That’s not all. Hey! I’ve got an unbelievable truth to reveal here!
Ever concern of where your parents got the ‘sampul duit raya’ from? Did they actually buy it out of nowhere? Or did they get it for free by purchasing goods? Well, in the case of Tikah, Gugu, Didi, Lel maybe that’s true; free ‘sampul duit raya’ of 2pm, SNSD and Suju with every purchase of latest e-pop mag. And apparently it's not like that with my mum.
It was a few days back when my mum went out for a raya shopping along with my brothers; while my sister and I was left in the house taking care of curtains and stuff (I wonder how many Kilojoules calories of my arms were burn hanging up the curtains), the next thing I know when they got back was a car-boot full of goods and mum’s handbag-full of ‘sampul duit raya’. I never bother to ask.
So just now when mum asked me to help stuffing her ‘sampul’ with ‘duit raya’, then I asked out of curiosity;
“So, where did you get all these ‘sampul’? You withdrew money from the bank and they gave you for free, is it?”, since most of the ‘sampul’ were finance groups' official.
“Not really, they’ll give when you ask”
“Eh. But wait I don’t get it. There are Ambank Group, RHB Bank, OCBC Bank, Maybank, Bank Islam”
“Yep, I went in to the counter and asked for it”
“And they gave it? You went in to all these places just to ask for these? The same goes to these 'sampul' from Petronas, Parkson, Giant, Michelin?”
“We filled in gas, shopping and do some car services, then we asked”
“And they gave it?”
“That’s how things going on for years. Hey, they always provide that to customers”
Oh. Ok. And that was my mum by the way.
Salam Eid Mubarak to all =)