Previously on What Goes On At The Super Kopitiam, you were just walking towards the drink stall to grab some breakfast for yourself…
Upon reaching the drinks stall you see 4 big toothy faces smile right at you, drink stall Uncle and Aunty, along with Mr. Lim Kopi and Ms Jenny Kaya Toast!
Seeing as you are still unsure on what to order, you bend forward to ask Mr. Lim Kopi for some suggestions. Ever the kind-hearted gentleman, Mr. Lim Kopi diverts the attention to Ms Jenny for her suggestion. Though you suspect that he is doing that only cause he has eyes for Jenny and is asking her as an excuse to talk to her.
Alas, Jenny does not even notice that Mr. Lim is looking at her. She eagerly tells you that of course you should order the Breakfast Set, as a hearty breakfast means the start of a good day! Unable to refuse the idea of a good kaya toast dipped in googy half-boiled eggs, you let the drinks stall Aunty and Uncle know of your breakfast order. Before leaving with your food, you pat Ms Jenny on her head and thank her. Out of the corner of your eye you see that she blushes and nearly falls over! Luckily Mr Lim is there to save the day, “I’ll always have your back, Jenny!”
You walk away thinking to yourself, “He definitely got her attention now.”
Finding a table and seat to have your breakfast, Kopi Ga Dai happily comes to join you at your table, dragging Kopi-O Gao along with him.
“Hello, you look absolutely radiant today, like you’re a super hero that can take on the whole world!” Kopi Ga Dai exclaims.
You replied: “Aww…You’re so sweet” and give him a stir.
Next to Kopi Ga Dai, Kopi-O Gao seems a little quiet so you ask him how is he feeling today. He replies tiredly: “Same old same old, I didn’t sleep much last night.”
“Why?” You ask.
“Well, I was up all night thinking about why we exist, why are some of us filled with more sugar than the others, why do some of us come in bags and some in cups…”
“errrrr…” Unsure on how to answer his existential questions you choose to keep quiet.
You continue eating your breakfast as the awkward silence drags on, when out of nowhere Milo Dino and Milo Godzilla comes roaring in. “BOOYA!!!” These two, who recently found out that they are step brothers with the same father, have always been best buddies but are now closer than ever before. Staying true to their name, they love to go around terrorizing their peers with pranks, making everyone unsure if they love them or hate them, maybe both.
Milo Dino and Milo Godzilla share a sneaky smile between the both of them and suddenly they snatch the spoons of Kopi Ga Dai and Kopi-O Gao out of them and run away. Poor Kopi Ga Dai and Kopi-O Gao were shocked and proceed to chase after the Milo brothers.
On the table next to yours, the Half Boiled Egg Brothers can’t help but laugh at the hilarious chasing scene. One of the egg say to the other: “See! We can have fun like the Milo Bros. We are brothers too, just like them!”
The other twin egg rolled his eyes and said: “Only you wanna be like those fools. I, for one will not stoop this low for pranks at the expense of others. Hmmp!”
The first twin nudge the other “EHHH Don’t be so dead lah, let’s have some fun!!”
Dismissing his twin with a “Tsk”, the second egg tries to get away from his twin but realize that he can’t leave the plate and lets out an exasperated sigh.
You chuckled at the Half Boiled Eggs’ conversation while you finish up your meal. Just as you are about the stand up and leave the table, your favourite Kopitiam Hero, Dabao Bro, floats in front of you and tries to get your attention.
“Hey hey! Did you have a good time here at the Super Kopitiam today? It’s my job to make sure all of our guests enjoy their visit!”
You assure Dabao Bro that you had a great time, and all the Kopitiam Heroes made your day. “This is why I love coming here for breakfast.”
Dabao Bro beams with happiness and say: “Want to dabao (takeaway) something home to have for later?”
“That’s such a good idea!” You replied.
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On a bright and sunny day… *birds chirping*
You walk to the kopitiam nearest to your house, and think: “What should I eat today?” Walking pass tables filled with people chatting happily while enjoying their breakfast, you notice that our Kopitiam Heroes are also hard at work, busy making everyone happy.
At the first table, you see Mr. Jack Teh Peng trying to get closer to Miss Rose Bandung. Some people say Jack is only good at one thing – being suave. He always has immaculate slick hair despite the warm weather and is never seen without his dark black shades. You hear Jack say to Rose, “Hey, Sweetie~”, and see that Rose instantly turns a bright shade of pink! That’s just how Rose is, nothing to worry about. Rose turns pink whenever someone compliments her (especially when that someone is Jack), even though she will never let Jack know that.
Aside from that table of drama, not too far away is Kosong 小弟 (junior). Kosong Bro is always found drawing circles at a corner with overcast skies, even on the sunniest days. He may be a little emo, but that’s what people like about him, simple (with no sugar or milk) and good as it is!
You said hello to your neighbours having breakfast at another table. Looking closer at their table, you see the Hard Boiled Egg Brothers 太熟兄弟 hanging out with Xiao You & Xiao Tiao 小油&小条. What a dynamic pairing! The hard-boiled egg brothers couldn’t have been more different in terms of personalities, due to being left in the boiling pot for too long. One is hardworking and down-to-earth, while the other always goes off to do silly things. You hear one of the eggs shout “YOLO!”, and there he goes trying to roll himself off the table. (*facepalm *)
Xiao You and Xiao Tiao laugh heartily as they watch Hard Boiled Bro’s shenanigans, when suddenly your neighbour picks the youtiao duo up and tries to pull them apart! They scream while holding onto each other for their dear lives. Xiao You, the brave one, assures Xiao Tiao: “I’ll never let go of you!”. Their love for each other eventually conquers all, as your neighbour puts them down and the inseparable duo hugs a squishy hug.
“It is always a fun place to be, at the kopitiam.” You think to yourself as you head over to the drinks stall.
[To Be Continued]
Xin Yi from wheniwasfour
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