Random Conversations with Kids
These were our conversations when you guys were younger. There were some more that happened in between but I failed to remember and record especially those from Amira. She has her own take on things. I must had been dumbfounded with the things she says that I couldnt recall even to write them 10 minutes after.
Amira : Abah, how come Baijan dont have tuition anymore? Usually Mami Zizah will come to give him tuition.
Abah : Mami Zizah is busy working. She needs to earn money now that she is married.
Amira : Oh, so when you get married, must find lots of money is it?
Abah : Yes. Because there are expenses. Later if got baby, must have money to buy things.
Amira : So if dont have money, then break off marriage is it?
Abah : [quick reply] No No No…just life is harder…[are you telling me something? Ok ok i go find work.]
Amirul : Abah, I got no homework today.
Abah : Ok
Amirul : So can I have the day off?
Abah : [pondering]
Amirul : Tests all over so i request day off.
INGAT NI APA?? COMPANY KE? ISTERI MENGANDUNG KE SAMPAI NAK MINTAK DAY OFF?
Abah : [in raya mood too. Lazy to check and mark also.] Hmmm…
Amirul performed in the teachers day concert today. He did a dance number with a handful of his friends. They did the shuffling. They earnestly rehearsed the number over the last two weeks. When he first showed me, it was all so cool. Then it got annoying…Anyway, this was the after concert conversation.
Abah : How was the concert?
Amirul : [sounding cool] It was good.
MAMAK NI AKSYEN PULAK. BUNGKUS KANG BARU TAHU.
Abah : Thats good. Everyone liked it?
Amirul : Yeah. Everyone was clapping.
Amira : [decided to chime in] I clapped loudly and shouted “BAIK AH!”
EH EH SI MINAH NI! DIA TAK TAHU DIA MINACHI.
Amirul : Abah
Abah : Yes
Amirul : After the concert, I was walking to the classroom. Then this P6 guy came to me and asked “were you the guy who shuffled just now?” I replied yes. Then you know what?
Abah : What?
Amirul : He turned to his friend and I overheard him saying “He is so cool man!”
BESAR LAH LAGI GIGI SI MAMAT NI
Abah : Wah! were you alone at that time?
Amirul : Yeah.
Abah : Then you must be beaming, grinning ear to ear.
Amirul : Nope
Abah : No? You didnt smile even?
Amirul : Nope. I just walked off. Just like that. Nothing. Just walked off.
AISEYMAN! NAK COOL PULAK.
Amirul : And then…
ADA LAGI??? INGAT DAH HABIS CERITA.
Amirul : I walked past a teacher. She said that my dancing was good.
Abah : You knew her?
Amirul : Nope.
Abah : [memberi sokongan yang bersepadu] Wah! So now you are famous ah?
Amirul : [Cool, soft raspy voice] Yeah.
NASIB BAIK RESULT THIRD TERM KAU BAGUS NAK, KALAU TAK, BERDERAI GIGI
Abah : Balik mandi, cuci kasut lepas tu sembahyang.