One evening (during Ramadan) I was craving for McDonald's burger. Yup, I get this type of cravings every now and then.
So in the car, I told my partner. He is always very obliging and indulgent and he drove to the McDonald's drive thru in Bandar Utama.
Adoi! It was closed for renovation. Since there was a KFC nearby at Centrepoint, my partner offered to get me a KFC meal.
I seldom think of KFC these days. Back when I was in secondary school, this was a sensation. My family hardly ate out back then (only when invited by my uncle and auntie) and we bought KFC only once. I still remember not having enough to eat. We only got two pieces each I think.
During visits to my auntie's house, sometimes she would have KFC which she tapau for her children. There were always extras and I treasured those times when I could enjoy a piece of KFC though it was leftovers and the chicken was cold.
So anyway, back to present day, when I have enough money to eat as much KFC as I wanted. My partner left me to enjoy the KFC. He got me the dinner plate - three pieces of original fried chicken, a bun, coleslaw, mashed potatoes and a drink.
I sat down to eat and somehow it was not as enjoyable as it used to be. When I was studying at UKM, I used to take the bus with my friend Hoon Boon to Kajang and have dinner at KFC. She loved the coleslaw but the one I had in my box that evening was not good.
I used to love the mashed potatoes but I did not enjoy the one I had that evening. Not even the bun and not even the chicken. So is it me or is KFC not as good as before?
I thinks it is me lah. Grown older, changed tastebuds. So my late grandpa was right. He used to say, when you are young, eat as much of the food that you enjoy because when you grow old, you won't enjoy it anymore.
So with that, I am going to Mr Tuk Tuk tomorrow for my Thai food fix before I start to lose it for Thai food. Haiz.........