1 malaysia lunch talk

The people:
Miss A, a Chinese girl.
Miss B, an Indian girl.
Mr. C, a Malay guy.
Mr. D, a Malay guy married to a Chinese girl.
Me, a part-Malay part-Chinese girl.

The place:
A pretty decent restaurant at Ara Damansara.

The story:
As we were waiting for our food to arrive...

Miss B: My son is so naughty. Now he refuses to call his big sister “akka”.
Miss A: What’s “akka”?
Miss B: It’s Tamil word for big sister.
Mr. C: Then what do you call younger sister?
Miss B: That’s “tanggachi”.
Mr. D: Hey I thought “tanggachi” is what you call a girl when you want to woo her?
Me: I thought so too. Isn’t it something like “babe”?
Miss B: Hahaha! No, “tanggachi” literally means younger sister.
Me: Then what’s “minachi”?
Miss B: That’s someone’s name.
Miss A: Hey what’s “macha”? I always hear my husband calling his friends “macha”.
Miss B: “Macha” means brother in-law.
Miss A: Really?! But he calls everyone “macha”. Macha.. macha.. macha..
Miss B: Then they all become your brother!
All of us: Hahahahaha!

...and a scene like this can only be seen in beautiful Malaysia!

9 comments:

knitfreak-to-be said...

betul..betul..betul...(baca stail upin & ipin ) ;)

dieya said...

hahaha! till now i can't differentiate which one is upin and which is ipin :-D
eh wait, they have U and I on their shirts respectively, don't they?

sheri said...

upin ada rambut tk silap ;p tak ingatla.

erm, i selalu dgr macha dipakai gak, all the time. hehehe by guys la. ingat masuk dia brother. mcm hello macha, brother. and the best part is at times i hear malay people (fond of shortening words) calling indian kedai mamak - "cha", short form for macha... hehehe. lawak aaa. thanks for the info :)

JaJa'Z said...

hehhe..lawak2..en zack pun selalu panggil macha2 kat pekerja restoran mamak..maknanya??? eiiii tak moooo!!!

ZuNas77 said...

betul la Nad, hari tu i dapat invite from one company nih. then dia tulis please RSVP to Mangala Minachi. gelak guling2 gila. sbb ingat Minachi tu mcm panggilan kan. then just email her to RSVP coz takleh ckp on the phone la kang gelak je aku..hahaha

dieya said...

sheri,
hey i didn't know they have upin and ipin in perth :-p
no probs, it was education for me too!

k jaja,
maknanya.. makin bertambahlah adik beradik k jaja dgn abang2 dari seluruh pelusuk india and bangla.. hahaha!

zu,
u tu memang pantang nampak benda kelakar sket.. gelak tak berenti! eh nak kata org i pun sama gak hahaha :-D
rindu laa nak gelak berjemaah ngan u cam dolu2!

JaJa'Z said...

oh tidakkssssss!!!

JaJa'Z said...

dah baca entri ikan kat blog akak? spesel untuk dieya..hehhe

dieya said...

k jaja,
hahaha.. tunggu je laa waiter kat kedai mamak panggil k jaja "tanggachi" :-D
eh dah tulis yek? nnt dieya gi baca!