*door slammed close*
*Girl 1 walks out of house*
Girl 2: You’re wearing black! Isn’t that supposed to be bad luck?!
Girl 1: WHAT!? White’s bad luck. Don’t they wear white to funerals??? (Girl 2 was wearing white by the way)
Girl 2: Oh yea. But I’m pretty sure its black, black is like… mourning!
Girl 1: Oh yeaaaa… But I don’t have anything red! Ok let’s text B and ask.
“B, will we risk bringing the plague and 100 years of bad luck wearing black/white to your open house? ”
“Both colours are okay”
Both Girls: !!!!!
Girl 1: Is he sure???? Tell him to ask his Mum!
Girl 1: I don’t know which one his house. No number.
Girl 2: Eh just look for RED LANTERNS!
*saw a house with men in cara melayu hanging out having a smoke downstairs*
Girl 1: This one lah Number 8. See that guy upstairs looks like B! Damn these people wearing cara melayu. So misleading. Chinese New Year wear the qipao lah.
Girl 2: *nods emphatically in agreement* YEAH!
Morals of the story:
1. Culture shock can also happen during cultural festivities.
2. Three overcompensating Malay girls will wear red accessories (namely tudong, earrings and scrunchy respectively) to a Gong Xi Fa Cai open house. Only one member from the family visited will actually even wear red.
3. These two girls really should try to find out more about the Chinese culture in Brunei!