On lovely Pulau Pinang a Malay man lived happily with his Chinese wife in his father-in-law's house for close to 5 years.
A couple of days ago he decided to unilaterally divorce her under very acrimonious circumstances, with 3 utterances of talaq.
But bizarrely or in very unashamed manner which Malays term ta'malu pun, wakakaka, he still wants to stay in his father-in-law's house, watch TV there, makan the lovely nasi kerabu his former wife cooks so well together with her equally excellent gulai ayam, ikan masin goreng (ikan kurau of course), telur masin and sambal belacan which Penangites are most famous for.
The sambal belacan would of course be laced lavishly with petis udang from the Ket Hoe company and juiced up with calamansi (or keat-lah in Penang Hokkien, or calamondin as is known in the West), ...
... and perhaps even secretly hopes to still have his old hubby 'naughty' ways with her, wakakaka.
In fact some of his 'brothers' and 'uncles' insist he still has a right to do so and therefore should hang on in the house, even after he had unilaterally declared divorce from her with a mere 3 declarations of talaq.
Can he? Should he?
When I was very naughty as a kid my mum in typical Penang nyonya fashion would threaten me with a dose of 'kerabu', meaning I would be disciplined with severe corporal punishment inclusive of my caning bruises being 'calamansi-ed', perhaps with the sambal too, wakakaka.
The nasi kerabu would be an appropriate dish for the now-divorcee, wakakaka.
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