Saturday, July 19, 2008


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!

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