Tuesday, May 29, 2018

I am part of history


General Election 14 was the most shocking, interesting and life-changing experience ever to me. I've never participated in GE before this as I was underage.

Now, I have registered as a legal voter and I was so excited to contribute to my country. It was so happening during the manifesto season. Each party delivered their manifesto and suddenly my twitter timeline became the information book about Malaysia. Everyone was talking about it, discussing, pointing out their opinions and some just throwing accusation and hatred. Nevertheless, I enjoyed my timeline ahahha.

Around the village, all parties started to built up their own place of territories. Some built something extraordinary from the flags such as helicopter and kereta kebal. Flags were everywhere, I can see blue, green, light blue, orange, red at buildings, tree, market and even at the cemetery, lol!

The night before election, I felt like celebrating hari raya. I don't know why but the feeling was there. Everyone kept posting tips and instruction on how to vote correctly. Mama even made a new baju kurung for election! She seems excited.

On election day, mama and papa woke up very early. Seriously, it was like hari raya. I was feeling nervous too, this is the first time I'm going to vote. What if I vote the wrong person? What if I as being stupid? What if my vote become invalid? All thoughts were running on my mind.

I went to a primary school to vote. I remember wearing bright pink baju kurung as I wanted to be traditional and bringing back the old day election vibe. Nina voted at the same place with me and she came straight from Shah Alam without brushing her teeth nor took a bath.

Right after voting.

I have to say that the most exciting moment was when waiting for the results to come out. I kept myself updated to the results in twitter, online website and whatsapp. All channel were discussing on the election too. Papa and I waited patiently for the results.

Surprisingly, the results came out very late. It was already passed midnight and that was really disturbing. Peoples starting speculation everywhere and the opposition looks like they're winning strongly.

At 3 am, Dr Mahathir finally claimed victory over GE14. 93 years old Tun M, making jokes and cheering everyone. Beating the never-lost BN who has won for 60 years. Pakatan Harapan finally won Malaysia and became the government. Malacca, Perak, Kedah, Pulau Pinang, Selangor Johor and Negeri Sembilan won by PH. It was shocking.What a time to be alive. I really want to remember that feeling again.

"We are not seeking revenge. We want to restore the rule of law"-Tun M

"Rakyat Malaysia sudah bersuara. Dan suara rakyat adalah keramat. Selamat maju jaya, Malaysia dan terima kasih kepada semua pengundi kerana melaksanakan tanggungjawab kepada negara"-KJ

10 May 2018. History is made. And I can gladly said I was there as the greatest history happened at my beloved Malaysia. I am part of the history. The government changed from Barisan Nasional to Pakatan Harapan. The youth prove their power to change the nation.

On 11 May 2018, at 9pm, Tun M sworn in as the 7th Prime Minister of Malaysia, again. The 4th and 7th PM is the same person, can you believe it?! The oldest PM in the world history, and I must say, the wisest and strongest. I am so proud!

Now, it's already days of PH ruling days.

I want to remember GE14. That's why I wrote it here.

Proud to be Malaysian <3

Thursday, May 17, 2018

A day at the beach


I've been procrastinating to type this entry for a very long time. But here it is.

Since I started working as a teacher, I have less time for myself, let alone time for my family. It's really disturbing as spending time with people whom I love is the only thing that keep me sane. Hence, I try to do things that I love as much as I can to keep the pressure under control. For me, it's quite simple. I love nature. Nature can make me calm. So, I decided to go back to nature with my friends.

Actually, it was a last minute plan so we decided to go somewhere near only. As it was weekdays, our parents didn't let us go to any place that can be dangerous to ourselves. Pretty legit because there were only 3 of us, girls who don't know how to swim or how to protect ourselves from bad guys out there. So, we chose to go to the beach.

Upon arrival, the sun was already on top of our head. It was scorching hot! There's no way we're gonna let our skin burn and peel off on the next few days. Nevertheless, the views were spectacular. Next, we went to nearby beach where there were shady trees to protect us from the sun. But still, no swimming as the beach is close! Ha-ha, this must be a joke. I need to de-stress myself but this is getting stressful.

Lastly, we decided to go to somewhere with cold running water, Jeram Linang. Finally, a place with trees and cold running water. The environment gave me tranquility. I felt so calm listening to the birds chirping, sounds of water running. Looking at the trees dancing with the wind, clear water and brown yellowish leaves on the ground, everything fits so perfectly.

I really love nature, no kidding. Except nature with leech. Or worm. Or caterpillar.

And the only thing that hurt my eyes was the plastics, paper plate and cup, paper, tissues and all of the rubbish that some fool left. What did they expect, the rubbish gonna put themselves into rubbish bags? Herghh! Peoples like this don't deserve mother nature. What to say, "pig can come in various appearance".

Ok, back to the nature.

We ate peacefully under the tree, had nasi lemak brought by Mun, sandwiches and cheese sausages brought by NK, watermelon and mango brought by me.

Not wasting time, we jumped right into the water after eating. MasyaAllah, the water was so cold and refreshing. Feels like all of my burden, stress and workload were carried away by the water.

I'm enjoying every moment of soaking myself in the water. 

I stared at this for quite a long time, I put my hand at the swirling water, actually feeling the water moving and touching every nerve of my palms. 

I wish I can climb upward at the waterfall. We didn't even jumped at this place because the water looks dark and we afraid that the water is deep. No risk is gonna be taken. 

We spent our time just relaxing in the water, felt the water running around our feet, hands and head. We sang our favorite song, laugh over silly things, throwback to school time, took lots of pictures--basically everything that didn't require the brain to work hard :)

When our skin shrank like an old women, only then we decided to get out of the water and eat again. You're with me right, we feel super hungry after we play in the water? So we eat again but suddenly the rain poured on us. It's not heavy but we had to go anyway. 

After changing clothes and pray, we went back to the beach. The beach was mesmerizing! Even under the hot scorching sun, it was still gorgeous. I took a moment to walk bare feet on the soft warm sand, listening to the wave hitting the beach, embracing the magnificent blue sky and enjoying the sea wave blowing. Ah, perfect!

I really enjoyed my time at the waterfall and the beach. I let go of my stress and absorb all of the vitamin-sea . I find peace again in the nature.

Yet, it will never be the same without these girls. They made my day, they laughed with me and sometimes laughed at me :P Hoping to create more great and wonderful memories with them.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Wedding of Husnina Fakhira


I've been procrastinating to write about this entry for almost 2 weeks  months. Been occupied with works, nieces and online comic Detective Conan. So here it is, an entry for the wedding of my partner in crime (one of them) during school time.

We knows the existence of one another since form 1 but never really talks because we were in different classes. We finally placed in a same class during form 5. She was the roommate of my table-mate so we ended up getting closer. Plus, she was in the school English debate team and I'm in the Malay debate team so we grew closer each day. Broke into teachers's room, skipped zikir, skipped prep, bought nasi kerabu from outside of school (used phone which is forbidden for this matter), being the last person to reached school for marathon--these are some of our memories at school. And the best, we used to eat maggie with soap flavour because we didn't washed the plastic container properly.

Throwback to few years back. With Nina and the team in 2011 during debate competition HKSBP at Seremban. 

We were so young back then. 

Hahahhaha what is this?! We both looks like we're having 10 kids with that tired and panda eyes. 

Our paths are totally different after school. But alhamdulillah we manage to keep in touch. I'm so happy when she said that she found her Mr.Right. She told me about Adam, about how he treat her and her family, how he accept her as who she is, how he is being responsible to her. Couldn't be happier for her.

Her wedding was held at Kuala Lumpur. I had to go through 8 hours bus ride to her wedding which I happily did just to be there on her special day. I know she went through a lot in her life and I'm not always there for her so this is the least thing I can do for her.

Alhamdulillah, I watched her beautiful solemnisation ceremony in Masjid Isamah bin Zaid. She gave the brightest smile that night. It was so heartwarming to see her changing status from single to being married. It happened so fast (because Adam did it in sekali lafaz). I don't know, I had a weird feeling seeing her holding hands with Adam. It was haram before but now it's halal, it's beautiful.

The moment they promised to bear each other for the rest of their lives.

With them, schoolmates.

Her majlis bersanding was held on the next day. She looks so beautiful in her wedding dress and her makeup fit perfectly. It's still weird to see a girl who slept without washing her hands after eating during school time suddenly looks like an angel. Emmmm an angel but maybe death angel, but still an angel hahaha.

Her wedding went smoothly and I had great time meeting with school friends. All of them have grown up into a graceful beautiful woman which you won't expect if you saw how messy they were at school hahaha.

Catch the bus on the same day to Kota Bharu that night, gotta work on the next day. It was tiring but worth it. I'm so glad that I made it.

I pray that their marriage will be blessed with eternal love, happiness, blessing, tranquility and lots of soleh/solehah children. May their marriage is a sakinah, mawaddah wa rahmah marriage that will bring them closer to Allah and His jannah. Amin.

Let's end this entry with Nina and Adam, after a month of marriage, in their post-wedding photoshoot <3

Disclaimer: Gambar cantik dari photograher Nina, gambar biasa-biasa dari phone aku atau kawan, gambar luar biasa buruk dari zaman Paleolitik.