I attended a kenduri yesterday and had found out that I'm allergic to the Kampung. Should I write that down in my MPH book club application form?
The intense humidity and unexpected chicken droppings is toleratable. Not so with the people and the environment shaped by them. It's like visiting an alien nation.
*turn at his friend* Pandai cakap melayu budak ni!
Terima kasihlah sebab..
Kamu ni Cino ke? Dari mane ni?
Takdelah, saya dari Sabah, Orang melayu..
Orang Sabah ye? Orang Cino Sabah lah kiranye
Tak tak... orang Melayu..
Buat ape skarang nie?
Belajar dekat Universiti Islam Antarabangsa.. UIA..
I diverted my attention to the Kuih Muih when I heard the same pakcik talking to his group of friends. He speaks rather loudly, a norm here.
Budak tu dari Universiti Sabah. Orang Cino tuh..
The women are humble and lovely but there's always a hint of mockery in each sentences. Bragging is never a sin in Kampungland. It was done so casually that I'd thought that it was a different language altogether.
The men talks about nothing. No surprise there.. I myself enjoy leisure -nothingness- once in a while.
The teenagers.. *realizes that I am one myself* they are so unworldly. So much that I would love to have them work or study in KL. Fags in hand, they shout when talking, bidding attention as they Oi and Ei their peers, followed by usage of crude words. Every sentence they speak of smells of Dunhill and sad unrealistic statements. Surreal in a superficial way. Devil curry with chicken soup.
And I notice one thing peculiar, these (not all) Kampung people only pray once a day, that is the Maghrib prayers. This is quite new to me. They made a big fuss of me when I asked where I should pray and the Qibla direction. "Awak tu Cino buat apa sembahyang?"
Saya Muslim, orang Islam
Oh... ye ke... *turns to (again) his group of friends* Orang Cino sembahyang jugok!
Well, maybe it's this particular Kampung I'm not fond of so I'll hold my tongue (or fingers) from further observations.
The next time I blog I will be at Sabah, Negeri di Bawah Bayu...