Over the weekends we went to both the dunes - The singing one and the inland sea. This time round we went only with the Faths. We were also entertaining Mrs Faths relatives who came over all the way from Hong Kong. They are Mrs Fath's mum : Po Po (Po Po means grandma in Cantonese. I call her Po Po because everyone calls her Po Po). And then there is Mrs Fath's aunty : Yi Po (which means nenek sedara). And also Mrs. Fath's two sisters who do not have any nickname in Cantonese. They are Dorothy and Aries.
And then there is another lady. She is from China. Her name is Khadijah. She is a revert, masya Allah. She only speaks mandarin. And the only one who can speak to all of us at the same time is Mrs Fath who can speak english, malay, cantonese and mandarin.
They don't speak much english except for the two sisters. So most of the time I am surrounded by cantonese speaking people. Even Mr Fath and her eldest speak cantonese siap dengan slang yang sama sejibik macam dalam cerita Hong Kong.
I learned a few words. Or rather I already know these words butI perfected the way it is pronounced.
Sek Fan ah Sek Fan ah. Makan ah makan ah. but more of eating rice particularly. Fan is rice.
Pai Tee ahhhh. Cepat ahhhhh
Hoy Sem Happy
Emmm Koy. Thank you in general
Toh Xie. Thank you when people give you a gift
I felt like I am in a cantonese mini series.
So I went with them for some sek fan and hoy sem time and took them to the dunes for more hoy sem time.
Funnily, apparently over at the Faths family they are crazy about watching hindustani movie. Hahahhahaha! And they are all about Kotch Kotch Kota hey. And Loi Loi (Fath's littlest) kept singing that tumpah seair song in the car all the way to the dune and back.
Meanwhile I glued myself watching Andy Lau in Guli Guli mahjong (Mahjong warrior)or the official name is Fat Choy Spirit.
And while my new friends from Hong Kong are busy perfecting their Rahul poses for pictures at the dune, I am thinking whether I can remember all the chinese characters on the mahjong tiles.
Sek Woo ahhhh!