Heyy Ted, whassup…
- Heyy… lama tak dengar cerita.
I read your blog. What’s the matter, right?
- Haha… you found it! Macam mana boleh jumpa?
Blog-hopping. I knew right away it’s you. But why in English?
- Kenapa, tak boleh?
Bukanlah tak boleh… just that somehow I feel you are more honest in bahasa Melayu. Your Melayu-ness gets to me.
- Language is just the medium lah. Yang penting, the point gets through. My melayu-ness? The everyday posts speak of it. Using English does not make me any less Melayu. Anyway, kau bercakap tak guna English?
That’s not the point.
- Then what?
I like it better when you use BM.
- Duh, there's only one post in BM so far.
I like that one best.
- Haha… and look at you. Kau cakap tak guna English? Hah!
As you said, language is just the medium.
- Aik, pulang kat aku balik pulak. I'll do one post for you. In BM. Nak?
Delighted. Honored. Aku tunggu.
- Hey, did you call just to talk about language?
Takdelah. Saja nak say hi jugak.
- Hey, Melayu-ness. Cakap la nak tanya khabar…
O.k.. apa khabar, Ted.
- Surat khabar!!!