lelaki berasal dari marikh, perempuan berasal dari kejora

Which was weird, because I’d never heard of the word ‘Kejora’ (not being an avid SEARCH fan) before the National Economic Action Council and DBKL decided to introduce it to Malaysians a couple of weeks ago. It’s supposed to mean ‘Venus’, right? Huh, whatever. After some basic googling, I found out why I was oblivious to ‘Kejora’, because…

WE WERE TAUGHT THAT ‘VENUS’ WAS ‘ZUHRAH’ IN PRIMARY SCHOOL, YOU DUMB NUT.

Don’t know why I was so upset over it. I don’t find the food in Jalan Alor to be particularly good, because I always have better options (i.e. car to drive to other eateries where they serve more awesome and less expensive food). But it’s convenient for non-Malaysians who seem to like the food there, mostly because it’s local hawker food and as Malaysian food goes, will definitely have more taste than… say, Singaporean fare? :P

Heh, ah well. Fuck off. I don’t dislike Singapore.

My boss doesn’t even know where Jalan Alor is. Of course he knows that there’s a street with plenty of Chinese hawkers, but he never knew its name until I told him last week. “Oh sou desu ne… I used to walk by that road when I was studying in VI… I never knew what it was called.” Muslim mah, cannot eat most of the food there. So it doesn’t really make a difference to him whether it’s Jalan Alor or Jalan Kejora, though I’m sure it made him upset to have to read all the “Kejora means Venus”, “We want Alor back!”, “The name change is in line with bla bla bla”, “We don’t give two flying fucks! We want Alor!” etc in the papers. Can be tedious when you know that there are more important things for DBKL to focus on than bring on the ire of Jalan Alor traders and fanbois.

Whatever lah. I meant to write in to the papers and voice my disagreement over the name change, but then I’m sure you all know the line about good intentions.

Crap, have to go to Pos Laju in the middle of nowhere.

But before I go, I have to mention this… did you know that some Iranians spent 2 days to make the world’s longest sandwich, only to have a hungry crowd rush to eat it all up before the Guinness Book of World Records officials could measure the sandwich? Bwahahhahaha! Go read it here!

Comments

  1. Long time reader first time commenting.

    What are you talking about? It’s all Greek to me!

    And sorry about the sandwich. Was going to save some for you, but was really hungry. That’ll teach them to make food in a third world country! :-)

    See ya soon. :-)

  2. LMAOOOO that’s what i thought too…don’t remember any Planet Kejora in my Alam & Manusia classes.

  3. Hahaha, I cannot tahan the Iranian story. lol

  4. To show a good example of “standardisation”, those smart alecks in NEAC and DBKL should go to the National registration department(NRD) and change all their children name to more “standard” name. ;)

  5. BTW, I think Malaysian should be the last to laugh about the Iranian records ;)
    If anyone still recall Malaysia infamous “festive season open house rushing session” and “chicken wings war.”

  6. dabs: learn some BM! :P see ya

    kim: yah i didn’t know that until i googled.. sien

    ky: heahea too funny

    moo_t: true true.. but it is still too damn funny, no?

  7. It’s very hard to find any BM study stuff here. Easier to find Indonesian Language stuff, which is funny, as most of them start off by stating that Indonesian comes from the Malay language! :-) So why is BM study stuff not more prevalent than Indonesian study stuff if Malay is the parent language?

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