Me :I think maybe it is a good idea to go for a family vacation at Penang during this school holiday.
HM :Yeah, agreed! Maybe we should go during Awal Muharram’s holiday. Long weekend!
Me :Err...that day cannot...i have chess tournament during that time.
HM :Chess tournament? How come you never inform me about it before?
Me :I did, maybe you did not listened...Never mind... How about on 10th December?
HM :Hmm...OK also...but where to stay?
Me :You decide!
HM :(Smile) How about...........
So that is how i obtained my permit and visa to take part in Asian Amateur from my ‘Home Minister’...a typical conversation or modus operandi that i believe also happen in other chess players house...when we pay for our guilty feeling being away from family to take part in chess tournament...
The conversation will happen again in the future, no doubt about it...because we just so in love with the game...and so in love with our family too.