Tea ceremony over the rainbow
There has some kind of feelings that arrive sometimes: We will be at Amah's Panyu house spending a few days there. We will wrap up layers of new dresses, sweaters and coats, and take them for our cousins. As if we are four giant onions, Amah will run out from her kitchen after she prepared my favorite dessert - Sang Ji Sheng Lotus Seed and Egg Sweet Soup to welcome us. More than likely, she will be eagerly waiting for us on the road side. She will put me inside her 'human fur' to keep this little onion sprout warm, and she will welcome me by rubbing her face and lips all over mine. The hand-sized lizards are no doubt awaiting, before I see them they're already scaring me and out of fear, I hesitate to enter. After I escape from Amah's saliva and the impending lizard attack, I will run to the farm. The combined smells of motorbike gas, fresh grass and cow dung will be swarming and lingering in the air. As usual, I will need to wait patiently for my bike lesson, Dad will need to let out his rambling with our relatives first. They will discuss whether we shall go to my cousin's grilled chicken restaurant for dinner... Wait, something is wrong, my cousin should still be a young girl.
We haven't been there for ages. Since Dad and Amah passed away there hasn't been a reason to go there. Why do I feel like I am holding a train ticket for a trip that is just a few days away?