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Friday, June 06, 2008

Learn some Engrand la, morons!

Just like millions of other Malaysians it doesn't take much to make me angry these days. Especially since the events of the past couple of days. So, this evening I had to get into my car and drive into the rush hour Kuala Lumpur traffic to attend a meeting somewhere. As most of you know that activity alone needs a dose of Valium. And so there I was. Sitting in traffic. I decided to turn on the radio. Normally, I am not one to believe that Malaysian radio does anything at all to entertain or calm ones nerves or temper when one is stuck in KL rush hour traffic. But in a temporary lapse of sanity I turned on the radio. Music......music......music....I was looking for a station that had somebody actually saying something. I finally heard voices. The display told me it was some station with the call sign 104.9 on the FM dial. Not that it mattered because every Malaysian radio station sounds exactly the same.

104.9 FM....these 2 deejays, a man and a woman. They were singing a birthday song. Apparently in answer to a request by a listener who'd forgotten to wish someone on the actual day and now was trying to make up by getting these 2 deejays to do it on the radio.

(to the tune of Happy birthday to you.....)

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO (WHATEVER THE NAME WAS)
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO YOU

Normally I would have just shook my head and turned the radio off. But today I was pissed.

You can't wish somebody a happy BELATED BIRTHDAY, you morons!!!

The birthday always falls on the same day. Year after year. What you thought you were doing was wishing the person a belated Happy Birthday. Get it? DUH!

104.9 FM, thanks for spoiling my day. Even more. F**KING Morons!

NIAMAH!!!

40 comments:

hantutelur said...

Doesn't sound right even if you sing "BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU". Why didn't they just stick to the original lyric and melody?

Pat, happy belated Chinese New Year to you...

coalminecanary said...

LOL!Spot on! Now, regarding our current radio stations. I couldn't agree more with you Paddy. They all sound the same, obnoxious and loud. It's really irritating to listen to those loudmouthed DJs in the morning. I only listen to my CDs on the way to work. On another note, the term 'modus operandi' has become a cliche on the TV. The problem is, they mispronounced it. I can tell you 9 out of 10 people mispronounced it. Well, you know how to pronounce it

Anonymous said...

It tickles me to see things like this happening at first. I mean, those kind hearted clown-nose DeeJays meant well, they're just singing a song to wish someone a belated happy birthday mar... but kanasai, they made some silly engrisch mistake and ticked someone's head off, why? Wrong timing la brudder, wrong timing!
The country's not sleeping, we're in the state of emergency, one false move, things could become upside down like a time bomb, and you wouldn't even know what's happening until it's too late, it's ticking and ticking and ticking...
Happy belated Whatever to everyone.

Anonymous said...

This is what from our Education Minister, Kerismuddin produced!!! All F***king morons.

Anonymous said...

Why be such an ass over such a small trivial matter? You think your Engrish, damn good, is it?

Embarrassing because your blog gets linked from Malaysiakini. Stop behaving like a buffoon. Get a grip of yourself.

Anonymous said...

AT 10.15AM, one caller to a cina fm station about 'fuel increase' :-

DJ : " hi, mr.teoh, how r u ? we SEE faces again ( in mandarin ) ?!"

pat, they have webcams lah !!
happy 'no belated' FATHERS day !!

( this 104 station has very light music&songs man !) stcin

Anonymous said...

Hey ! pat, what the happening to your chatbox now SUDDENLY back to normal or wrong with my set !? stcin

Anonymous said...

Greetings Pat,
Sure share your pains about the shitty traffic jams in KL. I'm OK here in Penang, you know less traffic & tolls etc... As for 104.9 FM, they could have said HAPPY BIRTHDAY so & so and leave it at that. Cheers!

Andrew said...

When people ask me if I think my English is damn good, I reply ' I don't think, I know. But don't worry, it hasn't made me rich man.'

Happy now?

lightfocus said...

Patrick Teoh,

you must also share part of the blame for the horrendous standards of Malaysian Radio..you were too successful and after you went off the air, hundreds of DJs emerged with the famous Patrick Teoh Radio Accent, although that has already largely died off. Now, the DJs continue to entertain me with their pronounciation of "compilation" as "comPILEation".

Andrew said...

Another one : Putting the thigh in Thighland.

Anonymous said...

One thing I hate to say about our radio sations is that they hardly want to announce the traffic condition within the Klang Valley in a regular bsis. Takw a look at other countries's radio channels. some of them are constantly updating the road users about the road conditions especially when there are raod accidents or road works involved during the peak hours. Wonder why RTM or other provately owned radio stations are not interested in doing this public-oriented service?

HAPPY BELATED WAKE-UP DAY TO RTM AND OTHER RADIO STATIONS!!

Andrew said...

Yet another one. Happens in England as well. From 'Jack Dee Live at the Apollo' last night: Ever ask a London cockney how much he paid for the shampoo? Pantene. Get it? One pound ten p.

kk said...

Hi Patrick,
We need you back on air lah. DJs at all "engrand" radio stations speak with funny twang and my ears hurt so much!

BernardC said...

Wow, creative ppl with creative way of wishing someone a "belated" birthday.
In that case, we will have 182 days of belated and another 182 days of advanced birthday. Wow!! Really a moron.

104.9 is RedFM!!!

Anonymous said...

LOL!!!! Good one Niamah!



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Anonymous said...

it's true djs go on and on about nothing at all just to fill in air time.

but you are one angry fler man...poor thing, you go on with your life looking for things to be angry about no matter how small they are, i guess that's suppose to help the state of the country :D

Anonymous said...

to all mothers : " HAPPY belated MOTHERS DAY " !!

to all fathers : HAPPY coming FATHERS DAY !!

to you, patrick : " HAPPY 'belated/akandatang' BIRTHDAY !!

in chinese writing : birthday = COW-ONE !?!

Anonymous said...

Rise in food prices, rise in fuel prices, disasters around the world... and all you can think of is to pick on a couple of DJs singing "Happy Belated Birthday..."? How many times have you come across regular Msians and Memory Lane greeting cards that have said the same thing?? Come ON, Patrick. You're better than that, man!

Anonymous said...

The current state of radio station is like the "nation-wide karaoke" hall when people really think they can sing very well on air without music.

The broadcasting fraternity allows it... The DJ allows it....The audience endorse it....Those who dial until their finger "drop" enjoy it.... What the F**K is these broadcasting all about.

News in brief.... World news.......Total only 1.5 minutes

NIAMAH.......

Anonymous said...

Patrick,

You are a bigger fucking gimp. They made a mistake la. Dont fucking tell me you have never made a boo boo??

Just because you are having a bad day, do you need to take it out on others??

Please la, dont sit on your high horse and pass judgement on others.

Andrew said...

Pat, you should know the lady newscaster on TV3 who pronounces Thailand as Thighland. Do us a favour and let her know, please.

Patricia said...

Thank you, Patrick - for the note on 'belated'. It gets to me when I contstantly here it used wrongly, too. I also blogged about it. Engrish teacher ma, must try lah to improve people a bit.

I used to listen to you when I was young, too-too long ago. Redifusion. Ah, those were the days. Had a GIANT crush on you and this guy called... GUY! Hahaha. No pix of you, no nothing, just your dreamy voices and oh-so-excellent English!

doggie dog said...

anon 3.08am,
yes patrick teoh's english is the best... and it makes one to perfectly comment... if that person's is not alloweed to comment, the why the hell u need a comment section or a blog for? u dont like, FO... WTF!

it is because of ur kind of attitude, msian english is going into the drain big time... duh!

Anonymous said...

Why torture yourself listening to local radio stations, when the DJs only want to syiok sendiri?

Patrick please return to airwaves to teach those morons about what is radio DJing is all about!

WSL said...

i actually listen more to 104 these days cos I found them less painful to the ear. At least they speak proper English - that guy on the morning show speaks pretty well)

The other english channels are really crappy with their so called m'sian engrish or issit a current trend to speak engrish with a mixture of indian+chinese+malay stylo?

Anonymous said...

OMG, you are freaking right!! Must admit i've bee saying that for years. I must be a moron too!! haha, but then again I am not a deejay ma..but you can always wish a person "too late for the last one, and here's my wish for your for the coming birthday-Happy Freaking Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Dear doggie dog,

"it is because of ur kind of attitude, msian english is going into the drain big time... duh!"

Please fucking take a look at your statement; "...if that person's is not alloweed to comment, the why the hell u need a comment section or a blog for? u dont like, FO... WTF!"

What the fuck is 'alloweed'?? You fucking high on drugs or something?

And what is ".. the why the hell"??

Dude, do me a fucking favour, take a look at yourself first before you run that mouth of yours, ok?

And you are spot on about Msian English going into the drain big time.

Fucking mong.

Run along home now, boy.

Anonymous said...

...@#$%^&*...niamah !!

'belated offer' by Petrosains :( the Sun..page 2 on june the 9th ) ..A Mother's day gift ...offer valid from 2 to 11, MAY 2008 ???? ...@#$%^&*...

Trashed said...

I osso heard one DJ on Lite FM say "you're listening to 40 minutes of music in this hour"... I'm trying to figure out what happens to the other 20 minutes

patrickteoh said...

Trashed, the other 20 minutes is spent on their verbal drivel la.

anonymous 10.43 and doggie dog I don't know what you are fighting about but take it easy ok?

Ya, patricia I agree with you. Life was easier back in the pre-digital camera, mobile phone, facebook era. Well at least you thought I was tall and handsome maybe?

Anonymous 3.08 am. I get linked on malaysiakini so I should be what? Grateful. Well, pardon me all over the fucking place!
Hahahahaha...

anonymous, since you called me a fucking gimp I will return the compliment. So, you fucking gimp thanks for the comment. A 'mistake' made on a regular basis doesn't deserve sympathy. And 'pass judgement'? You should be one to talk :-)

Andrew, Thailand is our northern neighbour. Thighland is to the south and we usually don't need passports there. We just sneak in lor. LOL. Maybe those newsreaders were promoting their Visit Thighland Year. Hahahahahahahaa...sometimes I kill myself.

Anonymous 8.34 pm. All I can think of is that. Come on, I think that is a bit unfair of you :-)

Anonymous said...

Hey Patrick,

Thanks for returning my 'compliment'. The deejays made a mistake, a genuine mistake and whether it is repeated several times over, I believe it was not done intentionally. And if that dont deserve any sympathy from you, then I would say please go get a life. There are other things in life to get mad about like how BN is turning your old ragged ass over and sodomising you.

Life is too short to get mad over little things. Get a life, dude. Seriously ...

Gerald said...

First off the bat, thank you for getting me to improve my English when I was growing; thanks to your Sunday "Kee Huat" (if I remember correctly, its been a long time) sponsored show on Rediffusion.

I've been clicking Older posts a few times before arriving on this post.

The 2 morons from 104.9FM could have said or sang it differently and maybe wouldn't have gotten on your nerves, ie: Instead of Happy Belated Birthday but Belated Happy Birthday. Now wouldn't that have made more sense?

Anonymous said...

anon 11.36 pm, no humor pls get LOST !! @#$%^&*...

'Powderful Engrand' said...

Not just on radio, but on prime time english news too! A ntv7 news anchor said /tits/ when she meant 'tithes' and went on to further explain 'zakat'... Indeed very powderful our Engrand... Malu weh!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY fathersday to AAB who is somehow a HUMAN father to his children who are born innocently !!

HAPPY FATHERSDAY to the mighty true & living GOD , amen !!

Which of us has NOT SINNED is qualified to f*** the PM AAB !

Anonymous said...

are we all very VERY 'clean" & not SINNED at all !? ... then F the PM, please !! thanks...for i am not QUALIFIED to do so ... thanks !!

Anonymous said...

if you are driving ..PLEASE..PLEASE dun turn on lite fm at 5pm 4 the traffic report ...or you will land down ih the pond !!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY belated FATHERSDAY !!

Anonymous said...

A german coast-guard received an urgent call, " mayday,mayday... help...we are sinking...mayday,mayday,we are sinking....., we are sinking...!!"

German , " Helo helo, what are you
SINKING about !?"

view 'kecet' blog, ok ! (pc)

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