“Kak, yang ni tade warne lain?”
She glared deeply, frustrated with the way I addressed her.
I noticed some (actually all) girls don’t like to be referred to as Kakak, it makes them feel old. Most girls are age conscious. They slapped on all these layers on anti-aging creams, Olay, SK II and what not, the least they’d expect is for someone who is obviously is much older, calling them Kakak. They had it aligned with the voodoo word, Andartu. Such a disgrace!
I use Kakak to show my respect. Adik is a classic term, equivalent to “Darling” or “Honey” but referred to female counterpart in a relationship. Examples can be found in classic Malay songs, “Mari-mari cik Adik. Mari-mari cik Abang~” which is sooo,.. EUW!
Similarly calling me Abang, again, EUW!
To every females out there, if a guy addresses you as Kakak, don’t be offended. Rest assured you have his highest utmost respect (other than the fact that you really do look old).
ps: Enjoy your Friday! Badminton anyone?