This is us going for group lunch.
Motherhen: Okay, everyone ready or not?
Secretary: Wait, Mr. Tan not here yet.
Manager: Sales team meeting us there. They ask us to order first but Kelvin said he is vegetarian today so must have vegetables for him.
Motherhen: Who else vegetarian? Is Laura joining us or she went gym?
Mr. Tan: I’m here!
HR: Laura got meeting. She asks us to tapao for her.
Motherhen: Mr Tan, please go toilet first before we go otherwise you kap liu later. Who else needs to go toilet? Faster go now.
Frou: I need to go toilet also!
You would think it’s just informal gathering that we speak like that…..
(Strategy meeting with external consultant – also Malaysian)
Frou: Okay, given the situation, why don’t we go back and seek an extension?
Motherhen: Yam gong! Yao mou gao chor ar? Last month we already ask and now you want me to crawl back to them? You think I can lay golden eggs for them ar?
Consultant: Ya wor, if you ask them again, they will ask you to go fly kite to Kelantan. I think we better buat bodoh and just do it.
Motherhen: Ok, we hantam first then see how.
And when we have to report upwards….
Motherhen: The situation is such that it is unlikely we can get further third party co-operation so after much consideration, the team is proposing to assume associated risks and proceed with the original timeline.
President: Frou, is that your understanding of the conclusion too?
Frou: Erm… yah.