I flicked through the menu. Then I asked the waiter about the difference between the regular mee kari and the mee kari special at his kopitiam. The waiter replied, “Well, in the regular mee kari we have large chunks of chicken and hard boiled egg. As for the mee kari special, we haven’t found that special element to put inside the mee kari.”

“So, you were saying that there’s no mee kari special?”, I asked again.

“Yes, there’s no mee kari special”, the answer I got.

The monsoon season has fertilized our nation with overwhelming amount of retro kopitiams. There must be something inside the rain.