Monday, June 30, 2008
i was the first to walk the "fashion parade". i don't even know what was i supposed to do or say. since i think this is a waste of time and does not relate at all in terms of our studies, i just selamba go there and said a few words. then, i took off as i seriously do not see any point in doing it. the time for us is so precious that we should have used it to finish up our work rather than parading like a bunch of ass-kissers.
this morn, the PROFESSOR, who is not local, who conducted the "fashion parade", and who also always lecture us about time wasting, said that he wanted to see me afterwards. ok, so, i went to see him.
he asked me why i left after the parade. i said cause it was a waste of time and i see no relevance in it. and then, the "counselling" (as he put it) started. he said he is doing it for a reason. by me leaving, i wasn't following his instructions (but there were many others who didn't even attend the damn thing, why only me that he wanted to talk to?). the way i dress was inappropriate (pakai seluar hitam putih and blouse biasa pun salah? a girl was wearing t-shirt, above knee skirt and slippers, ok aja), when i went to speak, i was arrogant. he asked me, "do you know why people are arrogant? because they are intelligent. but they shouldn't be boastful. i am a professor, i am ahead of you people, why do you think i want to waste my time like this?" <- isn't this sentence arrogant?
prof: "apparently, someone went to complain to the director of HSAH when she was reprimanded by the doctors there. therefore this is happening"
"just because you came back from europe (he said the country that i was in SPECIFICALLY), you should not act like this in malaysia. but i am not specifically talking about you." <-then, how come he knows that i was from there?
i told him that over there, ppl just dress as they want, so long that they are performing well. then he started talking about india la pulak. seriously, i wanted to kick him in the face.
i am not living in denial, but i am definitely not arrogant. kalau betul la RED ni sombong, macam mana when i am doing comm med, the ppl wanted to talk to me more than to talk to the others? kalau RED ni sombong, kenapa RED leh ngam ngan uncle guard ke, warden ke, uncle kedai ke? yes, i asked around if they think i am ARROGANT. the answer is NO. i may appear to be arrogant at first because of the way i look. but once they get to know me, they know what kind of person i am.
jadi macam mana? haruskah aku robek muka aku supaya tak nampak sombong? aku nak berlagak apa pun aku tak tahu cause aku ni ada kekurangan.
takkan la kalau orang terjun lombong, just because i think it is a stupid thing to do and i want to stand on my own 2 feet, aku tak terjun sama, aku dikatakan ARROGANT?
aku rasa, aku lebih rela orang cakap aku ARROGANT dari orang label aku STUPID kan.
btw, prof ni siap cakap lagi :"do you wonder why i am picking on you?" haaa.... tau pun yang dia picking on me. "because there are other people who break the rules, but you do double." WTF?? apa benda yang aku buat? kalau aku ada byk break the rules, kenapa aku tak kena ban aja from this place?
pergi mampus la... iye, RED mmg geram. but i know, he is not worth my anger. lantak la.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
as we all know, i am a little low in patience. but somehow, these days, i have learned that to make something work, i have to do it myself and i also have to learn how to wait to see the results. i have to be the same with hafiz. his mom however, she ain't got any of this thing we call patience. she is rather kasar with hafiz and i keep on telling her that this is not gonna improve his learning skills neither is it gonna do him or her any good.
once, i went to their house to teach him. the cute part was that the other brothers wanted me to teach them too. i don't ask for money, although she felt guilty and wanted to gimme some. she wanted to take me out to dinner la, she wanted to get me some food la. i simply just tell her: "kak, saya ni nak tolong aja. kita sama2 usaha untuk hafiz k".
my reward is to hear that he keeps on asking his mum : "malam ni kak alia datang tak?" . better than that is that when i went to their house the next afternoon, the other brother asked : "kak datang tak malam ni?"
all i could do is smile :) the only experience i have is teaching in KUMON. but the main skill that i have now is being patient. that is very important.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
the remainders of batch 9. some of them have left the kampung earlier. pehal la kan?
batch 9 + Kampung Hilir. not all of them of course.
ladies only : batch 9 + kampung hilir ladies
snap happy moments are over. it is time to move on.... we were escorted out from the dewan to the main arch near abah's crib. they were walking hand-in-hand, arm-in-arm. everyone was still smiling, although deep inside some of us, the sadness is creeping in.
diapit bunga manggar
diarak bersama paluan kompang
and finally when we reached the arch, the orang kampung made a line and we went along it to salam and say our goodbyes and thanks to them.i was still ok when i started the line, and then it happened......
.....when the Mak Yang (ketua wanita) hugged me. i was touched and i couldn't stop it. the tears start to flow. she start to cry also. as i progressed the line, more ppl hugged me and more tears flow. some were consolling me, some were joining in my sadness. i can't believe the effect this chapter had on me.
the drive back home was mainly silent. my tears has stopped flowing, but my heart kept on crying. tak sampai hati nak tinggalkan derang because they were happy to have us there. i was happy to learn loads from them and enjoying and understanding their way of life.
mak bekalkan RED with the ubi kayu that orang hantar to the house because they heard that i was craving for it. she also ordered maruku for the 4 of us to take home. and of course, we got the baju kurung from abah. malu gila ok, we didn't even have anything to give them in return. tapi takpe, cause we will be getting them sth for them to remember us by and for thanking them of their kindness.....
apart from the ubi kayu, i also brought back a nasty bruise. macam mana leh kena? well, it is not the only one, berlambak lagi lebam kat kaki RED ni. tu kira yang paling besar. dapat masa main netball, langgar kaki tiang gol :P
thanks kampung hilir, you will be in my heart forever.....
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
after the many losses that we encountered during the day (tere juga orang2 kampung kan. don't underestimate them), we were tired. but rest was far from our imginations, although each and everyone of us NEED it badly. right after the game, we had approximately 2 and a half hours to get ready for the MAJLIS PERPISAHAN. at that limited stretch of time, we were supposed to:
- rehearse (cause we never had enough rehearsal time
- arrange the seating area
- finalize the order of program
- dance on the minute stage
- get ready, get set, and go..... (...and die... haiishhhh)
so, this was the outcome of it all....
of course the nite started with the arrival of all those VIP (very indifferent people), speech, welcoming words, more speech, boredom.... and all those. so, while those uber boring segments were taking place, we took the chance of snap-happy leyy....
vijay (my dance partner) and i. clearly i was tired...really, can't you tell from the face?
the malaysian idol tryout contestant. he ADORES britney spears.
dr. MC Yap. apparently, i am his 9th wife?? haiishhh... who were the others? wani and the gang thinks he'll be a good catch for me. hehehe... i don't think so.
wani and the gang. they are so damn camera shy. i had to practically beg them to take this pic.
ganeson aroson. kesian dia. terlalu tinggi that the baju melayu that he had on was so senteng (singkat). brainy, but no guts.... haiiishhh....
saras, anita, RED : abah bought us the kurungs for us. how sweet is that. rasa macam segan gila. i mean, we baru kenal, and he already buying gifts for us.
i super LOVE this pic. he hardly takes a decent picture. this is considered feasible.
*penat.... penat..... ngantuk.....bowsan.....*
finally, after all the boring segments, the food served, it was time for action. the performances finally begins....
i can't quite tell what was this all about simply because i don't understand what the narrator was talking about. apparently it was about some bees and some ants, and they all lived happily ever after. they have to go slow on the makeup tho... hehehheeh
the redance of the chinese fan dance, a direct copy from our skit on DANCE of DESTINY that we had months earlier.
timang burung remix. this was the vid that i wanted to upload so much tapi tak berjaya. i looked so damn cacat as i only had 2 days to practise. hehehe
i am clueless about this one. but i am pretty sure it is about making new friends despite the differences in culture, religion, and race.
a nasyid performance by the women of kampung hilir. it was purely a capella. can you see mak there? she has a nice Qur'an reading voice, and to hear her in this nasyid, it was bliss.
the 2nd performance that i was in. a combo of maahiwe + aja nachele (some hindi songs le). the punjabi suit was borrowed from sindhu (the girl in orange). you won't believe how fast i changed and i nearly missed the dance!!
there were also the sajak declamation by pakcik shuib, an indian dance by our girls, and dikir barat (which i am too embarassed to put up because it was such a flop! thank GOD i wasn't in that one).
the night finally ended ..... ahhhh.... at last! and you'd think that we were about to get some rest?? NOT!!! more work to be done although it was nearly midnight. we had to gotong-royong kemas that area, and boy, that was alot of work. so, while cleaning up, we also took some chances to snap happy :P