Sigh… Has it been raining a lot in KL this past couple of weeks?
It’s been hell for me over here. The sun has been scorching hot and there was absolutely no sign of rain.
Well, I don’t know, maybe there were rain during midnight, or during working hours when I was indoors, but it did not rain when the sky was visible to me. So as far as I am concerned, there was no rain at all for the past 2 weeks. It left me many a sleepless night, and my bed turned into a swimming pool of sweat constantly.
The sky finally turned gloomy as I was leaving work just now, with a few droplets of water and a couple of loud thunders. I was feeling hopeful that it will finally rain and bring me some much needed respite in the form of cooler temperature over the weekend.
But no. I just parked my car and the sky is now clear as f**k! Hence the blog title: Macam yes only!
Macam yes only is (I believe) a term unique to Malaysia. I think it is a direct translation from a Cantonese term that is also unique to Malaysia: 好似喺咁 hou chi hai gam. The term itself is a blend of Malay and English. Macam = Looks like, so macam yes only when translated literally, means looks like yes only.
But I doubt looks like yes only will make much sense to non-Malaysians. Yes means yes in proper English, but yes can mean quite a few things for a Malaysian, when used in different context.
In this case, yes means something positive, something good. So looks like yes only becomes looks like something good only.
But that’s not all. Manglish grammar is kind of weird. Normally, looks like something good only can be expanded to mean looks like something good only, nothing bad. But for us, looks like something good only means something that only looks good without actually being good.
So, when macam yes only is used to describe the sky that I am seeing right now, it means the sky only looks like rain, but no rain is actually forthcoming.
By the way, another way of describing this sneaky weather is called 雷声大 雨滴小 loud thunder, tiny droplets of rain.
Sigh… I hope the dark clouds will come back and bring some rain later… Really need some good nights’ sleep here for the weekend…