Title: Mujo gok kite org Terengganu :)

Mujo or mujur in Standard Bahasa means "fortunate" or "lucky". In Terengganu it means more than that. Mujo is an attitude, a testament to the optimism of the Terengganu folks. I believe that Terengganu people are optimistic. I haven't heard of any suicides there yet. No news whatsoever of people jumping down from coconut trees or drinking expired budu (preserved anchovy thick sauce) neat in order to expire themselves.

You must remember that Terengganu people lived with ferries, morning papers that came in the night and other things people in the West Coast take for granted. In spite of doing without 4D shops, discos, malls or Hot Spot-enabled coffee houses, they are surviving well without any mental hospital in sight. All these are 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 an illustration.
(Cut to a scene of 3 village ladies in their
kemban washing clothes by the village well)

Mok Long Selamoh: (How is your brother Mek?)
Mok Teh Som : (What happened to her brother?)
Mok Long Selamoh: (You don't know Som?)
Mok Teh Som : (I don't know anything)
Mok Long Selamoh: (Mek's brother was knocked
down by a lorry yesterday)
Mek Beso : (It wasn't a lorry Mok Long, it was a
fish van)
Mok Long Selamoh: (Lucky it wasn't a lorry)
Mok Teh Som : (Then? Was he seriously injured?)
Mek Beso:(One leg was broken)
Mok Teh Som : (Lucky both legs weren't broken)
Mok Long Selamoh: (It was lucky that the van
driver braked in time)
Mek BesO :(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 happened and the brother died, the mujowould still surface. "Mujo lah bukang adik kita" (Lucky it wasn't my brother). You get the drift.....

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

p/s: Thanks to Rohing

[musique on air]
Peter Pan - Topeng
Okla, cuma tgh edit resume cari kerja lain la
apa crite dah 11hb pun gaji tak masuk.


iza said...

aii...nk cri keje lain lagi ke...mujo keje cleaner ekk..snang skit nk cri keje lain...hihiih;P

aimster said...

mujo awak nih ..bukan staff saya...so this is your work on your working time eh?...ish ish...wut's ur boss hp no?.. ;p