My niece will be 5 years old this year. She's smart, adorable, funny and sarcastic, all at the same time. She calls me maman, which is her slang for paman, a javanese term for uncle.
Yes folks, I have no qualms about admitting my ethnicity. I'm Javanese.
But that's not the point. I don't know why but I have this weird feeling that my sister has been secretly teaching my niece on how to make me feel miserable.
Case in point: Telephone conversation ( 5th March 2008)
Maman tengah buat apa?
Maman tengah minum.
Maman minum dengan sapa?
Maman gi minum sorang-sorang lah.
Kenapa maman suka pegi minum sorang-sorang?
Saja je. Kenapa?
Tak best lah minum sorang-sorang.
Kenapa pulak tak best?
Sebab kalau duduk sorang-sorang, nanti orang cakap kita macam orang gila.
Is it just me, or am I right about my sister?