Friday, November 27, 2009

Mujo (Apology to Madam Juriah)

Copied From Blog Cikgu Juriah
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Subject: Mujo - more reasons to love terengganu besides the beautifulislands..Some article about Trengganu..........have fun!!!

Mujo or mujur in Standard Bahasa means "fortunate" or "lucky". InTerengganu it means more than that. Mujo is an attitude, a testament tothe optimism of the Terengganu folks.

I believe that Terengganunese are optimistic. I haven't heard of any suicides there yet. No newswhatsoever of people jumping down from coconut trees or drinking expiredbudu (preserved anchovy thick sauce) neat in order to expire themselves.

You must remember that Terengganu people lived with ferries, morningpapers that came in the night and other things people in the West Coasttake for granted. In spite of doing without 4D shops, discos, malls orHot Spot-enabled coffee houses, they are surviving well without anymental hospital in sight. All because they have mujo .

Like I mentioned previously, mujo encapsulate a philosophy in itself.It means one should thank God that it is not worse. Time for anillustration.

(Cut to a scene of 3 village ladies in their kemban washing clothes bythe village well)

Mok Long Selamoh : Guane doh adik mung Mek?(How is your brother Mek?)

Mok Teh Som :Bakpe pulok adik dia?(What happened to her brother?)

Mok Long Selamoh : Laaa! Mung dok tau ke Som?(You don't know Som?)

Mok Teh Som : Dok tau setarang kita.(I don't know anything)

Mok Long Selamoh : Adik Mek ni kena langgor lori kemareng.(Mek's brother was knocked down by a lorry yesterday)

Mek Beso : Bukang lori Mok Long, beng ikang!(It wasn't a lorry Mok Long, it was a fish van)

Mok Long Selamoh : Mujo bukang lori!(Lucky it wasn't a lorry)

Mok Teh Som : Pah tu? Terok ke?(Then? Was he seriously injured?)

Mek Beso :Kaki patoh sebeloh......(One leg was broken)

Mok Teh Som : Mujo dok patoh dua dua(Lucky both legs weren't broken)

Mok Long Selamoh : Tu pong mujo dreba beng dang brek.(It was lucky that the van driver braked in time)

Mek Beso : Mujo beng tu dok laju..(Lucky the van wasn't going fast..)

(Fade to black.)

If both legs were broken, the response would be "Mujo dok pecoh pala"(Lucky the head wasn't broken).

If the head WAS broken, the response would be "Mujo dok mati" (Lucky he didn't die).

If the worst happenedand the brother died, the mujo would still surface."Mujo lah bukang adik kita" (Lucky it wasn't my brother).

You get thedrift.Mujo . A nice word. Adopt it. Embrace it. It will preserve your sanity.....

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2 comments:

nurulfana said...

pergh title entri mcm sajak usman awang tuuu =)

Mohd Muzamel Zainal said...

mujo bukan mu yang mati..