December 24, 2009
Tadi I lepak dekat rumah sepupu. Sepupu I ni mat saleh. Sebab mommy dia Melayu tulen, kahwin dengan Lelaki Mat saleh, lepastu dapat dia jadi Melayu Saleh, jadi, dia omputih ah, paham tak sekarang. Bukan Mat Salleh yang bapak dia nama Muhammad Salleh ke hape eh, aku faham bapak kau nama Mohd Salleh. Sarah, jangan terasa.
Jadi sepupu I yang kacuk mat saleh ini sedang ada majlis kecilan dia dan girlfwen-girlfwen dia. Lepastu girlfwen dia ada yang mat saleh betul, tak kacuk, maksudnya mak bapak dia dua-dua mat saleh. Tapi bukan Islam lah. So, dia pun sembang-sembang dengan I. Very the cute doh perempuan tu, nama dia Casey, lepastu ada freckles kat hidung, rasa macam nak picit kuad-kuad, gewamnyew.
"So, how come if you are Mariam's cousin, your brother call her, what was it again - Makngah?"
"That is because, yes, we're cousins. But it's like cousins over cousins because her mother and my dad are cousins, so it makes us secondary cousins, get it?"
"But what's up with Makngah? Haha,"
"Haha, nahh, we don't call each other that, it's a joke, more to a joke,"
"Oh. How come you can wear this cloth on your head?"
"What cloth? Table cloth? Heh. Oh tudung. What? Just wear lah,"
"Isn't it hot? Then you'll get rashes all over your neck,"
"Hoh, nonsense. Rashes are the in thang nowadays, everyone is getting it, harhar euw,"
"Hahahahahaha *paused* Eh, why doesn't Mariam wear tudung as well?"
"I don't know. She's not ready yet, maybe,"
"I thought if you're a Muslim, you'll have to wear this tudung to cover your hair or something?"
"Err yeah, but if she doesn't wanna wear it, you can't force her, it's like, you need to listen to your heart desireeee,"
"Heart desire? Like loving it? Like loving someone? I don't get it. It is compulsory in your religion right?"
"Yeah compulsory," paused kerana taktau nak jawab apa pada mat saleh lawa ini.
"But I've seen Muslim girls not wearing tudung, and still exposing themselves. I thought you have to cover up the whole body,"
"Heh. Eh mariam, can I have your iPod for a sec?" terus tukar tajuk dan lari.
That. Really got me tongue-tied.