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!
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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