Had to go to some boring class almost all day long on saturday. Spending my time from 8am to 7.30pm on saturday in some class on saturday is really not my idea of a great weekend. I guess it must be done sooner or later. Anyways the fun start after that! Had a great time with my PLK buddies (man, amin and pejal) at Chamang Waterfalls! Departed that night without knowing the way there. None of us had ever been there before.
Reached the camp site approximately 2 hours after we departed from serdang. We explored the site and set up camp that night.
Started enjoying the water the next morning. The water was great! Just a bit concern about kids playing in the water because the water's quite rapid.
More and more people started arriving on that sunday afternoon so we decided to call it a day.
Yeah! The finals are finally over... at least for me. Had a fever for my last paper, and had to study by listening to others while snuggling inside a sleeping bag. Just hope that its enough for me to pass the paper.
Planning to watch wolverine tonight. Missed so many movies lately, due to extreme studying (haha).
Its been a quite a slow and steady week. Nothing much happening in my life, just the usual work and study. Work load in the office is quite low right now.
Its been almost a month since Jamal went back to sabah. She came here the last Chinese New Year. Had a great time in Fraser Hill with some friends.
Can't wait for the school holidays next month!
You are 1828 year old girl Who live in small city of JapanBeluran And you heardasked meon the radioin the interview About onefour years ago And you wanted to know All about me and my hobbies My favorite food and my birthday
Why are you so far away from me? I need help and you're way across the sea I could never touch you I think it would be wrong I've got your letter (e-mail actually) You've got my song
They don't make stationery like this where I'm from So fragile, so refined So I sniff and I lick your envelope And fall to little pieces every time I wonder what clothes you wear to school I wonder how you decorate your room I wonder how you touch yourself And curse myself for being across the sea
Why are you so far away from me? I need help and you're way across the sea I could never touch you I think it would be wrong I've got your letter You've got my song
At 10 I shaved my head and tried to be a monk (yeah right?!) I thought the older women would like me if I did You see, ma, I'm a good little boy It's all your fault, momma, it's all your fault (its not ok to blame others!) Goddamn, this business is really lame I gotta live on an island to find the juice So you send me your love from all around the world As if I could live on words and dreams and a million screams Oh how I need a hand in mine, to feel
Why are you so far away from me? Why are you so far away from me? I could never touch you I think it would be wrong I've got your letter You've got my song I've got your letter You've got my song
First of all, my thanks for those who had pitched in for my wedding.
Just want to share some of my experience during my wedding day.
For those who don't know, I've just married Jamaliah, a beautiful Bajau girl from Semporna Sabah last 27th December 2008.
I arrived in Semporna 3 days earlier and stayed in the Dragon Inn, or much more popular with the name 'floating' among locals. On the big day, My family and I went to Pakcik Musa's (Jamal's uncle) place around 11am to get ready. His place was just a few hundred meter from the Jamal's place. Chit chated with him to wait for Zohor prayers before getting ready. Just after finishing my prayers I asked him if I could get ready. Iwent like something like this.
Me: Boleh saya bersiap sekarang ka? Pakcik Musa: Blum lagi, tunggu imam datang dulu. Me: ....?(blur) Napa?Pakcik Musa: Nanti dia datang, kasi mandi kamu dulu baru boleh bersiap.Me: err.... ? (still blurred) Pakcik Musa: Di sini memang begitu. Nanti dia datang, mandikan kamu supaya hilang rasa gementar kamu tu. Me: Oooo.... (actually confused)
So, when the Tok Imam came (also Jamal's uncle)...
Imam: Kamu pergi mandi dulu kasi bersih apa patut. Me: Ok (but still standing still) Pakcik Musa: ..?Me: Ada kain basahan dengan tuala tak? (Am I supposed to shower naked? I don't think thath people normaly bring 'kain basahan' and towels to get ready for marriage)Pakcik Musa: Oh ya kan...Me: huuhuhuhuhu (thank god!)
After showering alone, the imam came to the shower.
Imam: Sudah mandi ya? Ok, duduk mengadap kiblat. Me: ok... (fixing my position)
He went ahead and showered me while reading some prayers. After that it dried up and continue to get ready with my white baju melayu. It started to rain a bit. Once finished, we all went to the car and headed towards Jamal's place accompanied by the kompang and all the 'hantaran'.
Arrived at the destination with my heart pounding. The sambulayang (acts as a notice that a ceremony will be held) looks so big. The MC announced my arrival and some prayers were read. I went in, followed by the 'rombongan hantaran' and everybody else.
I sat inside the hall room and the Tok Kadi came and everything ust went on like usual until...
Kadi: Pihak perempuan setuju? Jamal's elder sister cam in and pass a piece of white cloth. Kadi: Ok, kain ini tandanya pengantin perempuan bersetuju bernikah sama kamu.
He held his hand out and i reached for it, and then he covers up our hand with the piece of white cloth. Then he leaned up to me and said.
Kadi: Ini, tutup tangan supaya tak nampak menggigil . Me: Oh.... (while some of these near to us were laughing) Kadi: Muhammad Arief bin Suparjo Noordin Me: Ye saya, Kadi: Aku nikahkan...................tunai.
I sat frozen for a while, I tought the kadi would do a practice round first, or at least give me a script of what to say first! I did not practice anything because from what I know, different places has different things to say during akad! After the short pause...
Me: Aku terima............. tunai. Kadi: Tak boleh tu... selepas saya baca akad kene terus jawab. Tak boleh tunggu2. Me: Oh.. (smiling, at least there nothing wrong with my reply)
So we started take 2
Kadi: Aku nikahkan...................tunai. Me: Aku terima.............. tunai. Saksi1: ... sah Kadi: Tak boleh macam tu, selesai saja si arief ni jawab, saksi kene terus cakap sah atau tidak. tak boleh tunggu lama2.Saksi1&2: Ok...
Take 3! (third one's the charm)
Kadi: Aku nikahkan...................tunai.Me: Aku terima.............. tunai. Saksi1: sah Saksi2: sah
Followed by cheering by the audience. It went on like normal after that, until I was brought to Jamal's room. The imam held on to one end of the white cloth i mention earlier while i held on to the other end. He led me into the room took my hand and put it onto Jamal's forehead. He read something and I was asked to repeat it.
Finished with that, I gave Jamal the 'mas kahwin' and my aunt put the rings on our fingers. We then went out and went on bersanding for awhile. There were music by gamelan players from outside, there were also people doing the 'mengalai'. We were also asked to dance this tradisoanl dance.
The singer will continue singing as long as you're still dancing. So, if you stop dancing the singer will stop. And the other thing, people will be giving money during the dance.
That's what happen during the day. I'll continue writing about the rest later. It's time to sleep!
Yup, its been a week since our big day. A very memorable week it is, yet i'm feeling so down right now. By the time i upload this post, Jamal would already be thousands of feet off the ground on the way to Sandakan. Had a very long day, but might write about it later. I know that having a long distance relationship is tough, but i also know that Jamal and I am tough enough... Insya'allah. Please do pray for the best for our relationship... For now, it's back to my bachelor life.:-(