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From Sweater To Kain Pelikat: Ukrainian Expat Shows Off His Evolution Of Staying In M'sia

No more "nasi ayam pedas sikit-sikit"!

Cover image via @_gbv._ (TikTok)

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Recently, a video of a Ukrainian expat showing his transformation the longer he stays in Malaysia went viral on TikTok

Gladkyi Bogdan, the real name of TikTok user @_ gbv._, demonstrates the various ways of ordering food in Malaysia in the 35-second video.

The TikTok has amassed over 435,000 plays and 45,000 likes as of writing.

To demonstrate the way he spoke during his first month in Malaysia, Bogdan, dressed in a black tracksuit and cap, says, "Hello, can I have chicken rice, please? But not spicy. And Coke. Thank you!"

Then, the video transitions to him in a plain T-shirt and pyjama pants ordering food during his second month staying here

Bogdan shows that not only has he become more fluent in speaking Bahasa Melayu and using a few local words, he has also started getting used to eating spicy Malaysian food.

"Assalamualaikum warahmatullah. Can I have satu rice please? Spicy sikit-sikit. Terima kasih," he said in the video.

And finally, the Ukrainian levels up after his third month in the country and flaunts his kain pelikat when ordering food

At this point, Bogdan proves that he can tolerate the spiciness of the local cuisine by ordering spicy chicken rice, not just "spicy sikit-sikit".

"Sekom. Nasi ayam pedas satu and teh-o-ais," he said in the video confidently.

The icing on the cake was when he said, "Sayang, makan, makan. Ah... Okay, okay."

"Nasi lemak kuah lebih satu. Maseh," he added.

Malaysians were impressed by his transformation, from his clothing to his speech

A TikTok user commented, "He wore a sweater during his first month. Eventually, he just wore a kain pelikat."

"(He) can eat spicy food now," said another person.

"Not only did his speech change, but even his outfits changed too.”

Image via TikTok

Bogdan is not the only one who changed after coming to a Southeast Asian country:

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