“Let’s go kai kai!”
You may be wondering what that means.
The term “kai kai” has its roots in the Cantonese dialect phrase “hang kai”, which literally translates to “walking the street or road”. This usually meant an excursion of leisure, of shopping, sight-seeing and eating.
As a young child growing up in Malaysia, there was no other phrase I loved hearing more and I would race to the door and put on my shoes, eager to see the world beyond my home.
Now that I’m older, my definition of the term “kai kai” has expanded together with my horizons. Dining, shopping, sight-seeing, travelling, adventuring – I do all of that in my own home country and also in other destinations.
“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” ~ Bilbo Baggins