Devil Woman by both Cliff Richard and Johnny Lion are different songs but with the same title. I had featured both songs in a Hungry Ghost Month and a Halloween posting earlier on this blog.
Since Halloween is around the corner, let me relate this story that discusses a very pretty waitress in an Indonesian restaurant in Singapore. She is beautiful, especially with her bewitching looks.
This particular Indonesian restaurant has dishes that are authentic and an atmosphere that is cordial. The food is similar to what my mother used to cook at home when I was a child, a treat of home food.
I was with my wife and a lady waitress came to serve us. This one was a stunner! She had porcelain skin and quality features, with remarkably high cheekbones, definitely a photographer's delight.
Surprised by her stunning beauty my wife got into a conversation after complimenting that her face was flawless. She beamed with delight. She also had a petite nose, "Hidung macung..." (sharp nose) when we both described her. Tall and slim she would fit any modelling agency's resume.
But her most unique feature was her eyes. They looked pearly and sea green and seemed to shine under the dim restaurant lights that evening. But there was something different about them.
We placed our orders and in the midst of eating, she came to our table and told us that she was of mixed parentage. I honestly forgot the racial combination, extremely exquisite to remember. Very interesting.
An illustration of a lady in meditation. This waitress vanquishes evil spirits.
She was multi-lingual too and we heard samplings of the languages she could speak; she rattled off in Dutch, French, Spanish, Chinese, some dialects, Indonesian and bits and pieces of other languages. My wife and I were both fascinated.
Since the restaurant was not busy that evening, my wife asked how she managed her beautiful self. Her answer. in delightful Indonesian:
"I drink a jug of water every night before bed and I believe the water cleanses the toxins in my body."
But her beauty was not the actual attraction because what she told us surprised us that Halloween season.
She explained that she practised meditation very seriously; this regime helped her maintain her beauty and physical fitness. She went on to explain that she was able to "distinguish the good and evil spirits that come before me when I meditate. They appear like images out of a book."
She was able to manage these spirits and send the negative ones away. She was also able to see dead people as some of them would walk around her sometimes. Shades of Bruce Willis, black magic and sorcery! She could tell the future, read your palms and quietly whispered in my ears, "Seduce you!"
A clairvoyant! OK! My wife was taken aback by her tale and behaviour and was becoming a little concerned but the waitress carried on to explain her supernatural abilities:
"Dead bodies should not be cremated because they can feel the pain. Burial is best," she concluded. The piece of rendang (Indonesian beef dish) in my mouth seemed to have melted down my throat. I swallowed hard.
"I know!" she looked at us with her darting eyes. "I can hear them scream when I go to the Mandai Crematorium to watch them burn."
"I have an aunt in Bali," she carried on, "and I have helped her get rid of a persistent troublemaker in her large bungalow in the suburbs. It was a JIN (an imp)." Apparently, the JIN came back when she was not around. People in her kampong (village) laughed at her in disbelief when she told her stories. They said that she was a mental case, that she's GILA (crazy).
When we left the restaurant we thanked her for her stories and gave her a small tip. She thanked us too with much gratefulness and enthusiasm. As we left everyone looked our way as she had an aura about her. To have left was a relief for us.
The next time we came round again, the head waiter told us she had already left. Why? The boss didn't like that she talked too much. According to a new head-waiter, she had troubled some customers.
I forgot to ask her name.
Happy Halloween 2018 everyone!👿
Witchy Woman by VictoriaM1 from Deviant Art Website. Thank you for pix.
A short list of songs pertaining to the topic:
Voodoo Child - Jimmy Hendrix Experience
That Old Black Magic - Sammy Davis Jr
Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra
Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
Ghost Busters - Ray Parker Jr
Magical Mystery Tour - Beatles
Black Magic Woman - Santana
You Can Do Magic - America
Good Luck Charm - Elvis Presley
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Magic - Olivia Newton-John
With A Little Luck - Paul McCartney and Wings
Do You Believe In Magic - Lovin Spoonful
Witchdoctor - David Seville
Witchy Woman - Eagles