I am in my mid forties and to many I am still young. Well, age is just another number and really up to the person to feel old or young. I don't feel old right until my nephew announced that he is getting married next year. The first wedding in my family, my husband side. Which means in a couple of years I am going to be someone's grand aunt? Ooooh that title "grand" really sounds old.
Among the Chinese, a younger person do not address an older person by name, unless when working in the office etc. When we see an older female not related to us we call her "che che" (sister) and if it is a male, "kor kor" (brother).
I remember as I was growing up, young children use to call me "che che" right until I got married, look more matured, people start calling me "aunty". I was so not used to it. It obviously sounds older.
In a couple of years my nephew's children are going to call me grand aunt which means the granny generation, oh my. Used to feel excited and happy when my boss told me that I was promoted to the next level but this type of promotion really freaks me out.
I think I would prefer if everyone would address each other by name instead, but of cause, our Chinese customary will vanished. Well, no matter what, life goes on. Like what my mum used to say, "Go through each stages of life, gracefully" I am trying, very hard too.
Thanks for reading. So, which level are you in, now? Happy blogging and happy holidays, as to most, year end normally are vacation time. Have fun and smile always.