Tuesday, August 9, 2011

1 Malaysia ~ truly 1 Malaysia at Sabah

I remember have read someone blog's wrote his feeling when visited to Kota Kinabalu (KK), Sabah.

Here, in KK just other places, many restaurant you can find your favorite foods.  But have any of you notice one very unique scene ~ in a chinese kopitiam (cafe), you can see Malay or others were sitting and enjoying their foods.  In Malay cafe, chinese people will come in to have Soto.... 

At West Malaysia, you hardly find this kind of scene. A Malay guy was first time travel to KK to meet his friends. Then they brought him to a cafe for lunch. Surprisingly, on the way he saw a chinese kopitiam, selling Laksa and others food, then he saw a stall selling Malay food also in there. Inside the kopitiam, there are chinese, malay, kadazan, indian and foreigners are happily having their foods. He asked his friends :"Man, I can't see this happen in my place. Why they can sit in a shop like this ? This is non-halal section, there is halal section. At my place, malay only go into malay shops." 

His friends answer him: "Bro, this is called 1 Malaysia ~ truly 1 Malaysia that united together (no racist) in one place. There got separate section for Halal and Non-halal food. They just want to have their own food, and will not disturb to others. See, everyone are happy here."

With a big round eyes and a smile on his face, he slowly accepted the fact. Then he went into a chinese kopitiam, which sticked on the wall there : Serve No Pork.  He absorb the people around him, happily chatting with friends, having their own meal. Ya, it's true ! KK people so nice !

After I read this, I feel nothing special as I was born at KK and already get used to it.  It is not a big different or big issue about this. This show how KK people united and happily living in one place that no racism issue.

I found that people from West Malaysia that has been transferred to KK for working or studying, their usually hardly to leave KK because they just fall in love with KK.  This is KK, even not so developed compare with KL, but one thing cannot find in any places is ~ here is truly 1 Malaysia. Learn from KK people ! ^__^

Thursday, August 4, 2011

05 Aug 2011

05 Aug 2011

现在是农历七月~ 昨晚我家发生不可思议的事。半夜,我听到我的房门被推开,我被声​音吓醒了。。。一看去房门~ 天啊~ 有一个小黑影在我房门那边。开始我以为是我的儿子,但是儿子在我​身边,熟睡着 。。。 那时什么??我两手抱着我的两个宝贝。 望着那黑影, 我就骂:#@&(*%#, 你要做什么?。。。。。 忽然,那黑影站起来。真的是 @%&$$ ... 原来是“醉酒鬼” !!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Membakut wooden shop lot

on 14.01.2011 early morning around 6:30am, I received a call from my brother said that the shop had burnt. First thing came accross my mind: Where is Papa & Mama ? Where is eldest brother ? Praise to Lord, all 3 of them are safe.

Hwa Ying Company - is the name of the shop, was named by my grandpa. It is a wooden shop-house and we use to stay on the upstair. We stay together with my uncle's family for more than 1/2 century .... 

My parents and my eldest brother still stay there and our shop still operate like normal everyday. We ask our parents just to close down the shop and come to KK stay with us. But they ignore as they already lives at there for a long long time, and had been used to do the same thing everyday. Suddenly ask them retired, actually is quite hard for them. 

However, the shop had burnt now, and nothing left ........ only our memories playing in my mind now. How I grow up ? How naughty am I being climbing the staircase ? How many ice-cream I ate ? How many tip-bite I taste so far ? The wooden bench in front the shop ... become a cashier ... first time selling thing to customer ... first time got flush toilet ... my childhood wardrobe ... all thing has gone with the wind now.

I have call my brother and ask how is papa & mama ? He said both ok, some how still manage to make a joke. I can feel that my parents actually are very sad. My brother's childhood, who still live at Membakut. He told me he saw my parents was standing in front of the shop - looking at the fire, how the shop slowly varnish in front of their eyes .... so sad. I can understand the feeling, even I am not there during the happening.

I cry inside my heart because I got deep sad feeling on the place I have stay for about 12 years. Can imagine and know how sad for them who stay there for more than 50 years ...... 

Fire ... you have taken away my childhood place, you varnish it totally. 

The next day morning ........ 

The fire was said started around 11:30pm on 13.01.2011, whereby everyone already in sleeping mode. Someone spotted the smoke and fire, and quickly ring the emergency bell. Everyone wake up because the noisy bell and quickly run to safety place. Thank God that nobody was injured, All Safe.