INSCRUTABLE ORIENTAL - DON'T BUG ME, I'M DISTURBED ENOUGH ALREADY!
Golden haloes in the mist.
Tonight I have listened to karaoke, and heard the very gates of hell. San Francisco, after closing time. Back to the office.
But no matter.
I wish to present a few youtube moments.
The first one is a classic.
Bus Uncle - Ba Si Ah Sook:
In this clip, a Cantonese gentleman shows both his most eloquent side, and represents the Hong Kong salt of the earth at its expressive best - vituperative, foul mouthed, wishing one primary action upon your maternal relative.
Oh, also completely off his rocker. Beauty.
Seeing as 'bus uncle' mentions reproductive acts several times, he deserves to be embedded:
There then. Wasn't his insistence upon congressional action, in all of its parameters, totally charming?
The second video is a woman who wants sharkfin soup. Lordy, that desire fills her world. Whatever else may happen, she is intent upon that specific goal.
Please enjoy her persuasiveness here:
SHARK FIN SOUP
Having seen the video, we both feel for her, don't we? Surely sharkfin soup is the best thing in the known universe? Anything more soul-satisfying there cannot be!
This woman would agree:
As a third item, I would like to present the woman who missed her flight.
NO BOARDING FOR YOU!
Indeed, how could it come to this? Maybe you shouldn't have stopped for snackies? Damned shame in any case - they should have held the flight.
You cannot be blamed for being late.
And this wonderful clip shows the Cantonese interpersonal dynamic better than anything else.
MUNI BUS SMACKDOWN
It's the only clip that needs no translation.
All of these embedded videos illustrate Cantonese people in action.
Really, whoever came up with the term "inscrutable Oriental" sure wasn't talking about this bunch. No one who operates at full volume deserves the sobriquet 'inscrutable'.
More scrutable than these people you cannot get.
How can you not love them?
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