Telephone conversation between a 12 year old Alim with me (the mum).
Alim: Hi, mum!
Mum: Hi. Is that you, honey?
Mum: Why are not at school? Is it school holiday today?
Alim: I just don't feel like going to school today, mum!
Mum: Is it okay if you don't go to school?
Alim: Mum, we did not do anything at all. Just borak-borak and its tiring! So its kinda bored like, you know!
Mum: Have you written the itinerary for our one week break?
Alim: I'm doing it now, mum! (Pause. Pause. Pause. A very long pause.) Mum, when can I quit school and start working?
Cita-cita besar betul budak kecik ni!