Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Goyahkah keimananku keimananmu?


Goyahkah keimanan aku
sebagai seorang Kristian
bila mendengar laungan azan baik dari masjid, radio atau tv
adakalanya hatiku sayu mendengarnya
tidak, keimananku tetap kukuh

Goyahkan keimanan aku
sebagai seorang Kristian
bercampur gaul dengan rakan muslimku
bertepuk tampar bergurau senda makan bersama
tidak, keimananku tetap kukuh

Goyahkan keimanan adikku
sebagai seorang Muslim
bila berkumpul bersama ketika Hari Gawai atau Krismas
anak-anaknya, suaminya juga
tidak, keimanan mereka tetap kukuh

Goyahkah keimanan adikku
sebagai seorang Muslim
bilamana melihat tanda salib dan kitab injil di rumah kami
anak-anaknya, suaminya juga
tidak, keimanan mereka tetap kukuh

Goyahkah keimanan kami
sebagai seorang Kristian dan Muslim
bilamana kami menghormati pegangan agama masing-masing
malah tidak pernah menghasut atau memburukkan
ruang solat disediakan dirumah kami
juga selalu memastikan makanan halal disediakan bila makan bersama

Ya... keimanan kami tetap kukuh.

Keluarga Majmuk 1Sarawak
Dua orang adik perempuanku memeluk agama Islam kerana perkahwinan.
Mereka bahagia.  Selalu bertandang ke rumah ibubapaku.
Anak-anak kami rapat, dan faham akan pegangan agama masing-masing.
Kadangkala 'berambeh' makan berbuka puasa dengan mereka.
Apalagi kalau menjelang Hari Raya dan Hari Krismas.

Fenomena keluarga majmuk ini tiada yang diherankan di bumi Sarawak ini.
Ada keluarga yang majmuknya meliputi agama Islam, Kristian, Buddha dan Hindu.
Juga majmuk dari segi bangsa Melayu, Melanau, Iban, Bidayuh, Cina, India, Orang Ulu, Mat Saleh, Mat Hitam duduk serumah.

Anak-anak saudaraku, beragama Islam tapi dijaga dan dibesarkan oleh nenek dan atuk mereka (mak dan bapa saudaraku) yang beragama Kristian dari kecil sampai dah besar panjang.  Mereka masih dibesarkan berpandukan agama Islam, halal dan haram dijaga. Keimanan mereka tetap kukuh kerana adanya rasa hormat terhadap agama yang dipegang.

Oi sidak sinun!  Kenak kitak orang kolot gilak, pendek akal gilak macam ya?
Cuba tanggar kamek orang sitok.  Diam sama, renah jak ngatur hal dirik empun.
Sik da nak ngasut sama dirik.  Sik da nak molah hal bantah sia bantah sitok.
Aman damai jak kamek orang sitok koh.
Kitak orang malar jak madah kamek orang mundur dari segi kemajuan tapi kamek orang tersangatlah maju dari segi keharmonian hidup bersama walaupun berlainan bangsa dan agama.



Friday, April 17, 2015

Where is my cake?



Thank you guys for the birthday wishes. 
And thank you Facebook for reminding them... hehehe

Thursday, April 02, 2015

The very much delayed Miri Country Music Fest 2015 story.



It has been more than a month, coming to two...

The trip was a short weekend escapade from work.
3 of us were supposed to go together but MsCyril could not make it towards the last minute. So, MsAngeli and I went together on Friday afternoon and met a few friends and also my fellow Sarawak Bloggers at the venue, Park City Everly Hotel that Saturday.

Sarawak Bloggers - Garner, Khairool, Aliey and yours truly...
The event started off with a workshop in the afternoon.  I did not go for it.
I went for a short trip to Bintulu by road in the morning and back to Miri in the evening. Throughout the journey, I love the scenery.  It was my first road trip Miri-Bintulu-Miri and the drive was along the coastal road.


Miri-Bintulu coastal road
Astounding scenery............. sejuk je mata memandang

The music fest was great!!! More than 2000 people attended that night, not only from Sarawak but KL, Singapore, Brunei and our beloved foreign visitors.
The stage, the lighting, the props, the crew and the venue were fantastic and tremendously satisfying my expectation.


The bazaar area.... handicrafts, souvenirs, tshirts, food and drinks


The place to claim your free drinks and to buy more drinks.
The crowd were very very sporting.... they danced together, shook their bon bon swaying to the music.  And most of the crowd really dressed up to the occasion. They put on their boots and jeans and cowboy shirt and hats.


The very young and the seniors are enjoying themselves...
 

Lets enjoy some of the photos that I managed to take... not that great as I was using my phone.  

Great performance by The Starlets, our very own ladies band from Miri.

Us with the Starlets gals...
Great music, great performance by the HI-BREED, from Kuching
Very entertaining.... thumbs up!

I realised that I only took photos of the two first performers... hehehe.  The place was too crowded thereafter, so we enjoyed watching the performance at the back and in between the crowd, and also in the open area at the bazaar. The performers that night....


MsCyril where are you? MsAngeli and I had a great wonderful time.  No... I did not wear my cowboy shirt.  Went to the hotel straight from Bintulu. Tak mandi ... continued till midnight..:)

To the event management, some points to note (if you read this): 
Please provide more tables and seats at the bazaar area where patrons preferred to sit outside under the moon and the stars while watching the performance on the big screens provided, and enjoying the food and drinks. Mostly seniors and can't stand too long lah.... hahaha. 
By the way.... the char kuey tiaw was very yummy and tasty!!! 

Next year, it is going to be a two days event.  More performers... more party nights and more boozing...




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