lim peh ka li kong 令伯卡你讲

Skill and style of telling stories is as per what you see - Singlish plus Hokkien dialects. Kam siah for coming into my BLOG and read, thank you! All content is copywrite "Old Beng" unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Old Beng went to Hawker Centre

lim peh ka li kong

Last night, me and my cha-bo-lang went to have dinner after me knock-off and only the two of us without all our children dangling around.

We usually have a night out for dinner once a week and just the two of us, sort of having quality time together. Couples, especially those married for many years, must find and spend quality time together, if not, how to be loving in the long run? Even until now, after we have been married for so many years, we still hold hands whenever we go out alone and that is something me always enjoy doing.

Anyway, we went to have our dinner in a hawker centre near our house. As usual la, so very crowded one, since it was after office hour and during dinner time, so we only managed to get to share seats with another young couple. (Think they just came out to work cos they look so fresh even after a day's work.)

Look at Old Beng me, the face after work is really like over-night hum-ching-peng and also whole face very oily like the oil can drip down my face anytime for cooking.

The young couple so loving one, me saw the young man kept feeding his girlfriend and wipe the young girl's mouth after she ate every mouth of food. Somemore, the young man never one second shifted his eyes away from the young girl, only look at his girlfriend and nothing else. It's a miracle that he did not put food into his nose since he was eating without looking at his food at all.

Me looked at the young man and think to myself, I must also be more loving to my cha-bo-lang and so I started to look affectionately at my wife's pretty face and guess what I got in return?

"Oei, lau beng, kwa si mi? (see what?) Faster eat la, later food cold already not nice," my cha-bo-lang gave me a stare.

Ai-ya, this cha-bo-lang ah, me trying to be affectionate and maybe can be a romeo like that, yet she asked me see what? Like that how to be a loving husband?

Then me overheard the couple's conversation that they would go for a movie after their dinner.

Hmmn, good idea hor, maybe I could also go watch movie with my cha-bo-lang since the last movie we watched together in cinema was the Jack Neo's "Money Not Enough".

"Er, shall we go watch a show after we eat our dinner?" me asked my cha-bo-lang.

"You gila ah? Watch movie? You know now watch movie very expensive, better wait for VCD to come out then my friends will buy and then we can borrow from them la, why want to waste money?"

"Ai-ya, not very expensive also la," me trying to convince her to watch movie with me.

"Not expensive? You got a lot of money is it? Come, give me. I keep for you." my cha-bo-lang eyeing at my wallet while she talked to me.

"No no, I no much money," me quickly denied if not later kena chong-kong, then die la.

While we were eating, an old uncle and a blind woman walked towards us and tried to sell us tissue paper. My reaction then was to wave them away cos I do not need tissue paper la, me used handkerchief one, me very environmental mind.

Then I saw my cha-bo-lang took out a ten-dollar-note and gave it to the old uncle and got 3 packets of tissue paper from the blind lady.

Huh? $10 for 3 packets of tissue paper? Didn't my cha-bo-lang read newspaper that sometime, all these tissue paper old uncles/aunties/small children and handicapped people all got some people behind them, like a group of professional con-man?

I told my cha-bo-lang about what I thought and that she might be bluffed by them and some more she gave $10 for just 3 packets of tissue paper. Asked her see show, she said I waste money but like that gave $10 not waste money meh?

"Ai-yo lau beng, never mind whether they are genuine or not la. To me, I saw them really handicapped or maybe old and since I can help them by just a mere $10, why not? Ok, even if they really are con-man and what have I got to lose? To me, I see that they are in need and I give them with a helping heart so what if I am conned, I still wont know. Even if I know that they indeed conned me, so what? As I just said, my heart feels right in helping, the rest are secondary to me. My conscience is clear and that's good enough for me to donate money willingly."

I know I will never be able to argue with my cha-bo-lang so I just kept quiet and continued to indulge myself in my Ice-Kachang.

After dinner, me and my cha-bo-lang did not go for a movie but had a slow stroll back to our home, hand in hand of course.....

lim peh kong wan liao

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  • At Tuesday, October 11, 2005 10:19:00 PM , Blogger 孺子牛 said...

    yes, no 2.
    I can teach you the 'tissue paper' song where this guy always sing, part of his marketing strategy. He stations at Expo.

  • At Wednesday, October 12, 2005 9:57:00 AM , Blogger Xorpheus said...

    The way u describe your self very funny(over-night hum-ching-peng)

  • At Wednesday, October 12, 2005 10:22:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Dear Overnite HumChingPeng, I really admire and envy you. Still so loving & romantic after so many years of marriage. Keep it up, Beng!

  • At Wednesday, October 12, 2005 10:29:00 AM , Blogger Old Beng said...

    Lau Qin
    Hmmn, maybe can ask that Tissue paper singer go try next year's Superstar. Then if he wins, then no need to sell tissue again.

    Kam siah for coming to read my Blog, I read your latest entry, Wa, your hokkien vocab very indepth chim :)

    Yes, I still hold my cha-bo-lang's hand whenever we go out and that is something we will do probably till our old age and I'M LOVING IT :)

  • At Wednesday, October 12, 2005 1:05:00 PM , Blogger -Jeanie. said...

    muahaha! nice reading ur blog! will continue to come n read

    *thumbs up*

  • At Wednesday, October 12, 2005 1:33:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hahaha! I am a genie in a bottle, britney S....
    Oei! uncle beng, why look at young man, got a problem is it? hehehe

    Ah qin!, next time we sell tissues ok, u be the blind man, i be the gal gal holding u around, then we split it up at the market toilet, toilet for handicap one. hehehhe

    to my ex i promise...
    if u have been keeping up, we would not have ended, too bad, u alway keep it down, suggest u learn to be like old beng after so many years, still keeping up.

    To the rest, welcome to de beng blog, speaking from his behind, my Uncle old beng is a nice guy, but there is a nicer the name of

    La kopi cafe
    all right reserved.
    care for joint venture??

  • At Wednesday, October 12, 2005 1:54:00 PM , Blogger 孺子牛 said...


    Finally, you show your face, where have you been??

    Nothing new lah, selling tissue. Now, must sell wet tissue especially in East Coast during night time. Care to join me?

  • At Wednesday, October 12, 2005 2:15:00 PM , Blogger Old Beng said...

    Hello Jeanie
    Thanks for dropping by to read my blog. I like your blog too, got many photos to see. Your bf yan-tao hor. We same same dragon but me 2 cycles before you, WAHAHAHAA (Ku-Xiao). Ain't you under-age to drink???

    Angie mei mei
    No lah, me very normal one, the reason as to why I look at the young man is bcos of my cha-bo-lang sitting beside me :p

    Lau qin
    Li kong si mi? What wet tissue? you noti noti boy.

  • At Wednesday, October 12, 2005 2:46:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Beng, next time you take Ah Beng Soh to food court, please let me know time and place. I will tell my distributor to give you 50% discount. Only $5 for 3 pkts of tissue. My distributor also sells special collector's sea shells(not the ordinary hum kak) and for you, special price and buy 1, get 1 free.

    ChioBu Angel, you have to forgive me for the time when it was down. I had just returned from China and as you know, I have been working very hard over there.
    I wouldn't recommend using 'La kopi' as the cafe name 'cos I believe there is another not-so- nice meaning to the term 'la kopi'.
    In case you haven't, there is a comment under 'Beng's dream' that you should read.
    Missed you. Good to have you back.

  • At Wednesday, October 12, 2005 3:53:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hahaha! got it my ex xiang kong, me missing u too till missisippi. Old beng dream, who is tat chiobu?
    Cant be me right?, aiyo me with uncle old beng....aRrgh!!! so oily and sweaty ek!! i have no sins, just take alot of sin sin chilli sauce only. oH! lord forgive me. Dun worry my ex, i underSTAND u in regard to keeping up and down. U hv the rite to keep low at time.

    Hello qin, u backdated, now where got use wet tissues, they bring water bottles and pails with club towels will do hahaha, so if u meet a couple, commented "wha lau, water bottle so big" mean they are going to for long night overhaul, u old beng folks last time must have used banana leaf, no wonder long like banana hahahaha! Care to join me for overhauling....wee saliva drooping already. Qin ah, r you going to sing song while they making?

    sori old uncle beng for using yr blog to msgs my kakis, hope u dont mind, if u do, wat can i do except offer my......

  • At Wednesday, October 12, 2005 4:52:00 PM , Blogger Old Beng said...

    Angie mei mei,

    No la I no angry with all of you using my blog to talk talk, me happy to see you long as minimum vulgarity and no need to offer anything at all, thanks but no thanks.

    If too vulgar then hor maybe I will snap snap and censor.

  • At Wednesday, October 12, 2005 6:00:00 PM , Blogger 孺子牛 said...

    Old Beng,

    Anyway, she has nothing to offer too besides the two wings.

    The one with two wings keep saying you old, is she implying something? Do u need to 采阴补阳 to prolong your youthfulness.

  • At Wednesday, October 12, 2005 6:35:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    old beng to old beng, u sure u have 12 childrens?????? how much u earning a month, is your cha bo lang cho kang bo? chap gee a xiao tiao, chee pun chee si li ah. you not only old beng you also a great smoker (not cigarette that type those army smoke grenade, u know)

  • At Wednesday, October 12, 2005 6:44:00 PM , Blogger Old Beng said...

    lau qin
    old is a fact to me, as my name showed - Old Beng.

    Me remembered when I was a young beng, I always felt proud because people around me then were all older than me. Although I did not openly "suan" them but in my heart I used to think otherwise.

    So now it's retribution time to the once young beng to become an old beng (with or without the reminders from the young blood)

    Truth is always cruel but I can still take it one. (Cannot take it also bo-bian la)

    Old in age but still young in heart

    Another old beng
    Money enough or not depends on what you want in life. I dont need to be darn rich to be happy, hope that's the same to you.

    Yes, "Old Beng" indeed has 12 children.

  • At Wednesday, October 12, 2005 7:06:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    tat good, hope you hapi wz 12 ging na, juz wonder u r talking of some mu chu de gu shi, the script is copy right, dun get sue 4 it.

    your old at age young at heart, you sure you can do it, b like me old at age act like young, got it.

    anyway, when u wan 2 shift house again, I heard u stay landed n wanted a palace, so next is castle, dun move 2 much but can buy n keep er nai la, better right then 12 ging na, hahaha

  • At Wednesday, October 12, 2005 9:52:00 PM , Blogger Old Beng said...

    to anonymous
    thank you for your kind reminder of copy right issues but rest assured, all my old beng's tales are original ones.

    Moved house? no need la. now enough rooms for all my children, quite happy liao. kam siah


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