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Tales from The Jamban

For the first time in almost forever, I had a free weekend to spend as I wish last week. I brought The Little Twin to watch a show in Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac). There are two reasons for this, 1) I have almost successfully turned her into a Potterhead over the past couple of years, so I figured let’s brainwash her into something else I’m starting to like, i.e. theatre shows! and 2) I don’t get to spend as much time with her these days, so I had compensate.

Now, back to Tales from The Jamban. As you may have already guessed (you did right?), the play is all about anecdotes from toilets. The two-hour show featured 10 short plays, all set in different jambans. From severe constipation, loan shark violence, daunting pregnancy test, poop analyser, vandalism and the world famous haunted school toilet, the show had almost everything that you could think of a toilet.


Some scenes are definitely not U-rated by Asian standards. Some dialogues were definitely racial/religious controversy by Malaysian ideals. Some were even seditious enough to trigger Pak Jib fans, Jabatan Intip Hotel and all the other touchy groups that there is laa. All the more reasons I had fun watching Tales from The Jamban. It’s rare that some of these things are said out loud in Bolehland, so it’s exciting to watch it all out in comedy.

One of the plays was about custom-made toilet bowls for all the races in Malaysia. Malay toilet that could fit four wives and ten children, Chinese toilet that dispenses tissue paper and Indian toilet that comes with a left hand (I had tears laughing by this point!). Although the show was presented in humour, there were few meaningful thoughts. One of it is to look beyond racial and religious constraints. ‘No matter what race we are, we all shit the same. It doesn’t matter!’.

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I thought the final play of the ten was the most brilliantly thought-of. It was about a tourist having to choose between 5 different toilets, each who claimed of greatness and benefits. On the hind side, each had their own demands. One which demanded 5 poops per day and a big one on Friday, another which demanded only vegetarian poop on some days, and others which demanded poop in moderation (not too much, not too little) and on Sundays in particular. Did you figure yet? So yea, this is why the show could be potentially offensive to touchy people. In the end, the tourist found out that she had another choice, which had no demands.

My only regret was that I brought a 14-year-old with me. She seemed to enjoy the show, but I was on the verge of blindfolding and plugging her ears in some instances. I really did not want be the one explaining what happened in the toilet during break time after two men saw their sexy colleague walking by in short dress. Sound effects did not help at all. I sat in the front row poker faced. *awkward pause*

You could still catch the show on 31st March 2017 and 1st April 2017 at 8.30 p.m. Tickets are priced at RM 43.00 each.  You can either purchase the tickets online here, or at klpac’s Box Office counter on the day of the show.

Experiencing Disney Magic #disneyonice

Back when life was all about reading Peter and Jane books, and bugging my Acca for a mug of milk in the middle of the night, I also had another obsession. Cartoons! Disney cartoons to be precise. I have always been one of those kids who got excited over anything Disney. Amma even bought a  set of original Disney Princesses books with four story books (which got passed down little cousins who ruined the set years later..  I was heartbroken!). I wasn’t that excited for the Princesses, but I was just amazed by the stories. Which explains how I sometimes still am delusional/day-dreaming semi-adult.

So, when I used to see the Disney on Ice ads on newspapers, I used to go puppy-eyed asking my parents if we could go. Spending RM100+ for a 2-hour show never appealed to them . Once, when I was in primary school, I participated in a writing contest in Kuntum magazine (do you guys remember Si Pintar, what was he, a bee?). I won! And the prize was 2 tickets to watch Disney on Ice. Unfortunately, Acca has to attend a meeting somewhere, and I did not go. I cried myself to bed.

A couple of months ago, I received an email with a subject ‘Staff Discount : Disney on Ice‘. Oh yes baba (ooppss)! The Mister did not need too much convincing, almost no convincing, I must say. Within the next day, I had the tickets. For the next two months, I was excitedly looking forward for the show. The day finally came last Friday!

The show started with Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy in the quest of The Greatest Treasure in The World. They found a book of clues with all the different Disney stories like Lion King, Snow White, Toy Story, Finding Dory, Aladdin and Frozen.

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My top 3 favourites were Lion King, Aladdin and Frozen. The guy who played Genie had so much hip-hop swag, and he did great! Scar scenes from Lion King was oh-so-intense, with all the red lighting to match. Frozen was unbelievably magical with the effects on the ice rink. Elsa and Anna floated so gracefully on ice.

My verdict is… THE SHOW WAS AMAZING! It was grand, magical, nostalgic and everything Disney was, is and will be! If you follow me on Snapchat, you would’ve watched my Snap stories filled with snippets of the show. These pictures does no justice to how fluidly the actors skated so beautifully.Too bad, I can’t upload any videos due to plan limitation of my WordPress account (hmmpphhh). The only downside was the price of merchandises and food during the event at Stadium Malawati. Parents with little children probably had multiple holes in their pockets for that Olaf mug filled with shaved ice. RM50 yo! Even the popcorn was RM3o. The Mister and I had sausage in bun (wieners? what’s the name?) for RM16 each.

Otherwise, it was a great show! I enjoyed it thoroughly. I am really really glad that I fulfilled Little Thara’s dreams. She’d say, Heeeeeeeee!

P/s: Mickey and friends later found out that The Greatest Treasure in The World is LOVE! Awwwwwww… Faster, say Awwwww!