We’ll have coffee-coloured children.
With extra milk.
And lots of sugar.
She hated the way they were always contrasted, juxtaposed, as if showing off their differences would drive them apart. They always said he was too black, too ugly and she too fair and pretty for the relationship to work out. His insecurities will drive him to kill you one day, didn’t you know all blacks are murderers at heart?
She had laughed. Are you insecure, honey? she had asked. Only when I need to be he answered. And that would be? Every week when I collect the dole on behalf of your parents. It helps the cashiers release the money.
Her father had glared at him then. “Aren’t your parents on dole as well?” he had growled.
My father is still lecturing at the University.
Stop it, dad. Come on, let’s go.
They had left the house silently after that.
I wish you wouldn’t egg him on. He might hate you even more now.
I thought he was trying to make me prove my worth.
The more you try to, the more he’ll say you’re insecure.
I think your ego is big enough, as it is.
They sat side by side in the car, worlds apart, and yet firmly intertwined.
place or deal with close together for contrasting effect
It's been an exciting day. If you haven't heard, there was an 8.7 earthquake off North Sumatra sometime today... and we felt the tremors all the way here (which is Penang, Malaysia).
It was 4-ish PM when I initially thought I was a wee bit dizzy (which isn't unusual, but more so than usual) so I put my feet down on the floor (I usually sit with my legs crossed on the chair) then I realised that the floor was shaking. I looked out the window to see if there was some sudden earthworks being done, when I realised that the glass panes in the house opposite were shaking. Yeah, so that lasted for a while. Someone said it was almost 5 minutes.
Later on at 6-ish PM, there was another tremor. We were in the middle of discussing the script when it started shaking again. Quite a few shops closed due to "tsunami warning" but nothing's happened so far (was supposed to hit at 9.11PM and it's already 10.50PM).
That's a good thing at least =)
Don't know about Indonesia though.