Sunday, June 29, 2014

Long Holiday

Dah kalau dari hari Khamis kau cuti sampai Ahad, tak ke orang Kerteh kata, "long holiday"?

Balik-balik dari outstation, malam tu tengok JDT vs Sarawak. Memang penting amat perlawanan malam tu. JDT kena menang sama Sarawak, kalau tak, peluang kena tendang ke tempat ke-2 amat tinggi sebab hanya berbeza 1 mata.

Dah aku semangat tulis pasal Liga Super Malaysia apahal.

Apa-apa pun, selamat menjalani ibadah puasa pada bulan Ramadhan ini. "Pada" ye, bukan "di". Sebab 'di' menunjukkan tempat dan arah, manakala 'pada' digunakan untuk masa. Hahaha semangat aku jadi cikgu Bahasa Melayu.
Tengok sikit kerja ko ni buat apa sebenarnya...

Sepanjang aku di Johor Bahru ni, aku rasa aku dah boleh bawak diri la nak ke tempat-tempat yang jadi tumpuan orang, macam Aeon Tebrau ke, KSL Mall ke, Pelangi Mall ke, Century Garden ke, Straits View ke, Taman Molek ke, Permas Jaya ke, Skudai ke, Kempas ke, Sutera Mall ke, JPO ke..hehehe. Kalau ICQ tu korang boleh ikut papan tanda. Memang sampai la, persoalannya, cepat atau lambat sampai je lah.

Tapi kalau nak gi tempat yang telah dikecilkan skopnya, macam Jalan Dedap 3 kat Johor Jaya tu, kena pakai Waze atau ada member tunjukkan lah. Baru-baru ni, aku ada beli groupon deal untuk 2 kereta, RM35, 14 point car inspection and tyre service. Oklah, dapat free membership selama 1 tahun di TyreWorld, Johor Jaya ni. Tak pasti pulak aku sama

ada keahlian tu merangkumi TyreWorld kat KL atau tidak.

Apa-apa pun, sebelum Ramadhan baru-baru ni, (Rabu yang lalu) sempat aku makan durian kat Muar. Kata member aku yang sorang ni yang mana beliau merupakan anak jati Muor (LOL) tepi-tepi jalan ke arah Tangkak biasanya banyak dan sedap. Kalau tak ke situ, Bukit Pasir pon boleh. Jadinya aku dan member kerja aku ni ke Bukit Pasir.
Kata orang, nak tahu sedap tak sedap durian tu, tengok kualiti produk lepas makan aka sendawa. Kalau busuk tu sedap la durian tadi tu. (sila jangan percaya)

Sedap juga lama tak melahap Musang King. Aku tak tahu harga market berapa sekarang tapi diorang offer RM30/kg. Katanya, biasa RM40 lebih/kg....katenye....

Ye...dah ko kenapa blogging pasal makan durian pada hari pertama berpuasa ni....

Selamat berproduktif lebih daripada biasa!

heheheehe

Thursday, June 26, 2014

It's A Holiday Because JDT Won The Malaysia Super League. I watched it...at home.

Aku dah lama tak membaca. Jadi aku ada rasa karat dekat kepala otak aku ni dan ye aku faham yang otak aku bukanlah sebuah mesin yang dibuat daripada logam-logam nadir dan wayar berselirat jadi mana mungkin ia berkarat. Adapun karatnya otak aku itu terletak bukanlah pada zahirnya otak itu tetapi lebih kepada keupayaan otak aku itu.

Aku dah lama tak bersenam. Jadi aku rasa cepat penat, tak bertenaga, lembik sebab penuh dengan lemak. Aku pun tak tahu adakah sudah banyak otot aku yang kembali mengecil dan tempatnya itu diambil oleh lemak yang datang daripada lebihan gula yang tidak digunakan oleh badan aku, yang asalnya dari nasi-nasi yang terpaksa aku makan (alasan sahaja, walhal aku mampu berkata "Alhamdulillah, cukup dah tu" kepada tuan rumah).

Aku dah lama tak bercakap. Jadi aku rasa sedikit teruja bila terjumpa orang yang punya "common ground" yang sama. Tapi masakan boleh engkau luahkan segala terbuku pabila berjumpa dengan orang baru. Berilah ia masa agar minat itu sama dipupuk.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Things We Take For Granted

Baru-baru ni, terjadi satu insiden dalam lembaran hidupku yang membuat aku terdiam sejenak sebelum berupaya melafazkan kata-kata syukur. (perghh, skema tak ayat ini? =P)

I was thinking, how different my life would have been if one of the many things that have been in my life, was not there to begin with?

So, bear with me y'all.

I was driving to my bro's home in Balakong, and fuel is running low so being the skema (adik-adik, skema ni perkataan bahasa Malaysia, jadinya jangan guna perkataan ini dalam karangan bahasa Inggeris ya) person I am, I made a stop at the Shell gas station next to the Nouvelle Hotel, the one located alongside the PLUS highway. All done, I started my engine. Hmmm, just some cranking sounds. Let's try again. Okay, one more time. "Repeat steps 3 more times." Aaaaand, no more sound made when I turned they key.

Couldn't be the battery la. I just changed it last Raya 2013, which in case you don't remember when was it, it was in August. Nope, not battery. So, what now? I did ask help from such a very helpful Shell staff (no, this is not sarcasm, I truly mean it!) who helped me jump my car battery but still couldn't start the car. I really have limited knowledge when it comes to car breakdown than my other fellow men do that I could only think of one thing. Abah.

And sure it was such a relief to have called him. Though at the end of that unsuspecting night, I had to leave my car there and thanks to my homey Faizal who went all the way from Seri Jati to where I was to help me jump the car battery one more time (which of course failed to resolve the issue) and drove me to my bro's place. My brother was asleep di, I didn't want to kacau him lah...though my mom did wake him up. Hahaha sorry bro.

The next morning, my dad called me and told me to use my car insurance towing service, since it is free. My dad had been asking his mechanic friend whom we fondly call Ah Tiew, who happened to have a friend in Balakong, that runs his own spare part business, Wong. So, this Wong called me and asked me to bring my car to his friend's workshop, just next to my bro's place in Taman Impian Ehsan. It was all good. The towing guy Nazren was a really friendly and helpful lad. Shared with me few things not to do when it comes to towing your car. Hahaha. And so was Wong. He didn't take the money I offered as a token of appreciation. "Tolong saje," he said.

Turned out, it was some wiring problem and not the starter which my dad and others suspected.

At the end of the day, I got to go to my HQ in Bangsar, did my deed, and drove back to JB and completed my task. Everyone was happy.

Konvo kat Sunway. Belajor jauh-jauh. 


I just couldn't help but think what would I do, if I didn't have this person I call Abah around in my life? My life would have been a bit different than it is now. I would have known some people at the area to help me out. Stayed at friend's house for the night. Worked different jobs. Maybe.

The point is, I am just glad that I have a father and a mother growing up. I never knew how much I took these two blessings for granted all these years. I don't really say with words how I feel about them sometimes because other than ego, I just feel that words can't do all these feelings I have justice. Maybe it's my fault also lah for not reading so many books to enrich my vocabulary or participate in theatre so that I am able to express my feelings better.

Or for not even trying with words.

My only option is to do it with actions.






Thursday, June 12, 2014

Panas, panas panas! Pusing, pusing pusing!

Agak buntu di situ. Mana mau mula tak tahu. Why not we start with the end that we all hope for? By the way, pretty sure in any English writing examination it is not acceptable, grammatically speaking to write "we all". So, adik-adik silalah tulis "all of us".

If memory serves me right, lah kan?

Sekarang cuaca makin panas. Aku kira ini memang tidak dapat dielakkan lagi. Global warming is real. Aku seriously tak paham kenapa ada politicans kat Australia cakap benda ni cuma hoax dan urban myth. Ni back when I was in Gippyland. Aku follow gak political scene kat sana. Sana menarik sikit sebab orang sana takdelah nak resort to violence kalau kau tak sekepala politik dengan diorang. Kiranya life goes on la. Teringat housemate aku fondly known as Brownie (dia mengingatkan aku kepada Marshall HIMYM) dia ni macam penyokong tegar kerajaan John Howard (predecessor si Tony Abbott tu) dan dia berapi gak time cakap pasal ni dengan housemates yang lain. Dan keberapian dia tu kadangkala menimbulkanr rasa tak puash hati terutama kat housemate aku sorang ni, nama dia Riccardo. Tapi diorang okay je. Time party boleh je masuk kepala buat havoc.

Me and Andrew aka Brownie.
Me and Riccardo (the guy in white), Varun and Vincent (left).


Ah, as usual, aku ter'sidetracked' di situ.. Pada aku, hasil pembacaan (2% LOL) dan pemerhatian aku (98%), global warming ni irreversible. At least, irreversible selagi ada manusia aa. Haa...jadinya usaha-usaha kita sekarang ni takdelah mampu menghentikannya. Pada aku kita umat manusia cuma mampu melambatkannya. Ni macam "The Judgement Day" dalam citer Terminator.

You can postpone it. But you can't stop it
serius sedih bila aku dengar ayat ni masa tengok terminator...demmm


With that being said, it doesn't mean all the good things we are doing to save our planet earth is futile, wasted and for nothing. Apakah hanya sebab itu kita kata "Okay, fakit, jom hidup macam biasa dan mati terbakar/lemas tsunami, banjir dll" Eventually we all (sekali lagi, all of us ye) are going to die. And if the end is gonna be ugly, let's all leave knowing that we have done our very best living our lives the right way. That way, we are able to redeem ourselves. Kalau kau tahu ending kau macam tu, adakah kau nak hidup macam biasa tanpa melakukan apa-apa perkara yang lain dari lain? Aku teringat cerita "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" bila cakap pasal ni.
I highly recommend this.. if you want to. 

Bunyi mungkin stail pasrah, tapi aku lagi suka dengan perkataan redha.




Monday, June 9, 2014

Random #1 in June 2014

I was at the hospital waiting. Nothing unusual with that. It comes with the job. Heh. Anyway, yeah, I was waiting with the other patients. The people I see there don't usually have happy faces on so it makes me like a fool to be smiling at them most of the time. I thought I was being polite and friendly but in hindsight I think it could come off downright rude and offensive.

Imagine you just had both of your legs amputated. Still young, many things to discover and learn in this world and puff! no more legs. Just as you were trying to come to term with your loss, suddenly this schmuck looking at you and gave you a smile. Not just any smile but one that says "Hey, it's such a great day huh, to be out in the sun, under the blue sky and just enjoy the day." I am not saying it is wrong to smile with such meaning behind it but I can just imagine the mental exhaustion having to cope with a new situation. 

"I just lost both legs and you asking me to enjoy the day? Screw you, and screw everyone. Screw today, screw the sun! I don't feel like being happy!"

I can just imagine one of the many people I smiled to had this thought as I smiled to them for the past few days.

Then, I saw a couple and their newborn baby. I saw a caring husband, showering his wife and child with such love, compassion that it made me want to share my heart and my love. I saw the glow on the wife's face, brimming with happiness, perhaps having been showered and pampered with love by her husband, and the fact that they both have this little cute human being as a proof of their love, and commitment. Not only to ensure the survival of their bloodlines (biologically speaking) but also to pass down those feelings they have at that moment, and from the moment they knew they were gonna live their lives together - to the next generation. And to the one after that. And it will not stop, God willing.

At that moment, I asked myself. "How are you doing today, Danial?"




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