11 April 2005

A Letter From Bangladesh

Before I go on to the main story, Lemme fill you in with a lil backgroud of the person i m gonna tok about. He is my ex bangla worker, his name is Mathiur but we all call him by his nick name which is "Mati".

Mati, isnt very bright even tho he told me he graduated from university when he first approach me for a job, he cant read and write that well you see, nevertheless he is a hardworking employee and that i hafta agree on.

One day Mati come to me with a letter that he wants me to read to him, he told me he cant read and he need me to explain to him the content of the letter. So, i took the letter from him and begun reading it. It appear that the letter is from his mom from his home in Dhakka.

This is the content of the letter *yes i keep a photocopy copy with me :)*

My Dear Mathiur,

I am in a well here and hoping you are also in a well there. I'm writing this letter slowly, because I know you cannot read fast. We don't live where we did when you left home.

Your dad read in the newspaper that most accidents happen 20 miles from home, so we moved 20 miles. I won't be able to send the address as the last person who stayed here took the house numbers with them for their new house so they would not have to change their address. Hopefully by next week we will be able to take our earlier address plate here, so that our address will remain same too.

This place is really nice. It even has a washing machine, situated right above the commode. I m not sure it works too well. Last week I put in 3 shirts, pulled the chain and haven't seen them since. The weather here isn't too bad. It rained only twice last week. The first time it rained for 3 days and second time for 4 days.

The coat you wanted me to send you, your Aunt said it would be a little too heavy to send in the mail with all the metal buttons, so we cut them off and put them in the pocket. Your father has another job. He has 500 men under him. He is cutting the grass at the cemetery.

By the way I took Bahur (daughter-in-law) to our club's poolside. The manager is bad. He told her that two piece swimming suit is not allowed in his club. We were confused as to which piece should we remove?

Your sister had a baby this morning. I haven't found out whether it is a girl or a boy, so I don't know whether you are an Aunt or Uncle.

Your uncle, Khaled fell in the nearby well. Some men tried to pull him out, but he fought them off bravely and drowned. We cremated him and he burned for three days.

Your best friend, Begum, is no more. He died trying to fulfill his father's last wishes. His father had wished to be buried in the sea after he died. And your friend died while in the process of digging a grave for his father.

There isn't much more news this time. Nothing much has happened.

Love Mom.

P.S : Mathiur, I was going to send you some money but by the time I realized, I had already sealed off this letter.

By the way, Mati is no longer with us, he went back to Bangladesh last year and all of us missed him dearly!


  1. Anonymous1:39 am

    KARUT!! Hahahaha

    but it's too funny. Thanks for the joke.

  2. You got me laughing so hard, I choked on my own saliva. Is this real? Hahahaha, laff until knot type liao.

  3. LOL. This is the best written letter I have ever read. Even love letters are not as chi kek and as funny as this one! Great laugh!

  4. hehe In case Mati come back to malaysia i will tell him that you all love his letter very much !!!LOL!

  5. hahahahaha..thanks for the laugh!

  6. yao mou gum gao siew ahhHH ~~~

  7. LOL!!!!
    really funny!

  8. Anonymous1:40 pm

    Dude....I've received this story before as a forwarded e-mail...and i think it's been circulating around for some time.

    It's funny but I think you should state your sources and not make the joke your own.


  9. Anonymous : many thanks for your comment, even tho your suggestion is profound but i yet to see a composition similar to mine yet in circulation. I would apprecaite it if you could point me to the original Author and i would like to thanks him personally. Thank you for stopping by again.

    *Its all for a luff, if u keep messing ur thots with aders stuffs you wont get good luffs* :P

  10. Anonymous2:42 pm

    "but i yet to see a composition similar to mine yet in circulation"

    You're a bad liar, it's not yours, it's not funny, even if it was plaigarism isn't smart.



  11. So what if Rojak took some ideas with source unknown? After all, we have had a good laugh and it is what matters. This is his personal blog, right? BTW, Anon, do you go around every blogs to check if what we write is original? What if my own life story is similar to some soppy movie? Will the director sue me fo having a life as hellish as his movie?

    Agree with Rojak - why make life so serious? Let's laugh! After all it is a good joke.

  12. Anonymous : Thank you for the enlightment, now we all know that is a Sri Lanka jokes and its not bangladeshi jokes LOL! dont get all angry bout it ok ? *pls read my header* :P

  13. Anonymous3:34 pm

    Hi there again.I'm the first anonymous guy.I don't know who's the second one.

    Anyway,I appreciate yr politeness and yr light-hearted reply...unlike 5xmom(yo..take a chill pill mom).

    It's just that it might sound original and really funny for a person who's coming across that joke for the first time.But for someone who has come across it before..it might seem unethical to make it sound like it's original.

    But then again...it was really funny and it's nice of you to share with your readers.

    Nice blog you have here Rojak.Keep it up dude...


  14. Chill pill? I don't like that. I like chill with an i = chilli. Anyway, why ler people like to post as anons?

  15. Anonymous5:21 pm

    Dat's why ! Too much rite this anonymous fellas ! Privacy it seems... *sigh*

    -Anonymous 1-

  16. Anonymous9:18 pm

    huahauha Funny man... aiyoo.. y so many anonymous? Use some nick la at least. blur la. hoho :p

  17. Aku totally setuju sama 5xmom!!!

    peeple said when i kentut that time i looks like keanu reeve dat means when i kentut i hafta quote my source also ka ? i.e.:

    *Almost ter-kentut that time*
    Me:"Excuse me lemme tell u this befoh i kentutz, coz when i kentutz my face will looks like keanu reeve one, buden pls dont mistaken me with keanu reeve because i m not him, i only copied him and he is still the original one"

  18. dear all anonymouses, i.e the first anonymous and the second anonymous.....

    Is this an intellectual theft????
    Didn't you guys read thru the line...

    "One day Mati come to me with a letter that he wants me to read to him, he told me he cant read and he need me to explain to him the content of the letter. So, i took the letter from him and begun reading it. It appear that the letter is from his mom from his home in Dhakka."

    Do you think our Wingz knows that the letter was actualy some joke from either Bangladesh or Sri Lanka???

    If he knows this early, do u think that he will says that it was from his worker...


    omigod...spectacles please for the shortsighted or perhaps too far sighted...



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