Can't live with it and definitely can't live without it.
Some people say that money is the root of all evil. But I say greedy is. Money is merely a tool created by humans millions of years ago as a means of business transaction. In a world that we live in today, money controls almost everything.
Money is also a taboo subject. Not sex. Not politics. Funny how a person can brag how sexually active he or she is. Or express views on politics. But shun out when asked about how much they earn. Most companies do not disclosed their employees salary. I know most of us do not share it with others on how much dough that we're actually making.
It's a secret that we want to keep for reasons that sometimes we are not certain of.
My family particularly myself and my dad wanted to keep the value of my dowry unknown to others. We had our own reasons to do so. During the engagement ceremony, the value was not mentioned at all. The only thing made publicly known was the mahar.
Funny how some people were more interested in the dowry than the ceremony itself. Funny how the were "shocked" when the mahar value was announce thinking that it was the dowry.
Funny how the word "sikitnya" unconsciously slipped through their mouth.
Funny how they never fail to ask my parents and I about this.
Funny, funny, funny.
Sometimes, I am amused on how persistent a person could be. That after much dilly-dally given, has it never entered their subconscious mind that maybe I just don't want to share? And why it is so important to them at the first place?
I get all sorts of numbers coming at me.
RM 7,000? Nah, she's worth more than that!
RM 10,000? Could be, afterall she's an overseas grad!
RM 15,000? Wow, that's a lot. Is her dad trying to sell her off?
RM 11,583? Maybe, since she's so obsess with her birthdate that she might had it.
Hey, how about RM 25,120.00? It's their wedding date!
They can throw as much as wild guess as they wish and free to do so. Good luck with that because I am intended to zip my lips tight.