May 12, 2009
Mosjaya Satay on Labour Day
On May lst 2009 my friend and I (both retirees) decided to have afternoon tea in Mosjaya. Not all countries in the world celebrate Labour Day and not all the countires which celebrate labour Day celebrate it on May lst.
I asked the Satay Man to allow me to take his photos as I found his act was a little interesting. He really enjoyed his work . But most important of all he was really ambidextrous (ability to use both hands well). His left hand was deftly fanning the charcoal. And his right hand was turning the satay. (A little burnt on the outside though) The burning is usually caused by too much sugar in the marinating I presume.
Too shy to give us his name he just quietly did his work - pangang the satay for us - at 50 sen each. We orded 10 ringgit worth of satay. But as it was quite late in the evening there wasn't any ketupat (rice) left.
He has a very pleasant personality and in spite of the high heat of the charcoal stove he was cheerful and entertaining.
He was assisted by two other servers.
In my life experience most Satay Men are very pleasant in nature and they serve with a smile.
I wish I can provide the song " The Satay Man" on this posting. Can any one help?