Friday, April 18, 2008

UIA 2008: A Series of Post Scripts

For the record, the National School Debating Championship organised by UIA and Ministry of Education concluded this week.

I will not go into the details or specific accounts of the tournament; suffice to say that we lost by a very small margin and a 5:4 jury in the final.

It’s a new team since the legendary team which had been representing koleq since 2004/5/6/7 hit its shelf life last year, with only one speaker remaining (Sdr Affendy Hasni, a Penangite from Permatang Pauh).

The first speaker is Sdr Nasrullah Alimin from Pahang and second speaker – Sdr Aqwa Aliff Jasmi from Melaka; Fendy being the third speaker.

For English, we sent the junior team made up of Form 3s and Form 2; with a bigger picture in mind as these debaters will hopefully rise up to the occasion to fulfill their potential. If everything goes to plan, we should live among another legendary team which will rock UIA/PPM for the next few years – the way the BM team had done in the past few years.

But for every start, there must be an end. Life is like a wheel, it’s the compulsory exchanges of fortunes and tribulations that constantly renew our resolves to improve. It reminds us of the prerequisites for success and for maintaining the success. Along the way we need to rejuvenate – and for rejuvenation to take place, we need to come down and remember the pain; for us to long for the victory.

We come to that junction in 2008 for the BM team – as how we had done so in 2006 for the English team.

Looking back, they (the boys this year) had beaten my expectation.

To understand the difficulty, we need to understand the greatness of this one phenomenal debater Sdr Affendy Hasni, Class of 2008. I had known MCKK and Malaysian schools’ debating standards since 1990. I had never met a debater as talented, bright, sharp, witty and spectacular like him – in every sense of the word. His showmanship is something that I had not seen before. Even the legend among the many legends we have in our debating annals since 1980s onwards – Allahyarham Adlan Benan Omar – cannot come to his standard when it comes to wit and showmanship (though Ben was definitely ahead in terms of knowledge and sharpness). I carved my own personal history in Malaysian schools’ debating competitions yet I would have looked foolish if I were to face him back then.

Against this background, the tasks that the 2 new speakers (Aqwa and Nash) had to carry were of the tallest order – as they needed to be as strong as Fendy, for the team to be considered formidable. Debate is a team effort – a mismatch of strengths between the debaters usually spells a defeat.

Over the last one year, coaching and observing them – I had resigned to the fact that we would not even qualify to the final this year, given the intense competition at UIA.

But they picked up their courage, withstood the intense pressure and expectation that I piled on them and soldiered on. It was a fight to the tooth and nail till the end (if you think watching a football or rugby game is breathtaking – wait until you battle it out in the debating room to understand the meaning of “when the time stops and your heart does not beat anymore”).

And they went to the final – it was not only Fendy’s efforts; but the toils of each and everyone of them especially Aqwa and Nash; who had feared this big burden since day 1 – knowing that they had to stand by the side of the legend of Malaysian debating circle of the 2005 onwards.

From that perspective, they have done well. As usual each time we lose, they avoid me – either out of guilt, shame, fear, frustration – perhaps bits of everything. I sat down with the two of them in their cramped little room later and told them that it was OK. They managed to control their emotions for a while (boys like to control macho) but failed miserably when I told them that I was proud of them in every sense of the words – because they had risen to the occasion and they had earned our respect for being able to be in the same league of the people before them. If nobody had told them before – they were made of sterner stuff and are more than capable to win PPM and UIA; much better than many who had done it before them.

But we cannot disguise our sadness that we didn’t win – after all, who wouldn’t be sad if you know the ordeals everyone in the team went through to be where we were. Despite this, I reminded everyone in the coaches’ team that we should not lose sight of the achievements for the past 5 years just because we managed to pull it off. In retrospect; it’s a very tall order for any school or any generation of MCKK debaters to have done this:

1) The only school to have gone to the final 5 consecutive times from 2004 to 2008

2) The only school to have gone to both finals (BM and English) in the same year in 2004

3) The only school to have dominated Best Speaker Overall title four out of five years (2004 – Sdr Zaim, 2006 – Sdr Aslam, 2007 & 2008 – Sdr Affendy)

4) The only school to have won Best Speaker Final title 3 years in a row (2006 to 2008 – Sdr Affendy)

5) The only school to have won complete majority decision (9 – 0, 7 – 0) in the knock-out rounds from double octofinals to final (in 2007)

I do not have any regret for the last five years when it comes to the team – I am sure neither Allahyarham Ben, Allahyarham Shahrol nor Fazurin. We live among the giants of our time and people will look back one day and feel the longing for a bench of spectacular speakers like them.

But the real prize is not in the trophy but in the final product – just as the real prize for a pudding is in the eating.

We (the senior coaches) spent an equal time and emphasis at coaching the present debaters; and grooming the junior debaters to become good coaches. Barely 5 months after leaving koleq, these boys assumed the roles with maturity and in full cognizant of the responsibility they shoulder. They divided themselves to North Zone and UIA (which clashed this year) and provided support to the teams in every aspect. They did not complain or whine of the routines they had to endure throughout the tournament – wake up at 6 am, nothing to eat (not enough time!) until dinner at around 9 pm+ because we had to be with the boys all the time, come back to prepare points and research until 3 am. For one week, it was a hectic 3-hour sleep each day. The night before the final, preparation went until 1 am, the junior coaches had to ensure the boys slept well, then wake up at 4 am to prepare breakfast – started discussion at 5 am and checked on the boys’ hair, baju melayu, the buttons etc.

It was a standard we set a long time ago – a standard they readily assumed as theirs.

So in that overall perspective, I think Ben and Shahrol had not spent their time in vain. They would be very proud – as proud as I am – of Izzat (who will assume the role of leader of the pack in the near future), Helman, Haqqa, Bucks, Aslam, Aleng, Nab, Ed and Jijoe. For the first time since 1994, we can take comfort that when we withdraw, the consistency in the standards that we expect from debaters – in terms of intellect, resilience, magnanimity, maturity when dealing with setbacks, sacrifices – will continue. This is the best prize that any coaches can ever ask from.

2008 will finally see the transition from my generation of coaches to theirs. Slowly but surely, more and more decisions will be devolved to them until such time in 2010/2011 that we only provide financial and emotional supports. And they will do well, much better than we had, Insya Allah.


“Assm cikgu, terima kasih atas kesabaran menjaga budak2 n melayan karenah saya. Kita mungkin tidak berjaya pada zahirnya, tetapi melihatkan Izzat, Helman, Aslam, Aleng, Ed dan Nab – mereka ini mempunyai nilai pengorbanan yg sgt tinggi. Merekalah kejayaan terbesar kita, walaupun tidak diiktiraf. Kita telah memainkan peranan yg sgt baik mendidik mereka menjadi org berguna. Merekalah kejayaan terbesar dalam hidup saya setakat ini. Terima kasih sekali lagi – mungkin rezeki mckk terletak kpd kelangsungan budaya yg kita ada, bukannya piala pusingan. Wassalam”

“Assm. Cg kira terima kasih itu sewajarnya dtgnya drp cg. Cg sngt hargai semua pengorbanan awak semua. Utk pengetahuan awak setiap kali balik dr pertandingan cg akan menangis mengenangkan itu semua. Org xkan faham hatta sherry juga tanya knp sdgkan bm selalu dpt keddukan yg baik. Cg menangis – satu pd “kerja gila” awak semua yg x difahami org. Satu lg bg pihak pembahas yg bermcm2, hanya sedar bila dah jd bekas pembahas. Tp xpe spt kt awak kelangsungan budaya itu yg penting. Dlm dewan, melihat mckk berdiri cg fikirkan org2 yg pernah bersama cg. Melihat fendy beraksi, cg teringat pd ben. Sesungguhnya cg siang tadi bak kata izzat “awan terpilu lidahnya kelu mendengar berita yg haru”. Maafkan cg n terima kasih drp cg n pembahas”



“Dear all -

Since no one is communicating about plans and since I have the most to lose (plane tickets, etc), here are the rules for Kangar.

The Prophet SAW said: "No Believer travels in Company except that One of Them becomes the Amir".

Therefore, I appoint myself Penghulu of the House and Rizal will be the Deputy Penghulu.

This is my plan for Saturday et al.

My car will be leaving KL at 9 am on Saturday 29th May. We hope to reach Kangar in the afternoon. Rizal will collect keys to bungalow and those who come late please call Rizal on 012-3708890 for directions. The bungalow is near to the Bus Station.

other creature comforts

The bungalow is non-smoking and strict seniority by age to book beds/bathrooms. Where persons are of the same age, number of As received in SPM take precedence. Each person is to pay RM90 regardless, in advance, not including deposit for keys, key rings, etc.

No food, drinks or chewing gum is allowed in the house except by strict permission of the Penghulu or the Deputy Penghulu. Any contraveners will be expelled at one hour notice.

Immediate expulsion will be imposed for:
1. Whining/Complaining
2. Losing the keys
3. Losing the key-ring
4. Stealing food/drinks/etc
5. Excessive coughing (except asthmatics)
6. Excessive heart beatings (except with doctor's letter)
7. Chewing gum
8. Watching sports on TV
9. Nudity
10. Bathing (with flowers or not) with the boys
11. Insulting His Royal Highness the Regent of Perlis and his consort

We intend to meet the boys that night. I reserve the right not to participate any further should the boys are: rude, discourteous, lazy, idiotic etc etc. Only the Deputy Penghulu shall hold the keys when the house is vacant.

I will leave Kangar on Wednesday 2nd June and the last person to leave must surrender the keys to the owner (the number is with Rizal). The house must be vacated by 3rd June as there is another party who have reserved the place.

Remember, "bekerja bersama saya, bukan untuk saya".

Sekian, timaseh!”


“Dear all

Thanks to all for the effort and understanding - couldn't have asked for more. I am also sorry to Ben especially for being such a control freak and a dickhead and difficult - just too scared that the mistake on my part will cause them the trophy... after what happened at UIA.

I have to redo and recompile most of the points because they were off tangent or not too strong. Fazurin made a good point that it's a bit useless to discuss points through e-mails as it is not the same with sitting down and going through it, so I don't know whether we should meet again one week before Kangar to really agree on the points. If that cannot be done, we have to keep vetting.

And Fazurin - you need to somehow give back or rebrief me on the amendments made to the student politics topics since you have the hard copy, I don't...

I had stopped thinking about the ring, so bewildered by it - I take it that Fazurin did not find the ring in his car. It's either I have to reimburse Ben in cash or get a replacement, I've checked the website and can get the replacement online - so Ben, we need to discuss this?

Mr Anand sent his regards and he SMSed (on behalf of Cikgu Yatie too) that there is no greatest pleasure for a teacher than to see his students contribute to the society, to his ownself, and to his juniors' development...

Will revisit the contentious points and improve and send for vetting regularly - before we send the final draft to the boys in 2 weeks' time.

Ben, do I have to pick you up at any airport on 29th?”


“Dear everyone,

We should now feel more confident as I think the boys have been quite forthcoming with their own views on the topics and we should build the points we give them based in their own ideas and understanding. I think its necessary to meet up prior to Kangar, but if that is simply not possible then we have to use akar instead of rotan and just

As for arrangements, Rizal, Dany and I will drive up on the 29th instead of taking a flight, so we will probably see you there in the afternoon/evening, or do we want to convoy from KL. Unfortunately, it seems unlikely I will stay until 3rd. 2nd seems more likely now...but who knows, they might really pull through.

Raf - re: The One Ring. I'd rather you just pay me the money as I will have to get it fitted to suit me and I'd rather get the original from NZ next time I am there rather than just order it. But at least now we know for sure that Sani is Gollum.

Re: PPM. Is there a dress code?



“raf -

i really don't want to go - i feel no affinity for those feelas - i did what i did before for u, not these guys - i don't think u understand that - and i think its not fair that i go and put on my munafiq face in front of the boys when i really dont care one way or the other whether they win or not - in fact, i dont even feel like doing anything remotely connected to debating at the mo - so how? can i just go there and sleep? there's a nice gerai by the river to eat nasi ganja....”


“I think semua buleh confirm they are coming to Kanga' kot..... budak Izrin, debater 2000 (from the "99 winning team" and the only one responsive to our efforts so far) kata he might be able to make it if he lands before 29th... so kalau nak katok Yankee pun buleh..

As for the charge, I detest double discrimination against Petronas and penyus...... the deposit levied for kunci tu memang padan, takut2 ada orang kena panjat bumbung lagi...

But RM75 per head throughout the duration is more than reasonable, although Shahrol should not be included as he is staying at Pokok Sena.

To those who are sorting out annual leave, please do so (this goes out especially to Sani)..

As for the question whether it's worth it or not - sure it's worth it, if not for them, for us. What we do today will ensure that generations of debaters in the future benefit from the close knit friendship we are enjoying now. I don't think the boys are worth it too.... it so happens they are 10 years after my time and it's a convenient date, but they are proving themselves to be worth it with each days passing.

Tapi muat ke 7-8 orang duduk satu bungalow ni, takkan ada orang kena tido luar rumah kot...”


“Raf et al -

There is no discrimination against turtles. In fact, we discriminate in their favour because turtles usually don't get to live in bungalows, they live by the sea in Kuala Perlis...but we made an ezxception for turtles who have passed their CA exams...

"As I have said, the allocation of financial responsibility is not negotiable. Those who want to appeal cannot because there is no court of appeal, no federal court. Please pay as you have been allocated. After all since when have the opposition ever said we have done anything good. This is my cabinet, I will do it my way" - Dollah Bedak Sejuk

Second, if CHAMPION BASKET CASES 1999 are going, I will seriously consider not going. I have not heard an apology from these self-congratulating basket cases and I will be damned if I have to mix with them, after all they only won PPM 1999, and I won England. So there! Champion Team can go fly kite, as far as I am concerned. I will not go down to their level, sorry.

Third, if the objective is to win PPM vicariously, I and Dany have already done it in 1992. To us, it was a greater achievement because of the long dearth of MCKK win (since Sefudin Dolloh in 1980), we had putty to work with (Badak), a great debater (Kechoque) and a turtle. So there's really nothing for us to gain out of all this, except more bother. Lagipun kitorang MCOBA and all MCOBAs are sworn brothers, betul tak, Shahrol?

Fourthly, kalau banglo tak muat, we will draw lots, those three who lose will have to go home.”



Kepada semua yang telah menghantar mesej kepada saya tempoh hari, diucapkan ribuan terima kasih. Maaf atas keterlewatan ini, tetapi kesihatan saya agak terganggu buat beberapa minggu.

Kejayaan sdr-sdr memasuki pertandingan sedemikian dan memberikan persembahan yang menarik adalah langkah pertama untuk menggondol lebih banyak lagi kejayaan, bukan sahaja untuk PPM, dan bukan sahaja untuk tahun ini, tetapi juga di masa-masa yang akan datang, malah di peringkat lebih tinggi (universiti, dll).

Pembahas-pembahas adalah sejenis manusia yang pelik, yang mana mereka kerapkali muncul di tempat-tempat yang jarang dicapai oleh orang lain. Bahas mengajar kita berfikir, lebih penting dari kemenangan dalam pertandingan ialah kemenangan dalam hidup (dunia dan akhirat). Gunakan kepetahan sdr-sdr untuk menjelajah dunia dalam pelbagai aspek.

Kemengan menyeronokkan, tetapi kekalahan juga mengajar kita. Tidak pernah kalah mungkin menyebabkan kita tidak pernah belajar. Oleh itu, jangan takut dengan kekalahan. Itu resam kehidupan.

Saya mengucapkan syabas atas usaha Sdr-sdr dan saya doakan kesihatan dan kejayaan buat Sdr-sdr di masa akan datang.

Salam ikhlas,


PS Jika Sdr Raf benar mahu menggantung diri gunakanlah tali yang kuat kerana kegedempolan Sdr mungkin menyebabkan tali rafia kurang sesuai untuk tujuan tersebut ;)”

Friday, April 11, 2008


Can someone point out to the BN politicians (or any politicians for that matter) who are so gungho about joining the "blog" bandwagon that the phenomenon is not exactly the blog. The manner issues are articulated through the blogs actually what matters most.

It's getting quite amusing (or ridiculous, depending on your humour/cynicism level) that even candidates vying for positions in Umno elections are made to have a blog as a condition for contesting.

Don't they fear that this will humiliate and ridicule Umno further, especially if the candidates themselves cannot articulate much about anything? That it will definitely backfire?

When will these people learn a concept called "substance over form"? Ha ha ha

But then again - maybe that's exactly the strategy. Demean blogs so much with filth, stupidity and bigotry that the general public is so put off with blogs and driven away from it?

Blogs' influence on the GE12 is overrated anyway (me think, at least) - but let the politicians entertain us! Look forward to an interesting circus for the next 6-7 months :-)


- UIA Debating Tournament is from 12/4 to 16/4 in UIA (yaaaa haaaaa), the boys are defending the championship

- North Zone Hockey U16 is from 1 - 4 May in Syed Putra, please join in the family holidays in Kangar (the only state in Western/Northern coast of Malaysia still under BN ha ha ha, Perlis should market itself like that)

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Wedding Reviews

This is really late – I have 3 outstanding wedding reviews for Sharap’s, Jita’s and Auzir’s. The race is still on whether anyone can beat the crappiest wedding so far (ha ha totally from my perspective) that was so easily won by Fido hands down (read the review here).

In a way all 3 were extremely close to me in koleq and throughout the last 10-15 years. Auzir was a dorm mate since we were in Form 3 and our beds faced each other in 1994 future. Once upon a time, we know each other at back of our hands.

Sharap was perhaps one of the closest batchmate in my company in 1994. It was an odd situation – because I was one of the most vocal in insisting that some prefects from our batch were sacked at the end of 1993 “to start fresh in 1994” so to speak. Due to a combination of factors, Sharap was one who was made to relinquish his prefectship. He took it well, ate the humble pie and went through the so-called “rehabilitation” so well that rarely I have met a person with so much dignity, humility and decency before or after Malay College. In that rehabilitation period we became close because our dorm was next to each other and became confidante to each other. He too is privy to many of my skeletons in the closet as much as I his. On the Graduation Day on 14 November 1994, I gave the pen that the school awarded to me for an overall best student award to Sharap; for him to keep as a remembrance of our friendship (which he better keeps till now because one day I might ask him to reproduce!)

I was never close to Jita in koleq – apart from being in the same class in Form 5 and same English set. But we were thrown to a really miserable school called Morrison’s Academy in Scotland for A-Level and it was then that I discovered his kindness. Jita could have been too brash when he was in koleq (ha ha he can still be now) that many people did not have the opportunity to ever get really close to him to know the kind heart beneath the brashness. Throughout my years in the UK, he was one of the very few who stood loyally throughout the turbulence and madness that was often associated with me – either through our society activities or in my own private life. Once I decided to do a UK-wide newsletter for Malaysian A-Level students – it was quite crazy considering I was in the middle of nowhere, had no money and despised by most of the people whom I was supposed to be serving. I didn’t even have a laptop or access to a computer back then. I just wanted to do it because I was bored stuck in a middle of nowhere revising A-Level subjects all the time (errr actually playing cards all the time).

Understandably everyone thought I was mad and never took me seriously. The seniors I guess looked at me as the idiot from MCKK who thought too much of himself. My other scholarship batchmates from other schools didn’t want to have anything to do with it. But Jita (despite his obvious reluctance of getting dragged into another “Pinky and The Brain” scheme) actually offered his assistance and did not ridicule me the way others did. Eventually his dad bought him a laptop (an Olivetti brick-type laptop; the password of which we – myself, Fadli and Allen – cracked in a matter of a few weeks ha ha. First it was “abah”, then it was “sudip”; as a tribute to one of his private jokes with his ex-girl friend at the time). We did go ahead and by the time we left A-Level; we did have the bulletin circulated to most of Malaysian students doing A-Level in the UK.

So naturally when I went on to become Chairman of UKEC, I trusted no one else to become Vice-Chairman of Finance (the treasurer) but Jita, who occupied the post for 2 full terms. He even used his ASB savings to pay for one of the events in 1997; which the society still owes him till this very day.

Jita was by far the most loaded among all of us, so he had his own nice apartment in Earl’s Court throughout our UK years (which we subsequently called B&B). We eventually hijacked the place and turned into our own HQ, the venue of so many fond memories during our university years – from reunion, to strip poker, to farewell and anything under the sun.

Nowadays he is a lot more averse to any “Pinky and The Brain” schemes, preferring to play a devil’s advocate role to convince me that my idea was too out of this world. Of all people – apart from Fadli; he knows most if not all of the skeletons in my closet. Likewise I can dictate event by event of his own “things I don’t want people to know” ha ha.

So for each wedding, I shall give the reviews as follows:


Surprisingly it was a very modest wedding; not even a sitting down wedding that is so common nowadays (but I hate so much since I would be stuck sitting from beginning to the end). Though the VIPs included Tan Sri Noor Yaacob and Tan Sri Hassan Marican; all in all it was a very traditional wedding that was down to earth. [ME LIKE, 4 stars]

"Milik siapakah perut ini, bagai berkurun lama kelaparan..."

Food was not bad, but guests would have to wait for a full quorum at each table – that sometimes you ended up with strangers you don’t know. I guess it’s a trade off between being extremely kampong-like where you can sit anywhere and trying not to waste too much food since it was a served function. [ME GRUMBLE A BIT LAAAA…. 3 stars]

Attendance wise, this is one of the highest since it was in KL. Even those who work overseas (Fadli from Singapore, Chamat from Beijing and Fazurin from DC, Wong from entah mana2 dia kena pi offshore) were all there, lucky Jita. I forfeited RM300 after being caught talking on the cell phone while driving; because at the moment I picked Chamat’s call to give direction – there was a police car exactly on my right. But the RM300 was worth it (it will not be taken into account in the review :-p ) considering this was the largest gathering so far of any wedding. In fact after that, everyone adjourned to Epit’s house for a mini gathering on the pretext to discuss Sukanterer (although the ones who really discussed Sukanterer tak sampai 7 orang pun, yang lain datang melantak. Itu pun La’ba, Mattop and Chamat couldn’t agree on 5 Sc 2 list till the end!). [ME WAS TOUCHED BY ATTENDANCE…. 5 stars]

Weather – great, no complaint as it was held inside the Putrajaya Hall. [ME INDIFFERENT… 3 stars]


I went with Pejal in his new Accord, so the travelling was smooth…. until we reached Kuantan. It was embarrassing that having worked in Kuantan for 2 years, lived in Kemaman all my life and had been to Sharap’s house 4 times, I actually forgot how to go to his place from Bandar Kuantan. So we had to rely on the stupid GPS which kept directing us to the same place over and over again. Fortunately our lateness was not an issue, since we were the only ones from KL that day. Apart from Pejal and I, only Fly, Mumtazi and Toje attended. Therefore attendance wise…… Sharap sudah sampai taraf nyaris dibuang batch. [ME HAVE TO BE IMPARTIAL…. 2 stars]

Food was excellent, really nice and dimasak oleh pak sedara Sharap some more. Dah le tu, we were among the last so makan 2-3 pinggan (Pejal tu, bukan aku) pun tak de yang kisah. [ME LIKE….. 5 stars]

Weather was mendung2 ala nak tak nak – nak terang pun tak nak, nak mendung pun tak nak. Tapi tak de puting sapa2 yang jadi mangsa hujan, so masih dikira bagus. My guess is Sharap actually hired a good bomoh hujan that’s why weather was mendung2 nak tak nak, fighting the spell and charm (apa beza spell and charm?) of the bomoh hujan. [ME WAS IMPRESSED…. 4 stars]

Owh it was a buffet style traditional wedding. No qualm, just how I like it. [SMASHING … 4 stars]


Despite the location which was Jawang – the turn up was surprisingly high! Some of us the Bapak Itik took the opportunity to do training for the kids; and I conducted the same for debaters, so that pushed the attendance. But even without us – there were many others who had been missing reunions such as Amoeba (YB yang banyak complain pasal everything tapi nyaris nak kena buang batch sebab tak datang past reunions, nasib baik Sukanterer datang even though late). Dah le tu the location was not the easiest to find ha ha; at a junction near the bridge we saw Syed Moto in his car. Syed would have known Auzir’s place since he was the matchmaker, so we let him overtook us and followed him. We (Joe was in my car) realised he was going the wrong way but gave him the benefit of the doubt; thinking maybe he was taking a short cut. It was only after a while we realised he was zigzagging and swaying (but then initially we thought it was normal since what do you expect from Syed Moto?) that we realised we were lost and he was asking us to take the lead. Moral nya: jangan sekali2 suruh Dr M lead the way on the road. Plus, there were others from Class of 91 i.e. Jimie and Aum who came all the way from KL; jambu jugak si Auzir ni. [Owh I digress, ATTENDANCE WAS SUPERB …. 5 stars]

Food? He he he yang ni panjang ceritanya, sila lihat rentetan peristiwa bergambar di bawah.

Tetamu mula2 sampai, diberitahu kena tunggu jap kot sebab tengah masak second round.

Tetamu menghabiskan masa usik mengusik dan bertanya khabar, sementara menunggu makanan (tapi peluh mula turun sebab agaklah panas….)

Ketibaan Raja Batak (and dia pun aspire to be Raja Lawak) all the way from JB membawa perut dan isteri, penantian masih belum berakhir.

Akhirnya resignation set in yang makanan sudah habis and for once, bukan kitorang yang habiskan! Maka sidang tergempar di buat untuk mencari apa tindakan selepas ini.

Epit yang tidak percaya dengan keadaan ini bermain buaian Bawang Putih Bawang Merah (tapi tak sedar berat badan) sehingga koyak dan putus buaian kat rumah Auzir. Lain kali timbang dulu.

Keputusan mesyuarat batch tergempar adalah kita perlu “cut our losses” dan mengisi perut di tempat lain. Kita balas dendam kat Auzir dengan cara lain, termasuklah melalui wedding review yang akan masuk blog batch. Maka pergilah beramai2 mengucapkan “Hi” dan “Selamat Pengantin Baru” kepada Auzir (kesian Auzir, dia tak tahu pun masalah besar yang kami lalui, dia ingat kami happy sebab dok snap gambar dia)

Rombongan batch pun meninggalkan majlis dan bergerak ke destinasi seterusnya – Benteng di KK sebab nak isi perut! KNO tak puas hati sambil menunjukkan kolam ikan yang jadi landmark dalam peta, sebab kolam ikan itu sangatlah misleading.

Tetapi Raja Batak langsung tidak patah semangat. Dengan tanpa malu atau segan silu, dia join rombongan pengantin perempuan melantak di khemah pengantin perempuan. Tak cukup dengan itu, dia seret bininya sekali untuk turut sama melantak. Dan bila dah habis makan, dia siap tapau karipap dalam poketnya, perangai lama tapau karipap dalam poket masa snack tak dapat dibuang.

Kami yang lain-lain berundur (sambil licking our wounds) ke Benteng. Setelah segala maki-hamun, last2 mak Dr M yang terhibur dengan perangai kami belanja kitorang kat Benteng…. Fuyoooo, selamat aku, kalau tak sah2 aku lah jadi mangsa hari tu.

Keesokan harinya, Auzir datang melawat koleq nak jumpa kitorang yang masih ada dengan anak2 itik and debaters, sambil membawa nasi lemak. Dia baru tahu kelaparan budak2 batchnya semalam – and he knew well enough that perkara perut lapar ni boleh menyebabkan pertumpahan darah or putus saudara dalam batch kami.

Tak cukup dengan itu, masa reunion Sukanterer hari tu, sekali lagi Haji Auzir sediakan makanan free, breakfast beriani untuk semua badak2 pelahap yang lambat bangun tido lepas penat berlarian di padang.

Atas sebab itu, keseluruhannya wedding Auzir diberi 4 bintang kerana kesungguhannya untuk cuba lari dari sama taraf ngan Fido.


Penarafan wedding setakat ini:

1) Jita – 4 bintang
2) Auzir – 4 bintang
3) Sharap – 3.8976 bintang
4) Fido – masih lagi dengan 5 jamban


Jita’s wedding, makan2 kat rumah Epit lepas wedding Jita, Auzir’s wedding