Happy happy move

The Happy Happy Move

Here I am in Singapore airport, waiting for my flight to Indonesia and eating kaya toast and eggs, a traditional Singaporean breakfast. But why am I moving my hands like that?

 

The night before back in our hotel, my friend Pamela had showed me this video, which was SO funny. In some kind of kids performance, the child on the left is clearly angry or sad or something, but he keeps dancing despite his bad mood. He seems to be really indifferent about following the choreography, so he changes it and does different moves that resemble the correct ones. Although the kid seemed quite distressed, the video was hilarious and we kept laughing for hours. Needless to say, we wanted to learn his awesome choreography, so we kept repeating the moves that night and the day after. Click below to see the video and laugh your heart out. Then continue reading.

Are you laughing now? ha ha 😀

The next morning we watched the video again, because it is just so epic. On the way to the airport we were repeating the moves and laughing with ourselves. Because I was very happy to be travelling and visiting new places after a very difficult period, because I was with my good friend who I hadn’t seen for ages and because we managed to find kaya eggs in the airport, I did this move over them and Pamela took a boomerang video!


But why call it ‘happy happy’?

I had been in Singapore for three days (Pamela joined only the last day because her flight was delayed) and every time we were in the metro (MRT), we kept listening to the recorded message inside the train, telling us to be careful. The message was repeated in different languages including English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil. But we couldn’t understand what it was saying exactly​ and we heard it as …’happy happy something something’. The actual message was “berhatti hatti ruang di platform”, as I learnt later. It means ‘be careful of the space between the train and the platform’ in Malay language. In any case, ‘happy happy’ was stuck with us and that’s what we were!

And if you are wondering what I am about to eat, here it is. Toast with kaya jam, soft boiled eggs and coffee with milk and sugar is a traditional Singaporean breakfast that you can find everywhere. Coffee is called kopi and is made with a special method, kaya jam is made of coconut milk, eggs and pandan. Pandan is a green plant with sweet taste and that’s why kaya jam has a green colour. I love this breakfast!

Kaya toast and soft boiled eggs, Singaporean breakfast
Kaya toast and soft boiled eggs

So, that’s the story of this move and its name. Do you have a signature move? What would you be ‘Happy Happy’ about? Feel free to take a video of you doing this move over whatever makes you happy and share it with me. Let’s be happy!

Disclaimer: I’m not sure if the kid is a boy or a girl…

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The happy happy move

 

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5 thoughts on “The Happy Happy Move

  1. OMG Alkisti….. you are eating my FAVOURITE breakfast of all time! Growing up in Malaysia, that was my staple. I love the traditional coffee in the colonial style teacup and saucer. When I was young, the milo was always too hot. So he would pour it into the saucer to cool it down and when I tried to drink it, it would spill all over the front of my dress!

    And yes, berhati hati means to be careful…. LOL!

    1. Amazing! Glad this reminded of your childhood. I mostly have nice memories connected to food! I love kaya toast and eggs; I tried to make them many times since I got back and I’m getting better at it. Ha ha 🙂

  2. This food looks amazing! I’ve never had anything like this but I find it really interesting that the jam is made with coconut milk, sounds delicious.
    And that video did make me laugh pretty hard. 😂 it’s really a beautiful characteristic to be able to find the small things in life that make us happy and use that to fuel us throughout our days. Keep the positive vibes going! ✌️

  3. That food looks amazing! I’ve never tried anything like that before. But I find it really interesting that the jam is made with coconut milk, sounds delicious.
    And that video did make me laugh pretty hard 😂 it’s really a beautiful characteristic to be able to find the small things in life that make us happy and use that to fuel us throughout our days. Keep the positive vibes going! ✌️

    1. I love coconut milk with everything! It is used a lot in Asian cuisine, especially Indonesian and Thai.
      I’m glad the video made you laugh and you found my story interesting! 😀 Thanks for your support!

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