Thursday, 23 July 2009

Singapore to Ipoh with Super Nice Express!

By Edwin Tan (c) 2009

Yes, there really was a yelping lady on the nine-hour bus ride from Singapore to Ipoh. Thankfully, she was asleep for most of it and didn't yelp in her sleep. And yes, she really did yelp - kind of like a lonesome chihuahua. From a medical point of view, I thought she maybe had Tourette's or some sort of respiratory condition. Hopefully there's a medication for that, though I don't remember coming across any pharmacotherapy for 'yelping'. I may need to consult a veterinarian.

Oh...and that's just the beginning. The "Super Nice Express" coach service provided us with some awesome entertainment. A Chinese film which was really badly dubbed. I mean shockingly, horribly, English-really-isn't-my-first-second-or-third-language bad. Oh, and the plot was flimsy and the acting just as cringe-worthy. First off, the film's protagonist was called "Clinging" (yes, as in the verb). She was some hot-shot martial arts expert who was working as the bodyguard of some hot-shot, rich person's wife. And then of course the wife gets kidnapped, Clinging goes after the crooks, kicks some butts, discovers it's all a set up, kicks some more butts and in the end a whole lot of people require massive amounts of medical attention or a visit from the coroner. Clinging's confusingly good/evil side kick was called "Small Fat". Another guy was called "Small Plum Hobby Horse". I wish I was making this stuff up.

Anyway, at least "Super Nice Express" were nice enough to give us a bottle of water and a custard bun. I ate mine at 4:30 am. It was super nice.

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