Halil Chik's macho voice boomed my eardrums:
Lenggang lengggok Mak Limah jalan berlenggang
Then the soft and feminine makcik-like kind of voice from the backing singers:
Hai lenggang saaaaaayangggg...
Halil Chick hit the note againwith his macho voice:
Sungguh lawa Mak Limah pandai menghias diri
Sayang sedikit Mak Limah tak ada gigi
The backing singers followed the note with a softer:
Mak Limah saaaaaaayanngg...
Last fortnight, I was excited to watch Project Runway marathon. So, I prepared the mee kari ingredient in front of the tv - peeling off onion, garlic and ginger skin, cutting meat balls and tofu, cutting the dried chillies...etc:)
Fortunately, I didn't bring the whole chicken in front of the TV too. I was tempted but I couldn't. Otherwise, Puan Zakiah's voice will be heard across Seremban:P
But, Project Runway was her favourite show! She was the one who taught me to watch Project Runway. And I have to admit, her taste was not that bad. In the end, we became fashion critics, and without realising what we were doing, we were actually undergoing a Gilmore Girls kind of activity which eventually made us know each other better. Just like Lorelai and Rory:)
I realised quite number of things when I was watching Project Runway:
1. The designers loved to talk behind each other's back.
2. Their favourite activity was "kissing the air" while knocking their cheeks together (laga-laga pipi!)
3. Female designers knew how to dress and made themselves looked noticable. However, there were times when they didn't know how to dress another woman:)
4. Male designers, however, looked awkward, weird and sometimes unappealing with the choice of colours and design. They were excellent in dressing up the models but not themselves.
5. Male designers sounds like the backing singers instead of Halil Chik.
Mak Limah saaaaaaaaaaayaaaannggg....
Ayah was so engrossed with Farmville and normally he won't bother what was happening around him while he was playing the game. But that day:
"Cerita apa kau tengok ni?" he asked.
"Project Runway." I answered.
"Lelaki cakap tangan mengibas-ngibas! Apo orang eeehhh ni?" I knew he disapproved.
"Diorang ni designers, biasalah..." I told my dad.
My dad grumbled while he continued plowing and planting grapes.
During the commercial break, I changed the channel.
It was Halil Chik again.
"Halil Chik nieh dah tuoooo..." ibu said.
"Tapi tengoklah ni aaa...sogho pon elok laie," ayah objected.
"Dah takdo macam dulu dah, yah," ibu counterback her opinion.
"Eloklah kok macam tu bila dah tua. Dari yang tadi mongibeh sano...mongibeh sini. Apo ghoman eehh kalo dah tuo (apa rupanya kalau dah tua?)"
my dad asked us.
Mak Limah saaaaaayaaannggg...
I don't know whether this is the culture. Is it a requirement for...
Male designers to wrap striking colour shawls around their neck and wave their hands like octopus with its tentacles when they are talking.
Is it necessary for them to to have pouty lips as well?
I watched Nona too this raya. There was one fat male designer with Malay skin who acted the same way like these Project Runway designers. He was wrapping the shawl around his neck as well,pouty lips and he certainly act like an octopus (or sotong getah..hehehe) He looked ridiculous:(
Mak Limah saaaaayaaanggg...
So, my question will be:
Does your occupation influence you?
- if you're a male florist, you must wear flowery stuff?
- if you're a female army, you must act like a man?
- if you're a teacher, you teach everyone including the teaching the traffic police on how to give a summon? (I know the teachers are superhuman most of the time, but there's always be things that we don't know and we must leave it to the expert!)
- if you're an Senior HR executive, you can't be too friendly with people and you judge them based on their personal profile? (check whether they have two wives because this is the chance for you to discriminate them unnecessarily - just because someone in your family does the same thing)
- if you're a mamat kilang, you must modified your car? (because you have extra overtime payment you tend to show it off and nobody will know that you're married if you're doing so)
- if you're an engineering student, you'll say other courses are easy because you're the one whose learning Physics and others don't? (thinking that law, medicine and business students just read and they don't calculate)
What is your perception?
Do you have to be typical?
Do you have to be discriminative?
To those grape farmers,
- do you have to nod everytime people are criticizing you because you're jobless?
Mak Limaaaahh saaaaayaaanggg...