(June 27th, 2012)
2 days ago , my 4 cousins, 2 aunts and 2 uncles from Jakarta (Indonesia capital city) came to Surabaya (my city!) ^^
The first family to come was my mom’s little sister’s family. They arrived at 12 o’clock. I was shocked at my 2 cousins height [G & V], THEY ARE VERY TALL @.@ And I looked at myself, “Oh, why am I so small…”
I had a quite awkward time with G & V because we didn’t meet for a year, so I heard my aunt and my mom chatted about everything. Their story were interesting, between nostalgia and their life stories. And they also complained why were my other 2 cousins, my aunt, and my uncle (my mom’s 3rd brother, her 1st and 2nd brother + his family lives in Surabaya) hadn’t arrived.
Around 2PM, they finally arrived. Yay~ My other cousin (A) is very tall, he’s the tallest among us, cousins. And his little brother, (Jv) is taller than me too DX. Their mom (Ld) gave all of us eclairs that she had made. Very delicious~ :3
We had a quite awkward time with them too, because of the same problem :p
At 4PM, the awkward moment moved away. I talked with my cousins about National Geographic channel, and laughed, better than before ^^
In the evening, we prepared for dinner outside, to a yummy steak restaurant. Jv’s steak that he ordered before my mom’s 1st brother family came, taken by my mom’s 1st brother (D)! Poor Jv… He must waited for half an hour (until our steak already eaten, except D’s wife and son, and he felt very hungry)
After the dinner, we went home. All of the family member from Jakarta stay in my grandparents’ home
(June 28th, 2012)
I went to my grandparents’ home in the afternoon. My mom and I were very hungry, but no food left there. My grandma didn’t cook because in the morning they ate at the soto restaurant. So, my mom and I ordered a fried rice
After we ate our fried rice, I practiced music with G & V, and had the name “Son, Daughter, and Grandchildren’s Band” (It’s a band for our grandparents). I play the violin, G plays the electric guitar, V plays the recorder, my mom’s little sister’s husband, R, plays the guitar and arrange our play. My only female cousin, Lf, maybe will play the piano / keyboard (We haven’t practiced with Lf). We will performed June 29th and June 30th. After practicing, I looked at the clock, whoa.. We used hours for practicing our play XD
In the evening, my mom’s sister’s family, my grandparents, my mom and I went to Lf’s house. We talked a lot there~! I was kind of disturbed because my mom and grandma kept asking me and my cousins to speak Chinese. I’m bad at Chinese! DX and also English, English is okay, I’m quite good at it. But I answered their question using Indonesian because I’m not confident to talk in English in front of everyone 😦
7.30PM, Lf and his father (L) <note: Lf’s mom (S) and Lf’s big brother (H) went to a seminar== > asked us to eat ice cream. Of course we agreed!
At the ice cream place, it was so crowded! We couldn’t find tables and seats, so we waited. Lf and I acted like the guards, the table guards, to be exactly. I almost want to laugh whenever I think about it. A group of middle-age woman wanted to take the table that we guarded before (they came after us), of course we were angry, and we won, they didn’t take our table, hahahah 8D After a quite long time, finally we gathered 3 tables, with 10 chairs. Finally we ordered and ate our ice cream.
That’s my story about the 27th and the 28th of June ^^ The thing that I won’t forget is that my family always ask about the bandage above my eyebrows (where I had my mole removed) XD
So, what are your interesting activities these days? How many cousins do you have and do you meet them regularly? Have you ever had a big family reunion?