Wednesday, 30 November 2016
(2) All selling Mee Rebus
In his ministerial walkabout to Geylang Serai market this morning, Dr Yacob Ibrahim asked an old Malay lady how long she's been selling Mee Rebus? She responded in a thick Javanese accent, "About 40 yrs!". Continued Dr Yacob, "Where are your children and why are they not helping you?" The old lady said "I have 3 children, they're in NUS, NTU and SP and all three are very busy!" Dr Yacob, shaking his head in disbelief, proudly told his entourage that even by selling Mee Rebus this old lady has raised her children to be successful. Dr Yacob then enquired what faculty they were pursuing in NUS, NTU and SP. The old lady shot back, "Just like me lah, selling Mee Rebus in their respective institutions!"