a short message from mum

so yesterday, feeling kinda sad and blue because i missed home, i sent a message to my mum and told her i just dreamt about home and that i missed them.

she replied within seconds. her message reads like this:

#¤%&¤# kalo rindu, tdk perna ada kabar smpe malasmi juga tlpko

(to those who don’t understand indo-makassar: &¤”%#¤ -a rude swear word that i don’t dare to repeat here- if you miss home,  how come we never heard from you. i can’t even be bothered to call you anymore.)

ha! HAHAHA. as soon as i read it, i smiled. then i chuckled. then i laughed out loud. isn’t she awesome?

had she sent me a sympathethic message, i would’ve bawled. separated by water, continent (or continents?), and many, many, maaaaaany kilometers and she still knows exactly the right thing to say at exactly the right time. and she sure does know how to put me back to my place.

i’m ashamed to admit this but i am very bad at keeping in touch with people, including family. i’m borderline terrible. one of the worst. most of my friends probably has deleted me and my number from their mobiles because of that.

and oh… just to make it clear, that message is not an angry message. it’s more of a get-a-grip kinda message. or a get-over-yourself kinda message. we’re from makassar, that’s how we roll. we also talks LOUDLY all the time. and quickly. everybody from makassar are like that. i think.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. christy
    Apr 21, 2009 @ 16:06:08

    dehh, se juga paling malas kontak-kontakan sama keluarga. sampe orang heran sama saya. haha. duhh.

    macemu lucunya deh. (kayaknya cuma orang dari makassar yang anggap sms seperti itu lucu. wkwk)

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    • 1980chandra
      Apr 21, 2009 @ 18:37:04

      se bkn cuma keluarga, sama teman jg. niatnya ada tp pelaksanaannya nda jadi2 😀

      io maceku makassar sekali modelna. dan berjiwa muda jd gaya bicaranya kayak kita2.

      mantong di’, org mks kl bicara bahasanya sama cara bicaranya kasar sekali jd kayak orang marah2 terus padahal bicara biasa ji.

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      • christy
        Apr 22, 2009 @ 13:10:18

        io e, rasanya mace-mace sekarang itu nda sama seperti mace-macenya mereka. lebih berjiwa muda. hahaha. sampe temanku bilang, “woi, napa macemu lebih gaya anak muda daripada kau?” gila aja. haha.

        ada beberapa mi temanku yang dari jawa shock dengan cara bicara orang mks, haha. dan porsi makannya. *oops. XD

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        • 1980chandra
          Apr 22, 2009 @ 15:49:06

          bagus tonji sebenarnya kita punya mace2 berjiwa muda, drpd dpt yg kolot yg nda ngerti kita, susah sendiri kitanya ka mo apa2 nda bisa.

          waktu se sekolah di sby kan ketemu anak mks di sana yg jd teman baikku to, kl kita bicara teman2ku yg org sby terkesima. sampe ada yg kl kita bicara, dia ambil posisi di depan ta’ terus dia liati kita kayak org nonton tenis, kepalanya liat saya, liat temanku, tergantung sapa yg lg bicara. hebat bede kt bisa bicara secepat itu.

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