Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Unthinkable incident...

I do not know how to begin on this entry. This morning, i saw something and it reflects upon me. Conversations were spoken in Cantonese:

Old Nenek : * looking around after paying her bill *
Me : * I looked at her *

Old Nenek : * she looked at me and then to the Uncle near her *
Me : * I was still looking at her *

ON : * then she turned to the uncle * Sing sang, sing sang, um koi pong ngor chuen wah lar... um koi ar... um koi ar...
Uncle : ok ok... meh si ar poh poh...

**old granny : mr.. mr.. can you help me to translate... thank you.. thank you...
**uncle : ok ok... what is granny?


ON : Tou sin ngo bei tin than... tan hai hui yao bei fan ngo ee kor tan leh... hui yao mou man ngor lor chuen... leh pong ngor man hui ee kor sui than sai um sai bei ar...
Uncle : ok ok... tak tak...


**granny : i paid my bill just now... but she returned me back this bill... and she did not asked me for money... can you ask her whether i need to pay my water bill?
**uncle: ok ok... can... can...

Uncle : Nenek ini dia kata bagi bil elektrik tapi you takder tanya dia wang untuk bil air...
Post Office Clerk : oh, dia bagi letter air bukan bil air...


**Uncle : OOOI!! You! WTF! this poor granny here give you water bill why you don farking ask her for money?

**PO clerk : Nia ma... she give me this a letter... not farking water bill...

ok ok... just kidding... i made it up...


**Uncle : this granny here said she gave you her water bill and why you did not ask money from her?

**PO clerk : oh, she gave me cover letter... not the water bill...

Uncle : ok ok... * he turns to the poh poh *... poh poh ar... hui wah lei mou beh hui sui than... ee kor um hai sui than lei keh... lei wan har yat bin lei keh sau toi...
ON : Mou meh? ee kor um hai sui than lei kar?


**Uncle : ok ok... granny, she said you did not give her water bill... this is not water bill... can you search in your bag?

**Granny : No? this is not water bill?

Uncle : Hai lor...
ON : orh... orh... ngo wan har... * so she looked in her bag * ...ngor chau kei tak ngor ying koi you bei sui than... kai lei kai hui thim kai ngor chung yau gum thor chuen...


**Uncle : Yes...

**Granny : ok ok... i search for it... i remembered i need to pay water bill... count here count there i still blur why so much money in my hand..

* I passed by them to pay my bill next to their counter *

Uncle : ...
ON : wan tou lar... lei tai ham mai ee kor...?


**uncle : ...

**granny : i found it! Can you check if this is water bill?

Uncle : hai lar.. poh poh... lei hor yi beh hui...
ON : * she gives the water bill to the clerk and pay the money *


**uncle : yes, granny... you can pay her now.

Uncle : ok lar... poh poh..
ON ; um koi ar... um koi ar... ngor tit chai lui yau um heong... ngor you kar ki lei... ngor keh kei sing chun hou hou...


**granny : thank you... thank you... my sons and daughters not around... i need to settle this on my own... my memory still very good...

Uncle : * nod nod and smile smile *...


I am still thinking about this incident...


is sky the limit... poh poh... kei sing very good!

1 comment:

BLuEaPpLE said...

you'll be amazed how much old ppl can remember some times! hahaha