This afternoon, I drove down to my home village to see my second sister in law for Chinese New Year's Eve reunion dinner arrangement. I visited my eldest sister also.
We used to have reunion dinner all prepared by my eldest brother and sister in law. Since their death, we have reunion dinner at my second sister in law's place for the past 10 years or so. It is a very important occasion for members of family getting together, more so since our parents passed away more than 40 years ago.
This was my yearly ritual. I was driving alone along the country road, reminiscing the carefree days in the village. The road I traveled to school in Seremban.... the rubber estate I cycled to help my sister tapping rubber..... such a warm feeling coming over me!
Many friends from Seremban, Mantin, even KL told me there is a famous "Ban Mee" (hand made plan noodle) stall in a Labu new village. Later I found out it is in my village... I passed the stall every time I went back, but I never try it ....for the past 10 years since the stall opened! It is only 50 meters away from my house at the next road.
Today, I decided to stop by the stall to try out the famous "Ban Mee". The stall served soup Ban Mee, dry Ban Mee, fried Ban Mee and other dishes such as wild boar meat curry, rice wine chicken and other country dishes.
The soup Ban Mee (RM3.50) I ordered tasted authentic country flavour, the mee was crunchy... I gave it 7.5 marks out of 10.
To avoid the "cursed" traffic at Sememyih area, I took the Seremban-Kajang highway home. This is a "F1" expressway. It is wide and straight, few cars, good for speeding. A friend of mine reached 200 km/hr on this highway on his Honda Accord.
为了避开士毛月附近 “可咒”的可怕交通阻塞，我取道芙蓉-加影高速公路回家。这条公路有 F1车道之称，因为宽广，挺直及少车 （因收费过高），所以是高速驾车的好地方。我的一位朋友驾辆本田雅廓，达到每小时200公里的车速。