Everyone wants to look good. It’s a habit possessed by all of us.
Women get cosmetics, accessories, pretty dresses and push-up bras to look good, whereas for the men – they get deodorants, perfume bottles, stylish outfit and push-up hair.
Reflecting at the mirror is a sign of wanting to look good as well. ;)
Anyway, we live in a society where we like to praise how good others look every now and then. You see someone, you compliment how nice their outfit is. Or, you compliment on how cheerful they look.
To simplify things – it basically means… they look good. Even if you don’t mean it.
Which brings us to how a particular person responds to such compliment. If someone compliments on your good look, a Malaysian would typically brush it off.
It’s true. This is the Malaysian style of handling a praise. No?
Let’s put things into perspectives.
A hot chick compliments that I look good today. Yeah sure, I may think that I look good. Heh. ;)
But wait – by being a true Malaysian, I’m suppose to be humble. So, here are 4 Malaysian methods to respond to the compliment…
1) Deny it!
Objection! Just deny the statement, and claim that it’s not true.
2) Question it!
Are you sure, really sure, that I look good? Where gotttt??
3) Giggle it!
This applies only to the ladies. They would giggle or shy away from the compliment.
Men don’t giggle, but for your better understanding – the photo above is just a demonstration. I don’t giggle like a girl, alright! Hmph!
4) Only today it!
Only look good today? Other days not good looking lah?
So yeah, those are the 4 most common responses from a typical Malaysian. It’s just so unique of us right – us being Malaysians. ;)
Nevertheless, it’s never wrong to be confident with how you look. If you think you look good, by all means – you look good. No one can stop you from thinking that way.
But even if you do love the way you look so much…
Please lah, keep the affection at home. Don’t syok sendiri and PDA (Public Display of Affection) with yourself. It’s awkward.
Malaysians are humbly humble! We don’t show off wan, right? ;)