27 March 2006

Phantom of The Lormaikai, Pt. II

Two songs here, presented by Albie Lloydmaikai to complete the Phantom of The Lormaikai. Part one is here. Part Two is coming soon to a theatre near you....

*curtain up*

It is deep inside the catacombs of the Sin Hock Seng kopitiam (near what used to be Daya Superstore and Maybank) and it is dark. In the heavy air of approaching thunderstorms, steam cannot rise but rolls down from the large bamboo trays where lormaikai is cooking. Amid the swirling mist of lormaikai steam stands a lonely figure, his face masked by a teacloth towel.
Eyeing the mamak across the road and Christine beside him (Phantom got two eyes mah), The Phantom of The Lormaikai begins to sing.

Drink teh tarik tonight

*to the music of The Music of The Night*

Night time sharpens, heightens each sensation
Small cups filled with liquid fascination
Silent tea infusions
Soothe the day’s confusions
Friends all gathered by the evening light
Come let us drink teh tarik tonight

Slowly, gently, drink to all the good times
Smell it, taste it, share some very bad rhymes
See how it is steaming
Flavour so deceiving
Burns like justice, salves like being right
Won’t you have more teh tarik tonight

Close your eyes let the fragrance gently touch your heart
You and I will then not be far apart
With one drink It’s easy to pretend
That the tea is what it ought to be

Quickly, smartly, tea flies between tankards
Hear it, feel it, pour backwards and forwards
Open up your mind, watch your mamak just unwind
As he ‘pulls’ this steaming drink, one of a kind
What kind of drink? A teh tarik tonight

Close your eyes have another one with something new
An aroma you never knew before
Close your eyes and then drink your ginger tea
Only then don’t come too close to me

Floating, falling, sweet intoxication
Touch it, trust it, savour each sensation
Mi goreng, thosai, roti canai would you say
All are worthy of our national drink’s might
To complement our teh tarik tonight

My waistband is getting very tight
I’ve had too much of teh tarik tonight....

Dedicated to Yvy (who has some idea of what this feels like, presumably) and to Ted (who will probably find out soon, if he hasn’t already)


A young woman ducks into the Sin Hock Seng kopitiam (near what blabla yadayadayada) on a a stormy afternoon. The roar of wind-driven rain all but drowns out the distant thunder. Towards the back of the kopitiam is a mass of roiling steam, the lormaikai stall. Rain-soaked and hungry, Christine starts to pick her way through the crowded kopitiam.
A bright flash of lightning blows out all the lights. As Christine stands blinking in the sudden darkness, from where there had only once been steam, a masked figure (teacloth towel again) steps out. And some very familiar organ chords fill the air....

Phantom of the Lormaikai

*to the music of The Phantom of The Opera*

Blue: Char Siew
Not blue: Ah May/Christine

Inside the kopitiam / I know he’s there
When fragrance fills the room / He’s everywhere
And when I start to dine / I always find
The Phantom of the Lormaikai is there / Inside my mind

Come have again with me / Our strange diet
My awesome
lormaikai / Grows stronger yet
You’ll give your love to me / For love is blind
The Phantom of the Lormaikai am I / One of a kind

Flavour from
Kampong Kai / And sometimes deer
Lap cheong you also use / ‘Hou heong’ I hear
How could then I refuse / My food so fine
The Phantom of the Lormaikai is there / Please form one line

Eat once again with me / Our strange diet
Those who love
hor yip faan / Come closer yet
They come from near and far / Their love is blind
The Phantom of the Lormaikai is now / Best of my kind

Herelah, this table got space (He’s there, the Phantom of The Lormaikai. Haaa…. *angel of music / lormaikai style*)
Have one more time with me our strange diet (Aaa…)
My pahwer Lormaikai grows stronger and stronger (AaAa…)
Eat first die later, no need
Gaam Fei that kind diet, (AaaAaa)
Eatlar! The Phantom of the Lormakai is
Chiu Khup Mo Tuck Teng! (AAa)
No got MSG wan! Gerenti Ho Sek! (AAA and two notes up)
Summore got spesel offer! Buy five packet free two VCD!

Dedicated to none other than the Phantom of the Lormaikai himself, Albie Lloydmaikai Bangchai and also to TheMonthofChristine.

*curtains down*


At 5:24 pm, Blogger L B said...

OMG!!!! Oh my goodness!!!! I am very very the impressed!! LOLOLOL!! Well done ~ rolling on aisle, applauding my mask off... LOL, *still smiling that lopsided Phantom grin* Waaaaaa!!!! Ok, ok, here's how we divvy up the rights... fades into Masquerade..

At 5:50 pm, Blogger plink said...

Ooo... Masquer-ade. Isn't that a drink?
Don't forget other ongoing projects like Les DinnerTables and Miss SaiGua....

At 6:41 pm, Blogger may said...

OMG! LOL!! can't believe you actually had the time to come up with this, and 2 versions too!!

*clap clap clap clap clap*!!!

At 6:52 pm, Blogger plink said...

Eh, nolar.... Sek bao mo yeir jou horr...?
Once Lloyd Bangchai posted, it was only a matter of time. And then, write one only also no syok, horr? ;)
And then there's the one LB's just left for you in your/his comments. Aiyiyi!

At 6:56 pm, Blogger L B said...

LOL!!! Miss SaiGua?!!! LMAO

At 12:24 am, Blogger plink said...

*stage bow*
*Waiting for Masquerade*

At 2:17 pm, Blogger Hedonistics Anonymous said...

LOL!!!! weiii why don't have the song for primadonna? i lurve lormaikai... yums! and you should quit your day job and be a scriptwriter... give amir muhammad some competition lah wei!

At 3:19 pm, Blogger plink said...

HA: *Tersipu-sipu pulak* I should be so lucky. But lormaikai so very nice and my day job quite nice also.
Someday though, you never know.... ;)

At 10:14 pm, Blogger L B said...

LOLOLOLOL!!! Wanna see what you come up with for "Another Suitcase In Another Hall"!!

~ "Another Threesome In Another Cave"?

At 12:45 am, Blogger Simple American said...

I blink and posts by Plink.

Wah!!!! I so behind on my blogging. Foahgib dis humble sahvant.

*standing ovation*

Must come to a KL near you and try these things out. I am so ignorant of this must be next to heaven foods and drinks.

At 6:45 am, Blogger plink said...

LB: Waitwaitwait.!.!.! Next change....
SAm: 10Q! All forgiven, all forgiven. Like everyone else, we await your next masterpiece with bated breath. [stage whisper] It's the quiet ones you have to look out for.[/stage whisper]

Another Threesome In Another Cave sounds like fun. I mean the song lah! Obviously *hmmph* ;P

At 12:30 am, Blogger Simple American said...

Quite obvoiusly. ;)

At 2:02 pm, Anonymous yvy said...

o my LORDY!!! how in heaven's name did i mis this?!?! plink, i give u th right to spank me and i promise i will try not to like it too much. :D

thankies dearie!!! hehehe....LOVE IT TO bits and YES, you did a marvelous job in creating this - teh tarik in it's VERY essence. gosh, i miss it. *sigh* just 2 more weeks!! i can do this! i can do this!! *jia yu! jia yu! jia yu!*

At 9:58 am, Blogger plink said...

Yvy: 8-O !! Oh, and you're welcome! N-e-a-r-l-y-T-h-e-r-e! *jiayu!jiayu!*

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