10/10/2014

Kopitiam Talk – The fish rots from its head first


Heard this Ah Long boasting in the Kopitiam about his riches. In his fineries, diamond studded Rolex and his gleaming brand new Mercedes 300 parking in the No Parking lot, he was in a world of his own, an emperor of the Kopitiams.
 

Recently his tone was very different. He sounded so much of himself, so confident. Someone asked him why he was openly telling everyone that he was an Ah Long. He quipped, ‘Today the law is different. Now I only have to tell them that I don’t know, 不知道, what my runners were doing, then I am innocent. Those money lending activities and door painting jobs were done by my runners and nothing to do with me. I didn’t know, 我不知道. ’
 

See, by pleading ignorant, I am innocent. At most they will slap me on the wrist. Really ‘hosay leow’. Not knowing is a valid and acceptable excuse for charging people a lot of money with high interest rate!

Kopi Level - Green

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

龙的子孙都有特权和护身怜。

Anonymous said...

It's fishy business lah. It depend on who you're and connections.

Anonymous said...


Policeman: Why do you drink and drive?

Driver: I don’t know 我不知道!

Anonymous said...

Any big Ah Long been arrested?

Anonymous said...

Our Police has a lot to catch up on the lost ground. They have been screwed by government scholars who try to teach these "mata" what to do.

Anonymous said...


They are called Ah Long not for
nothing......

If you want to arrest them, wait
Long Long......

Anonymous said...

Correction to 怜

It should be 令.

A thousand apologies.

Virgo49 said...

Right Anon 10.58am

Understand lots of financials to these Ah Longs in joint ventures are the Doctors/Liars, oops Lawyers.

Do not know whether got Ministers, MPs etc.

It depend on who you're and connections.

Virgo49 said...

Hi Anon at 11.15am

Frankly, if the company/battalion of soldiers are led into battle by the Sergeants and other NCOs, the survival rate is about 70 per cent.

Leave no man behind.

If led by the young newly commissioned Officers and the Scholar Officers, the survival rate is less than 30 per cent.

Many, Bak Seow Boh Kaw wet in the ears Officers will lead the soldiers to their DEATH.

Likewise, the SPF. Last time, you see the Lao Cheow detectives
solved their cases compared to now.

Takes three men to pin down a man and ran away from the Injuns.

Matilah_Singapura said...

I fully support all the Ah Loongs.

No one forces you to borrow money from them at ridiculous interest rates. If you are so terrible at financial management, the Ah Loong is there to give you a "reality check".

Free to choose!

Anonymous said...

Knn... y most important point u neber eleebarate?

Ah long.... is he a grassloots leeder?

Huat ah ...

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Cannot anyhow say. Sue may come visiting.

Anonymous said...

Leedat .... he neber said if he a leegalised ah loong anok?

Anonymous said...

But why they allow the fish to rot?

b said...

The justice system comes with all sorts of loopholes to protect the rich and elites. Justice is a commodity.

b said...

But most people (60%) like the ahlong and support the ahlong so cannot blame the ahlong. but maybe support ahlong is still better than support ahkow or ahwhatever.

b said...

many ahwhatever in europe/usa are also well paid but also cannot create employment. so ahlong maybe still better.

Anonymous said...

Ah Longs sure have a lot of clout in influcencing the law.

Like that, where got hope? How to repect the law?

Anonymous said...

This ahlong god check surroundings have upgrading appleecations to hap residents anok?

High ceilings have spring cleaning .. he god help to check anok ?

Anonymous said...

Q : Why did you overcharge by a S$1 million ?

A : I don't know.

Anonymous said...

Ah Long or do you mean Ah Loong? In any case shit runs from the top of the hill.

Anonymous said...

Breaking News: The founding father of Singapore did not win the Nobel Peace prize for 2014.

Anonymous said...

Lanchao lah....

Breaking news ... earthshattering news if he jumps out of his coffin after lying in state for 3 days in his istana leesident

agongkia said...

Just dun understand how ah long had offended you .
I am one who benefit from ah long so I need to speak up for him .
My friend ah long is the only one who can help me when I have financial difficulties without asking many question and paper .
If not of ah long, maybe I would not be around today.
Take from ah long.Pay back ah long.So long ad you are honest to ah long ah long will be good to you.A higher interest is better than no help given.Learn to appreciate.

agongkia said...

Fish rots from its head first but human usually rot from the head of that little thing first but not our head.
But there are exceptional cases where one become chow tau where the head will rot first becos everything oso use head .However chow tau can easily shave to become botak so no one will notice.Dun believe ask my sifu mateela.