“O Babu’, Al’ssin ayusannu. Sali’ ka pinangantin.”
“Aho’ sogo’ pagt’kkaku halam ai-ai hailaya itu. Hal abalos ayusanku.”
Abalos is the Sinama for food going bad. It can be used idiomatically to describe the effort that this lady in the above conversation took to dress nice for a holiday’s celebration, only to realize the community did not prepare a celebration for that day. The nice clothes were wasted.