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I have done a lot of things in my life and have also worked in many different jobs to make a living and to experience life. This blog is just some of my musings, sometimes funny, sometimes inspirational, sometimes sad, sometimes angry, sometimes simple but all the time, it's just me.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Let's nuke it

Many many many years ago, in 1998, I saw this play written by Huzir Sulaiman and performed by Jo Kukathas called Atomic Jaya in Actor's Studio in BSC.

This was one of the best and funniest plays I have seen.

Jo did a one person show acting in numerous roles including politicians, businessmen etc - playing all 14 parts.

The play was basically about Malaysia making it's own atom bomb by 2020 because we are going to be a developed nation by 2020.

In one scene, General Zulkifli welcomes Dr Mary Yuen to the research laboratory of Syarikat Perniagaan Atomic Jaya Sdn. Bhd.

YUEN: Yes, I was confused about the sign. You mean this is a private company?

GENERAL: It’s not my decision. Everything they must privatise now. But it’s okay. The directors of the company include seven generals and one Prime Minister’s son. You must have Prime Minister’s son. Keep them busy. Otherwise if unemployed they will start the NGO.

In another scene, she acted as Dr Saiful from UKM.

“Oh, you are discussing philosophy. Very interesting. For example, ‘Men are from Besut, Women are from Dungun.’ I also like philosophy.”

She also acted as apanama thumb-twiddling malapropic minister.

“Why should we um apanama import the highly enriched Iranian? We already apanama buy the Persian carpet and the apanama Persian cat from the Iranian so they apanama become highly enriched at our expense.”

At that time, it was funny, it was comedy, you'd never think we would have a atom bomb or atomic power in Malaysia.

But then today, I read Mack's blog and low and behold, we are going to have atomic power.

Check out this article from The Star.

Like Mack commented on her blog, "Apanama sounds like a cool place to live. Maybe I should move there...."

I do not know if there is Apanama, but Ipanema in Brazil sounds and looks nice enough. What say you?

Take care and be well.


macK said...

:) Knowing Malaysia, they'll clear the land somewhere and name it Apanama....

Nil said...

Maybe the nuclear plant will be called Apanama (dedicated to big M, the Malaysian Maverick)