Scene : Father Chuah, Mother and Daughter are on the way up the stairs to the apartment after a mamak session with aunts and cousins. While talking of course, about going lepaking with friends.
Dad : "Go lar, go out with your friends"
Mom : "Why so like that one? When I want to go out, you Always say no, but you Always encourage YOUR (note : emphasized) daughter to go out. "
Daughter : Heh heh.
Dad : "Because she goes out with a group of friends mar"
Mom : "Yeah, like the ones I wanted to go out with aren't friends." Rolling her eyes.
Dad : to me, " Going out is not wrong but make sure that next time in University, you don't simply go out just like that and without informing us."
Daughter : as convincingly as possible, "I won't wan lar."
And then, totally out of the blue (and green and red)
Dad : And make sure NO Indian or Malay boyfriend. I want only Chinese boyfriend.
I couldn't stop laughing-albeit nervously.
Not to mention my mom.
My Dear, dear Papa.