The Jagung Story

I have a long exhausting to-do list, but I’ll blog for your sake 😉

It was hot weekend in circa 1997. I was lying on the lower bunker bed, burying my face on Dragon Ball comic. An annoying voice struck the air, “Jagung bakar, lapan posen, Isnin dapat” as he enters the dorm.

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I promptly got out of bed and made my name on the list.

Being boys, we’re always hungry. Plus jagung bakar was never on Kuala Kangsar’s menu. A chance like this is hardly a miss.

As Monday school ends, I rushed to find M, the Jagung seller. “Jagung aku mane?”, I asked. M replied, “Lepas games hour (6.30pm)”.

Bro, jagung aku mane?”. M replied, “Lepas prep malam (11.00pm)”.

As night falls and reading Dragon Ball for the 17th time, I went searching for M. I really want that jagung.

Jagung?” the question gets shorter, so was my temper. It continued for a few days, and M would give another time or day.

One day, M announced that his supplier couldn’t deliver and monies were being refunded. Somehow, I never got mine. I am very certain, I wasn’t the only victim. Not to be stingy, but those days, 80 sen could really fill ones tummy.

From that day onwards, when ever I crossed path with M, the common ice breaking would either be, “Jagung?” or “Duit jagung?” (on or off MCKK). Even the ones who never ordered used the line.

Up till today, whenever we mentioned M, the thought of juicy butter soaked grill corn came to mind and how depressing it felt. ‘Jagung‘ is now commonly associated with the term Judas, the one who bails out on plans. Fong Fey Kei (FFK) in Cantonese.

M is now a happily married (his invitation was never extended to us, fear of jagung) and a doctor for Ministry of Defense.

Despite his happy ending, I still want my jagung.

ps: This took 2 hours! Gosh, back to work Ed!

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29 thoughts on “The Jagung Story”

  1. err….apsal aku tak terlibat dalam penceritaan jagung ni?

    mungkin waktu tu dubuk tak makan jagung jadi penjual tak masuk dorm 8.

    serius…aku tak ingat citer jagung nih…kekekeke….

  2. boleh ke aku komen dan aku jawab sendiri?

    hahaha….otak manusia ni pelik. waktu aku tengah makan nasik, aku dengan sendiri nye terpikirkan entri kau ni dan teringat pada tokan jagung ni.

    anak pakcik ozair. tepat!

  3. jagung bakar? wee sedapnye kalau letak butter skali kan kan..haihs you made me miss home!

    p/s : 2 hours eddie? i took 4 hours to write up again after all the perli-perli by my frens sbb lame tinggal blog bersarang..i guess my otak dah berkarat kot..but lucky me, i dont have any work to do lol~! 😎

  4. hehehe… lawak2… tak sangka.. siap tulis dlm blog agi tuh… hik hik hik…

  5. Jagung bakar kegemaran ku. hari ini hari rabu, pergi pasar malam mesti beli jagung bakar itu. skang RM1.50 sebatang, tapi berbaloi la kalau besar dan sedap!

  6. Si M juga pernah mengeluarkan fatwa “Order (tengah malam) adalah haram”. 1,2 tahun kemudian mengaku dia tipu sunat je. Haha..

  7. Jagung bakar..hmm..mmg sedap. Tapi I tak begitu suka sgt sebab sure lepas tu akan ada tanda2 sakit perut la…pening kepala la.. tapi ada masanya, makan je. It’s quite hard to find jagung bakar over here. Sigh.

    Aiskrim jagung sedap!

  8. haha.. mana jagung. ish ish..

    terhibur baca kisah lama macam nie eddie. ada cerita best, tulis la lagi.. i pun suka baca kisah2 dulu2 si bong.. i feel fun..

  9. HAHA.
    Teringat pulak jagung bakar di warung-warung tenda di tepi tepi Jalan Dago di Bandung tu memang best. 🙂
    Ada macam-macam perisa.

  10. hahaha baru aku tau apa itu jagung… I was so lost when some of the people mentioned about ‘jagung’ during the dinner…

    I know that M once jual jagung dulu…tapi tatau plak yang jagung tuh tak pernah sampai….

    Good laugh. Especially tetengah laut nih. Thanks.

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