1. (adj) belonging to the distant past or ancient times
2. (adj.) showing signs of great age or wear
3. (adj.) old-fashion or outdated
3. (n.) a collectable object such as a piece of furniture or work of art that has a high value because of its age and quality
Aunt: Why do you keep these things, Ma? They are so old, they are antique!
Grandma: But nowadays antiques have a lot of value, no?
Being part Javanese and part Dayak, people occasionally question me about my ethnicity. But since it is Ramadan, I now elicit scandalous looks from pious makciks (older Malay women) whenever I eat lunch.
Saya bukan orang muslim lah makcik.
(I am not Muslim lah, aunty.)
The Chinese translation of chapter 453 of Gintama has barely hit the internet* and already the Gintama fandom have struck:
Up next, Channel News Asia’s Tokyo correspondent reporting on the sudden spike in Pocari and Yakult sales.
Dr Minoru Shirota should be so proud.
*The English version should be up next week. Chinese subbers tend to be quicker than their English counterparts.