08 September 2006

Merdeka 2006 Part II

During the weeks between our Independence Days, the question is sometimes asked, 'What does it mean to be Malaysian?'
Erm... the easiest way to find out is to take the Malaysian out of Malaysia and into a different country.

Becoswai? You cannot take Malaysia out of the Malaysian....

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A Malaysian in New York
[to the music of An Englishman In New York by Sting, though the funkier Jamaican In New York by Shinehead, is also nice….]

Don’t drink coffee, I drink teh si peng
And my hair colour one kind
You can see it in my motions when I walk
I’m a Malaysian in New York

Hear me walking down Church Avenue
Speaking loudly at my phone
People watch me and they talk!
I’m a Malaysian in New York

Chorus:
O-oh / I’m an AhLian / I’m a legal AhLian
I’m a Ma-laysian in New York
O-oh / I’m an AhLian / I’m a legal AhLian
I’m a Ma-laysian in New York

Sparkly varnish for my nails I like
(And) Hello Kitty merchandise
Short tops, shorter skirts, a practiced vacant smile
All this so I can look more kawaii

O-oh / I’m an AhLian / I’m a legal AhLian
I’m a Ma-laysian in New York
O-oh / I’m an AhLian / I’m a legal AhLian
I’m a Ma-laysian in New York

Bridge:
Fengtao rules at parties / and alcohol cause fighting
Star from Taiwan comes / We all go wild
But ‘coz New York so scary / We say we like to party
Talk only / We acherly no fun….

[Musical bridge]

Man cheats on his wife with someone else
(And) We find out it is her mom
Not the story from the latest K-drama
But my neighbour’s life in Manhattan

Foreign friends can’t figure what I am
Indian, Chinese or Malay
Doesn’t matter friend, regardless of the hype
I’ll go on / a class-A stereotype

O-oh / I’m an AhLian / I’m a legal AhLian
I’m a Ma-laysian in New York
O-oh / I’m an AhLian / I’m a legal AhLian
I’m a Ma-laysian in New York

[fade]

42 Comments:

At 7:26 pm, Blogger L B said...

Gimme a CHUP!

 
At 7:28 pm, Blogger L B said...

Hmm, is that where you really are?!!! Hmmmm... Hmmmm... AhPlink in New York, skating around TungKus..

 
At 7:42 pm, Blogger plink said...

o.O If only I was in New York....

*skates around TungKus with AhWongKor*

 
At 7:43 pm, Anonymous may said...

PlinkU in NY? hmmm... or London? hmmm... or SS2 eating mango-loh?

now I feel like eating nasi goreng kampung, how Malaysian!! hahaha!

 
At 7:49 pm, Blogger plink said...

Wouldn't it be lovely?

AhWongKor in Italy, angel in London, SA in Texas and me... I desperately need a holiday!

Nasi goreng kampung would be very nice! How Malaysian indeed! =D

I was just thinking how funny it would be if I did go to New York and do like it says in the song....

 
At 10:40 pm, Blogger Simple American said...

Need to holiday.

Then come to Texas. Sing your song. Texans will just smile, tip there hat, and move along.

We likes legal AhLian. hehe

 
At 10:55 pm, Anonymous kat said...

plian??? ^-^
Cannot take the maggi mee out my baggage for sure...hot, steaming assam laksa on a cold wintry night...

 
At 12:06 am, Blogger Chen said...

or Plinkie hiding in Penang? :P

 
At 12:32 am, Blogger L B said...

*starts up The Last Waltz to skate around TungKus with the AhPlink*...... *while snowflakes drift down in slow motion from the evening sky* .... *grasps the Plinku's mittened fingers*... *yells for some plates of Nasi Kampung*... and *a couple of Teh Tariks KURANG manis*... *Oi! Rink #35.. Your time is up!*

 
At 1:30 am, Anonymous zeroimpact said...

Now that is what I call creativity
I remember how I used to change the lyrics of songs too, but for fun only
You are good... salute...

 
At 2:14 am, Blogger plink said...

SA: Texans are a very friendly people? OK, that's one more name on my List of Places to Visit.

kat: plian?!?! ROTFLOLWAkaka!
*o.O at baggage*
Are you on holiday?

chen: Not Penang, not yet. But if I'm there, we go makan-makan togeder-geder with people-people, ok-ok? =)

LB:
I wonder should I go or should I stay
The band has only one more song to play
....
Time is up?
*puts 50sen into jukebox*
*skates more with AhWongKor*

ZI: Thank you. I'm waiting to see your style also! =)

 
At 10:25 am, Blogger See Fei said...

malaysians r everywhere...see where got any one in li'l dot or not? ;-)

like your creativity here!

 
At 10:28 am, Anonymous zeroimpact said...

Me... long time no do liao lo, karat edi...
Now only listen and read
And write a bit obviously lo
:)

 
At 10:54 am, Blogger fantasyflier said...

wahhh ah lian oso need to legalise....

 
At 12:32 pm, Blogger titoki said...

WOW, I'm impressed!!! :)

You are right there. No matter how 'un-M'sian' we are, we can never take M'sia out of us. ;)

 
At 3:47 pm, Blogger Cocka Doodle said...

plink,
Wow! It takess a lot of guts to own up to the fact that one's an Ah Lian.
Thanks for being so truthful.

 
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At 4:29 pm, Blogger Lil' Joy said...

I don't believe you are an ahlian, thought frankly there's nothing bad about that. You are so creative with your lyrics. LoL!

 
At 5:58 pm, Blogger plink said...

seefei: Thank you! Got no Malaysians in the lil' red dot? Maybe they are all hiding?

ZI: Dikit-dikit, lama-lama 'njadi bukit. Karat-berkarat, 'ngapa? Ku tak larat.... =D

FF: Yes, AhLian must be legal wan! If not, and considered Pirated AhLian then how? o.O

titoki: You're so right! Another way of saying it could be 'It our Un-Malaysian-ness that makes us so very Malaysian.'

Cocka: HOI!! Song onry! SONG ONRY!! Eh, your horriday nice or not?

Lil'Joy: I'm not an AhLian! NOT AN AHLIAN!!! It's just a song, honest! ;D

 
At 3:28 am, Blogger Winn said...

Finally part 2 is up;)

 
At 2:26 pm, Blogger fantasyflier said...

pirated ah lian cheaper issit? *ducks flying sotong*

 
At 3:43 pm, Anonymous yvy said...

aiseyman....plink's gone n done it again! :) *clap-clap hand*

 
At 4:16 pm, Blogger Winn said...

come we go egypt!

 
At 5:28 pm, Blogger carcar said...

come we go singapore, there got a lot of ah lian! :D

mooncake festival coming, no more merdeka now !!~

 
At 11:48 pm, Blogger plink said...

winn: Not really waiting that long, right? Must take time wor....
Jom, let's go Egypt (but why?)!

FF: Why Pirated AhLian considered cheaper? AhLian considered cheap izit? o.O
*watching the new Unker Ho/FF movie: Inking Sotong, Scented Skunkie*

Yvy: Thank you! =D Tapi hor,kena paksa mya.... You seelah, my readership so demand... I mean, discerning wan.... ;)

carcar: Can! Arbuden, everywhere also got AhLian wut? ^.^

Hari Malaysia and Mooncake Festival almost the same time, right? Celebrate both also... Hari Mooncake Malaysia (HMM)!!

 
At 5:28 am, Anonymous angel said...

oi!!! ta mar lu cho ha mik?? O.o

 
At 1:29 pm, Blogger fantasyflier said...

wakkaaaa I said cheaper not cheap! *ducks flying sotong and ink and skunk spray*

 
At 4:45 pm, Blogger plink said...

angel: Shh....Gim meh gar lu kong ;D

FF: O.O This new film is very-the-entertaining!

*mango sai mai loh for everyone watching movie*

 
At 12:19 pm, Anonymous may said...

*helps herself to extra scoop of mango-loh*
*watches plinku skate around with plate nasi goreng kampung in hand*

...is there a Part III?

 
At 12:43 pm, Anonymous kyels said...

So funny!

*biggie smile*

XD

 
At 1:51 pm, Anonymous zeroimpact said...

Got part III ah
When is part III
When
When
When

 
At 6:31 pm, Blogger plink said...

may: Come skating with us! *nasi goreng kampung to may*

Part III coming, but so busy... might be late. :(

kyels: That is so true: being Malaysian is quite funny! XD

ZI: Waitlar, can? This time of the year sibuk giler oi.... At least I'm (sort of) having fun....

 
At 9:09 pm, Anonymous zeroimpact said...

Wahahaha...
plinky marah liao
Must run and hide
:P

 
At 2:38 am, Blogger plink said...

*watching ZI's co-star role in Inking Sotong, Scented Skunkie*

 
At 6:12 am, Blogger angel said...

*knock knock*

 
At 7:05 am, Blogger plink said...

Who's there?

 
At 9:51 am, Anonymous zeroimpact said...

Whoa... new blockbuster you know
All must come and watch k...
Buy more popcorn and coke...
Stay tune

 
At 11:35 am, Blogger fantasyflier said...

oi producer cum director of movie how come I not in the credits leh?

 
At 10:30 pm, Anonymous angel said...

This is moi, calling from Apple centre, Regent St :P

*looks around*
O.o
:P

 
At 10:40 pm, Blogger plink said...

*watching ZI and FF on film*

Where no got credits?

o.O @ angel

 
At 5:02 pm, Blogger Cocka Doodle said...

Working trip la. Not holiday. Oi ! Time to update blog liao. Got cobwebs liao.

 
At 7:09 pm, Anonymous zeroimpact said...

Aik...
I thought today got update
*scratch head*

 

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