“Asna, what are you doing?”
“Mama just read me a bedtime story. It’s Cinderella in Malay”
“What is the name of a Malay Cinderella?”
Just for the sake of fun, I asked.
“What is the name of a Chinese Cinderella?”
Silence. Thinking silence.
When she was barely three, Asna was amazed a while when she first discovered mandarin news- she’d say SHI-SHE-SHOU when seeing Chinese characters.