Recent dialogues with Asna

Celebrations for Mama and Babah
For Mother’s Day, Asna got my mother a plastic rose she got from her school’s bookstore (that place is like wonderland to her). For my mum’s birthday (next to Mother’s Day), Asna got her a vase full of plastic flowers from our from a store in our neighborhood. I offered to pay for real roses, but she declined. Plastic flowers are worth more in her mind, probably because they’re pink and glittery. She hasn’t given my mum a birthday card, though. She presented it to my mum a couple of nights ago.

“Mama, this is a card for your passing birthday”

She didn’t say Malaysian English’s PAS-SING. She said it with what’s left of her American accent, (imagine mat saleh kid, saying it) PES-SING.

“Ha? What?”

We were dumbfounded. We kept on asking. She kept on repeating. Sampai marah.

“This is your PESSING birthday card!!!”



“PES tu ape?”

“What’s a PES-SING birthday??”

Then we got it. Passing. She meant it’s a late birthday card, past my mum’s birthday. In other words, she meant BELATED birthday.

“Asna, BELATED birthday lah!”

Days after I reminded her that Father’s Day is coming soon.

“Asna, Father’s Day is coming soon. What are you getting Babah?”

She came close to me and whispered…

“Manila kad”

Oh WTF -_-‘ It has to be something from the bookstore.

Asna’s future plan
Prior to her exams, I told her why she needs to study. Told her that good grades lead to a good school, a good university and an awesome job.

Eyes widened, excited.

“If I work I’ll get lots and lots of money and I can buy everything???”


“Yes, and if you don’t work you cannot survive”

“But I want to go to Monash University only when I am 59 years old”


“Asna, that’s too old”

“If I go to university when I’m 59 years old, Cikyong, will I have friends?”


“No, you’re already a grandma. Nobody wants to be friends with you”

Then she laughed and laughed. Pretty loyar buruk, this girl.

My disgusting siblings

Sometimes when Asna’s not behaving, my brother and I would hold both her arms, pout, with some saliva showing, threaten to spit on her. Then, she usually screams or do the same. While they were playing recently, my brother who was threatening her accidentally spat on Asna nose. Asna freaked out.

“Ewww! You’re a DISGUSTING MAN!!!”

My brother responded, proudly:

“Yes, I am!”

-_-‘ I have dysfunctional siblings.

Some days after, I was playing with Asna when my brother made a mess. Agitated, I became the batu api. So I asked Asna:

“Nyahman is the number ONE disgusting person in this house, right?”

Her eyes widened, she nodded in agreement and then came the answer I didn’t expect:

“Yeah, and I’m NUMBER TWO”

Oh WTF -_-‘

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    June 5, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    hi, this might be out of topic.. one question for u, what are the things that you think we shud certainly get from japan? Some things that aren’t available in Malaysia, i suppose.. but to be more specific, what are they? 😀

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    June 5, 2011 at 5:21 PM

    Hello! Heading to Japan, I suppose?

    Hmmmmm. I’d normally get weird toys or electronic thingamagics not available here. Drop by a toy shop like Kiddyland in Harajuku and electronic stores in Akihabara and you’ll get what I mean 🙂 You won’t easily find them elsewhere.

    For T-shirts, head to UT store in Harajuku (Uniqlo’s concept store) where they sell shirts in plastic canisters/bottles.

    And souvenirs, get a yukata! Or sushi and tabemono magnets and imitation food.

    Honestly I have so many suggestions but I think once you’re there you’ll discover yourself. You’ll have a great time 😀

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    June 5, 2011 at 10:42 PM

    asna asna asna. kadang-kadang perangai macam spongebob squarepants. haha. #2 ea? hahahaha

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    June 6, 2011 at 12:56 AM

    lawaklaaaaa asna ni !! hahahaha

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    June 6, 2011 at 8:35 AM

    Long time no see, SSL 😉

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    June 6, 2011 at 8:36 AM

    NN, perangai Spongebob Squarepants macam ni ke? Hahaha.

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