Everything's eventual. Change is a constant. And so finally THEY went out and changed the name of one of the most uniquely named towns in Malaysia. Batang Berjuntai is no more. All hail...sigh, BESTARI JAYA.
I found this out from Han Solo when I met her to pass over her long overdue prizes from the Manu Militari contest.
What do I do now? Batang Berjuntai used to be my most favourite go to word for a whole bunch of references. I've been using it since for ever! How do I replace:
" C'mon la bring some girls dude! There's just us batang berjuntais here in the pub!"
"The traffic in the WHOLE FRIKKIN' town is JAMMED UP man!!! Its like every clown and his goat from Batang Berjuntai is here!"
"Look! Even chicks from Batang Berjuntai can use a stick shift la! What the hell....grumble grumble...grumble....grumble...."
"Woi! You ingat Batang Berjuntai tu name lanciau lu ka?" - I used this just once. It just came out before I could stop myself. I think i just confused the dude I was pissed off at. I was trying to mean that he thought he was so great that they named a town after him. Sigh. Moving on...
"Looks like some virgin from Batang Berjuntai to me..."
So what do I do know? How do I fill this empty void in my life? Why did they do this? This unexplainable act of remorseless culling of our colorful culture?
More importantly, how AM i going to make an impact when some dude cuts in front of me in a queue at the ATM machine, I pull him aside and shout out, "Woi! You ingat Bestari Jaya nama lanciau lu ka?"Go HERE for a more intellectual view.