When I was little (and yes, I was little once…a long long time ago), I used to run around in boxers – homemade ones. I don’t think people in those days could just go to a shop and buy the ready-made ones that are available in abundance at the departmental stores today. Thus, I had to wear the ones that my mother made – using the cotton cloth that people used to give away at funerals – blue or red in colour…and we could have a choice of either the drawstring type or the ones with the elastic bands.
I hated the ones with the elastic bands especially when my naughty uncles would sneak up from behind me and pull off my pants…and everybody would squeal with laughter. Tsk! Tsk!
It certainly did not help one bit either that when I went to secondary school, our school uniform was white, all white…and people could see through your trousers to see the colour of your underwear. I would take pains not to wear the red ones to school or those horrendous people would surely scream, “Ang tay khor (red underwear)!” and my face would instantly turn a similar shade of crimson! I wonder why it was such a taboo then – these days, red briefs are very common and they are even a special attraction around Chinese New Year time…with the Chinese character, Hock (luck/good fortune) strategically positioned at you-know-where.
Anyway, eventually, we could buy our underwear at the shops so my mother did not have to make any for me anymore. However, for a while now, it has been quite a problem for me to buy because it is very hard to get any my size. Once I found any that I could squeeze into, I would buy at least a dozen and keep in my closet to be used over a long, long time. Sadly, these days even the XL or XXL ones would not be big enough for me.
Thankfully, I’ve been able to get hold of these made-in-China ones at the Supersave stores in town…
RM4.99 for a pack of three! Isn’t that a steal? They’re so very cheap and most importantly, they have them in my size. These are XXXXL only…
…and they have even bigger ones.
Of course, they are not of the best quality. If you see a loose string, for heaven’s sake, do not pull or it will all come apart like you’re one of the Chippendales. LOL!!! Sometimes, when you’re wearing one, you may find it a bit cool and airy and free where it matters most – the stitches have come apart… Thank goodness for the trousers outside or my most precious family jewels would be revealed for all to see on more than one occasion. But never mind, they are so cheap so when that happens, I can just throw them away – they’re even cheaper than those disposables sold at pharmacies.
And since we ‘re on the topic of boxers and briefs, perhaps you would enjoy looking at this…
I wouldn’t think much of his singing but I certainly would give him a lot of marks for his SHOW-MAN-ship… Hey! Ang tay khor!!! Muahahahaha!!!!!