Have you ever tried to do Stand Up Comedy?
Here in my hometown Jakarta, Stand Up Comedy is currently a big hit. I myself never even thought of trying because, well, I don't think I'm creative and confident enough to tell jokes in front of strangers. :)
But today I remembered something. Back when I was in high school, a Bahasa teacher asked each of us students to tell one funny story in front of the class. It turned out to be a good way for us to get to know each other and to gain confidence while having a lot fun.
Some of the jokes were awkward, some of them were only suitable for 18+ (!!), but we laugh anyways.
When it was my turn to go up the 'stage', I decided to tell them a funny story my Dad once told me (He has tons of it). It's a popular story nowadays, but at that time it was new.
I told the story in Bahasa. But this is more or less the translation :
Three vampires were gathering on top of a hill. They were arguing about who's the most powerful vampire.
Vampire No.1 said, "I'm the most powerful one! You guys wait here, I'll be back in 10 minutes." And he run towards north, faster than the wind.
Ten minutes later Vampire No.1 returned. Blood was all over his mouth.
"Whoa.. What happened?" asked Vampire No.2
"D'you see that tiny village over there?" replied Vampire No.1, pointing north.
"Well, I finished them all." he said with a proud grin.
Vampire No.2 said, "Well I can do better than that! Wait here, I'll see you in five minutes."
And so he run in a speed of light, heading West.
Five minutes later, Vampire No.2 returned. Blood was also all over his mouth.
"Geez. What happened?" asked Vampire No.3
"You see that big city over there?" said Vampire No.2, pointing West.
"I finished them all." he said, and let out an evil victory laugh.
Vampire No.3 said, "I definitely can do better than the two of you! Wait here, I'll be back in one minute."
He run faster than the speed of light, heading South, and returned back to the hill in less than a minute.
Blood was not only on his mouth, but on his nose and face, too.
"Whoaa what happened?" the other vampire asked.
"D'you see that big tree over there?" asked Vampire No.3, pointing South.
"Well I didn't see it."