Boss or Uncle?

When I first arrived in Sarawak/Malaysia more than 10 years ago people used to call me 'Uncle' which was nice. But as the times changed so did the terminology and nowadays everyone calls each other 'Boss' Everywhere I went one could hear "Hello boss, how are you boss, another drink... show more When I first arrived in Sarawak/Malaysia more than 10 years ago people used to call me 'Uncle' which was nice.

But as the times changed so did the terminology and nowadays everyone calls each other 'Boss' Everywhere I went one could hear "Hello boss, how are you boss, another drink boss" etc etc, which I didn't quite like so much.

So my question is:

What is your favourite/worse term of endearment?

Boss?
Uncle?
Dear?
Sayang?
Mate?
Other names?
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