"I want you to form groups of ten and find 20 pieces of RM1 notes for each group. Do this in one hour,"
What???! It was so shocking. We were baffled and astonished. Macam mana nak cari doploh ringgit in one hours? Dah la kitorang tak ade pape pun nak jual.
Then she said, "You may beg from lecturers, or sing to get the RM20, just do anything to get that amount. It is not necessarily by selling," Sing to get RM20? Argh, me and my group members were shocked. We were like at our wits' end. When we were struggling for ideas, I saw a group bringing a bunch of newspapers and I guess they were gonna sell them for that RM20. Wah, what a brilliant idea they got for themselves!
"Alamak, nak jual ape ni?"
"Kita jual brooch nak? Sorang satu."
A friend kindly gave an opinion.
"Ala, mana boleh! Brooch ni lebih dari RM2 tau?(sambil usap2 brooch dia)"
Another friend replied and sounded like hey-ini-kerongsang-aku-punya-mana-boleh-jual-jual!
"Dah tu, takkan nak mengemis pulak. Malu dow...!"
Then we had to make a quick decision; BEGGING. We first went to our lecturer's room and explained to her panjang lebar that we had to do this assignment and we had to muster RM20 in one hour blablablabla. And there we got RM6 notes in 6 pieces. Yabedabedu!
We were pretty lucky. I thought we had succeeded in making puppy faces and begged for the money. Haha. At first we said that we wanted to borrow (wey, brazen gile muka wey, muka tebal wey, nak mintak pinjam duit je pun tapi muka kena kasi tebal-tebal wey, macam kamus Longman weyh). But at the end, our lecturer just gave the money away for FREE. Thank you Allah! May Allah bless our lecturer.
We got our next money also from a lecturer and that left us with RM16. Wow, RM16 just by begging lol! Then we went to the cafe to see several students thronging the nugget stall. There I inhaled deeply when I saw Ema was helping the "makcik nuget" to sell her nugget. Wah, semangat gile budak-budak ni! Doploh hinggit punya pasal.
Right after seeing their persevering acts, we went looking around for jobs. We were reaaaally fortunate to see the koop had just open! Then all eleven of us went into the store (with anticipation) to ask for jobs and we even had to ask for remuneration with those brazen faces! Wah, I bet the brother must've said "Ish, tak malu betul budak-budak ni. Nasib baik muka cam innocent je belaka," Holy crap, innocent-kah? Desperate ade la.
There, we had to rearrange the books and goodies. Also, we need to sweep the floor. I even had to lift the heavy boxes to the right place (lift apanya kalau stakat heret ngan kaki je. ngeh-ngeh). Wah, I was panting in exhaustion! So letih babe. Kemas punya kemas sampai bersih licin kedai tu. Brader tu nampak bahagia gile (sengih-sengih je duk kat kaunter tuh) dapat housekeeping untuk kedai dia dengan bayaran murah. Thanks brader for leaving us with those chores we got paid for. Yeah!
Tu lah dia, our chaotic story before balik kampung for sem break.
That's all for now. Thanks for reading this. Peace!
p/s: dialog adalah rekaan semata-mata. tidak ade kena mengena ngan sape2 pun. saje je nak buat komik sket. sorry if those pics hurt anybody. I just tried to joke around, not taking a jack out of someone.