Sunday, June 29, 2008


Last weekend I went along for shopping trip to Klang*. It was an engagement prep shopping, and as the engagee's picked through gorgeous embroidered sarees and bangles and kurtas, I was drawn to the beautiful little mini clothes in the children section.

If you're thinking 'Oh, no' .. well, oh, yes.

My handsome son, wearing a Kurta.

Another shot of handsome Togo.

My pretty daughter in a mid-rift baring Paavadai.

Tagar couldn't fit in the other sleeve.
I thought her smaller than she really is.

Buying the pretty outfits were a riot. Anyone who've been to Klang for shopping can vouch for how scary it is to have the sales people bearing down on you**. It is even scarier when you don't look like them and don't speak Tamil well. Fortunately I had Ms. Engagee as a partner as we went to look for really cheap clothes for the tyrants. (Me thinks those RM100+ shiny creations should be left for hoomans kids to wear, no?)

So we crept into the least intimidating looking shop with the least pushy sales person and headed upstairs where the children section was. A sales guy followed us up and switched on the lights and aircon for us. Gulp. I want to buy your cheapest items, don't get your hopes up high!

We headed directly to the bargain bin, filled with out-of-season, damaged or faded suits. The conversation went something like this:

Guy: What are you looking for?
Engagee : Umm.. we just looking this rack.
Guy : How old is the girl? (we were looking at girl clothes)
Me : uhhh... one?
Engagee : Ermm.. [giggle] small?
Guy : Come, look at the back aisle, there are pretty suits there.
Engagee : Uhh, never mind. We want this ones.
Me : [giggle]
Guy : For whom? Her daughter? (points to me)
Engagee : Uhh... yes. [giggle]

And so it went. The guy couldn't get it how we averagely dressed girls could want to buy such bad frayed, faded clothes for our kids. When we went to get look for a shirt with an opening big enough for Togo's head, we got into another lively conversation about the age of the child and the size of the shirt. Had he known we were buying for a dog (gasp) he might be just insulted enough*** to throw us out by our ears.

Hahaha. After a lot of giggles and a very preplexed and annoyed sales person - he made a small sale, what a waste of time - we at least did manage to get my 'kids' something.

For non-malaysians
* Klang is an predominantly Indian shopping are, full of colour and amazingly gorgeous clothings.
** Its a bargain-type of shopping, with pushy sales people contantly in your face trying to make a sale. Not for the faint-hearted.
*** Umm, well. Some types of people are insult-sensitive. Like people who crash their daughter's wedding with parang because they don't agree to it.


Anonymous said...

Hahaha, you're prettifying Tagar up for Togo, ain't you?

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...


What an attrakhtive khouple!!

I do believe this is another hurdle khrossed fur HULA membership for the Tyrant and the Tyrant-ette!!!


Jack & Moo said...

Wooo nooooo! Now you two are being WAY too cooperative!

~Star & Jack a-roo

PS. from the Humom: Tagat looks sassy & coy in her beautiful dress! And handsome Togo is quite a sweetheart to let you dress him up. Very cute! Must have been some shopping trip!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Officially I have to say that I can't believe you abused Togo and Tagar like that!

Unofficially I will admit that they are really cute and that's a funny story.


Khady Lynn said...

Togo, you look extremely handsome!! Tagar, you look absolutely beautiful! Humans are silly, since we have all that fur, we really don't need clothes!

We have those type of pushy sales people too. My mom just ignores them and they go away.


The Daily Echo said...

Harroorroo! What a couple you make! I think your Mom did a great job choosing your clothes. Now you need a night out on the town.

Anonymous said...

How cuuuuuuuuuuuute!!!

Tagar looks especially cute!!

Thank you for the explanations as well.


Dog lover

Amber-Mae said...

I like them!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Anonymous said...

Hahaha how come I've never thought of buying kids clothes for my GR. aiseh good idea! And Togo and Tagar looks so Indian. hehehe

Fred said...

Handsome and beautiful! Wowee! I think my mom needs to take me shopping now because all my clothes are boring!

The Husky in the Window said...

You mom sure had fun buying those clothes for you pups. I hope you got lots of treats for letting her dress you up.
Husky Hugs, MayaMarie

Tucker said...

Brave human!

For where you live, you're brave for shopping for dogs!

And brave for putting clothes on them! They may take revenge on you!

But they look happy showing off. Silly dogs! :-)

-The Mullin Clan's Mommy- said...

Oh, they look adorable in those outfits!! Neither one of my boys would be still long enough for me to put a costume of them. In fact, I know Cosi would run & hide.

Take care,

-Marlene (Cosmos' & Juneau's Mommy)

Nesty said...

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you have a nice dog

Tales of the furry, scrunchie-eating, lovable tyrant.