Guess what. Remember the Orangputeh I blogged about in the later entry? We had breakfast together. Cycle of life. He's from New Zealand. Being a timid Asian, I withdrew myself from his ideal chat. Typical of Malaysians.
I did a little bit of surfing in the morning and bodysurfed in the evening. I prefer body surfing. It's easier (and cheaper) The board cost 50 thousand rupiah as oppose to the long surfing board's 100 thousand rupiah. RM1 = 2500 rupiah. You do the math. My face is now several shades darker along with my forearms and legs. I had myself a tattoo. Fake lah. Inai. A gecko. I accidentally ate ham (pork). It tasted different from beef ham so I asked the waiter lah, astaga mas, kenapanya tidak bilang! He shook his shoulders.
I got my self tanned but only for an hour. English people, and their endless remarks. Gossipy, those British folks. My highlights are becoming obvious than ever, thanks to the sea water. Now how am I supposed to return to UIA, with my highlighted hair and over-tanned skin. Otaku-style caucasian lah. Biarlah mereka dan umpatan mereka. They (UIA admin) should learn a few things about diversity of culture. Moie. Otaku Justice! Yataaa.
The television shows here are so different. Their context quality is poorer than RTM's. Serious shit. The actors are too goodlooking. The girls are super slutty. And the good guys either wear a tudung or kopiah. Stereotype habis.
I'd come to find that we Malaysians are very katak di bawah tempurung with the telly inside the tempurung. As in we know a lot ot trivial facts but refuse to indulge in it. Malaysians. Not chinese nor malay. Not indians. Malaysians. Malaysians here likes to visit temples and beaches only to take pictures of themselves with an alien backdrop. Click-click-click. Most of the Balinese were surprised that I took the effort to talk to them. Yep, to talk to them. Orang Malaysier sombong bangat, kata mereka. I don't know how far this is from truth but coming out from their mouths... I can't help to wonder.
And I think I know why we Malaysians like to read controversial news and trivial facts rather than real life experiences:
Malaysia's most watched show: Bulletin Utama.
Most read material: Newspaper.
Figures. Life is more than fly-over accidents and affairs and Siti Mengandung? Much more than inflation.