Conversations with my BF. - Narcissism is Necessary

Conversations with my BF.

My boyfriend is an extremely Malaysianised white person. He speaks like a local, and by local I mean with the correct tone, accent and all, not just peppering his conversations with the occasional “lah”.

Once, we were queuing up to pay for our groceries at Tesco when a chinese couple at the counter decided to whip out their calculator. Already holding up traffic due to their huge amount of shopping, my BF huffed out a rather loud, “Macibai!”, instantly attracting attention from the others in the queue. You can imagine their reactions upon discovering that the ever popular cuss word originated from a 6’5″, blue-eyed, menacing looking white man.

Or that time when I was trying to order a vegetable dish at a restaurant but for the life of me, couldn’t remember the name in cantonese. After seeing me struggle for a couple of minutes, the BF looked at the waitress and said, “Por lei sang choy!”. My entire being crumbled in humiliation, the waitress grinned at me in amazement first, then followed by a mischievous smile as though asking if I were chinese.

How about those times when I couldn’t differentiate kopi-o-peng from kopi-peng. Yeap, that’s right. The BF enlightened me.

It’s true that sometimes while in bed getting ready to sleep, I’d turn to him and it’d suddenly struck me that I’m dating a white man, “OH MY GAWD, YOU’RE WHITE!”.

“Yes, I am”, he’d nonchalantly respond.

There are moments though, funny moments where his whiteness would escape a little. Like that time during a drive to Penang for a short getaway, he suddenly exclaimed with excitement about a certain jungle.

“Wow!!! What a beautiful jungle!”

As it turned out, it was an oil palm plantation. I think I probably laughed for over 20 minutes.

# – Beautiful jungle. Not!

How about that time when he asked if I like some “lor” right after a hearty dinner.

“Balitung? But we just ate dinner!”

# – This is popular local seafood, ‘lor’. Pronounced as the english word “law”.

“Mango “lor” lah”, he answered.

Of course, he had meant the dessert, ‘mango lou’.

# – This is the popular Hong Kong dessert, ‘mango lou’. Pronounced like the english word “low”.

On a totally unrelated note, we were chatting about installing roman blinds in the new house and he suddenly asked me if I knew how to make roman blind. I told him no, cause I’ve seen someone blogged about making one before and it looked damn difficult.

Caressing my arms, he tenderly assured me it’s very easy.

“Just jab him in the eyes”.

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27 Responses to Conversations with my BF.

  1. Bryan August 4, 2010 at 7:52 pm #

    The last line tells me he is quite humourous too. Haha.

  2. quaintly August 4, 2010 at 7:53 pm #

    i’d also like some lor!


  3. JolynGoh August 4, 2010 at 7:54 pm #

    The last part is real funny.. LOL
    Silly little thing like these that keep Da L♥ve alive.. sweet..

  4. Keith Chew August 4, 2010 at 8:12 pm #

    awesome! love this post!

  5. donny ang August 4, 2010 at 8:34 pm #

    Jab him in the eyes. Bloody brilliant I tell u. LOL!

  6. Kimberlycun August 4, 2010 at 9:16 pm #

    bryan: he is the funniest person i know, seriously haha

    quaintly: which one??

    jolyn: heheh yeah ;)

    keith: thanks!

    donny: haha yeah, i was totally caught off guard lol

  7. yahui August 4, 2010 at 9:21 pm #

    sei loh i ROFL so loud the timber walls in my NZ home cannot contain the sound!

  8. lightyoruichi August 4, 2010 at 9:30 pm #

    British guy always comes with a witty sense of humor =P

  9. Tan Yee Hou August 4, 2010 at 9:55 pm #

    Can I have him Kim? Pleaseeee.

    • Kimberlycun August 4, 2010 at 10:36 pm #

      yahui: hahahaha, dont distrupt the neighbours!

      lightyoruichi: they sure do haha

      yeehou: have la coz i <3u

  10. Glo-w August 4, 2010 at 11:22 pm #

    aw…ST so sweet. careful u dun get diabetes^^ and it’s true, once everything (physically) starts to go south, the humour goes a long way~

  11. Jacquelyn August 4, 2010 at 11:48 pm #

    awww. so sweet of ST :)

    and this post made me believed in love, once again.

  12. KY August 4, 2010 at 11:49 pm #

    LOL wtf lux the last one.

  13. Wedding Bells August 5, 2010 at 12:36 am #

    Bila mau kawin ? Staying together, sharing house loan together, in the same bed already.

    Still notchet marry ? Manyak rugi oh.

  14. deb August 5, 2010 at 12:46 am #

    hi kim, been reading your blog regularly. when i was based in qatar, it kept me sane love this post. u’re one of them lucky ones. :)

  15. Dave Lucas August 5, 2010 at 1:40 am #

    Save me some of that mango louie louie thingie!

    • Kimberlycun August 5, 2010 at 2:57 am #

      glo-w: lol but it was always humour that has kept us together from the beginning ;)

      jacquelyn: i can assure u our idea of love is not all conventionally romantic hehe. he’s just my bestest, funniest friend that’s all

      ky: lol

      wedding bells: err rugi how? we’re living our life the way we want. wedding is just a huge party we gotta throw sooner or later.

      deb: thanks! glad my blog helped u through some tough times.

      dave lucas: it’s easy to make, just top shaved ice with mango puree, fresh cut mango, sago pearls and some evaporated milk.

  16. estherlei August 5, 2010 at 10:11 am #

    Very sweet entry, love it :)

  17. fresh August 5, 2010 at 11:03 am #

    hahahahahahahaha oil palm plantation = beautiful jungle hahahahahahaha

    aw man i haven’t heard ST cuss in cantonese before. what a waste.

  18. joshuaongys August 5, 2010 at 12:49 pm #

    ROFLMAO this post is funneh, Gareth must be loving this post berry much hahah!

  19. ShaolinTiger August 5, 2010 at 1:21 pm #

    I still think that ‘jungle’ is beautiful ok :P

    • Kimberlycun August 5, 2010 at 1:29 pm #

      esther: thanks :)

      fresh: hahaha when u see him next, try annoying him and find out what it’s like!

      joshua: hahah i’m not so sure about that.

      st: sure u do, gwailou.

  20. jefferi August 5, 2010 at 2:29 pm #

    you both sure is a cute “sesat” couple. :)

  21. Zagary August 5, 2010 at 5:19 pm #

    Note to Kim: I like your BF. My kind of guy.
    Note to BF: I like your crude style. Good Guy
    Note to both Kim and BF: No i’m not gay. (^^)

  22. Kimberlycun August 5, 2010 at 6:18 pm #

    jefferi: huh, sesat? what do u mean by that?

    zagary: lol thanks!

  23. yumiii August 6, 2010 at 2:37 pm #

    i think i just died laughing at the last sentence.

  24. Cheesie August 22, 2010 at 10:26 pm #

    soo punny wtf i like <3

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