Wow. What a question. The type which makes the person who answers it vain. haha. So what makes me different from everyone else? I would say the name “DOTTIE“.

Many of you might not know this, but the name “DOTTIE” isn’t a name that I simply choose for myself neither it’s a nickname. “DOTTIE” was given to me by my late Nenek (great-grandmother or what Malays call Moyang) – Hjh Maimunah Chin. You see, my late Nenek isn’t the type who loves and adore everyone in the family. She had 9 children of which my Opah (grandmother) is the eldest and tonnes of Cucus and Cicits (grandchildren and great grandchildren) It’s really hard to please this lady. But deep down inside she was a great lady, loved by her husband so much. Anyway, back to my story.

I was one of the lucky ones in the family to be adored by arwah Nenek. I don’t have to tell you the story behind the name “DOTTIE” though, it’s enough for everyone to know that the first time she saw me (a few days after I was born) she named me “DOTTIE” and she insisted everyone in the family to call me Dottie. That’s why my full name is Khairunnisa Dottie Khairuddin.

Hjh Maimunah Chin - seated 2 from right

Another reason that makes me different from everyone else is my bloodline.  I’m not 100% Malay. Saya Minangkabau campur Kabul(Afghanistan), Kampa(Indonesia) and Hindustan (Indian).  Malas nak explain panjang-panjang. If you wanna know more about it, tanya jela I nanti.

Ok. I shall stop bragging about myself now. Toodles! 😀

Signed, sealed, posted,

Dottie.

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