Hokkien four-letter words ahead. Not suitable for parents.
If you follow this blog since I started, you will know that I detested the word ‘housewife’. I had blogged about being a professional.
I had talked about my identity crises. Also I claimed to be a dignified housewife.
I do not understand why some women allow themselves to be moulded into one. It is not they lack education or anything like that.
I have one neighbour who lurves to ask these questions:
1) Your son? How many you got?
2) Your husband? Where he work?
3) What you feed your son (re toddler rosy cheeks and smooth skin)? How old is he? Bla bla bla.
She often go around asking these same questions to almost everyone I suppose. Because she asked the same questions every single time I bumped into her. She seems to have a lot of time hanging around lift lobby too. However…one day, she asked?
‘Ah Chee, har leh si lu eh soon orh?’
(Older sister, is that your grandson?)*pointing to my toddler*
KNNMCB, Damade….I was dressed in proper clothes and had my make-up on and yet this stupid woman think I am a grandmother to a 15 yrs old boy right up to 2 yrs old baby. Is she blind or what? Brain-damaged? I swear I will never smile at her again. So much for ‘Love thy neighbour’. If I don’t show any friendliness to her, then, I wouldn’t have to hate her. So there…no more hello, no more smile.
There is also another eat-full-nothing-to-do housewife whom I wish I can sue her. If I am living in the United States of America, probably, I can start a legal suit against her for traumatising my son.
My #2 son is small frame. He is in Form One (13 yrs). She often asked him, “You are in Standard Four ah (10 yrs)? Why you so thin? Your mother never feed you ah? You must eat a lot lor, you so short.”
WTF you care about my kids wor? You go and keep an eye on your own brood enough la.
Usually, I will retaliate behind her back. It is to ease my kid’s feelings and also to make him laugh. So, I will say these in Hokkien when she is out of earshot.
“macibaimapuki lu kaypoh hamik lanchiaw?”
Which my son will LOL and challenge me to say it in front of her and see what her reaction is. Of course, I am not a housewife so those words can’t escape from my mouth eventhough I very much like to scream out loud KNNMCBMPKLC to a person.
At the end of our conversation, I would warn my kids, “Don’t anyone of you dare to repeat what I just said or else I cut your tong-giu (tongue).” They do have lessons on four letter words to prepare them for ‘just in case’ situations.
Am I sweet or what? Cheers to Entry #500!