Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Now at this time, 1 June annually, is Iban tribe's merry making moment.
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

The soldier's wife


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


How can we just pretending that this is nothing,
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

Anode and Cathode

Currently at the place, where I say "Hello" and they say "Sa-wa-dee".
Far from home, as usual.
I get the chance to assimilate my knowledge with people here.
Maybe most of them would never understand English, but it's a fresh start to improve my extrovert ability by making a number of foreign friends. Or maybe foreign is not the word, since they are, in fact, very kind and well-mannered as compared to us, Malaysians.
As it's almost a half of fortnight I'm here,
I can see the differences of us Malaysians and them.
We are indeed tremendously spoon-fed by our education system in which we are lacking of practical abilities and self-motivation trigger.
We're totally forget about what we learned after every class and neither do us would dare to scrap off some of our precious time to revise about what we learned until the judgment day, Exam, is near. Last minute studying is our worst enemy in education.
Unlikely, students in Thailand would spent almost 70% of their time on their works and studies. The class would start at 9.00am and they already in the room an hour earlier, readied and prepared. The class would finish at 4.30pm but they'll stay as late as 10.00pm.
If you ask me, nope, they're not bookworms, they're not geeks or even nerds,
to me, they are very special and extraordinary in their own ways.
Although I'm kinda struggling very hard to understand my work scripts, but language barrier is not the reason. As I'm maybe an oddball in the family, but still, they treated me warm-heartedly, like a precious long known friend. And it is very inviting.
After watching our prime media, you would say, it's dangerous to come here,
the crisis of red and dilemma of yellow,
you can lost your head anytime.
I think that is just an uncivilized thinking of never-think-positive-way people.
You would never know that unless you're here.
Believing this kind of stereotype making you no less than any arrogant people who think of themselves as the king of social strata in which you're no more than just a mere human being who also take food to survive.
As saying goes, there's no place like home,
but this place is fascinating and you can make it a second home.

Astronaut Danno. PSU. 2011

See the bright sight of it!
Urgh, I just damn love watching the birds.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


"Language is not a barrier to a happy life."
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.

Danno. PSU.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Thanks, My Educator.

Happy teacher's day to all who educated me,past, now and then.
Flashing memories come to me as I think of my teachers,
and these are the things that I remembered:

Primary School:
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...

Secondary school:
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.

Words Unspoken...

"Small briefing was done this afternoon and all the astronauts are required to be on set sharp at o945, on 16 MAY 2011, assemble at gate of galaxy.
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

An astronaut's jotter

Astronaut Danno (changed his name due to the bad pronunciation of his name to da-nyiol by the inhabitants of T-land), is making his voice recordings:

"In less than 48 hours,
A space shuttle will depart from K-land to another extraterrestrial land.
For this expedition, I will be accompanied by 3 other astronauts with different education backgrounds and 2 researchers, whom are mentors to us.
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.

Stay tuned for the Adventure of Astronaut Danno and his friends in,
The magical of T-land.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Met with "Cerebral Palsy"

Teringat pulak masa kat airpot 3 hari yang lepas,
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

During the white veil occasion

Covered in white, she looks so pretty.
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,
And says:

"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?
Who says?
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.

You are beautiful just the way you are.
So don't be afraid, stand out in the crowd and make a difference!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Dulu dan Sekarang

Lebih kurang dalam 10 hari lagi, aku akan balik semula ke tempat yg mengajarku erti dewasa - UMK.
Teringat lagi dulu,
Kalau masa kat Kolej Matrikulasi, orang akan kenal Daniel Gello sebagai "party friend",
Sebabnya masa kat matrix dulu ada je agenda yg melanggar undang2 telah dibuatnya.
Contohnya, kluar tengah malam balik waktu subuh, mandi beramai-ramai tgh padang dgn besties la,buat prank yg seriously tak kan orang lupakan sampai fello pun sekongkol, time study week pergi berenang sakan dan byk lagi la...
Tapi bila dah sampai menara gading,
semua sifat-sifat keanak-anakan itu hilang. Minda jadi konservatif sikit (culture shock and surprise I'm still having it), takut kadang-kadang bergurau pon terlebih over sampai orang lain xleh nak terima (penyelesaiannya, tak suka bergurau dan berjenaka dah). Mungkin bebanan pelajaran yg dihadapi telah mematangkan minda dan juga orang sekeliling yang pattern liaw-liaw mengubah persepsi ttg hidup.
Inilah lumrah kehidupan, benih akan bercambah jadi pokok. Begitu juga manusia, kita xkan merangkak selama-lamanya, pasti akan berdiri juga. Masa mematangkan usia dan minda. Tanggungjawab bertambah. Plan sterusnya lepas habis degree (malu la bila orang tanya kita, apa plan u lepas abis degree kita jawab x tau... )
Pejam celik dah hampir 3 tahun bergelar sebagai seorang mahasiswa,
rasa mcm baru mendapat tawaran semalam. Walaupun kenangan dulu mula-mulanya agak kurang baik tapi syukur lah kan, sbbnya berpeluang masuk universiti local. Rakan-rakan lain yg sebenarnya lagi gempak keputusannya x bernasib baik pulak (masuk uni swasta la jadinya). Kadang-kadang rasa pelik pun ada, padahal orang tu tersangat-sangat lah layak tp x dpt, lepas tu org yg biasa mcm saya ni yg hampir fail subjek biology boleh pulak masuk aliran biology (mungkin sebab... tuuttt.... h*k... Bumi*tuuutt*...). -cut- Bahaya...

**Kronologi cerita dipotong**

Lepas balik dari LI utk third year, badan makin bulat pulak... haiz... "thanks" to my friends there, hahaha~ (utk ketahui cerita tu, find it at my FB albums)

Kalau anda bagus, orang akan jatuhkan anda. Kalau anda kerajaan, orang akan jadi pembangkang anda. Lumrah dunia, yang ketawa bersepah, yang mengumpat mengarei (sama maksud ngan bersepah), yang dengki berhambur, yang menipu x payah cakap tau2 je la.

Anda bagus anda teruskan maju kehadapan, Anda kerajaan anda luruskan yg bengkok. Anda jahat? Xpa, jangan bertaubat, nanti spesies anda pupus.

Mode: While you're having your holiday or relaxation, yes I'm Busy.
Reading about Cetology & Ichthyology, Reading Antibiogram, Reading Research Proposal Draft, Reading Fish Disease & Parasites. And doing LI report which seems to be so hard to be finished (only done introduction... and upcoming report with PSU is waiting). Dear God, whatever it is, please bless me like you bless everyone in this world.

*Malas nak letak gambar*

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mr. Time Wizard

**Tik-tok, Tik-tok, Tik-tok**
He is casting his spells nonchalantly.
His effects are negligible when you're busy,
But menacing if you get carried away.
He is the healer and he is the destroyer.
Please be my friend Mr. Time Wizard,
I wanna walk on your vibrating wavelength,
And swim in your mysterious time and space continuum.
Together we'll erase the monochrome yesterdays and paint a colorful tomorrow.
Help me Mr. Time Wizard,
Be my trembling knees,
Be my shaking wrists.
Sleep me through the May and wake me up when September ends.
I know there's no one else I can count on,
Not DARK ANGEL anymore.
Without knowing it, you morphed me up effortlessly,
From a flightless ugly caterpillar to a levitating gaudy moth.
By nature and nurture, you trigger my abilities.

Taking this opportunity to wish me mummy, Sangan Dollah, Happy mother's day and Happy upcoming Birthday.