Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Lyrical Musings, Part 2

I wrote this and posted it online under a sexy new American pseudonym.
Wow. I'm really enjoying rhyming a lot these days. My hit-and-miss collection of mokkus (very, very loosely based on haikus) posted on Facebook over the past two days.

Mary Rose
Sat on a rose.
Mary rose.

(Okay okay, I'll come clean here. I actually stole this from one of those Bookworm joke books I read when I was younger. However, their version goes 'Mary Rose, sat on a PIN'. Which I think is not as funny as mine. I assure you however that the rest are mine.)

(A further check on Google reveals that it's actually quite a common prose.)

Kim Jong-Il
Ate bad eel.
Kim Jong ill.

Ha Ji Won
Bet ten won.
Ha Ji won.

Alice Tan
Sunbathed till ten.
Alice tan.

Ong Kar Ting
Forgot something.
Ong Kar think.

Chua Soi Lek
Unifi he lacked.
Chua Soi lag.

Ryu, Ken.
Who uses Hadouken?
Ryu can.

Brad Pitt
Went to a pit.
Brad peed.

Abu Bakar
Trapped in burning car.
Abu bakar.

John Woo
Typed "wuwuwuu~"
John woo.

Later amended to:
John Woo,
Knitted sweater of wool.
John woo.

Sekian, terima kasih.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Lyrical Musings

This is not mine, though it wishes it was.

I was bored today and these resulted:

60 Going On 70
I am 60 (kg), going on 70 (kg)
I feel like a swine
Fellows I met have told me I'm fat
And now I just chat online.

I am 60 (kg), going on 70 (kg)
Overweight and so gross
Size zero tight jeans, clothes from magazines

What do I know of those?

Totally unprepared am I
To face a world of dates
Timid and shy and scared am I
Of girls below my weight.

I need someone heavier and fatter
To make me look somewhat cool
You are 70 (kg), going on 80 (kg)
I'll depend on you.

My Favourite Things

Barbecued sweet pork and crispy fried chicken,
Rich chocolate cake and ice cream with pecans.
Big juicy burgers with onion rings,
These are a few of my favourite things.

Indomee double with telur mata kerbau,
Large nasi lemak with extra hot sambal.
Kajang lamb sate with grilled chicken wings,
These are a few of my favourite things.

TUNAIIII...because I
did not bring my Smart Tagggg
Touch and Go zero
So I havvvvve
to goooooo long queue
So I go to Smart Tag lane

Cut into Tunai lane
All horn tilllll
my ears so painnnn

So if by the time you reach your turn
and you feel like want to die
Remember to have enough...

Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I think they're really quite funny and creative.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Larutan Tepu

Larutan tepu. Heard of it before? Maybe only if you're a product of the Sains in Bahasa teaching system.

In English, it means saturated liquid. In normal English, it means a liquid that has had so much dissolved into it till it cannot absorb anything else. If you were to continually stir salt into a cup of water, eventually it would become so saturated that new salt just would not dissolve in it. The water can no longer absorb any new salt particles.

During mission trip meeting last week, it dawned on me how easily we saturate our lives sometimes. We surround ourselves with endless activities, commitments, plans, gadgets and media, carelessly allowing them to eat up more and more of our time, till eventually we become tepu. In such a state, we are no longer able to absorb any more from God and His blessings. It is not that God's presence has decreased, but that our hearts and minds can no longer receive.

We need to take good care of ourselves. Life in the city naturally inclines us towards taking in more and more. It is not natural to live in simplicity - it takes a conscious decision and continuous effort.

My friend, I pray that you do not end up as a larutan tepu from the world's impurities. God has so much more goodness to stir into you.