Thursday, September 11, 2008

Malaysians in KEVII = KElaysians

Despite the political waves that strike Malaysia, causing the insecureness among the people.
In a small island just across the Johor border from Malaysia, a group of people is happily celebrating our Merdeka Day, with joy, with pride.
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31 August 2008, 0000hr
It has been a tradition that every year on 30 August, around 11.45pm, all the Malaysian of KE7 Hall will meet at the foyer, in front of the flag pole.
To Sing Negaraku as the clock strike 12.
To Shout Merdeka like TAR.
To 自high
To Chit-chat as if we had not met in ages.

To cut the long story short, I will let the pictures tell the story.

Singing our respective State Anthem.
Die.. long time didn't sing Ibu Pertiwiku. almost forget the last stanza. =P
自high'ing
Malaysian of KEVII
The flag bought by Jia En, a senior who graduated last year.
p/s: I really think we are fortunate to have such a considerate Hall Master.
Considering the amount of noise we create, can't imagine what would happen if the flag pole is in front of AB's RF flat.

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6 Septmber 2008, 1900hr
Malaysian Night 2008
This is another crazy tradition pass down from batch to batch.
The freshmen are to organize an event to showcase our pride as Malaysians.
Given the short amount time & money, not to mention they still have to cope with their studies, I always think this is a mission impossible.
But every year the freshmen have prove me wrong.

Well, my batch was the 1st to really make it big, asking for sponsorship from the High Commission of Malaysia, making what used to be a small gathering among the Malaysians into a dinner with performance - Malaysian Night 2005.
After that, I have seen Malaysian Night 2006, 2007, and this year 2008.

The original intention was to bring the Malaysian together.
This year the freshmen really live up to the spirit.

To the Freshmen of 2008, You guys are the best I have seen so far! Keep it up!

The many performance
The hardworking Freshmen



The Zho Bo Seniors
The Many Malaysians in KEVII Hall
The Kuchingnites
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As the unnamed Malaysian senior once said, 'Due to the many language we speak, (and the multiracial culture we are exposed), Malaysians are very versatile. But being versatile doesn't make us exclusive.'
It is never wise to segregate Hall residents according to their nationality.
In fact, we should open our heart and accept others.
Just my 2 cents worth of thoughts...
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After 51 years of independence...
Will there be a day when Malaysia can stand proud and say we are a developed country.. only our 'Tuhan' know..
Will there be a day when there are 'equal' rights among the people, only our leader know..
Will there be an opposition party overrule.. only our people know..
Will there be a day I can happily go back to work in Malaysia.. I don't know.. At least, it is definitely a 'NO' for the near future.

9 comments:

Max said...

salah. masa saya sudah bukan 'a small gathering among the Malaysians', kami juga ada ke-sponsor-an daripada Hai Komisyen of Malaysia. sila beritahu semua orang, Malaysian Night bukan hanya dimulakan tiga tahun yang lalu (seperti yang dinyatakan dalam buklet itu).

GES said...

ya kah?
tapi tiada orang tua yang katakan ianya adalah satu kesambutan besar. lagipun melalui surat-menyurat dengan kedutaan Malaysia di Singapura, mereka juga macam tak tahu kewujudan Malam Malaysia ini.

Max said...

mungkin hai komisyen malaysia sana mereka juga tiada kontiniuiti.

masa saya tahun satu kami semua dari sabah ada persembahkan tarian sumazau leh.

dan saya ingat mereka menaja satay yang tak-kehabisan, kami makan sampai tak boleh tahan.

Max said...

jadi sila beritahu mereka, malam malaysia di KE ini sudah ada lebih kurang 8 tahun. orang tua masa saya juga tiada beritahu kami sudah berapa tahun ia diadakan.

GES said...

Kalau ada peluang, akan saya beritahu mereka la.
sekarang, mereka semua dah mula aktiviti mereka sendiri. tiada masa untuk peduli perkara macam ini.

Max said...

macam ini lah kesengsaraan KE kami... =.=

GES said...

haha.
janganlah serius sangat.
asalkan warisan kami telah diturunkan kepada budak-budak generasi baru, saya dah puas.

hairannya, saya masih boleh guna bahasa melayu sebegini selepas bertahun-tahun tak guna langsung.

Zhuangli said...

Sebagai Ahli Jawatankuasa Malam Malaysia tahun ini, saya sudah baca komen Max dan difahamkan Malam Malaysia sudah dimulakan 8 tahun lalu. Saya akan beritahu kawan-kawan saya tentang fakta ini sebaik mungkin.

GES said...

wah!
Itulah semangat yang kami mahu.
Tapi, Kalau tidak silap saya, maksud Ayam Max ialah aktiviti Malam Malaysia ini telah dimulakan SEKURANG-KURANGNYA 8 tahun dahulu.

Ayam Max... macam promosi KFC terbaru ..