Sunday, August 31, 2008

Merdeka Night

Tonight I went to a Merdeka celebration event hosted by NZMS (New Zealand Malaysian Society) and assisted by Wellington UMNO Club. Ah well, we do not really assist that much but I'm glad to help with anything I could. Btw, I just assist a bit with the hall set-up and children games.

The event was a simple , yet entertaining. What impressed me the most was that it also attracted non- Malaysians to participate. Singaporean, for example actively involved with the dances and the event coordination. Even one of the MC was a Singaporean (The other MC is my friend, Che' Nazira). They were also families from Somalia, Philippines and the local New Zealanders.

I also saw many of Malysians' Indians and Chinese tonight (not just vast Malays like the normal Malaysian event I've seen) .It showed just how diverse our communities are and yet, Merdeka is a celebration for all regardless of our race and political drama back in Malaysia. We mingled very well with the locals but nevertheless, we'd never forget our root and we cherish what we have up until now.

Besides that, I met so many people today and I made connections with some. Heheh. It's good to know people whose not in your circle. My circle is of course, mainly consists of students and few working people. But today, I met warm and welcoming Malaysians families that reminded me so much of my own. One of many that I found was Mrs Sandra with her daughters, Katijah (some called her Kathrin) and Audrey. They were very friendly and kind enough to help with the preparations. Towards the end Zati, I and the kids danced (free-style of course, one of the routine was a cuci baju :P..I'm not good with gigs, for sure) to our hearts content. It was astonishingly fun. Audrey said that I'm her best friend. How sweet. :) ..And Mrs Sandra promised us to make Nasi Lemak when we come to visit them later. Nasib baik minggu depan puasa, kalau tak mesti dah set date terus. Lol.

Looking at how the event was pulled, I could say that I'm proud to be a Malaysian and I'm really happy to be apart of the event.

I had so much fun tonight. And now I'm looking forwards to the Malaysian Night tomorrow. I hope it'll be a good reformed memories of my mid-term break since I didn't make many interestingly significant activities this time.

Anyway, Happy Independence Day peeps!

Merdeka!


Merdeka!!

MERDEKA!!!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Found

Lost and found..my wallet, that is.

I feel damn grateful that I found it in good shape. Where? Lost and found office, Victoria Uni. I must've dropped it somewhere yesterday and the security officer found it. Thanks to him as well.

However, I regret that I was so reckless these days. Thank God it was my personal belonging that was lost. But what if it's someone else's property. Hell i'm doomed then! Anyway, it's a big warning for me to keep my things properly and safely at all times..

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

LOST

I just lost my wallet.

Here's the list of what I've lost:

  1. National Bank eftpos card (I just got my MARA money today!)
  2. National Bank Visa card
  3. ASB eftpos card
  4. MCKENZIES@Unicomm swipe card (how on earth am i going to enter my apartment?)
  5. Business cards (mine and other contacts)
  6. Malaysian Identity Card
  7. VUW Student ID card
  8. Wellington Civic Library card
  9. Snapper card(i just used it once!)
  10. and other loyalty cards
For those who have seen my wallet, they'll know just how much cards i put in there..

My life is in misery..

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Perjuangan Yang Belum Selesai

Just a piece of something that i wanna share :~


Sesungguhnya tidak ada yang lebih menyayat

dari melihat bangsaku dijajah,

Tidak ada yang lebih menyedihkan dari

membiarkan bangsaku dihina,


Airmata tiada ertinya,

sejarah silam tiada maknanya,

sekiranya bangsa tercinta terpinggir,

dipersenda dan dilupakan,


Bukan kecil langkah wira bangsa

para pejuang kemerdekaan

bagi menegakkan kemuliaan dan darjat bangsa

selangkah bererti mara mengharung sejuta dugaan


Biar bertatih

asalkan langkah itu yakin dan cermat

bagi memastikan negara merdeka dan bangsa terpelihara,

air mata sengsara mengiringi setiap langkah bapa-bapa kita,


Tugas kita bukan kecil

kerana mengisi kemerdekaan

rupanya lebih sukar dari bermandi keringat

dan darah menuntutnya


Lagi pula apalah ertinya kemerdekaan

kalau bangsaku asyik meniya dan menidakkan

mengangguk dan membenarkan kerana

sekalipun bangganya negara

kerana makmur dan mewahnya,

Banngsaku masih melata dan meminta-minta di negaranya sendiri


Bukan kecil tugas kita meneruskan perjuangan kemerdekaan kita,

kerana rupanya selain memerdekakan,

mengisi kemerdekaan itu jauh lebih sengsara


Bangsaku bukan kecil hati dan jiwanya

bukankah sejak zaman berzaman

mereka menjadi pelaut, pemngembara

malah penakluk terkemuka?


Bukankah mereka sudah mengembangkan sayap,

menjadi pedagang dan peniaga,

selain menjadi ulama dan ilmuan terbilang?


Bukankah bangsaku pernah mengharung samudera

menjajah dunia yang tak dikenal


Bukankah mereka pernah menjadi wira serantau

yang tidak mengenal erti takut dan kematian?


Di manakah silapnya hingga bangsaku

berasa begitu kecil dan rendah diri?


Apakah angkara penjajah? lalu bangsaku mulai

melupakan kegemilangan silam dan sejarah gemilang membina empayar


Tugas kita belum selesai rupanya

bagi memartabat dan memuliakan bangsa

kerana hanya bangsa yang berjaya

akan sentiasa dihormati


Rupanya masih jauh dan berliku jalan kita

bukan sekadar memerdeka dan mengisinya

tetapi mengangkat darjat dan kemuliaan

buat selama-lamanya


Hari ini, jalan ini pasti semakin berliku

kerana masa depan kita belum tentu menjanjikan syurga

bagi mereka yang lemah dan mudah kecewa


Perjuangan kita belum selesai kerana

hanya yang cekal dan tabah

dapat membina mercu tanda bangsanya yang berjaya.


Nukilan: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad

Mei 1996



Friday, August 22, 2008

Hole-eday

This is my first holiday ever that i could spent tons of hours confining myself in my petty room. Haha. What have i done??? nothing great. watching movies..internet surfing..eat..and of course, blissfully sleep. :)

With both of my housemates went to South Island for holiday, and my some other friends traveled or do something big and significant in their own life, I've found myself calm and serenity by shutting myself from the outside world. Well, i also got bored sometimes and that's when i'll go out and meet people. I totally have no plan for this holiday. I keep thinking of what i'm going to do next, what am i going to eat and i'll just let myself go with flow. but before I realized I'm already at the edge of my first week of break.

At this point, I have 3 assignments in my mind, and 1 big Stat project assignments to be completed plus 1 Calculus test needs to be sat. Ohoho..holiday doesn't sound like a holiday anymore! So, I'd better move fast or I'll be in trouble. (or perhaps, I'm in trouble already)

"Procrastination is the thief of time". True and always be the Absolute Truth.




Friday, August 8, 2008

OGOS datang lagi


Warisan

Disini lahirnya sebuah cinta
Yang murni abadi sejati
Disini tersemai cita cita
Bercambah menjadi warisan


( korus )
Andai ku terbuang tak diterima
Andai aku disingkirkan
Kemana harusku bawakan
Kemana harusku semaikan cinta ini


Betapa
Dibumi ini ku melangkah
Keutara selatan timur dan barat
Ku jejaki


Aku
Bukanlah seorang perwira
Gagah menjunjung senjata
Namun hati rela berjuang
Walau dengan cara sendiri
Demi cinta ini


( ulang korus )


Ku ingin kotakan seribu janji
Sepanjang kedewasaan ini
Ku ingin sampaikan pesanan
Aku lah penyambung warisan


Bulan kemerdekaan Malaysia datang lagi
Tapi kali ini aku di bumi asing
Bumi yang tidak akan mengerti makna 31 Ogos 1957
Semangat patriotisme bersemarak di hati
Rindu pada tanahair makin mendalam
Namun aku belum bisa pulang
Masih ada sesuatu yang harus kulangsaikan di sini
Kerana perjuanganku belum selesai
Kerana akulah penyambung warisan



Kepada kawan-kawan terutama yang di perantauan, Selamat Menyambut bulan Kemerdekaan !! Semoga negara kita dilimpahi rahmat dan keamanan. Walaupun politik negara bergolak, kita masih ada peranan yang harus dilaksanakan. Ini kerana, dalam sedar mahupun tidak,kitalah sebenarnya yang mencorakkan masa depan negara..

Sebagai tanda sokongan pada negara, datanglah beramai-ramai ke gerai Malaysia di festival Southeast Asian Night Market bertempat di TSB Bank Arena, 16 Ogos 2008 bermula 2 petang hingga 10 malam. (tiba-tiba kempen gerai.hehe.kunjungi Wellington UMNO Club stall nanti ye.)


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-_- have a good day