Thursday, March 6, 2008

Dag Dig Dug...





Today is 6th March 2008 and another 2 days (8th March 2008) will be the 12th Election Day for my beloved home country, Malaysia. I have nothing much to say about it (so much have been said in my friends' blogs, anyway) because I'm not good in elaborating political issues. Added to that, I don't get a chance to go back and vote due to a few inevitable constraints.


Of course, everyone's heart must have been beating so hard when the 'judgment day' is getting closer. I know I should not say judgment day because if it's really a judgment day, there shouldn't be any campaign whatsoever. Okay, I won't continue about this.


What I want to write today is about heart beat. Hehehee... of course not in a medical way. It is normal for our heart to beat (only the dead has no heart beat! - though some of them are forced to wake up from the grave and cast their vote kwang! kwang! kwang! Heheheee..).


My heart beat too, really fast especially when I'm expecting something or waiting for a result. I remember when I was in standard 5, I had to take a Standard Examination for Standard 5 that called Penilaian Darjah 5. Now, they call it UPSR and the students have to sit for it when they are in standard 6 instead of standard 5.


It was in 1985 (I forgot the exact date and month) that the school (my school then was Sultan Ismail School in Kemaman) announced the result (Actually that was the 2nd year I was in that school. I was in 2 other schools before for standard 1 till part of standard 4). All of us (who took the exam) didn't know that they wanted to announce about it that day.


I had my dancing practice for a Gift Presentation Ceremony a few days after that with other dancers (huhuuu!!! it was just a Tarian Zapin) in 1 of the classrooms. Then, our trainer (1 of the staff in the school) told us,

"Cikgu suruh semua pergi kantin. Dia nak bagi tahu keputusan Penilaian!"

Danggg!!! I felt a huge punch on my chest. My heart beat so fast. Dag dig dug! Dag dig dug! I laid my hand on the chest but it kept beating faster and faster. I said to myself, 'what's the result? Do I pass? Do I get 5A's? What if I don't get 5A's? What would ayah say? Ayah has sent me to after class tuition that he paid for it. Ayah has bought many revision books. Oh God, please help me. Let me pass with flying colors..'. By the way, I spoke to myself in bahasa melayu and not english hehehe...


I looked at my friends. They were not eager to go to the canteen. Perhaps, they didn't really care. I went to the canteen and sit on 1 of the chairs there, waiting for the announcement. Many of other friends were there too, talking like they were in pasar ikan. It was noisy, couldn't hear a thing but the buzzing of human mouth.


I looked around and thought, 'where's the teacher? who's supposed to announce the result? Is there really a result or its just a gimmick from irresponsible person?' It was quite a while (about 15 minutes) that we waited there patiently (not really I guess).


A teacher (I don't recall, was it a teacher or the Vice Principal), went to the front with a long list. A messy one. The pages were here and there. He had to rearrange the pages before he could say anything to us. Then he said,

"Saya akan bagi tahu nama murid murid yang dapat 5A dulu ya. Dengar betul-betul"

My heart beat really fast. All pictures came to my mind. My father, my mother, my beloved grandma (Mok), my full of hope teachers and the result itself. I kept imagining how's my certificate looked like. Scary!! Then, the teacher announced names one by one. It was neither according to alphabet nor Birth certificate hehehee.. So, we had to listen carefully. During that time, everyone was so quiet, eager to know his/her result.


As the list went on, my heart reduced its beat. My name was not announced. I was a bit frustrated. I must have got 4A's or below. I just waste my time waiting so long in here, I thought. Then, I listened,

"....Nor Raneeza Ramli 5A!..."

What? Did I listen him correctly? I asked my friend who sit beside me.

"eh! betul ke saya dengar tadi?"

She verified and nodded.

"Best nya awok dapat 5A..."

I told her,

"tak tahu lagi betul ke tak. entah entah cikgu salah baca"

Hehheee... me in denial state! I was so happy actually. I couldn't wait to go back and tell Ma about it. Unfortunately, Mok (my grandma) was in Kelantan. I would definitely call her to inform, I thought.


After class that day, I went back home. I was thinking to surprise Ma,

"Ma, hari ni dapat keputusan Penilaian. Ma teka Ja dapat berapa.."

Then Ma said,

"5A ya?"

A bit frustrated when she said that. Perhaps she could guess by looking at my reaction. Well, who can lie to a mom right. Then I said,

"Haah ma... tadi cikgu bagi tahu kat sekolah"

Then Ma said,

"Betul ke? Meh Ma cium sikit"

Hehehee.. Ma kissed me on my cheek. I felt embarrass then coz' Ma rarely kissed me (I kiss my kids a lot though).


When Ayah came back home, I told Ayah about it. He was happy and asked me,

"Ja nak hadiah apa?"

My Ayah was always like that. He's the man of reinforcement. He always rewarded us (my siblings and I) whenever we did anything good. Compared to Ma, we prefer Ayah better partly for that reason hehehee... Ayah like to pamper instead of scold us. I know it was not good for us. Well, it compensated with what Ma did to us... fair and square!!


That evening, I called Mok to inform about the result. Surely, she was happy though she didn't really understand what 5A's means. She promised to make nasi kunyit for me.


For getting 5A's, the school gave each of us a seminar bag (standard 5 and seminar bag? mistakenly chosen gift I guess) and a trip to Penang. That was the first time I went to Penang. Also, the state itself (Terengganu) rewarded each of us RM150. I went to the ceremony that was held in Kuala Terengganu with Ayah (only myself and Ayah). On our way back, Ayah got summoned for speeding. Ayah didn't have enough cash at that moment. Previously, when we were summoned by the police, we had to pay there and then, unlike present. So, he borrowed my money (part of the RM150) to pay the summon. He refunded me a few days after that...



22 sugar & spice:

idham said...

Neeza....panda jak kechik lagi hehehe patutlah pah ko lo ni panda lagi....:-)

i am more like ur dad lah, dari segi re-inforcement tu...suko reward my children jika mereka mendapat kejayaan atau berlaku cemerlang.

selai jantung berdenyut- selagi itu kita mengingati kenangan manis bersama ibu dan ayah.

teruskan jadi 'budak panda!'

hehehe...ooopps, 'ibu budak' panda!

abe idhae

Neeza Shahril said...

Abe Idhae,

hehehee.. lonni tok panda mano doh. dok dghumoh jah.. panda wak blog jah.. hehehe

kenangan manis memang selalu aje kita ingat. Boleh membuatkan kita senyum sendirian.

hehee.. ibu budak panda.. hehehe..

pB said...

It is normal for our heart to beat (only the dead has no heart beat! - though some of them are forced to wake up from the grave and cast their vote kwang! kwang! kwang! Heheheee..).

KAh kah kah

Ayat paling 'gerek' hok kak pB paling suko ...
SIb baik tok tergolek jatuh.

Kak pB baco derah derah ko saing kat pB , suko dio ...



Kak pB ngundi di Puchong

Dacing lawae Roket ...

Zabs said...

Salam Neeza,
Dah agak dari mula tentu dapat 5A, kalau tak entri ni takde kot?
My youngest will be sitting for her UPSR this year, tapi nampak releks je, tapi mak dan ayah dia pulak yang lebih risaunya.
Tapi ikut track record anak2 yang lain, InsyaAllah yang ini pun boleh kot?

Jie said...

wah...neeza mmg bijak sebab zaman kakjie dulu nak dpt 4A susahnya nak dengar. Apalagi sekolah kakjie nun di ulu Baling ( sek. keb.siong- 1979)
Skrg ni sekolah anak kakjie di ulu Selangor yg dpt 5A 20-35 orang!

RM 150 tu nilainya besar, pula tu dapat selesaikan masalah untuk si ayah!

Neeza Shahril said...

Kak pB,

heheheheee.. kesian kat kat dia. belum lepas siksa kubur, kena bangun pangkah undi hehehee...

alamak.. susoh tu kak pB nok decide tu. Dacing dengae roket. hmmmm.. do'o bbanyok la deh kak pB :)

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Zabs,

dah agak ye? tak thrill lah pulak kan. Tapi kalau neeza tak dapat gitu, memang kena sekeh kepala dengan ayah la jawabnya hehehe...

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Kak Jie,

Takdelah bijak Kak Jie. Lagipun, dengan tuition, buku revision yang melambak2 ayah neeza beli tu kan... kalau tak dapat 5A memang saje je la.. hehehee

betul masa tu RM150 besar kan...

Fadzila said...

tahniah...walaupun bertahun lambatnya...

Neeza Shahril said...

Fadzila,

heheee.. sebenarnya entry ni akak nak cakap pasal debaran, bukan nak cakap yg 5A tu pun.. kebetulan dia termasuk pulak.. tapi takpe, thanks la.. masa kecil rasanya ramai orang dapat gitu :)

Umi Kalthum Ngah said...

Assalamualaikum warahmatullah,

Neeza,

Ini kalau ditulis dalam Bahasa Melayu Tinggi (BMT) boleh bikin satu episod dalam 'jibunsyi' - atau 'Sebuah Diari Kehidupan' hasilkarya Neeza...

Bagaimana?

Wasalam...

PS. Buku 'Seungu Lavendar' - 'Sebuah Diari Kehidupan' saya mendapat tempat ke 9 daripada Top 30 buku PTSOne terlaris bagi kategori remaja di MPH Alamanda, Putra Jaya - iaitu lokasi koleksi PTSOne paling laku seluruh Malaysia...

http://universitipts.com/index.php/site/comments/carta_top_30_pts_one_di_alamanda_putra_jaya_februari_2008/

Alhamdulillah...(mahu suntik semangat menulis Saudara Idham dan Neeza ini sebenarnya...Jom Menulis!)

Neeza Shahril said...

Kak Umi,

*tutup muka* seram neeza dengar kak Umi cakap cam tu hehehh.. neeza interested, cuma belum sedia. neeza belajar dulu ya. Nanti, bila dah cukup ilmu, neeza start. boleh gitu kan.. :)

Wah.. tahniah!!! pasti menarik buku tu. Bukan senang nak tarik minat remaja baca sesuatu novel kalau ianya setakat biasa biasa kan.. nanti balik Malaysia, neeza nak beli 1 lah..

Nak suntik semangat ye.. saudara Idham... camana??? hehehe..

maklang said...

tahniah..tahniah...

Fadzila said...

apa lak nak beli satu neeza..kena mintak kak umi poskan ke sana...heheheh boleh eh kak umi...kat fadzila satu jugak yer...
Fadzila pun suka buku2 PTS...bos PTS tu ex-mrsm kuantan gak...my batch...

WanHidayat said...

Kak Neeza...sy hanya berdegup dila dengar lagu Haiza,...dag dig dug...di dalam dada...heheheeh, yeah,it naturally happens everytime waiting for sumthing...sumting big in our life....sumthing that can change ou life...akak budak bijok!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kak Lady said...

Neeza...memang ada masa hati kita berdegup kencang...bagi kak lady pulak...kadang tanpa ada apa sebab tetiba terasa hati berdegup2 kencang...lepastu mesti terasa macam ade sesuatu yang tak elok berlaku pada org2 kesayang kak lady...

Macam anak kak lady dulu...Huda tu dpt 5A akak pulak yang tak percaya...heheheh...tak baik sungguh kan?

manje said...

manje pon dapat rasa 'dag dig dug' tu... sok manje kua mengundi kak...

>> you're great <<

zino said...

semuga anak anak neeza juga nanti bijak2 macam mama dia hehe

Neeza Shahril said...

Mak Lang,

terima kasih :)

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Fadzila,

hehehe.. kesian kak Umi. Nanti ramai orang mintak sponsor pulak. takpe, nanti akak balik beli. Fadzila pun kena beli 1 tau.. hehehe.. kita sama sama baca, nanti kita sama sama buat novel pulak... :)

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Dayat,

Haiza ye?? hehehe... akak tak la pandai sangat. masa kecik je Dayat.. dha besar... kurenggg.. uuuwwwaaa!!!

Neeza Shahril said...

Kak Lady,

neeza cukup takut kalau hati berdebar tapi tak tahu kenapa. sama la.. neeza akan fikir bukan2 aje.. Huda dapat 5A? tahniah... sekarang ni susah sikit kan nak dapat 5A..

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Manje,

berdebar gak ye? pergi undi? heheheee.. Manje undi yang terbaik ye.. demi masa depan kita dan semua... :)

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Zino,

Insyaallah. tapi biar dia ikut abah dia la. Ummi dia ni tak kerja sekarang.. heheeee..

Mak Teh said...

Neeza, kisah nak menulis ni tak boleh tunggu bila dah bersedia. Tulis saja apa yang neeza rasa nak tulis nanti boleh di edit. Mak teh dapat nasihat ini dari orang lama, masyhur dan berpengalaman. Sebelum keluar apa-apa publication kita memanglah rasa 'gayat' (ni bahasa Kedah) bila kata nak menulis buku. Hehe nanti bila balik sini dapatkan buku tulisan kawan mak teh tu.

Neeza Shahril said...

Mak Teh,

Tapi kan Mak Teh, neeza tak sure macam mana nak start. Tajuk tu memang lagi laaa neeza tak reti hehee.. kalau tulis dalam blog, main taram aje sebab takde editor hehehh.. kalau tulis buku, tak payah ikut sistem ke? Nanti pening kepala orang nak baca. sebenarnya, memang neeza takutttt tapi teringin.. hehehee..

silversarina said...

memang pelajar pandai ..boleh bayangkan macaman berdegup-degup jantung nak dapat result exam tu... teruskan kecemerlangan sebagai ibu, isteri dan surirumah serba boleh.

Neeza Shahril said...

Kak Rina,

pandai tu masa kecik aje. Bila besar, dapat 'teenager syndrome' (bahasa rekaan sendiri hehehe), kureng dah pandai tu.. banyak gangguan and tak concentrate belajar...

anyway, thanks ye Kak Rina.. :)