I just finished Skyping (is this even a word?) with my family. As usual, I did all the talking and they did all the listening. lol. I told my mum that I really want to go back to Malaysia this December because I am kind of homesick right now. My mum was so delighted when she heard my plan. But I told her I am torn whether I should go back or not.
Firstly, because the return ticket is so expensive! The cheapest one that I can find right now is CAD 2,000. I don't think the price is gonna drop soon.
Secondly, because I only have 3 weeks of break. I don't think paying CAD 2,000 for 3 weeks of break is a good idea from my financial point of view. Well, I did go back to Malaysia last December even though I only had 3 weeks of break. But that's another story because my return ticket was relatively cheaper.
Thirdly, I will be graduating next year, insya Allah. I am thinking that I should just wait until my graduation if I really want to go back. Instead of paying CAD 2,000 to spend 3 weeks in Malaysia, maybe I can use that money to go somewhere else.
But Mama being a Mama who misses her daughter so much, she insisted me to go back to Malaysia this December. Mama punya umpan, "Takpe Angah. Nanti Angah balik Malaysia December ni, Angah cakap je Angah nak makan apa. Mama masakkan semua. Kalau Mama tak pandai masak benda yang Angah nak makan tu, takpe. Nanti Mama dengan Ayah bawakan pergi kedai-kedai yang jual benda yang Angah nak makan tu. Makan banyak-banyak. Biar Angah gemuk sikit."
I laughed so hard, okay. Mum's love can be so funny sometimes. I mean I am already fat enough that I'm gonna cry, but my mum wants me to be fatter. Seriously, Mama? Am I not fat enough for you, Mama?
Umpan yang lagi up sikit, "Kalau Mama hantar duit buat tambah duit beli tiket, nak balik tak, Angah?" Ini punya umpan power sangat, okay. It made me feel guilty because it shows that she really wants me to go back. Despite nilai MYR yang tengah jatuh sekarang, she's willing to send me money. I obviously said no to her idea of sending me money. I know they need that money more than I am.
"Harap-harap harga tiket tu turunlah. Kalau tak turun juga, tutup mata, tahan nafas, beli jelah tiket CAD 2,000 tu." My mum laughed when I said this.
Well, even without the umpan(s), I am more leaning to go back to Malaysia this December. Maybe, just maybe I'm gonna go home this December. May Allah ease everything.