Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Ikea

January 2003

'What did your mother say?'
'She's very happy.......... Honey, you know you make everyone very happy today. You show your sincerity to me. Now everyone will see that you are a serious guy, not just playing the games with me. Wait 'til I tell sister, she will be surprising'
'Happy birthday, babe'

We were just outside Starbucks, the first I had seen in Hong Kong. 'Let's get a coffee' I said.

She agreed. But then, as she took a seat inside, she said 'oh nothing for me honey, you have what you want'
'You must have something'
'Do I?'
'Yes, you must'

In the end, she agreed to have a small latte. 'I just want to save the money for you' she said, as explanation.
'It's just a coffee, babe'

'Did you know honey, there is Ikea in Causeway Bay? Shall we take a look?'
I didn't know, of course, but I agreed.

The shop didn't look so big on the outside, unlike the warehouses they have built across the UK, but once inside, it was a different story, the basement was huge. We spent the next two hours on our feet, only resting to test the comfort of the sofas and beds. 'I want to see your ideas, honey' she said.

I stopped for a while to look at the pictures. 'Oh honey' she said, 'I remember you tell me you like to look at the pictures, looking is fine, but we will not waste the money on these useless things, ok?'

3 Comments:

Blogger Anali said...

Huh?? Did she not want to spend any money anymore??

Oh for your trip to Boston, not sure if you were going to rent a car. Driving in the city has become rather difficult with the detours because of the Big Dig. Driving to and from the airport had become easy, but now it is horrible again. You may already know about all this stuff, but here is a link to an article just in case.

http://www.boston.com/news/specials/big_dig_ceiling_collapse/

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Blogger Anali said...

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4:31 am  
Blogger something from me said...

Thanks Anali.
You are a babe.
I will probably drive to Boston from New York, taking about a week to travel around some of the mountains.
Do you have email? I have a couple of questions, if you don't mind.

Oh. Maggie never likes to spend money - more on that in later posts.

Steve

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