What does being a Malayalee mean to you?
Is it speaking the language?
Is it liking the spicy food?
or is it something else?
There is a reason for the above question.
Last Onam, as usual I was telling my kids the story of Onam and I asked them where do they think Malayalees are from.
Baby said Singapore
Toothless said United States of America
and Yaya said Malaysia, Perhaps India!
To make matters worst, I asked them what Language do they think Malayalees speak and they voted unanimously for Malay!
I hate myself for not teaching them about their ethnic background.
Somehow I assumed cooking meen curry and mooru and the buying Tinkle and Magic pot would somehow teach them about their cultural background.
I was clearly wrong.
I would like to undo the damage.
What should I do?