Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Friends and families will gather at Rumah Panjai,
a Long House that brings the tradition alive.
At this time, no age boundary is limited to the joy of Hari Gawai.
Ngajat performance, Kumang or beauty queen election are held duirng this merry making period.
Nevertheless, Ngirup Ai Pengayu or drinking tradition will be done sharp at 12.oo AM of the 1st of June. This is to bless the celebrators for having long lasting fortune and more to come in the future. Ngabang or pay relatives a visit will be done once the dawn has emerged.
Some of Malaysians, are still ignorant about what is Hari Gawai and may even think that Sarawakians are still living in the trees. That's a cheap stereotype to be made by some people. So get out of your comfort zone and come to Sarawak for a visit especially during this season. You'll be amazed by what is the meaning of harmony and diversified culture. This celebration is celebrated by almost all indigenous people in Sarawak, just that they call it different names or may even fall on different days but still in the range of this month.
To my beloved family,
My deepest apologize for unable to be there to celebrate with you.
This is my second or third outstation Gawai celebration.
This is an obliged sacrifice that I need to make in my life,
I promise I'll make it sweeter next time I celebrate it with all of you.
Have fun meeting everyone. Send my Pattani regards to all.
Miss me as much as I miss all of you.
Gayu Guru Gerai Nyamai,
Pengidup Likun Lantang Senang.
~With Love Noar@Waar@Daniel~
Saturday, May 28, 2011
She is sitting with the phone in her hand,
Morning pearly tears are dropping, without noticing it,
It’s been three days.
There has been a death in the next door,
The neighbor wife’s hysterically screech for losing her husband in the unplanned war,
Between the southern Thai’s villagers and their conspirational enemies,
Only God knows what she felt at the moment.
Petrified by the scream of the broken heart,
Suddenly, the phone in her hand rings a melancholy tone,
A simple greet is the only thing that she can say,
The gloomy morning's silent is broken by the soft sobs.
Again her lustrous tears drop, but this time as fast as a creek.
She will cook her best for the dinner tonight.
Because he’ll be home to enjoy the new rice.
Friday, May 27, 2011
When we know that there is something,
Perhaps maybe because we dunno about everything,
Then we choose not to do anything.
Being foreign is not a choice,
It's a fate.
Being a lab rat is not a destiny,
It's an ugly reality.
Have you ever heard of the silence that speaks so loud?
Do you ever understand a body language more than it normally is?
This is just a mere experience that we encountered in life.
I think there will be more to come.
Listening to the nags of an unloved student,
Looking at an unfair condition of a love equation.
This is spectacular.
But will it be this way forever?
Astronaut Danno. PSU. 2011.
Still shock? No... Not anymore...
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Arrived here in PSU, an established University in Thai, ranking #4. Research field, top class.
Day 1: Met Pee-Usani, our international relation department officer, she's a nice lady, who introduced us to PSUPC. We dined with her in a luxurious restaurant and she treated us.
Day 2: We were acquired to learn basic Thai language with Bei Hakim, PHD student in Rubber Tech. He's like a big brother to us and very friendly.
Day 3: Visit my department, met Dr Nirratissai , went bird-watching with Pee-Rit & Arjan Yong. Love it so much.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Flashing memories come to me as I think of my teachers,
and these are the things that I remembered:
Mdm Lee, English & Music Teacher - I just can't forget her menacing 3cm-wide-15cm-long-wooden-chair punishment tool. And I'm one of those who almost taste it everyday. Aww...
Mdm Ling Feng Lin, Science & Mandarin Teacher - She sent me to kneel in front of principals office with 3 other not hardworking guys until we finish our homework which seems to be unfinished, as saying goes, gossiping outside the fence, but this time outside principal's office. She also did ask me to clean the toilet but luckily got thoughtful cleaning contractor aunts who helped.
Mdm Tan Mei Dan, Mandarin Teacher - She punished the whole class standing for the rest of the day due to someone wrote "我们用了九牛二虎之力把zhen美丹的内衣拔出来". (Trans: We used our tremendous effort to pull out Mdm Tan's bra.)
and many more...
Mdm Rebecca Su, KH Teacher - She encouraged me to read more mandarin books due to my poor results. Haiz...
Mdm 500, Math & Discipline Teacher - Aww, this one made my life changed from good to evil. I was a "golden-tag" prefect until she came and cause me a pain in the ass. I was too I go against her and do wrongs instead of goods. The other prefect friends said wanna go the rebellious path like mine and I did say "don't do it". Aww...
Ms Wong He Heng, Geography Teacher - She's like a mother to us and she help me to apply for extra money.
Cikgu Mohd, P.Moral & BM Teacher - First time I ever heard kelantanese slang and we don't understand that time. As time pass by, he speaks any slang right now.
Cikgu Nurul Huda, BM & Pengajian AM (after spm program) Teacher - She's good, dedicated. Her good recipe is the tomato rice during Hari Raya. Always told me that I need to improve my BM because it's worsen according to her.
Mr Siong, Physic Teacher - The most feared ever, Silencer with great ulti - silence. We can feel his aura, hahahaha~ His comes out with his own theory in Physic, Hukum Siong: Tak Tau, Biarkan. And it worked in my SPM.
Mdm Dia, Math Teacher - The adorable teacher who also dedicates her life to her students. Her class - Brain damage. And She'll say :" Haiyo... 都是老师的错..." (Trans: All the blame is on the teacher.)
and so on....
Ms Dahlia (x ingat nama), Biology teacher: She's like a mother to our class. She scolded me for getting an A- in maths during first sem trials. Wait, she teaches biology right? And in the class, I'll be the target for tough questions... Haiz...
Encik Hashim, Math Teacher: His petua, 4-5pm sleep. 8-10pm study sampai mampus.
Ms Chubby, MUET Teacher: Laughing all the way during our class made a drama which was damn funny! I was the naughty husband who flirts with the nurse and any female in contact. Hahaha~
ahhh... I forgot some of the names already...
Oh, this one better keep it unveiled after I graduate first or... Hahaha~
All the lecturers who teach me in UMK are best. (bodek2 sikit...)
And for that, I wish all who educated me yesterday, today and tomorrow a HAPPY TEACHER DAY.
All that we can do is to pray for our safety during the trip.
We can never expect what the extraterrestrials can do to us but we believe, "Vigilance" is the word best to describe our situation.
We are expected to depart from K-land using 8-seated space shuttle and transit at a land called Tak Bai using a water shuttle to go across the asteroid river.
At the other side, the T-land inhabitants will fetch us before continuing the journey to their HQ at P.C.P.S.U. The journey altogether needs at least 4-5 time wizards.
The astronauts are currently having mental block, an inability to continue a train of thoughts. And I, Astronaut Danno, who is currently speaking on this virtual recordings is facing the worst of the worst fear ever as well; The inability to understand the upcoming circumstances and maximum mind-power utilization, creating a hidden shadow in my thoughts.
However, until the day comes, we know, we are ready for the adventurous expedition."
Astronaut Danno, 5.16PM 15 MAY 2011, Pre-expedition jotting.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
"In less than 48 hours,
We'll conduct some researches on similarities between our land and the extraterrestrial land.
The inhabitants there are believed to speak in an ancient dialects which we would never understand unless we try to master it there.
This mutual-benefit program is to ensure the co-existence between inhabitants of two different lands is not breached.
By understanding each other, we'll see a brighter future together.
We were told that once we arrived there, we need to clap our eyeballs on the surroundings.
It is believed that good inhabitants are many but bad ones are myriad too.
The expedition will last for at least 3 months and if we succeeded in finding the key to the unanswerable questions, we'll be the legend."
Astronaut Danno, 9.55PM 14 MAY 2011. Pre-expedition jotting.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Sementara menunggu flight yang seterusnya kat KL ni,
I rileks la skejap kat ruangan menunggu, sambil belek2 HP layan game.
Then, dtg la sorang teenage girl duduk sebelah trus cakap bahasa mandarin,
I pon pelik lar, trus tnya:
ME - "Miss, are you okay?"
HER - "Hah you don't understand mandarin ar? I though you're Chinese."
ME - "I understand. But then at least introduce yourself in a proper way la... I thought you talking to yourself..."
HER - "Haiya, sorry2... actually i have something to do with cerebral palsy..."
ME - "What? You're having cerebral palsy?"
HER - "No la, my name is **********... I'm a volunteer for helping kids with cerebral palsy at *****."
Dia tunjuklah smua dokumen dan xplain dengan detail sampai I pulak ingat yg I pulak yg ada sindrom nie... Lepas habis buih kat mulut dia, I tanya la lagi kan:
ME - "So you do it for profit or what? What benefits you get?"
HER -"I told you ma just now I do this for volunteer." *Nampak sgt x bagi attention tadi*
ME - "Why are you doing this instead of working for money?"
HER - "Haih... I want to help these kids... I wanted to be a doctor or a nurse but my results very poor one... Maybe this way I can help lo..."
ME - "What should I do to help leh?"
HER - "Give money for donation lo..."
I pon sedekahlah sikit. Dia pon kluarkan resit minta nama & tandatangan. I pon ckp lah xperlulah smua tu yg penting ikhlas.
HER - "Thank you ar sir, you're cute..."
ME - "Erkk... Ye lah tu... All da best to you..."
Then, "Attention to all passengers for flight ****** , please proceed to the gate P** for immediate boarding. Thank you."
Beramal lah sementara kita masih sihat. Tak kisahlah nilai amalan itu tinggi ke rendah, yg penting ikhlas mahu membantu.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
That traditional-embroidered white dress sparkles like the midnight stars.
Among the others, she shines like a full moon.
Sitting on that magnificent throne, she's man's most desired pageant queen ever.
Family, friends and acquaintances line up like the marching soldiers to convey their best wishes.
Kids and toddlers enjoy it as much as the adults do.
They get the chance to socialize and the main attraction, free sweets and mouth-watering meals.
She's on pins and needles,
Adrenaline rushes through her veins. Is this the right thing to do?
Noticing that she gets very jittery with things around her,
He throws his hands on hers,
Fondling those timid little fingers,
"I can guarantee we'll have tough times. I guarantee that at some point - one or both of us will want to get out. But I also guarantee that if I don't ask you to be mine, I'll regret it for the rest of my life, 'cause I know in my heart you're the only one for me. " (adapted from a movie - Runaway Bride).
For once, she felt safe and sure.
She knows it, this is the best choice in her life to be made.
No more doubts and questions,
Who says he's not worth it?
Who says he's not perfect?
Maybe he's not a prince charming on a white horse,
nor a wealthy guy with big cars and gigantic houses,
But, to her, he's good enough.
So don't be afraid, stand out in the crowd and make a difference!