MALAYSIANS - whether they are on the side of 1Malaysia or Middle Malaysia - are all the same.
They show a different colour only when they are bashing a political foe or trying to 'kill off' the other driver on the highway.
Other than that they are united by the same quirks, oddities, conceit, arrogance, eccentricity, quibbles , whims, fancies and ..yes.. the same foul language...among other things.
Following are some 'national traits' that build the boleh attitude among Malaysians more than any act of meritoctacy, credibilily and integrity. Thank you, Richard Heng, for sharing this.
If any Malaysian Mirror reader has any more to add to the list, let's her from you too.
NATIONAL EXCUSE FOR HAIR LOSS:
NATIONAL INSTANT FOOD:
Roti Canai and Teh Tarik
NATIONAL EXCUSE FOR BEING LATE:
None. Most Malaysians still feel embarrassed buying condoms.
So they rush into a 7-11, hurriedly grab the nearest pack, any pack, pay and leave before the cashier can even blink an eye.
NATIONAL FRUIT FOR INDUCING MENSTRUATION:
NATIONAL APHRODISIAC DRINK :
Stout.. Many Malaysian men swear by it. But then after a few pints they start swearing at everything.
NATIONAL FAKE ILLNESS FOR GETTING MC (MEN):
NATIONAL FAKE ILLNESS FOR GETTING MC (WOMEN):
NATIONAL EXCUSES GIVEN BY WOMEN WHEN REFUSING SEX:
Headache, kids not asleep, maid not asleep,mother-in-law around, early appointment, food not digested yet, aircond not cold enough, aircond too cold, nail polish not dry yet, forgot to take the pill, sleepy, stomach cramps, period, haven't remove make-up, haven't shower, no water supply, going to watch 'Desperate Housewives', depress, no mood, etc...
NATIONAL EXCUSES GIVEN BY MEN WHEN REFUSING SEX:
None. Malaysian men never refuse sex.
NATIONAL CURE FOR DIARRHOEA:
Cap Kaki Tiga. Down one bottle with warm water and you are all 'dried up'.
NATIONAL CURE FOR HEADACHES :
Panadol. The 'cure for all'. If it fails we have another secret weapon - Tiger Balm.
NATIONAL CURE FOR NAUSEA:
Moh Fah Kor.
NATIONAL CURE FOR DIZZINESS:
Minyak Angin Cap Kapak.
NATIONAL CAUSE OF DIZZINESS (FOR YUPPIES):
NATIONAL INSTANT CURE FOR DIZZINESS (FOR YUPPIES):
The sight of a police road block.
NATIONAL RICE COOKER:
NATIONAL Rice Cooker
NATIONAL RUBBISH DUMP:
Anywhere. As long as it is not your house.
NATIONAL MOST MIS-PRONOUNCED NAME:
Carrefour. Sometimes even pronounced as Carry 4!
NATIONAL ANSWER FOR 'WHERE ARE YOU’?
On the way.
NATIONAL OFFICIAL TIME FOR BEING LATE:
NATIONAL REASON FOR PRICE INCREASE:
Petrol naik lagi kawan... semua barang pun kena naik ler... inclusive chicken meat?
NATIONAL REASON FOR PETROL INCREASE:
Still cheaper than other country la....
NATIONAL EXCUSE FOR CAUSING TRAFFIC JAM:
There was an accident on the other side of the road. Of course must slow down and tengok-tengok, kaypoh-kaypoh lah!
NATIONAL REASON WHEN REJECTING INVITATION:
'Not feeling well la..'
NATIONAL REASON FOR COLLAPSED BUILDINGS & LEAKY PARLIAMENT ROOFS:
An act of God. Definitely nothing to with greased palms and poor quality control. Nope, none whatsoever.
NATIONAL EXCUSE FOR IRRESPONSIBLE POLITICAL STATEMENTS:
None. We were misquoted.
NATIONAL MINISTERIAL REASON FOR INCREASING TOLL RATES :
‘Orang cakap mau naik mesti mau naik lah! Lu ingat ini jalan saya punya bapak punya kah?!’
NATIONAL REASON FOR HAVING BIG ONION DOMES ON TAXPAYER FUNDED PUBLIC BUILDINGS :
Dunno. It's not as if we're anywhere near the middle east.
NATIONAL REASON FOR SPURNING BAILOUT PACKAGES FROM FOREIGN CAR COMPANIES:
‘We're about to unveil another badly designed low budget car, which, coupled with our notorious customer service and corporate mismanagement, will see us bankrupt again within the next 5 years. And so we have absolutely no need for the Germans and their silly car-making and market-positioning knowhow, thank you very much.’
NATIONAL EXCUSE FOR JUMPING QUEUE (TRAFFIC JAM OR WHAT EVER QUEUE):
Everybody doing what lah.......
NATIONAL EXCUSE NOT PAYING 'SAMAN' ACCORDING TO DUE DATE:
Relax ler... government will give discount one of these days
NATIONAL EXCUSE TO BRIBE (ANY CONDITION):
Give them minum kopi lar...This is Malaysia - What a True Malaysian Should Know