... Excuse me, I am from Johor. Thank you.
10 years living in Sarawak doesn't give me the priviledge to be called a Sarawakian. In fact, I was brought up in Johor Bahru and about 2 years ago, I was back to Johor again. I'm just a Johorian or to a broader sense, a Peninsularian who once lived in Sarawak. To which, gave me a pretty interesting way to look at all the wonderful things in Sarawak, at least from the perception of a Peninsularian.
No, there's no problem.
Not until I was back in Johor from Sarawak. The following dialogues were from my true life experience. Questions were harder to answer than those of the job interviewing questions.
My failed-in-Geography friend (Red)
My thoughts (Black)
"Eh, eh, you're from Sarawak ar? which part? Kota Kinabalu?" wtf.... "erm..actually I'm from Kuching and KK is in Sabah, not Sarawak."
"What? Sabah and Sarawak not the same one meh?" knn... "Haha..no. Sabah and Sarawak are two different states."
"Oh I see...How long have you been staying in Johor liao? Btw, how did you get here?"
omg... I really wanted to say I swam across South China Sea all the way from Kuching to JB but instead, I went for courtesy "Errm..well, I touched down 2 weeks ago."
"Waaa.. you came here by plane ar? No boat meh? then must be very expensive lor"
speechless... "actually MAS and AirAsia have frequent flights between Kuching and cities in Peninsular, and it's not very expensive." you idiot...
"Eh, Sarawak got airport ar? Haih, should go there someday for vacation. I wanna take photos with headhunters and orang utan la..."
freaking idiot. no more headhunters in Sarawak la...I was so annoyed by this guy. Let's fool him around for a little bit "ohh..you can go to "The Headhunters" shop when you visit Kuching. There are some handsome and pretty headhunter models ready to take photos with you as your souvenir. If you are willing to pay more, they can wear Orang Utan suit, Hornbill suit and Gorilla suit too."
btw, i don't think he's even a headhunter
"Wow...damn cool le. Sarawak got a lot of trees? Why you all like to live up there? colder meh?" This is getting way too ridiculous. Out of all the questions but this one? Unbelivable..but it did happened. I was actually asked about this living-on-trees question a COUPLE of times! "Yupe, living in tress got nicer view ma. Can hide away from crocodiles some more. Enhanced security."
"Eh you got tipu me or not one? Sabah got a lot of crocodiles meh?" wwwttttthhh...it's Sarawak you bastard!!
To be continue~ (Tomorrow 1 test + 1 progress report)