STRANGERS can really be friendly sometimes. I parked at the Gurun rest area along the North South Highway just before 8am today. After about five hours on the road since 2am with a couple of stops earlier, we are all hungry.
I saw several men tucking into nasi lemak packed in the traditional way - banana leaf and all. It looked too good to resist. I went round to all the stalls but couldn't find anyone selling them.
As I passed the four men, I asked them where did they buy the stuff. "We brought from home Abang...specially cooked for breakfast on the highway!"
Wah! Must be really good, I thought. Sheepishly, I walked away and got a table and was ready to tuck into some boring sandwiches and meehoon. How I wish I could get one of nasi lemak bungkus for breakfast, I said in my heart.
Lo and behold! One of the four men walked over with one bungkus for me! He didn't feel good and insisted I have one. What can I say. Malaysians are friendly. And sharing is one of their many qualities. Which is why this is a great country, say what you like!
Enjoy the weekend!