So I brought Asna to her favorite makan place in our neighborhood when she came home a few weeks ago.
There was hardly any patrons there so late in the afternoon, except couples.
After we sat down, I said to her:
“If you were still high schooling in Bukit Jelutong, this will be the place you go on dates.”
Suddenly she was like… shy.
“I’m still single, by the way.”
LOLOLO this was coming out of nowhere!
“What do you mean still single? Are you not supposed to be single?”
Then we spoke about the boys at school.
This time she comes home, I asked her the question in front of Mama.
“So are you still single?”
Mama joined the conversation.
“Why would you not be single?! Tak payah ada boyfriend lah, boys are gross!”
Then Asna argued:
“Tapi when Mama was at MRSM, Mama yang cari.”
A thing Mama did when we first sent Asna to boarding school was to scan the kids at school to see if there were any good looking ones yang boleh buat calon menantu LOLOLOL. Asna quoted what Mama said:
“Siapa boleh jadi calon Asna?”
Asna reminded Mama of what she said again.
“Jadi macam Cikyong, cari dekat sekolah.”
Which is true. I remember Mama thinking of the possibility that Asna could end up finding a good partner in school like I did that in the car while we were touring the school. This was even repeated during dinner conversations later.
As time progressed, if Asna mentioned of any boys she asked if he’s good looking, his grades and rank in the batch, where he lives etc. and advised her what to look for.
Now, “Boys are gross!” pulak.
Walau apapun I know Asna will have a hard time being not single if it doesn’t meet Mama’s requirements hohoho.
OMG can you believe I just wrote about Asna and her single status like it’s even something!