So we won't win any photography prizes, and it was a little weird for me to suddenly ask a mummy friend I'd just made to quickly snap this, and I'd just barely squeezed in between them with the Miss... but it was a bittersweet moment.
This Kosmo in Cyberport is closing down. Yesterday was their last day, having not swung by in couple months I went by today to be greeted by these two, telling me how they're shutting down and in fact they're just back here to pack up the last of it before being relocated to different Kosmo outlets.
Ever see these two out there, tell them I blogged how they were the awesome-est Kosmo guys ever. I mean, they know I blog and they said I could put the pic up, they've watched me sit here and blog for months, a year, maybe even two. But I don't think they read me 🙂 They don't even know what I'm saying about them here, nor did they ask.
When I holed up here almost my entire pregnancy (see Little Miss in the frame?), all nauseous and sore and slinking off to the nearby bathroom....
They'd happily watch my laptop. (There have been times when other Kosmo guys flatly refused, insisting they would not be responsible if anything went missing bla de bla, this is Hong Kong, doesn't matter I've been coming here for years bla de bla)
Hell, sometimes they watched Rockstar. (Usually he'd just sit with my phone til I got back from the bathroom which was just a few mins on a quiet day after school, but a couple times he was kicking a beach ball around with a new friend, beach ball loaned by them.)
I've borrowed their umbrella several times, finally insisting I didn't need it (hate carrying my own too) because otherwise it'd always be hanging over my head when I could rush back to return it. That's when they showed me the half doz or so they had under the counter and said I needn't rush.
If they knew it was a day I'd be there (which got increasingly often as my pregnancy progressed) they'd save one of the meal boxes of the few foods I felt like choking down at all. This was at a time when they sold out everything at lunch hour, all the time, before various other offerings opened up in the Cyberport.
There's now a Delaney's, where you can grab a beer and catch whatever game's on, while your kid runs about with the other kids of fellow parents grabbing a beer and catching whatever game's on. There's a Mc Donald's and Mc Cafe. There's some yoghurt thing with a penguin logo, whose name I've forgotten (the other one, after the famous Cellist, has a cow logo so I know it's not that one.) I'd still come to Kosmo for these guys.
When my parents came, I got both of em hooked on the salmon and brown rice just to come here more often.
But then I hadn't been up here in months except for a specific trip just to drop off CNY lai see (yes they are that awesome) because Rockstar'd been home, the weather'd been bad, Little Miss now loathes her stroller because she insists on sleeping on her tummy in Room and so screams herself purple instead of going to sleep peacefully in it and leaving me to blog, a latte on my right, feeling like I'm an actual mummy blogger, all professional with the professionally asleep baby. I thought these guys'd always be here.
And so I barely made it in time to say goodbye. And tell everyone how awesome these two are. Someday I'm gonna go look for them at their new outlets. Meantime, there's always Facebook.