Saturday, 22 June 2013

Grafitti Wall at Porky Land

Article : Fictional short story. Nothing to do with anyone.

“What’s great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest. You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you know that the President drinks Coca-Cola, Liz Taylor drinks Coca-Cola, and just think, you can drink Coca-Cola, too. A Coke is a Coke and no amount of money can get you a better Coke than the one the bum on the corner is drinking. All the Cokes are the same and all the Cokes are good. Liz Taylor knows it, the President knows it, the bum knows it, and you know it” - Andy Warhol.

The problem with the pro-government party at Porky Land is over-campaigning.

You see, even in the Muggi instant noodle that is distributed at shops, it had a picture of the Dear Leader and Dear Leader’s wife giving thumbs up at the front cover of the instant noodle packet.

The campaign at Porky Land is not similar to 1Israel campaign,  instead it uses the number  9898, which in ancient belief symbolises prosperity. This suits the capitalist mindset of the pro-government party in Porky Land.

And so they have 9898Muggi instant packets, 9898clinic, 9898Shop which sells rejected byproducts which are repackaged and sold at retail prices. Lots of 9898 here and 9898 there.

People in the Porky Land don’t really bother about politics.  They are pragmatic people. They don’t care about ism, socialism, communism, secularism, they just choose the way that works.


The thing that started to change people’s passion against Dear Leader at Porky Land was when the pro-government party bought a piece of land in the province of Carjunk to build shopping complex.

The problem was that, that piece of land is located next to a school.

This school get the funds not from the Government, but by the monthly donations from business associations and companies in Porky Land. And so this school don’t hang any posters of Dear Leader and Dear Leader’s wife to kiss ass to get funds, as there was no need of that.

As I already mentioned, the people here were pragmatic and practical. They build their socialeconomics by the use of business rather than depend on the government.

But by then Porky Land people had had enough after news of that shopping complex to be built beside the “pro-opposition” school breaks out.

First, the Porky Land people started street demonstration across the road where the land of that shopping complex is to be built.

But Porky Land Government was cleverer.  They send Fire trucks and spray water jet to the street demonstrators, and literally told them, the water spray was needed because the weather is too hot and Government is worried people might die due to heat stroke.

People in Porky Land then realised street demos don’t work, because at the end of the day, everybody just got wet and tired. The protesters, the police, the firemen who drive the fire trucks, got wet and tired at the end of the day, while the pro-government supporters just happily watched the scene in their TV screens as if they are watching wet-shirt contest.
I’ve mentioned before, the people here were pragmatic and practical. They stopped doing things that are not effective because doing the same thing over and over again while expecting a different result is pure crap.

By then, a brick wall was erected around the vicinity of the area where the shopping complex is to be built. In construction it is called perimeter walls.

The school principal (the school that opposes the development of the shopping complex), one day bought a lot of crayon to her kids. She saw that her kids became quiet for hours, only to realised the walls on her bedrooms was filled with crayon drawings.

Then she realised that, kids, if you give them crayons, they will start to draw on walls instead of paper.

And so, what happens on the weeks after her discovery, whenever the school session ends, while waiting for the school bus to pick them up, the kids from that school will start drawing grafitti on that particular brick wall.

Each week, the municipality will come and repaint the wall.

But every day, the kids will start drawing grafitti again on that wall.

Don’t wonder where they get the spray cans, paint, because nobody watches the school’s store room.

The school principal, knowing that the spray cans and paint are missing, just bought new stocks and literally told the teachers to close one eye on the missing spray cans.

Sometimes, the teachers themselves went to the wall and paint some art expressions.

Then one day, one smart-ass got the idea right when he painted at the brick wall,  an image of Muggi instant noodle packet with Dear Leader and his wife giving thumbs up.

The photo of the image in the grafitti wall became famous overnight.

The illegal press picked up the photo and circulate it in their illegal newspaper. Facebook, Twitter, all the social media had that cool photo.

In a week, everybody started to talk about it, and people everywhere in Porky Land started painting Muggi instant noodle packet with Dear Leader and his wife giving thumbs up on walls, books, posters, etc.

T-shirt of Muggi instant noodle packet with the Dear Leader and wife’s image being manipulated, having lipstick on their lips and other funny manipulations, sell like hot cakes.

Hishamuddin Roy, a political activist, went to draw a Muggi instant noodle package on a grafitti wall, and asked a hot model to stand beside the image, took the photo and put the photo as a front cover of his latest writing, TubeChange. After that every writer did the same, even though previously they criticised Hisham an atheist, socialist. Because if the trend is cool, everybody follows, nobody gave a damn even if it came from the Jewish.

It wasn’t long when a trend started where everybody took photo of their feet “crushing” the instant noodle packet and put it into their Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram.

Muggi Instant Noodle packet fever became a social trend in Porky Land.

Grafitti walls, everywhere in Porky Land, are full of images of Muggi instant noodle packet.

Social critics, media, every academics wanted to talk about Muggi instant noodle packet.

Those aligned with the pro-government party, criticised the image, with the Minister of Arts of Porky Land saying that this Muggi noodle packet image contributes to social decay in youths.

Bad publicity is a publicity, the more you condemn something, the more recognition it gets, because everyone will wonder and research about the thing that you condemn.

Eventually, the shopping complex idea was shelved.

During the night, when the demolishing team came to crush the walls, almost everyone in Carjunk province came and celebrated there, as if it was a demolition of Berlin Wall. Everyone cheers and whistles to the song “Wind of Change” by Scorpion when the demolition team started to crush down the walls.

Dear Leader announced his resignation right before the General Election.
I told you, the people in Porky Land were pragmatic and practical. They build their socialeconomics by the use of business rather than talk cock of ideology-ism.

What Dear Leader never knew, is that the pro-opposition had long bought the shares of Muggi factory at cheap price sold by the certain factions in the pro-government party that actually proposed the 9898 campaign in the first place.


The End
Notes :
I went cycling thru out Kajang, and took Photo 1, area beside Kajang Syariah Court and Sekolah Kebangsaan Kajang.
Photo 2 is a park beside Yu Hua Kajang.
Other photos are the actual Maggi Instant Noodle Packet and other photo associated with the word pragmatic, it is there to provide visual breaks.