My cousin, the one who would come to Sibu every year with his parents and sister(s), sent word that he would be sending me something for Chinese New Year. The sister dispatched the parcel on Friday via courier service – no, not our national poslayu or poslambat, take your pick – and tracking showed that it arrived in Sibu the very next day, Saturday. Soon after that, there was an update that afternoon saying that the address was invalid.
I called them but there was no answer so I drove to the place and I found that it was closed. I guess I had no choice but to wait till Monday morning and I was there as soon as they had started working for the day.
It turned out that my cousin did not indicate the lane in my address so they could not deliver it and there was an extra digit in my contact number so they could not call me either. They passed the parcel over to me without any fuss whatsoever and I took it home happily.
Ripping off the layers of thick brown paper with a FRAGILE sticker on the outside revealed this box…
…inside. Oh? I wouldn’t need a toaster anymore now that generally, we do not eat bread as it is not gluten-free.
Opening the box, it looked like I was getting some essence of chicken…
…or so I thought. Hmmm…perhaps they reckoned that this old guy could do with a little bit of energy boost especially after all that hard labour I had to go through harvesting my rambutans.
After removing the layers of bubble wrap, I saw this golden seal…
Nice touch! Signed, sealed…but almost didn’t get delivered! Hehehehehe!!!
Opening the box, I finally got to what my cousin had sent me…
– the bacon jam that I got sometime ago from Phong Hong and out of the three that she sent me, I liked this one most of all. Oh? I noticed that one of the two had whisky in it – gotta try that one soonest!
Thank you so much, Jude and a Blessed and Happy Chinese New Year to you and your dear parents and sweet sisters. May God bless you all abundantly in this Year of the Dog…and thank you, Sabrina, for the very elaborate and meticulous packing and going through the trouble of sending it over to me. All’s well that ends well. Cheers!!!
8 thoughts on “Wrong address…”
Blessed Lunar New Year to you and family…
Never mind taking a bit of your time to remove layer & layer of wrappers and best to get what you like.
Happy Blessed CNY to you & your family. May God Bless you all.
Yes, it was fun. The suspense…like watching a striptease show, take off bit by bit. 😀 😀 😀
Thanks and the same to you and your loved ones too.
That bacon jam sound promising, never had tried that. How was it?
Yes, I loved it. Very nice! I did blog about it when I got a bottle from my blogger-friend in KL.
Gong Hei Fatt Choy to you and your family!
Thank you, and the same to you and yours.
I’ve been very lucky. For well over 15 years, I’ve been buying lots of stuff online and none of my parcels have gone missing. Last week, though, one parcel was marked as “delivered” on the tracking system, but wasn’t. Following my complaint, the post office took a few days to find it and redeliver. Just today a parcel from Malaysia arrived after my purchase on eBay.
So far so good here – I do not recall any that went astray. Once, the one I sent to Seremban took a week – that one was the worse. I get very worried when I send things that are perishable and they take a little longer than usual even though it is dijamin sampai haru esok – guaranteed to arrive the next day.
very cool … unboxing a surprise … it must be fun imagining what’s inside … and what’s inside turned out to be a really delicious gift after all! 😀
Yes, glad to get the chance to enjoy it all over again – I sure loved it the first time around.