Monday, January 08, 2007

*TIPAH TERTIPU - SATU FATA MORGANA!

To those who took pain guessing what the blue bird was, here is the answer! I was flabbergasted, needless to say! Just when I thought that the wet-land behind my house is inhabited by captivating natural wild-life of exuberant nature that roam the place disinhibitedly, I now know that it is also polluted with products of careless people's doings! What a pitiful shame.

Apparently, the angle from where I viewed the rubbish had created a 'fata morgana', a mirage, that caused my eyes to perceive it as such. And isn't life full of such situations?

Incidentally, this is not the first time that I got tricked by such natural display. Once, whilst walking by the beach, I saw a big black cat looking straight at something and not moving a single muscle. To distract him, I called out a loud "meaow" but it didn't respond. Strange , I thought as cats would surely turn to calls. As we neared it, we realized why it was so stoned and quiet! It was just a heap of waste-rubber washed ashore , looking like a cat from afar!

*The title is a recently popular Malay slang that denotes a situation of being duped. Tipah is a Malay female name. Why the name Tipah is chosen and not Minah, Bibah or Semah, I have no inkling. Perhaps a real Tipah was involved with a real life experience of being conned by a real Mamat, thus the phrase.

14 comments:

Queen Of The House said...

Kah! Kah! Kah! So we all pun tertipu along with you lah, Tipah!!!!

Mama Sarah said...

kami tertipu!

definitely an eyesore!

maklang said...

Dith pun tertipulah...
macam maklang...

Gelihati I...

JoKontan said...

Thee hee heeeee,.



(nak kasi tau ker taknak ??... Kasi tau kang terasaaa hatii. Tak kasi tau kang,. "You're not being honest Jo." Ek eleeeh, she's can take it, whaaat. Go ahead laa Jo... Eh ! Put up a straight face la Jo. Put away those silly smirks of your face..)



Ah Kak oo Kak..

Ah Kak dah tua.

:-)

dith said...

QOTH- Tipah oh Tipah!

Nisak- ppl here dump their rubbish without care!

Maklang- kita serupa

Jo- memang lah tu tapi kawe tua drpd awok sebulan jek! :p

Has said...

ha, macam Thematic Apperception Test aje. I am reading the meaning.....

raggedyanne said...

trick of the eye or do you need to wear glasses :) jangan marah aaa...

eh dith tak tau ke mana dtgnya the slang 'tipah tertipu'? It was from the movie Ali Setan lah... bila si sheila majid's character tu terkantoi...

Anonymous said...

kalau doktor letak gambar kecik je kat entri ni, pas tu kami kena klik untuk tengok gambar besar tu, lagi ramai le yang kena tipu.

dith said...

Has- SO what's the meaning? :p

Anne- Tak tahu pulak dari cerita tu, hehe. Yang saya tahu Ali Setan sekarang dah jadi pendakwah hebat. Alhamdulillah. Btw, how's supernunu?

dith said...

Anon- sebenarnya saya letak gambar kecik dalam entry sebelum ni dan suruh org teka

pycnogenol said...

Talking about Tipah tertipu, my daughter sent me sms just last week to let me know on the latest development on Tipah. It goes something like this:

Tipah ingin break dgn bf omputih melalui surat:

"Hi. My motive give this letter to give know you s'thing. I WANT TO CUT CONNECTION US. I saw u play wood 3 in front my eyes. So I break connection to pull my body fr. this love. I have think about this very cook2. I know I clap one hand only. I dont trust you again! U r really crocodile land! I dont want u 2 play2 with my liver. I have been crying until no more eye water. I dont want banana to fruit 2 times....Safe walk."

dith said...

Pycno-

Hehe...a good one there!

Tipah's bf must still be wondering what wood he was playing with to have caused her angst. And what has clapping one hand and cooking got to do with this?? And did the late Steve Irwin have a hand in all this ploy being a croco hunter himself? hehe...

This shows ommelayu banyak guna buah, haiwan dan organ dalaman untuk berbahasa! hehe

Safe walk to you too Tipah!hehe

Wastepaper basket said...

yup. "tipah tertipu" was first coined by sheila majid in ali setan. the line was an immediate hit and was used every now and then even before the song came out recently.

anne said...

Alhamdulillah, Ali & Asmidar dan insafff..

Nunu's been super these days, dith, TQ for asking.

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