We went for an early dinner at Kuala Perlis with Ayah Cik, Cik Ma, Cik Su and young Nia Nia. The restaurant was by the promenade, right by the sea.
Irfan knew exactly what would float Nia’s boat: Cats.
So he introduced her to a stray cat by the beach.
At first Nia more fascinated by the giant stone balls scattered all over the promenade.
Then it struck her: Perhaps this can will not merely be a bystander or a passer-by. Perhaps she could make friends with this cat.
She became even more excited when the number of cats who showed up increased to more than one.
This cat knows where it’s at.
The cat decided to move, turn and booped Nia on the nose with a fuzzy tail.
Needless to say, Nia was beside herself with joy at being booped on the nose by a fuzzy tail.
After dinner, Irfan and Nia went a-strolling.
Nia had much to say about Kuala Perlis. Words streamed incessantly from her. Unfortunately the words were still gibberish to the rest of us.
There is no beach in Seri Kembangan, that’s for sure.
As she enjoyed the view of the receding tide and mudskippers, Ayah Cik, Cik Ma, Cik Su and Ain watched from our table.