During snacktime (recess) on Thursday, Jonathan's classmate, Kelvin, was peeling an orange. Another classmate, Omar, was looking at him, probably asked Kelvin for a slice. This is what I heard:
Kelvin: "You cannot eat. This is not halal (referring to the organge).
Omar kept quiet.
Kelvin: "You cannot eat this. This is not halal. This is MANDARIN orange."
What was my reaction? A big burst of laughter when I related the conversation to Teacher Lay Keong, who later explained to Kelvin what halal meant.
Such an innocent statement that can turn into a joke of the day. It's just so natural. Certainly blew my blues away!