Eight McDonalds within a three kilometer radius,
Students come from far, promising and ambitious.
Cars and motorbikes in a congested mess,
Four to seven in the evening, nothing less.
The monsoon drain that flows from nineteen to fourteen,
Rushes with the aftermath of the pouring rain.
Those who are dearest, only five minutes away,
24 hours in connection, so many things to say.
Fifteen’s smelly drains deter but yet the place attracts us so,
To play Dota in the cyber cafes, all the boys will go.
A food court of the grandest scale,
The DVD sellers never go to jail.
Our famous storms send modems back,
For the Streamyx people to thoroughly check.
The infamous field in eighteen,
Congregates gangsters of thirteen to seventeen.
Promises of more highways materializing soon,
One day the layers of highways will reach the moon.
To someone else, USJ resembles the Bermuda Triangle,
Where the residents, strangely, enjoy to mingle.
Suicidal thoughts invade the head on Fridays at 12pm,
If youÂ¡Â¯re stuck near Subang Parade amidst the Muslim prayer’s jam.
Dogs run away, they don’t know the way home,
The most expensive mamak food is under a hideous dome.
Nights whiled away at Tanjung with petty chatter and cups of teh ais,
In the company of family and childhood friends, it is always nice.
– a very bored Jolene who misses home.
I’ll be back in a week’s time!!! For the entire week!!!
I’ve made a breakthrough discovery: notes made on lined paper causes one to hate studying. USE plain A4 paper! I love studying!! LOVE LOVE LOVE! WHOOHOO. ..
……….i want to come home, like NOW.
1 thought on “Ode To Subang Jaya”
Jayelle Oct 27, 05 Delete
kimsng: haha, thanks for the compliments.;P
kimsng Oct 24, 05 Delete
nice rhyme.im serious.its really cool.add a few beats could a million dollar rap deal.i liked the highway line.real slick.
Jayelle Oct 24, 05 Delete
meldee: ahaha.. don’t i sound like adrian mole?:P
i can’t wait to come home as well!
narrowband: HOHOHO..i forgot about the lick hung jams. do u still pick ur sis from there?
giant sotong: hahaha.. so my boredom entertains!!
yuin: I knOW!! and i’m sure u want to go home as well.:D
Sush: it’s just weeks:) it’ll happen soon enough!
juztin: hahaha!! it’s true right? hehe, yes!! that’d be nice.:)
c.ho: when are u coming home then?:)
expectation; haha thanks.. yeah, diagrams are less distorted that way.
expectation Oct 22, 05 Delete
nice! boredom unleash the poetic side of people.
using plain paper makes your writing unruly and crooked. nice meh?
c.ho Oct 22, 05 Delete
*bawwll* and now you’ve made me miss subang and all its chaos tooooo…
btw, in regards to the question you asked me in your comments under the tash aw post.. yes.. my dad’s family is cantonese i think. to be precise, i think they are ‘sei yap’ or rather ‘san leng’ .. either one la.. i know that for a fact.. cuz i always play the “i’m cantonese and i speak cantonese!!” to reduce embarassment due to me not being able to speak mandarin. hehehhehe..
JuZtiN Oct 22, 05 Delete
Haha what an entertaining poem about life in subang!! Everything u said is so true!! Hehe..When u come back i blanja u dinner okie?? Owe u one lah..=)
Sush Oct 22, 05 Delete
hahahahahhahhahahahhahahahha. jolene lai, you never cease to make me laugh. 🙂 i miss home too….*sigh* *hugss* at least you’re gonna be home for a week soon k…. i have to wait another SIX weeks.
yuin Oct 22, 05 Delete
you deserve to go home..
Giant Sotong Oct 22, 05 Delete
You never cease to amaze. Good weekend!
narrowband Oct 21, 05 Delete
If you ever go to Nineteen on Saturdays,
Be prepared to face the traffic craze,
“Why nineteen”, in the car, you may wonder,
Lick Hung’s the only Chinese school ’round ere!
You drive down to Seventeen to make a U-turn,
Even it if means more fuel to burn,
Because traffic near the Shell exit’s jammed,
U’d have to play with the clutch until leg also cramp!
Think twice before investing in a Subang property,
Cuz traffic jam here can sometimes turn unruly.
meldee Oct 21, 05 Delete
HAHAHAHAHAHA so jobless la you *hugs* funny friend.
YEAHH I WANT YOU TO FASTER COME HOME TOO!!! better come back before the 1st and 2nd ok (exams!). cos 3rd i’m off to cambodia adi. mwah. *pinches backside*