May 08, 2005

Got Wood?

Mothering Sunday.

Treated Mumsy to a lovely lunch at a nice Western restaurant downtown. Sure enough, Pops, Auntie and Uncle followed as well. We had a good time, laughing and enjoying our lunch. When the grilled chicken came, typical Chinese Uncle asked for soy sauce (he refused to use the table salt, saying that too much salt intake is not good for the blood pressure, despite the chicken being drenched in Ajinomoto).

After a hearty lunch, Chinese Uncle asked the Malay-waitress-in-the-nice-Western-restaurant, "Ada kayu ke?"

He was asking for toothpicks.

4 comments:

Adrian said...

I thought "ada kayu" means something else more mischevious than just toothpicks... :p

beetrice said...

*snort*...trust your uncle to say something like that..but knowing the rest of our family, err..sad to say its not uncommon..muahahahha...

l i t t l e c o m m a said...

i was gong through your archive and hey ... your uncle is not alone ! my hongkee friend learnt it from her malaysian friends to ask for 'kayu' (toothpicks) in BM

l i t t l e c o m m a said...

i was going through your archives and hey ... your uncle is not the only one ! i heard it from my hongkee friend who learnt it from some other malaysian friends of hers. :) i can imagine the waitress' face when your uncle said that.