Pretty memories of a bun

Last Tuesday evening, we had dinner at Queensbay Mall. As we were walking in the lower ground level, right next to where the New Zealand Natural Ice Cream booth is, what should greet our eyes but this:

Penang was finally gonna have a Rotiboy of our own. All the mexican buns that we can get. When it opens, the entire lower ground level of Queensbay Mall will be infused with the aroma of Mexican buns, I’m sure. I had my first taste of Rotiboy Mexican buns back in 2003, when I attended a training in Kuala Lumpur. I tell you, it was a blessing that the training was held in the Petronas Twin Towers right next to Suria KLCC, so I got to stay a few nights at the Mandarin Oriental. Ha..but that’s another story altogether.

Anyway, we were provided with snacks for tea during our training, and one of the snacks we had was a Mexican bun from Rotiboy. That’s when I absolutely fell in love with it. Let me tell you though, that I am not a coffee person, so it was rather surprising to me that I actually loved the Mexican bun. Had to be eaten warm though; if taken cold, it feels really oily and gross.

Since that day, I would crave for the Rotiboy Mexican bun so bad that I had to have at least one every time I go to KL. We once made a special trip to Low Yat Plaza to get some too.

I always wondered why there was not a single Rotiboy stall in Penang though, and I contemplated opening one here myself at one point, but alas someone has beaten me to it! Funny thing is when I found out about the impending opening of the Rotiboy outlet in Queensbay Mall the other day, I wasn’t as excited as I thought I would be. Perhaps I’m not as crazy about the mexican bun as I was before. Perhaps my tastebuds have changed. Perhaps it was a case of “Out of sight, out of mind”. Perhaps it was because mexican buns gave me a sore throat the last time I had them. Or perhaps it is motherhood that has changed me, in that I have to eat as healthily as possible in order to be a good exemplary figure for Ethan. Perhaps perhaps perhaps…

Incidentally, I recently read a short and sweet not-quite-poemlike thingy about motherhood, which actually started out as an email but someone converted it into a tag called the pretty mommy tag. I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t a bunch of blablablas though, and as I read it, I found myself agreeing to most of the statements because I had experienced them myself. Aptly titled “Before I was a Mom”, it was an eye-opening account of how motherhood transforms someone, and I realized how much I had learnt and changed in the span of the two years that I have embraced motherhood.

The rule to the e-mail was that, once you have been hit, you have to hit 5 pretty Moms, including the one who thought of you today & sent it to you. The idea is that if you get hit again, You will know you are really pretty!

So I thought lets just turn this into a tag instead. But that “hit” part won’t work very well in a tag. So instead of giving a “hit” to the one who tag you, you add your name at the bottom of the tagged persons list, and without bumping the person at the top or bumping anyone off and let the list grow.
Hit 5 pretty moms on your list to let them know they are pretty!

Before I was a Mom

I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn’t worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom

I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom

I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom

I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn’t want to put her down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn’t stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom –

I didn’t know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didn’t know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn’t know that bond between a mother and her child.
I didn’t know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom –

I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn’t know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mom.

Here’s the first chain of tags :
1. Lovelymummy
2. Pek Imm
3. Momisodes
4. Ling that’s me
5. Janicepa
6. AnnieQ
7. Allthingspurple
8. Montessorimum
9. clumsy mommy
10. Sandra
11. KittyCat
12. VivianZ
13. Sweetpea
14. Sasha
15. Giddy Tiger

The five special mommies I am tagging are:

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16 Responses to Pretty memories of a bun

  1. shireen says:

    Hey, thanks for thinking of me!

    The Giddy Tigress says: No problem at all! Have fun reading it!

  2. wen says:

    hi, thks will do it soon

    The Giddy Tigress says: Have fun!

  3. I love to eat Rotiboy Mexican buns too. I had my first one from Petronas Twin Towers outlet too. It was yummy.

    Rotiboy opened in Singapore and I bought from it many times before it folded. Singaporeans are a pampered lot, they are always looking for new things to indulge in. The high operating costs here is also a problem. 🙁

    The Giddy Tigress says: Can you import them from Malaysia then? I didn’t know Rotiboy closed down in Singapore. I thought I saw a few stalls selling mexican buns when I was there, not necessarily rotiboy though.

  4. jazzmint says:

    thx for the tag…2nd time kena tag… me really pretty huh kaka…oops so thick skin

    i used to like rotiboy but now no more

    The Giddy Tigress says: Yeah, that must be it, pretty momma!

  5. huisia says:

    ok, will do it asap 🙂
    next time drink a lime water right after you have your rotiboy, sure you won’t get sore throat 🙂

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks, will keep that handy tip in mind!

  6. LB says:

    I didn’t have any Rotiboys the last few times I was back in KL.. but I remember when it first came out, the queues were horrendous! Then, I suppose since the queues disappeared, I didn’t want any anymore!! LOLOL!! So kiasu!

    The Giddy Tigress says: No queues = not good huh?

  7. denna says:

    may be we have to wait for another 1-2 years to have it in kk sabah..

    The Giddy Tigress says: Or maybe it will come this year?

  8. pelf says:

    Terengganu has one since September 2007! 😀

    The Giddy Tigress says: I see – so they are really expanding huh?

  9. rinnah says:

    I kinda prefer the smell of the Mexican bun to the taste… simply heavenly!

    The Giddy Tigress says:…And the smells are FREE!

  10. thanks so much for the tag! Loved reading these…they are so true about motherhood.

    The Giddy Tigress says: Yeah, it is a nice poem.

  11. Paik Ling says:

    the poetry made me sob at work!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Oh! Sorry…. hope you had tissue with you!

  12. mistipurple says:

    mother’s love. like nothing on this earth.
    and the love we have for our mom too. may not be quite as intense eh? but i love my mom.

    The Giddy Tigress says: Mother’s love is unquantifiable, priceless and a treasure.

  13. nyonyapenang says:

    those days a few years back when Rotiboy was the rage in KL and the queues were long. now the queues have moved to doughnut outlets.

    The Giddy Tigress says: You are so right! It’s the doughnut craze now… rotiboy is cheaper actually.

  14. Leah says:

    There is a bakery near me sells Mexican buns 3 for RM5, I can finish them in one tea break.:-)

    The Giddy Tigress says: You can finish 3 at one go???!!! WOw…..

  15. kyh says:

    i saw that rotiboy outlet too! i haven’t tried their buns b4, but will try it when they finally open!

    mothers r the best people that have ever lived on this world!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Yeah, try them and let’s see what you think!

  16. may says:

    I used to absolutely love Roti Boy too, until I ate one too many. still love the aroma, though. it’s the coffee coating that gets me… mmmmm!

    The Giddy Tigress says: I’ll probably go get some when it opens, do they have any in OZ-land?

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