Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Lulu's No-Prizes-For-Guessing-Who Guess Who


Si Talang dan Si Deruma merupakan bapa dan ibu kepada seorang anak lelaki yang bernama Si Tanggang. Mereka hidup sebagai keluarga nelayan di tepi pantai. Kehidupan mereka amatlah miskin. Si Tanggang merupakan seorang kanak-kanak yang bercita-cita tinggi. Dia selalu berkhayal untuk menjadi kaya dan terkenal. Akan tetapi, keadaan hidupnya yang serba kekurangan dan ketiadaan peluang menjadi penghalang kepada cita-citanya.

Pada suatu hari, ketika sudah meningkat usia, Si Tanggang terlihat sebuah kapal besar berlabuh di muara sungai yang berhampiran dengan rumahnya. Si Tanggang pun pergi mencuba nasib, dia berjumpa dengan nakhoda kapal itu dan meminta untuk dijadikan anak kapalnya. Nakhoda kapal itu terus bersetuju kerana telah melihat kecekapan Si Tanggang bersampan dan bekerja.

Walaupun Si Talang dan Si Deruma amat keberatan untuk melepaskan Si Tanggang belayar mengikut kapal nakhoda itu, mereka terpaksa mengalah. Si Tanggang berjanji akan kembali ke kampung setelah menjadi kaya.

Si Tanggang melakukan apa sahaja kerja yang diperintahkan oleh Nakhoda. Nakhoda amat suka dengannya kerana dia rajin bekerja. Lalu, Si Tanggang pun diambil sebagai anak angkat. Apabila Nakhoda menjadi uzur, maka Si Tanggang dilantik menjadi nakhoda baru. Dia dipanggil Nakhoda Tanggang.

Si Tanggang memiliki kecekapan dalam berniaga. Dia menjadi kaya raya dan namanya menjadi terkenal. Namanya sampai ke telinga Sultan dan dijemput ke istana. Tidak lama kemudian, Sultan mengahwini puterinya dengan Si Tanggang. Si Tanggang membawa isterinya berlayar ke banyak tempat di merata negeri.

Pada suatu hari, kapal Si Tanggang berlabuh di muara sungai kampung asal-usulnya. Orang kampung mengetahui nakhoda kapal itu Si Tanggang. Mereka pun memberitahu kepada orang tuanya.

Gembira dalam hati, Si Talang dan Si Deruma pun pergilah berkayuh sampan menuju ke kapal Nakhoda Tanggang. Apabila tiba di kapal, seorang anak kapal melarang mereka naik. Seketika kemudian, Si Tanggang muncul dengan isterinya. Si Tanggang malu melihat keadaan ibu dan bapanya yang daif di hadapan isterinya. Si Talang dan Si Deruma memanggil-manggil Si Tanggang, akan tetapi dia berpura-pura tidak kenal mereka. Isterinya bertanya mengenai mereka, tetapi dia mengatakan bahawa ibu dan bapanya sudah tiada.

Si Tanggang menghalau ibunya dengan biadap. Si Talang dan Si Deruma berdayung ke tepi dengan perasaan sedih dan kecewa. Apabila tiba di daratan, Si Deruma memandang ke langit dan memengangkat kedua-dua belah tangannya, kemudian berseru, "Oh, Tuhan! Tunjukkanlah kepada Si Tanggang bahawa akulah ibu kandungnya."

Tiba-tiba petir berdentum dan angin bertiup kencang. Kapal Si Tanggang terumbang-ambing akibat air yang bergelora. Ketika itulah, Si Tanggang berasa kesal. Dia sedar Tuhan telah memperkenankan doa ibunya. Dia akan menerima balasannya kerana telah menderhaka. Akhirnya, dia berteriak kepada ibunya supaya diampun. Akan tetapi, penyesalannya sudah tidak berguna lagi. Kapalnya pecah akibat dipukul oleh ombak yang kuat. Apabila ribut reda, Si Tanggang, isterinya, kapalnya, dan semua anak kapalnya telah bertukar menjadi batu

Lulu's friend: what a jerk
how can he said with eyes wide open, no indian rep
denied his ancestors over and over

tak tau malu
hmm.... who knows, maybe somone in Ipoh will kena Tanggang-ed for forgetting his ancestory. Would make an interesting tourist attraction.
Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir has assured Indians in the state that their interests would be taken care of even though they have no Barisan Nasional (BN) representatives in the legislative assembly.
With such a loud hint, how can you not get this right?
But for good measure, just in case you blur-blur,

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

taking a leaf out of Mahatir.

ha2, thats UMNO for you.

bennyloh said...

Like the Indians in Perak, I also got confused here.

Anonymous said...

Lulu,

I dont care about all these politics or BN or PR.

I think you look cute. If you dont have a bf yet, I would like to ask you out.

buyung7 said...

gud one lulu... looks like indian, maybe talk like indian.....just forgot his roots?!# or maybe a kes of 'melayu mudah lupa'

Antares said...

Lulu, the story of Tanggang is an integral part of Temuan folklore - but it was "borrowed" by "pendatang" storytellers who themselves forgot to acknowledge the source of this tale that so dramatically illustrates the hazards of kacang lupakan kulit. In the original Temuan version, Nakhoda Tanggang's vessel capsizes in the storm & turns into what is today known as Batu Caves. Yes, that was once a Temuan sacred site, abandoned during the Japanese invasion. After the war, a quarry began operations in the vicinity & soon afterwards a swami chose it as the right spot to establish a kuil. Today it's popularly known as a Hindu sacred site.

Zambry hails from a fishing village in Pulau Pangkor where everybody is extremely suntanned - but he does have noticeably Indian features, doesn't he? Apart from that irrelevant fact, he has shown himself to be just another Umno idiot. Did you catch his abysmal performance at the Yuk Choy school dinner? Another failed stand-up comedian takes up the Ketuanan Melayu cry!

Anonymous said...

No lah, he's no injun. He's from the same Kenyan ancestral village as Barack Obama's papa.

kittykat46 said...

Just for a moment, I thought Lulu had posted the picture of a Hindraf fella...

salak_mentah said...

Don't you just love it when they squirm around like that to avoid the undisguisable truth?

Let's ask Dr Z for a DNA sample and we can chip in some money to have it analysed in a lab (not in Malaysia lah). How about Dr Z? Bolih dapat sample darah atau air manis you tak? HAHAHA

ps. While we're at it, let's do the whole of DUMBNO.

Anonymous said...

Anon, the last I checked, there was a line of aspiring lulu-daters.

So, wanna date lulu pls line up.

Steven Sim

Anonymous said...

Hi Lulu


Perhaps Datuk Zamry's has:

1. Vision problems?
When he looks in the mirror, he sees someone of different complexion and different physical features instead?

2. Eye glass problems?
His eyeglasses are like the kind you find in funfairs that distort your image in the mirror?

3. Mahathir Syndrome?
No need to comment on this one.
Oh, BTW, Mahathir Syndrome can also be called "Hainanese Black Chicken Syndrome". Ask any Hainanese about the saying about
"black chickens"

Phua Kai Lit

BravoEagleHotel said...

Opppps is this the pic of 1 of 5 in Kamunting .... nahhhhh would be an insult to place him among the 5!