In a heartwarming display of cultural integration and adorable cuteness, a Japanese woman named Iori, married to a Malaysian man, Faris, captured the hearts of locals while ordering drinks at Starbucks.
The endearing scene was captured in a viral TikTok video posted by @annisa_farish_kl, the Japanese x Malay couple themselves, which quickly gained 2 million views.
As the video begins, we see Iori mustering up her courage to speak Malay while placing her drink orders. With a lovely smile, she confidently starts with an Ice Latte, emphasising “Tall” in a delightful, exaggerated manner.
“Hi, I want one Ice Latte…Tall!”
The Starbucks staff, charmed by her effort, inquire if she prefers a Grande or a Venti size, but Iori insists on a “Tall” only.
Coming in strong, Iori proceeds to order a Double Shot, asking, “Double shot, can?”
Her determined yet adorable attempts to converse in Malay make her struggle endearing to watch. Remarkably, her pronunciation is surprisingly flawless!
Faris, the husband, was also present, his admiration for his wife speaking Malay on full display.
Finally, with her mission nearly accomplished, Iori triumphantly orders an ‘Acai Lemonade’ (Strawberry Lemonade) as her third drink, “One, Acai Lemonade”.
Graciously, she concludes her delightful encounter with a heartfelt “Terima Kasih” (Thank You), displaying her respect and appreciation!
The sight of her holding all her Starbucks beverages while conversing in Malay melts the hearts of many individuals.
Netizens were quick to shower Iori with adoration, not only for her endearing attempts to speak Malay but also for her captivating dimples and overall cuteness.
“She’s so cute with her small dimples.”
“She’s super cute.”
“I think his wife is one of the cutest, who went viral.”
Comments poured in, highlighting her charm!
You can watch the video below.
When Japanese wife tried her best to order in Malay🇯🇵 Iori : My Malay not bad😆! Farish : Hahaha ==== Thank you so much @Starbucks Malaysia Ampang DT staff to be patient with my baby bahasa Melayu🤍 #fyp #internationalmarriage #japanxmalaysia #tiktokmalaysia #lifeinmalaysia #jepun #muslimconvert #japanesewife #malayhusband #starbucksmalaysia #マレーシア生活 #クアラルンプール #国際結婚 #ムスリマ
♬ original sound – Japanese x Malay Couple👫🏻 – Japanese x Malay Couple👫🏻
Iori’s adorable orders in Malay at Starbucks captured many hearts. Her sincere efforts to communicate in the local language, coupled with her undeniable cuteness, won over many hearts.
So what do you think? Feel free to share your thoughts on Iori’s cute language adventures in the comment section below!
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