Malaysians: Rude or Like To Keep It Short?

Malaysia Polite

What’s the sharpest thing in the world?
It’s word coming out your mouth. It could taint and break friendship or family ties ❗

It’s in the National Principle, COURTESY AND MORALITY (Kesopanan dan Kesusilaan). I don’t wish to elaborate more, but I’ll give you some examples. I guess its fair if I compare it with other developed countries.

At The Airport

The Malaysian
PassportCounter: Passport?
NoktahHitam: Here you go. I’m not a wanted person am I?
*PassportCounter glares* I’m sure its boring sitting at the booth the entire day. A joke or two could spring her back.. right? 😉

The British
PassportCounter: Would you be kind enough to hand me your passport, please.
NoktahHitam: Here you go. I owe the bank £100,000 don’t I?
PassportCounter: Funny, as I recall, there was another zero..
*NoktahHitam glares, then laughs* The joke is on me 🙄

At a Restaurant or Cheap Cafe

The Malaysian
Waiter: Minum? (drink?)
NoktahHitam: Nescafe Ais (Iced Coffee)
Waiter: Makan? (eat?)
NoktahHitam: No thanks
*Waiter glares* he probably think I’m a cheapskate 😈

The Americans
Waiter: Are you ready to order sir?
NoktahHitam: Yes I am.
Waiter: Ok, what would you like to have? We have our house specialty today, would you like to try?
NoktahHitam: Nope I’m fine, just fetch me a sparkling water.
Waiter: Super. I’ll have that brought over in no time.
*NoktahHitam glares* In No Time means now… talk about precision.

The Bus Stop, Asking Stranger for Directions

The Malaysians
NoktahHitam: Excuse me, which bus takes me to Setiawanga?
Stranger A: 237A
*Stranger A glares* as if I’m trying to hit on her 😯

The Australian
NoktahHitam: Pardon me, I need to know which bus takes me to Daimaru?
Stranger F: It’s alright. You need to take that bus. It’ll probably take about 15-20 minutes. Do you have enough change?
NoktahHitam: Yes I do. Thank you.
Stranger F: Here on holiday?
NoktahHitam: Both, business and surfing.
*NoktahHitam glares* is she trying to hit on me? :XO:

The Lost and Found

The Malaysians
NoktahHitam: Pardon my intrusion, did you see any camera lying around here?
Stranger L: No.
*Stranger L stares* he probably thought, if “I found that camera, I would have sold it” :kiss:

The Germans
NoktahHitam: Spreken ze English?
GermanChick: Ja. May I know what seems to be the trouble?
NoktahHitam: I lost my camera somewhere around this area.
GermanChick: You should head over to that police booth. Usually people return found items there.
NoktahHitam: Danke schoen
*NoktahHitam smiles* she isn’t the prettiest around but sure is helpful 😛

The Shop I Worked At

The Malaysians
Boss A: Angkat ni letak belakang, pastu print draft smlm (Send this to the back and print me yesterdays draft)
NoktahHitam: Sure thing.
*Boss A stares* He thinks I couldn’t handle such easy task 😐

The British
Boss M: Morning love. How was your weekend?
NoktahHitam: I slept the entire day.
Boss M: Great! Now that you’re energized, I need you to send this to the back. It’d be lovely if you could also bring me yesterday’s sales report after that
NoktahHitam: Sure thing Mr M.
Boss M: Oh please, just call me T.
*NoktahHitam speechless* I thought there’s a great wall between boss-staff, no? ❗

And here we are, calling ourselves Peramah, Bersopan, Bersusila. It’s time to re-think the “Malaysia Boleh” enigma. It doesn’t hurt to be kind and polite. I would love to hear what you have to say. So please comment ❗

Also Youtube for the above header 😛
[flash http://youtube.com/watch?v=lK-CKJS7L5c]

ps: Vindicated is my favorite Dashboard Confessional song :up:

pss: I made a new specs! I’m no longer blind 😆

psss: Dad is off to Umrah 😥

pssss: My sister-in-law is pregnant.. I’m gonna be an UNCLE? SHIT I’M OLD! 😥

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28 thoughts on “Malaysians: Rude or Like To Keep It Short?”

  1. haha, there was this one time when i was in midvalley i think. i forgot to wear my watch so i asked the nearest person to me, who happened to be a girl, what’s the time now. she just looked at me kinda funny, and she walked away.

    sigh, ingat aku nak sgt mengurat die la tuh…

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  2. owh..dulu aku pakai gak..power 300-400, sampai dh nak buta kot? pastu kena pakai yg jenis plastik sbb nk ringan, kan terlalu byk power.. sungguh men ‘tua’ kan aku..

    (dulu-dulu..org igt aku dgn mak aku, adik beradik~~ bengong tak!!)

    tapi, skang aku dh x guna dah…
    sbb tu aku nmpk muda je..huhuhu..

  3. a good post!

    btw, are those your conversations take from your real life experience? oh, i so wanna go to Britain..

    betul juga. orang kita takdela sebegitu peramah seperti yang diwar-warkan di tv, agensi pelancongan, dan sebagainya. contoh terbaik – customer service. muka suma tak bleh blah bila sambut pelanggan. tau la awak tu kerja gaji tetap. hish.

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  4. org ‘kita’ tak berbudi and berbahasa??..great to realize dat rite?…so, lepas ni lets all of us be ‘berbudi and berbahasa’…arent all of us apart of the ‘kita’??hehe….

  5. harlow uncle! :p *being polite here*

    we are suspicious a lot. most of us growing up with our parents telling us not to talk to strangers, be wary around unknown individual.

    malaysians do not joke with strangers i guess haha! they only keep the jokes untuk mereka dan keluarga mereka, dan rakan-rakan. humourless malaysians. or just too slow to get a joke 😀

    hmm, probably it will be funny and bit weird to hear this at mamak ‘minta maaf boss, boleh ambik order sekarang? sudah redi mau order ka?’

  6. we are suspicious a lot. most of us growing up with our parents telling us not to talk to strangers, be wary around unknown individual. << my parents never told me this. they told me, if you see something fishy, just run for it 😀

  7. wow i am so totally agree wif u. :up: sorry, i’m just a passerby. but this entry really catch my eyes..hehe. True, M’sia should try harder to implement the campaign. I’m currently studying in Indonesia, and i love the culture here. They are 10x more polite than us. I can compare it wif our social skill i will say. Seriously, may be u could go here too to read more what my fren wrote about the staff at the bank in Indonesia at http://www.hokkuden.blogspot.com 😆 ok, ok i feel that i am nagging rite now..hehe..sori

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  8. damn! thats why i’m still have no gf till today..n keep thinking why malaysian should feel shy with stranger??nk joke?haha mampus xlayan!

  9. 😡 malysia..mmg malu..bahasa tk penting bg diaorang dan hya kerja pd diaorang..klu kerja kna ramah..br la dia ramah..sbb; takut kna komplen, dan yg penting bukan lahir dr dalam diri..

  10. eddie…cudn’t agree more…tapi bukan semua Malaysians cgitu. and not all orang luar pun berbudi bahasa… kesian gak experience eddie ngan local semua cam pahit jer… 😥

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  11. haha. this is how our dear malaysian speaks. 100% true.
    it’s kinda sad we talk that way. i mean, fine, we should not talk to strangers but if someone ask for direction or something just be polite. no harm done.

  12. of course, we are part of the “kita”. So do your part. If 1 vote means everything, so does one’s initiative. Im just spilling out my experience. I hope our kins will be kind to each other and abolish the huge wall between races :up:

  13. gf are trophies. You win them, then you forget about them. But a wife,.. its an ongoing challenge. With or without them, you’re screwed 🙂

    nak joke? Hahaha. only familiar faces like local mamak stalls je entertain their clients. This is what we call in Marketing, Public Relation Management, no? :kiss:

  14. No. Im speaking to you as Generic Malaysians. I couldn’t agree more that there are some of those yg bersopan.

    Part of why Im nagging here reflects our economy, tourism and service industry mainly. Don’t you want to feel like home?

    Most of the time, I think I’m alienated here. Mat salleh comes here, we treat them like kings. So does arabs and other foreigners. WHY?

  15. yeah, indeed.

    ::airpot
    “NoktahHitam: Here you go. I’m not a wanted person am I?”
    he/she will stare with a mad face.

    ::restoran
    Memang susah nak cari restoran malaysia ada layanan yg bagus macam negara lain.

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