I’m currently in my village attending a cousin’s wedding. It is a Malay tradition that all close-family members must come down and help out. I obliged. 🙂
|This was during the girl’s side of kenduri. Yeah, can’t let go of my hp. 😛|
I was assigned to cook the beef. There I was standing there stirring the gulai kawah and came this Auntie- I-don’t-know-who trying to converse with me. To be honest, this is the first time ever I was asked about marriage. Literally in front of my face!
|No, this is not the lungs of a smoker. It is the cow’s lungs, part of the gulai kawah.|
Auntie- I-don’t-know-who : So, what are you doing now? Working already?
Me: Yes Auntie. (While stirring the gulai kawah)
Auntie- I-don’t-know-who : ohh..good2. What do you do? where is that?
Me: I am a writer for a travel magazine in Old Klang Road, KL.
Auntie- I-don’t-know-who : wahh…very young. Good for you.
Auntie- I-don’t-know-who : So, when are you getting married? Any candidate yet?
Me: erk…nooo.. am still young , I want to travel and yada2 ( I was basically rambling)
there were other women cutting cucumber and whatnot there too.
Woman 1: ohh no candidate yet. How about your daughter? (she was asking this to Auntie- I-don’t-know-who)
Woman 2: Aha, ya.. your daughter has no one yet right?
Auntie-I-don’t-know-who: Grinning and grinning and smiling.
Woman 3: hahh kak, Sofea is suitable right?
Me : Auntie, I need to check on my gulai kawah.
That was probably the funniest conversation I’ve ever encountered. Women please, I still play with toys. Do you think am ready to get married?
It’s funny when you are older people start asking about you getting married and all. Hello, why would I want to get married? I still have lots of traveling to do and marriage is just gonna a big NO NO.
Not that I’m saying marriage is bad, it’s matter of preference I guess. Well, get married all you want but for me, naaa no thanks. 😛
So, have you encountered any of these silly situations?
Till then, keep on traveling peeps! 😀