I have a big pack of relatives. That's why I wrote that day about mak long and manners in handling the relatives. However I have a confession to make; eventhough I have numerous relatives I am only close to a few. Mak long is one of the closest relative who is also my close friend. You may wonder who is mak long. She in not one of my parents sibling. She's actually the wife to my mother's cousin, pak long who had passed away some months back. Mak long is some 10 years my senior!All these years that I have been close to mak long, but I was not really close to the late pak long. However pak long and my husband could get along very well.
When we were newly married, my husband used to take me to visit his relatives and mine. Some years later we became very busy with our jobs 'cari' makan, that we could not do a lot of visiting. There are some relatives who do not reciprocate to our visits ie they do not come to visit us. There were also misunderstanding with some of the relatives and there's a few that you should'nt disturb their peace. That is talking about my more senior and titled relatives. As for me if my anak buah come a visiting I'm always happy to welcome them. So if you think you are related to me do come around. If you give a tinkle may be I can serve you my delicious mee kuah, laksa johor, koay teow or nasi merah with curry darca! However even if you are not related to me by blood or marriage you can still come if you call me Mak Teh!
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