Jun 28, 2011

"Seditious" Poem?

Just read news that our national laureate A Samad Said (we grew up reading and learning his poems in literature class) was probed for reciting a "seditious" poem (below, taken from http://blog.limkitsiang.com. Read more about what happened here


THE POEM
Note: A. Samad Said read out only the last two stanzas of his poem 
Unggun-bersih
Semakin lara kita didera bara -
kita laungkan juga pesan merdeka:
Demokrasi sebenderang mentari
sehasrat hajat semurni harga diri. 
Lama resah kita – demokrasi luka;
lama duka kita – demokrasi lara.
Demokrasi yang angkuh, kita cemuhi;
suara bebas yang utuh, kita idami! 
Dua abad lalu Sam Adams berseru:
(di Boston dijirus teh ke laut biru):
Tak diperlu gempita sorak yang gebu,
diperlu hanya unggun api yang syahdu. 
Kini menyalalah unggun sakti itu;
kini merebaklah nyala unggun itu. 
The Bersih Fire
(translation)
As the coals that molest us rage higher
we shout still the message of Merdeka
for democracy as bright as the sun
as pure as dignity our purpose is one 
Deep is our worry – as democracy’s wounds
long is our sadness – as democracy’s woes
at arrogant democracy we scorn
for a strong free voice we dream 
Two centuries ago Sam Adams decreed
in Boston was tea poured into blue seas
no need for riotous shouts full of ire
only for a truly heartfelt fire 
Alight now the sacred fire
spread afar raging higher.

Personally I think this is a beautifully written poem, nothing "seditious" about it...especially when compared to a certain independent MP (who-shall-not-be-named)'s tirade of purely seditious comments. Irks me to see how the government is handling the whole Bersih 2.0 situation. :(

♥Di

Jun 20, 2011

Melbourne Part 2

-Day 3-
Lygon St, Phillip Island tour, Churchill Koala Conservation, Nobbies, Penguin Parade

***It's been 6 months since I came back from my trip to Sydney+Melbourne. Someone should give me an honorary doctorate in procrastinology***

The Phillip Island Tour was one of the highlights of our Melbourne trip. We wanted to go see the 12 Apostles at Great Ocean Read but had to forgo it for the Phillip Island tour since both were the same price and we were on a budget. :(

And speaking of budgets... we resorted to having cup noodles for breakfast just to save money. :p


Jun 19, 2011

Old school laptop

A very old Fujitsu FMV 450N/S1 Notebook that my dad's friend gave us. We could only use DOS cos we didn't have the password to log into Windows.
My bro and I used to write simple programming stuff on this when we were in Primary school. Kinda like made our own adventure story where you can pick and choose your path and see which ending it leads you to. Haha. :D



Unfortunately it doesn't work anymore. Plus we lost the battery and charger. Even the LCD screen is cracked and destroyed. :(

Not sure if we should keep it or just throw it away. :(

♥Di

Jun 17, 2011

Bookfessions

I often find it hard to finish good books and put it off for as long as I can.

350 books on my NookColor and I can't wait to read them all.

Especially classics. :)

Even though I buy ebooks, I still buy paperbacks.

Happens almost every night when I don't have work to rush. Sometimes I read till 6am.

It's an addiction. :(

Browsing through the Book Depository website does this to me too. :)

From Bookfessions ♥

♥Di

Jun 11, 2011

OMG Y U SO CUTE?!

Yes yes, I've been neglecting my blog. busy busy busy... :(

In the meantime watch this cute kid and go "dawwwww" :)


♥Di

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