Friday, January 31, 2014

Hang Kebun pun Hang kebun lah! .....or I will do anything to remain relevant!








The guy on the right, who resemble a certain controversial politician, told the film director, in the middle, that he wants to play the hero's role, but was told he did not have what it take nor has he the personality, but he could only a gardener and the man said, that is better than nothing. (its funnier said in Malay).





So a scene from one of my favourite P. Ramlee movies "Seniman Bujang LApuk" when a scraggly, no-personality un-hero type character who played a minor role of a manual labourer and who wanted to play the role of Hang Tuah, the iconic Malay legendary hero, in a movie but was told by the director he has "not got it" to play the part.
So the director Ahmad Nisfu said: "Mana boleh muka macam kau nak jadi Hang Tuah, jadi Hang Kebun boleh! (loosely translated: No way Jose, you have no acquired personality but are only fit to be a gardener)
The scraggly, un-hero man dejectedly said: "Hang Kebun pun Hang Kebun lah"!
Then the man also insisted on having a kris (a Malay respectful dagger) but was told he can only have a hoe as your "weapon"(in Malay hoe is a cangkul)
The the man retorted dejectedly again and said: "Cangkul pun cangkul lah! (In Malay: Oh well It's better than nothing!)

When reading this think of Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim's recent foray and his ambition to become a Mentri Besar, when he failed miserably to try to be the Prime Minister of this great country he, he, he! and he privately told his wife and said, and I swear: "Cangkul pun cangkul lah!" Ha ha ha!

Have a very Happy Chinese New Year to all Malaysians and drive carefully and protect your families from harm!

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