Missing Out on a Good Spread

Dreams 11.05.12
I wake up late, about to go to work. I could not tell whether it was night or day. All I know is when I came out of the bedroom, my mom, grandma (From dad’s side, who passed away earlier this year. She was so young here, like she was when I was a little girl), sister and brother-in-law were gathered around and milling about the kitchen counter, setting up several casseroles and dishes. They were getting ready to eat.

Everyone asked me to stick around to grab a bite before I left but I told them I was late for work and should get going right away. The smells of all the yummy foods drew me and I could not resist walking around the table to see what was in the casseroles.

There was one pot filled, FILLED with homemade dumplings, garnished with some green onions and droplets of hot pepper oil. My sister and brother-in-law were already at the table chowing down, making big slurpy sounds as they sucked down their noodles in soup. I looked on the table, there was a big bowl of braised beef and flat rice noodle and a big platter of cured meats. It all looked so delicious, I had to start grabbing some meat slices off the platter.

Then my mom said from the kitchen counter that she found a few packs of prosciutto that she forgot about so she started unwrapping and peeling off the separating pieces of plastic / wax paper. She handed me a few slices wrappers and all. Instead of unwrapping like she wanted me to, I one end of the slices in my mouth and used my teeth to pull out the meat from in between the paper. The meat was soft and flavorful I wish she had given me more.

I longed to stay and join the family for the amazing meal that was laid out but I was really going to be late. So as I walked out the door, I felt left out and sad that I would be missing out on family time and good food.

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Game Convention and A Model Suite

Dreams 11.04.12
I was travellig with my mother, tagging along on her business travels. We stayed at the same hotel, same room. There wasn’t much happening in town during the day so I just slept a lot and surfed the net.

Then I found out there was a gaming convention happening not too far from the hotel. Just then, she returned to our hotel room from work. She saw me all excited, getting ready to go out so she asked where I was going. When I told her, she invited herself along as well. I felt annoyed but no way to say no so I thought to myself that there would be cutesy character stuff that would really interest her. If anything she could buy little trinkets and keychains.

We arrived at the convention hall which was filled with moving throngs of people. It wasn’t a large convention and it wasn’t very “nice”. The displays and vendor booths had lots of good merchandise though so it all looked worthwhile. We went into a large booth selling anime and character plushies and stickers and spent a good bit of time there. My eyes were drawn to many of the video game displays and longed to run off to play all the demos. I didn’t get a chance to though. My mother kept talking to vendors about stuff as if she wanted to purchase but ended up moving to the next booth.

Attached to the same convention hall was another exhibit, I wandered on my own into a condo showroom, which also had a model suite setup right on the convention hall. A bit of time had passed and I realized that I had purchased a condo they were selling and I was mock living at the model suite, making the bed, washing my hands, looking through the empty fridge.

I was biding my time, wishing I did not have to go back to the hotel room, waiting until the purchased condo was built, imagining life on my own.

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