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Here's something peculiar about Ban: he knows how to get to, say, a particular restaurant but he usually won't know the name of the building the restaurant is in (if it's such restaurant), the name of the area (Damansara Utama, Damansara Jaya etc), or the names of the various roads leading to the restaurant. This doesn't help him when giving direction to someone else.

I usually consider this an idiosyncrasy of his until recently...

Ban's mum: Oh, let's have lunch at the shop opposite the road
Me: (Huh? What road?) What's the name of the shop?
Ban' mum: Don't know
Me: Ummm ok, which road is that?
Ban's mum: Along the highway, where the church is.
Me: Oh, opposite the church.

Ban's brother: I just bought a new aircon
Me: Oh, good. What's the brand?
Ban's brother: I don't know.
Me: Huh? You chose an aircon without knowing the brand?
Ban's brother: I just asked for an aircon that will cool the room substantially. The price was reasonable and so I bought it. Didn't ask for the brand. Oh, no, you're disappointed!
Me: @@
2 Responses
  1. William Says:

    Ngor jip sau em dou lo


  2. Jaded Jeremy Says:

    William,
    Hahaha strange but it's true :)