy?
Me : A few nearly 70, maybe over. A few over 50.
Hilman : What about the James Bond in Quantum of Solace, Mommy?
Me : Hmmmm, I'm not sure - he's 30 something, I guess?
Hasya : Which is your favourite James Bond, Mommy?
Me : The current one - Daniel Craig.
Hasya : Why?
Me : Hmmmm, I think he's the best Bond so far. His portrayal of Bond has been the most realistic so far. I think.
Hasya : Do you think he's good looking?
Me : Well, he's not THAT good looking. But, I think he's really attractive. He's got piercing blue eyes.
Hasya : They look like snakes eyes la, Mommy!
Me : No lah...He's got VERY nice eyes.
Hasya : Eeeeeewwww... Mommy?!
Me : What?! And he's very muscular, too!
Hasya : I don't like muscular men...
Me : ?????!!!!
Topic 2 (Still on Hollywood Stars)
Hasya : Mommy, who's your favourite actor?
Me : I have a few.
Hasya : Who, Mommy?
Me : Well, I like Tom Hanks.
Hasya : Because you like Forrest Gump, right?
Me : That, and he's a VERY good actor. I also like Bill Murray.
Hasya : Bill Who?
(And I started naming a few movies which Bill Murray starred in. All met with blank looks)
Hasya : He must be VERY old.
Me : ????!!!! No! He's not THAT old! Have you seen "Groundhog Day"?
Hasya : No.
Me : Oh, never mind. Oh yes, I also like Steve Martin.
Hasya : Oh ya... He was in Cheaper by the Dozen, right?
Me : Yes - and he's also in The Pink Panther Movie. Remember?
Hasya and Hilman : Oh yaaaa!!! He was the one who was trying to speak proper English right? The part where he wanted to say, "I would like to have a hamburger", tu kan, Mommy?
And both of them gave the cutest French accent macam Inspector Clousseau tu. Hehehe...chomei!
Me : Yes, that's the one!
Hasya : Oh, I like him, too. And I also like Nicholas Cage.
Me : ???!!!! Errr, how did you know Nicholas Cage, Hasya?
Hasya : I saw The National Treasure. 1 AND 2 - BOTH of them.
Me : When was this? Even Mommy have not seen them, tau?
Hasya : Dah lama dah... He's cool...
Me : ???!!!
Topic 3 (Still on Hollywood Stars)
Hasya : Mommy, do you think Angelina Jolie is nice?
Me : Yes, I guess so. I think she has a good heart - adopting and taking care of all those poor children from all around the world, etc.
Hasya : Yeah, I think she's nice, too. Too bad she's going to H**l...
Me : ????!!!!!
Topic 4 (STILL on Movie Stars)
Hasya : Mommy, do you like Daniel Radcliffe?
Me : No, not really. I don't think he can act. I like Rupert Grint, though.
Hasya : Yeah, me, too. I don't like him. And I read somewhere that he acted in a play - naked! I'm never going to see it!
Me : Me neither. And you are MOST definitely NOT going to THAT play, okay?!
Hasya : I know. I just told you what?! Anyway, I also like Emma Watson - Hermione.
At this point, Hilman butted in -
Hilman : I like Cedric Diggory, Mommy!
Hasya : HILMAN!!! He's a guy la!
Hilman : I know. But, I like him in Harry Potter la, Kak Ngah.
Me : ????!!!! (Hmmmmm, THAT'S IT - He's definitely NOT going to Ayah's alma mater!)
TOPIC 5 (STILL on STARS. What else? But this time - singers)
Hasya : Mommy, do you like Rihanna?
Me : Nope.
Hasya : Me neither. She's so lembik like that... (and Hasya started imitating the way Rihanna sings, etc.)
Me : Yup. Lembik!
Hasya : Who else do you like?
And she started listing down the names of all singers which came to her mind. All of which got a straight "NOPE" from me as replies.
Me : But, I kinda like Avril Lavigne and Pink, though. And Fergie and Black Eyed Peas.
Hasya : Simple Plan?
Me : They're okay. And I like Bon Jovi.
Hasya : Who?!
Me : Bon Jovi. They, oh well...never mind.
Hasya : Are they old?
Me : ???!!!!!
SABO AJER LAAAAAHHH....
* Anyway, to those who are new to this Blog, Hasya's 9 years old, and Hilman's 8 years old, by the way :)