Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Quotes from Around the Region...

"Why are you bringing sand to the beach?" - specifically addressed by men to men who bring wives/girlfriends to Bangkok, Jakarta and Manila. - American man who asked me this when I brought the Girlfriend of Chindi to Bangkok

"Lei cho chor yat, ngo cho sap ng" - Time to move to another country when you hear a Chinese dude (or woman) say this to you, literal translation "you do something to me on the first of the month, I'll get back at you by the 15th", referencing the major prayer dates in the monthly chinese calendar. Nothing scarier after you hear two women use it in front of you - Ariel Spock, remind me never to cross you!

"Hope I dont die in Bali, no one will carry my casket even if i pay them." - Balinese man referencing the strong customs in Bali where one has to fulfill the customs and almost daily rituals and functions to gods and village neighbors of the land in order to be given a full Balinese funeral. As he is based in Jakarta, he has not been fulfilling these duties in his village of Bali which in a way leaves him an outcast.

"Fuck its too expensive to own a car here man. In Malaysia even your dog can buy a car!" - A Filipino friend who just moved to Singapore.

"Hi, do you mind if we postpone our conference call, I'm can't get back to the office because of the really bad traffic." - a nonchalant call from Manila in Philippines at the very moment a tropical typhoon was batterring the country leaving some dead and the streets of Manila flooded.

7 comments:

ah lim said...

"Why are you bringing rubbish to the beach?" if you wanna reply that ang moh

Chindiana said...

haha oo attitude from Mr Lim - things are a-changing in Bangi bro.

ah lim said...

lol...
alot of ang mohs don't belong here. most of them are here to take advantage of us.

BellaBanana said...

SAND????!!!!!!

:'(

"Lei cho chor yat, ngo cho sap ng"

*middle finger raised to glory

Chindiana said...

In a way true la Mr LIm. We just stand tall and show them how its done!

Chill la O Belle of the Bananas? Dont think you met this dude who said it.

BellaBanana said...

need to meet this dude and whichever other dudes who thinks this way to know they are idiots..???

he must've been eating sand his whole life then,esp with remarks like this, and i mean sand-literally-the kena tampar falling face down onto sand kinda sand.

Bella's other name is also MAFIA.

Chindiana said...

well it wasnt the Botak guy you met la - his partner. now Mafia also? surprises come in small packages eh?