I don’t know about you guys but I happen to have very kay-poh relatives, especially on Mum’s side. These are the very same people who told Mum that there was no point in sending me abroad to do my MA simply because an educated woman is as good as a spinster. =.=
I dread visiting her side of the family mainly because of all the intrusive comments and questions they frequently make and excuse it to them being concern. Half of the time, I think they do it just to get some little satisfaction out of belittling others who are leading a different life from their children.
While discussing my impending doom with Nil, we came across a few very typical questions asked during CNY and three separate ways of tackling them, depending on how brave you are.
Choose between A, B or C but realize that either way, you’re screwed.
Comment #1: So…got boyfriend already ar?
A: Got. My job lor.
B: No need la. Woman today don’t need a man to survive.
C: Got. He’s just not here yet.
Comment #2: So…when you getting married la?
B: Long more time. Must enjoy life before go to jail first.
C: Oh, Dad say women today don’t need to get married.
Comment #3: Wah…so fat already ar!
A: Yalor. Busy earning money so no time to take care of my body.
B: Yah…and you have one more wrinkle.
C: Boyfriend likes me to be fleshy mah.
Comment #4: When you guys having kids ar?
A: You pay for everything then I have them la.
B: Dunwan. Scared that they’ll end up like yours.
C: Too many people in this world. No need to add more to it.
Any comebacks of your own?