Nia and the Beach Cats

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.

Abang Irfan

Abang Irfan

Irfan knew exactly what would float Nia’s boat: Cats.

Meow Cat!

Meow Cat!

So he introduced her to a stray cat by the beach.

Rollers!

Rollers!

At first Nia more fascinated by the giant stone balls scattered all over the promenade.

Ooh cat!

Ooh cat!

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.

Two cats!

Two cats!

She became even more excited when the number of cats who showed up increased to more than one.

Yeah, I'm a cat. What of it?

Yeah, I’m a cat. What of it?

This cat knows where it’s at.

Boop!

Boop!

The cat decided to move, turn and booped Nia on the nose with a fuzzy tail.

So happy I got booped!

So happy I got booped!

Needless to say, Nia was beside herself with joy at being booped on the nose by a fuzzy tail.

Follow Abang Irfan!

Follow Abang Irfan!

After dinner, Irfan and Nia went a-strolling.

Follow me, Abang Irfan!

Follow me, Abang Irfan!

Nia had much to say about Kuala Perlis. Words streamed incessantly from her. Unfortunately the words were still gibberish to the rest of us.

The sea

The sea

There is no beach in Seri Kembangan, that’s for sure.

The family over yonder

The family over yonder

As she enjoyed the view of the receding tide and mudskippers, Ayah Cik, Cik Ma, Cik Su and Ain watched from our table.

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Khairul Hisham J. is a tabletop RPG artist, writer, proofreader, translator, teacher, grad student and learner-in-general.

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