Sunday, September 18, 2005

Oranges and Apples


When oranges are oranges, and apples are apples

One of the things that I cannot stand are families (or people in general) who would degrade Malaysia quite openly. Yes, we all know that our country is really humid, has bad traffic, that national car is made of tin milo, that the government is corrupted, blah blah blah, but when you go “In THIS country this will never happen” or “In THIS country is so much better”, it can get very annoying. This is especially true when it is a known fact that you are indeed a local, and if you don’t like OUR country, you can always MOVE to another one. (Yes, immigration is an option.)

I still remember two years ago when Wanay and I skipped class to go on a boat ride at Mine’s. As we waited in line to be seated in the boat, we noticed a particular family in front of us who kept pointing at the surroundings. “Look, it’s so dirty!” “Look, the boat is SO small.” To top it off with their really bad British accent, they went, “If we were in THIS country, the river would be much cleaner.” The husband and wife looked at each other as if they said something clever, and then stared at the other boat riders as if we were some back water monkeys.

“Dia orang tuh bising lah,” Wanay said.

I know, I responded.

The boat slowly traveled down the man-made river, passing a small zoo full of many types of feathered species, and surprisingly after the zoo, some really impressive bungalows. While some of the tourists snapped photos, one of the little boy from the annoying family turned to his mother and asked, “Mother, mother, is this Hong Kong?”

I remember Wanay and I burst out laughing, openly, right in front of the very disgruntled mother. Because at that moment, it was they who should have known WHICH country they are at in the first place.

15 Comments:

Blogger Oreos said...

padan muka, hahaha.

7:51 PM  
Blogger Vlad said...

Some people just don't realise that bontot dia orang dah chop Malaysian.

No one can take out the chop. Unless they consider skin removal. Which I am glad to do so for them. Guys make a line on the right and head to Yunus. Girls on the left and strip before you reach my counter.

8:32 PM  
Blogger madnessinvain said...

Hohohohohoho. Nigga please!

9:13 PM  
Blogger madnessinvain said...

Vlad - On the other note, let me do the frisking first. Don't worry ladies, i'll be gentle.

9:15 PM  
Blogger thingsaboottogetvaryinterestinghear said...

you guys are fags

3:46 AM  
Blogger The Squatter said...

thingsaboottogetvaryinterestinghear - hahahahahaha.

yeah man. 2 blokes pedaling n splashing water.

4:03 AM  
Blogger Vlad said...

Fags 'R Us opening soon near your home.

6:55 PM  
Blogger 9 said...

nak complain2 pasal malaysia, pergi berambus. kitaorang tak jemput kau dtg pun..

7:07 PM  
Blogger Ayu Ikhwani said...

I've met those kind of people, and believe me, they are very irritating.. yg ckp ngan accent yg sgt tak jadi and look down to people who talk in Malay, I mean, sedar tak what land your feet are firmly standing on right now? Duh..

9:04 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

oreos :

exactly. i remember the mother was quite embarrassed about it and actually pinched her son in the mouth. damn, just because of maintaining their snobbery...

vlad :

i couldnt agree more. i mean, it's always so easy to reveal what the problems are. i think its more honorable when you do something about it. provide solutions goddammit, and stop nagging.

hahahahah...yunus kena lagi.

madnessinvain :

i could only imagine the LONG line of ladies you will be frisking. pass 'em over here bro!

11:29 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

things :

dissapointed you got nothing constructive to say on this topic.

pseu...:

thanks for dropping by.

9 :

hahahahha yeah! kenapa hendak menyindir negara sendiri? kalau tak suka, sila berambus!

ayu :

hahahhaha ayu, if you ever meet me, you will think the same about me. there are reasons why my BM is poor (but i do converse in it, tapi kalau in terms of writing, memang fail). and i am definitely proud of our national language; it's too beautiful to ignore.

at the moment, planning to take classes to improve. :)

11:38 PM  
Blogger Ayu Ikhwani said...

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8:55 PM  
Blogger Ayu Ikhwani said...

No lah.. there are accents AND accents which, thankfully, most of us could tell apart.. like a friend I know who just loves to roll her R's inside her mouth everytime she talks in english, makes people wonder if she has something wrong with her tongue :-D

8:57 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

ayu :

hahahha...your friend would have done wonderful in spanish. the way latinas roll their R's send sexual shivers up my spine any day. hahahhahahahaha!!!

7:26 PM  
Blogger pugly said...

I call these sort of people Pretentious Prats - a national joke at best. Those who make me laugh the most are the ones who haven't even been to a foreign land before, or have only just gone to that country for a short holiday, yet they are acting as if they were born, raised and living in that country for their whole lives! More Mat Saleh than the Mat Salehs themselves! Simply pathetic.

By the way, love your blog. I enjoy reading your entries :-)

7:19 AM  

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