Don't really know when it actually started, but sayang has been addressing me as 'Adek' ever since forever. I can't remember when exactly I got that nick name from him, he would sometimes address me 'sayang' but never call me by my name. Of course he would address me as 'Ida' to another person but I never hear him call me by my name. I asked him to 'try' address me as 'Ida' and it sounded awfully awkward. LOL!
... 'Sayang', 'Honey', 'Babe', 'Yang', 'B', 'Abang' ... All kinds of nick name for your loved ones. And 'Darling'! Wow! Sounds 70s but I wouldn't mind it if abang calls me 'darling', kinda cute, don't you think?
When he's angry with me, he would say it in a firm voice, 'ADEK!' (which I do not like to hear). Funny, 'Adek' sounds cute but with that tone, it always sounds unpleasant. There were times people around us would ask me, 'What did he call you??'.
I like my nick name Adek, sayang is the only person who addresses me that way. Makes me feel very special.