Hishamuddin Rais in Tokyo: Sushi News 7
October 22, 2007 10:08:16 AM GMT+08:00
ABENG – Yesterday, Sunday I went again to Shinjuku (a combination of Chow Kit and Bukit Bintang ) or something like Soho in London but bigger and crazier. This is the touristy part ‚Äì but sleazy with strange Japanese thingies.
First I had lunch at one the fast food joints ‚Äì i.e ‚Äì you put money into a machine then pick up the ticket and pass it to the guy at the counter ‚Äì I went upstairs ‚Äì BUT no smoking zone ‚Äì this is a chain steak house. THE STEAK ‚Äì very Japanese, NOT with chips but NASI PULUT hahahahah‚Ä¶
But most important, I bum into… First I thought they were a rock band or some kids who just came out from a gig BUT no! I was wrong (note: I had MCCK old boy with me who lives and works in Japan, so language is NOT a problem).
They were ABENG laaaa‚Ä¶ this “abeng” as how I describe them ‚Äì actually they were RENT BOYS aka Gigolo not for gays, but for lonely Mak Cik dan Minah Jepun. I had a good laugh‚Ä¶ they are so tacky wacky that they really looked like ABENGs from Petaling Street!
Most Japanese women are real fucked up here. I was told that that these boys are used to talk to them nicely and boost up their egos.. Wow .. I’m sure Abrocore could make a million times better ‚Äì these Abengs look nice ‚Äì BUT I was told that they behave like herds. Now the trend is to sport RED HAIR ‚Äì black jackets and white shirts ‚Äì so all the abengs in Shinjuku dress-up like this‚Ä¶ ahahahhah! These Japanese generally has NO individuality.
I have YET to see the famous VENDING MACHINES that sell school girls underwear ‚Äì was thinking seriously that this (machines) could be a major export to Malaysia (as part of the Ninth Malaysian Plan) ‚Äì I am sure we could supply loads of them ( Apparently Masha / Angela has a good collection).
There are also girls for hire ‚Äì I was there around 3 pm ‚Äì and Jesus! They were already poncing on the streets ‚Äì BUT the bizzare thingy was that these young girls for hire were ALL dressed up like EUROPEAN LADIES! Ahhahahah! these Japanese men have weird desire ‚Äì so could you imagine all the pendek and shorty girls with blonde hair and little slanting eyes ‚Äì BUT I did not take any photo of them (sorry!!)
THEN I went to a movie hall to see – The Good Shepherd ‚Äì a film by Robert De Niro – it’s a huge cinema hall, the biggest I had ever seen ‚Äì bigger than London‚Äôs Empire. Guess what! I was there with 50 or so brain dead Japanese ‚Äì well, if Robert De Niro was in the same cinema hall he would surely pull the film out – all of his PUNCHLINES were NOT taken in by the brain dead Japanese at all ‚Äì why? they fucking has NO sense of fucking humour ‚Äì or they don‚Äôt understand ENGLISH ‚Äì it was subtitled though, maybe the subtitling was so fucked up that it turned the film into a horror movie ‚Äì ANYWAY the movie was CRAP, not worth seeing at all!
Met Latiff and his beautiful Japanese wife ‚Äì after writing this we are going to meet again today – Latiff brought my kreteks ‚Äì so the supply is good.
The weather is chilly but sunny ‚Äì I am still trying to find an editor ‚Äì has e-mailed various persons ‚Äì so far no response ‚Äì shit ‚Äì I’m sure there are plenty of cool countert culture Japanese youth BUT language is a major problem.
FOOD: tried it all ‚Äì I think after a month here, it’s getting slightly boring ‚Äì started masak mee segera in my room ‚Äì hhahah ‚Äì partly because am too lazy to go out because of the weather.
I’m trying to compress my understanding of the Japanese and bought JAPAN TIMES but this paper features more foreign news than news about Japan! With most of the articles lifted from London Guardian, LA Times, Washington Post, Observer London, etc. Fuck! What happened to Japanese writers???
OK people ‚Äì have fun ‚Äì and wait for my next sushi news.