I can think of a number of other titles for today's post:
- Romeo and Juliet, Malaysian style
- Forbidden Love
- Murder, They Wrote
- English, as she is displayed
- Micro Fiction Monday (except that my post is never 'micro' :)
The Malay language is supposed to be an easy language to learn, at least the spelling part, as she is phonetic. Well, some people think it applies to English as well.
Here's the story behind the picture:
"Ah Chong and Mei Ling grew up in the same village. From childhood friends they became lovers by the time they were teenagers.
When they finished their studies they told their respective parents that they wanted to get married. But the parents, being traditional match-makers had other plans for them! They had already chosen their potential spouse since they were kids - a tradition and a promise that could never be broken.
Ah Chong and Mei Ling were broken hearted.
They decided to go into business and set up shops next to each other, so they can see one another often. The nature of their business may be different but they sure express their desire for one another clearly."