Do I even dare to lable people as Ah Bengs and Ah Lians? I made a mistake once, I apologised profusely and until today, I do not know if the guy is still mad at me. You have to read the blunder I made at my old blog.
To him and his friends, especially MMG, sorry again from the bottom of my heart. Surfnux, tell your friend hor?
How do I define Ah Bengs and Ah Lians (ABAL)?
I practice very bad double-standard. As I came from non-Chinese school, meaning Malay schools and have the impression, I am an angmoh (English) educated person, I call every person who speaks Mandarin Ah Bengs and Ah Lians. (Go on, throw your rotten tomatoes to me. Last I heard tomato is good for the skin.)
Traits of ABAL
– Extremely sentimental and mediocre
– Very sensitive to the environment and changes like the chameleon, fashion wise
– Place high priority to outer appearances (meen sui/air muka)
– Digs branded goods to satisfy above charecteristics
– Moves in flocks
– Mimic movie stars especially the Taiwanese
*ouch, doink, tomatoes on face* I dare not quote further.
Here is a perfect example of ABAL
– The Bengs spend time thinking how to get ‘kor thiew lui’ and ‘ta kei’
(getting that female and play video games). Like this Beng-to-be (hey, that’s my son ok?) ogling SYT from age two with a humsup face.
– The Lians spend time strutting around like a rag lady, making the Bengs swoon. And they mostly NEVER dressed correctly for the occasion but definitely over-dressed. Like this little Lian-to-be who wears some flying long pants and heelies at the park.
And that’s all in the life of ABAL.
*fuyoh, the tomatoes are choking me, arrgggh, sputter, sputter*
So, the main question – are ABAL born with the genetic make-up of the normal XY plus ABAL in their chromosomes? Or they turned into ABAL due to the environment, like watching too many Jay Busuk (chou in Hokkien)? I don’t know. You tell me. How do you define Ah Beng and Ah Lian?
(Flame-retardant and fire hydrant on standby.)