I think I’ve told some of you before *many moons ago* that we suspected our maid knowing Hokkien. Here’s the continuation…
We caught our maid listening to our Hokkien conversation quite frequently. Sometimes she will laughs at our Hokkien joke and responds to our Hokkien question in Bahasa Melayu even though we’re talking to grandma and not her.
She always denies the truth until one day I got her busted in the car. Pandai leh?
Me: You faham ke? (you understand?)
Maid: Sedikit la (a little)
Me: Mana you belajar? (where did you learn?)
Maid: Ada la, dengar korang cakap (from listening to your conversation)
Wuah my maid is smart man! Either that or she learnt it from her previous employment.
Sometimes she would listen to our conversation until she stops doing what she’s supposed to do.
Grandma: Apa dengar-dengar? Buat kerja oiii
We’ve been a bit careful with our conversation but not quite. She can’t do anything mah, can she?