The Lunar New Year is just days away which can only mean one thing – the in-coming barrage of interrogations and questions from your kepoh relatives’ who are ever so nosey about your personal life.
Here are some light-hearted ways for you to arm yourself against these typical questions that will put all the questionings to a halt without offending anyone.
1. Did you put on weight already?
Answer #1: “I’d like to think I just got fluffier!”/ “Isn’t that a good thing, auntie/uncle? It means I became more prosperous!”
Answer #2: “I’ve been living the good life, y’alls.” flips hair
Answer #3: “Thanks aunty/uncle, it’s the festive season ma, which means lots of good food. Correct or not? So I eat more la!” stuff a pineapple tart in your mouth and laugh it off
2. When are you getting married?
Answer #1: “Neither of us are ready at the moment. See how first. Maybe you can check with us again like next year maybe.”
Answer #2: “When our pockets are ready then we probably will.”
Answer #3: “Actually Auntie, your cookies are SO good that I’ll just marry them. Food for the win!”
3. How much money are you making?
Answer #1: “Enough lah to get by, very satisfied with my pay.”
Answer #2: “Not as much as you.” Smiles politely and sips tea
Answer #3: “Oh just a round number, in the thousands, with a decimal point and two zeros after that.”
4. Why Don’t You Have a Job?
Answer #1: “I do have a job. Taking care of my parents to thank them for all the hard work they did in raising me all these years.”
Answer #2: “Yeah, no luck unfortunately. But what is important is that we have our health, right?”
Answer #3: “Yeah, it’s tough. I’ve had so many offers but I just can’t seem to make a decision.”
5. When are you having kids?
Answer #1: “I wish I knew the answer.”
Answer #2: “Oh, you know, these things sometimes take a little longer than expected. Someday maybe.”
Answer #3: “When the time is right, it will happen.”
What are some other comebacks you’ve tried or heard? Comment down below!
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