This post has nothing to do with my previous post. But please do check the call for blood donation when you are done with this, ok?
So, I took my two younger kids to the Fort Cornwallis this afternoon where the Penang island is keeping the statue of Sir Francis Light. It is one of the local tourist spot. I went there ‘cos I was waiting for my other son to finish his sports practice. One hour plus to kill. Never leave a blogger to stray.
This photo of the cannon is an icon of Penang. The cannon faces the sea and during the British colonial times, the English armies guarded the island from this viewpoint. Photo taken by my 10 years old son with my DSLR. (how come his photo sharper than what I took neh?) This is taken from the ground level.
So, there was this bunch of Chinese tourists with a local tour guide. That fellow was bluffing the tour guides that whoever rubs their palms on the cannon will bear baby boys. So, this group of women and men were busy rubbing that ‘stem’. It has become shinier and shiner each time I visit. I wonder how many people have gone home and bear boys only in China?
In my mind, I was muttering, “Rub what cannon lah, go rub Sir Francis Light kkc lagi cun lah. Sure kena liao, get angmoh looking babies.” (I dare not translate this! The British may send a colony of armies to invade us again.)
Then, I went home and told my atm. But he has an even better suggestion. He said, “Want baby boys ah? Easy only….Come to me lah. Those tourists young and pretty or not?”
So, what are some of the wackiest things your tourist guides have told you? I know they always tembak the tourists. Once in the National Musuem, one guide told a bunch of tourists that all Malay men will marry and stay at their in-laws home until they can afford their own home? Bluff wan, right?