The Maltese verb 'tnemmes' means spying. The word 'nemmisa' therefore means a spy. Whilst walking in my home town, Main Street (Triq il-Kbira) to be precise, I came across Mrs. Bonnici (whom I do not know, but deducted her identity from the house name) looking out of the window.
By all means this photo is merely my interpretation of what she was doing. For all I know she could be waiting for someone, however I decided to interpret her as a spy.
This characteristic though is quite popular amongst the Maltese people especially in old towns and villages usually in village cores.
Author's Note: Mrs. Bonnici, I do not mean to hurt you in any way by calling you a spy. Nowadays we have 'Neighbourhood watch' so for all we know you could be doing the neighbourhood a favour by looking out the window. You never know what you might witness!