Friday, April 17, 2009

Random and lame ep.2

Miri


The last time i blogged about Miri, my hometown, i got fuckin 60 comments so im blogging about Miri again. Not that i didnt know that was a prank but...

Miri city is developed by the coastal area of Borneo island. It's the perfect getaway for you if you have been spending 3 quarters of your life having sex with your laptop or entertaining business partners.



I initially thought that Miri was just another doomed city, with its chief minister & sons monopolizing all state development contracts and a dozen tycoons monopolizing all of its resources. The majority of the population is just left to admire the sons of these tycoons driving different luxury sports cars everyday, with different girls in them too ;)

ONE of these many tycoon's houses look like this.

But Miri has gone a long way. I've realized that it aint a small town anymore, after i visited Ipoh. This is meant to be a short post so im not gonna go on about Miri but if you think Ipoh was worth visiting, you will fall in love with Miri.

Miri also reminds me of superstitious people.. the extreme kind. These people populate most of the semi-urban locations in the country i believe so not only Miri but it reminds me because i was brought up there.
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People worry for you if you point at the moon, because you'll get your ears cut when you're sleeping at night.
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When you pee in the bushes, you must scream "SIAM AH SIAM AH SIAM AH" "ANG JIAO CHU LAI LIAO, KIN SIAM AH".... if you dont, you get your dickhead bitten by the bush monsters. WTF imagine that. I get fucking irritated when i get advised coz i NEVER do that fucking embarrassing chant.
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Now, there's one more. Just as you come out of my housing area heading to the airport, you will come across this roundabout, carrying 2 sea horses, the icon of Miri.
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They say if you drive around it in the opposite direction 3 rounds, these sea horses come to live. I TRIED IT immediately when i was told - it was 4AM - and .................... i think there were some technical problems with the spell. My friend was horrified on the 2nd round he almost peed in his pants but he was quiete all the way back home after.
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In China, ppl eat sea horse skewers.
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Graffiti
I've seen alot of fuckin cool graffitis in Europe and Melbourne. Amazing creativity, some of them - mind blowing. Not exactly this but one of the nice ones i could find.

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Graffiti also exist in Beijing apparently, i discovered from my last visit. But they're a bit more family orientated hehe - quite bizzare how things are translated into different cultures.

Robin Hood
Robin Hood.... who has never heard of Robin Hood. I really dont know. He robs from the rich and disseminates to the poor. That's Robin Hood. Some Chinese call gamblers (who are on a roll), Robin Hood, coz they rob from the rich dealers. They are just trying to hint for tips (especially when they're loosing money. Wahhh... lu jin jin si Robin Hood ah.
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Robin Hood. He is 'the' robber, who robs the rich... the robster
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In Thailand, the story of Robin Hood is told through a lobster (who's a robster)... i just explained how intriguing how certain things can change when translated into different cultures.
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They robbed merchants travelling by sea in the olden days. They worked for King Neptune, who later disseminates the gold to the people through his mermaids.
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Robin Hood in Thailand is remembered until today. They have even been given the status of a "King" for all their contributions in their past life.
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But today, they are also eaten as a sign of respect.
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Presenting.... King Robster!

3 comments:

shetalkslikejune said...

writing in xyx etc etc just so you exceed 60 comments

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fourfeetnine said...

siam ah siam ah HAHAHAHAH WTF??

Boss Stewie said...

" It's the perfect getaway for you if you have been spending 3 quarters of your life having sex with your laptop or entertaining business partners."

I'm sorry entertaining me is such a chore =(