Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Beginning of Whatever

48 hours prior
Aunty If: Angelina, Brad, wake up! They are here.
Angelina: Who's here?
Brad: Yeah, what's happening?

Aunty If: They're the people from Jetpets. Your Mama has booked them to transport you two over.
Brad: So, we're going to fly? Today?

Aunty If: No, not today. The authorities will have to examine you and hold you for 48 hours before you fly.
Angelina: What authorities? What are they going to do to us?
Brad: Ohhh...Aunty If. I'm scared.

Aunty If: It's called AQIS - Australian Quarantine Inspection Service. They'll examine you, issue a "fit for export" certificate and off you go.
Angelina: Eeuuwww! I feel like some sort of commodity.
Brad: Are we going to be labeled as "live export"?

Aunty If: You're quite right, Brad. Now, come on. Get ready, have some breakfast and then you can say goodbye to Pingu and Ginger.
Angelina: I'm only agreeing to this because at the end of the day I get to meet Mama.
Brad: Me too.

24 hours prior:
Angelina: What do you think Brad? Look at all those other animals.
Brad: Are those pets like us too?

Angelina: Well, those are dogs and cats like us. I don't think the cows and sheep are here.
Brad: So many pets leaving Australia? Are they going to Malaysia too?

Angelina: I don't know. You can ask them.
Brad: Hmmm....maybe later. What's going to happen to us next?

Angelina: Next would be us boarding the flight to Kuala Lumpur and say bye bye to Sydney.
Brad: Really? What flight?

Angelina: I overheard the transport people saying Malaysia Airlines. We'll board in the afternoon and arrive in the evening. Mama and Dad will be waiting for us over there.
Brad: I can't wait to see them again.

36 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh wowwwwww...finally that day is coming ! I wish you and Brad a safe trip and hopefully all the process goes well! Don't worry, you'll be umm..sedated throughout the flight.

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Tante Sandy,
Thank you. purrr....meow!

Wan Sharif said...

Here is AyohWang praying that you two will be handled very well (nobody rough-handled you somehow) on you trips to Malaysia..
Welcome to Bolehland and much welkang to kerpoklekorland!!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Ayoh Wang,
Angelina and Brad will definitely visit kerpoklekorland. It's where fish comes from, right? purrr....meow!

Pi Bani said...

Angelina, jangan mabuk naik kapalterbang hokeh??

Nur Misnan said...

hello both of u
aunty nur miss lah kat u ols.. hu3

welcome home soon..
jgn nakal2.. ada ole2 tak utk
aunty nur.. im waiting.. hu3

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Pi,
Mabuk tu apa? purrr....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Nur,
Nak ole-ole? Kita mana ada duit nak shopping. Mintaklah kat Mama kita. purrr....meow!

i amsterdam said...

Make sure "bawa minyak angin cap kapak ya..." and keep the paper bag close by you.

And most importantly, don't forget to remind that MAS people to put on the heater on your seat area. I heard a sad story last year... a poor kitty travelling from KL to Amsterdam was errr... "frozen" because someone forgot to switch the heater or something, sad.. sad.. and tragic :(

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Mother of Ilham,
I can assure that Angelina and Brad are still alive to tell the tale. purrr....meow!

meowwmania said...

oh angelina ngan brad nak balik kampung yer...

aunty meoww doakan smoga kamu berdua selamat sampai yer :)

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Meoww,
Nanti kita buat kenduri, Aunty Meoww datang ye? purrr....meow!

Carolyn said...

You won't remember a thing! You might just need a little regression therapy at some stage though! It'll be fine .... no .... really it will.

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Carolyn,
OMG! Sounds like the villains in James Bond movies - "you won't remember a thing"!!!! aaaarrrrrgh! purrr....meow!

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Hope you have a save trip and eat a lot of keropok at kepoklekorland. Thanks for visiting our blog.

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Welcome Home, Angelina and Brad! Keropok lekor and satar await you here.

Al-Manar said...

Bet you cannot stand the smell of durian - very bad for your fur ...

Cloon said...

Oh Brangelina, we'z sending you both big purrs for safe and happy travels! Wow, what an adventure! But before you know it you'll be getting big cuddles from your Mama.

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Hi Malay-Kadazan girl,
Yes. We will visit kerpoklekorland and partake as much kerpok as we can. Trengganu fishes - BEWARE! purrr....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

CO78,
Oh yes! Satar is nice too. We've always had Mama's version of it. Now can't wait to tuck in the real McCoy. purrr...meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Dear Pakcik,
Hate to disappoint you but we've had durian in Sydney too. Though they're all frozen, with and without thorns. So, bring it on! purrr...meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Heya Cloon,
Yeah. We miss Mama's cuddles. purrr...meow!

The Island Cats said...

We hope you have a safe trip!!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Island Cats,
Thank youz. Know what? We're going to be island cats no more (Australia is an island) as we're moving to the mainland (errr....a peninsula though). purrr....meow!

aby said...

salam CiS.
kucing aby yg gmbo mula2 tu pun baru kuar qurantin juge ..
seminggu dok kt KLIA tuh ..
bawak masuk from Russia ...

neway...
happy back home ...

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Uncle Aby,
Nasib baik kalau dari Australia atau New Zealand tak payah kuarantin. Nanti sambung cerita ye? purrr....meow!

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Hope you like Malaysia weather very much. Many mickey and minnie mouse to chase there so they will be heaps of entertainment.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Dear Malay-Kadazan Girl,
We'll be living in an apartment so I don't know about the mickeys and minnies...hmmm...maybe lizards and cockroaches? har har har *evil laughs*

tireless mom said...

Brad and Angies

Did your Mama lug in the headphones for you for the trip? Video apa nak watch? I suggest Ratatouille. I see you back here in tanahairku later.

Sandy said...

whooaaa i just thought of this : Does this mean this blog will be changed to Catinkl ? :D

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Cat, have a good trip and watch out for the tom cats there.
Love your humour here.
G'day mate.
Lee.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Yatt,
Yesss. It's a date. purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Tante Sandy,
We're now cat-from-sydney....heheheh.... purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Uncle Lee,
Yeah...it's an upsetting thing to move so we're got to maintain sense of humour or else we'll go crazy. purrr...meow!

Ed said...

ah ic so you guys just moved? am taking my cat next month from Auckland to kuala lumpur. Only (my cat) will be on midnight flight. reaching KUL at about 730. should i be there earlier or just on time?

by the way check out Only walking on leash at a local park: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUHMvAV3KKo

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Hi Ed! Don't be there too early. Although they'll arrive at 7.30am, it will be awhile before they arrive at the cargo area, which is near LCCT. As for us, we landed at 8.50pm but Mama was told to come after 9.15pm. Every process takes time so we were out of there at around 11.30pm. Oh, take some cash with you too, Mama had to fork out almost RM200 in total. You'll have to pay the Animal Hotel, the import division (e-dagang), Customs, Vet services dept etc. purrr.....meow!