The first thing heard when we approached these ladies was, “We can’t speak English properly”. Yet they were very friendly and tried to answer every question we had. In fact, they kept thanking us for taking their photograph when we should be the ones thanking them!
Long-time friends, both in their 50s, they told us they were hungry but decided to have a conversation before they go “makan” at a fast-food restaurant. But the sun was blazing where they were seated so we had to ask – “Why not get a seat and have the chat in an air-conditioned area instead?”
Their reply? “Cannot, if we go in, people can hear what we are saying.”