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Bo la Wei is a lovely song in the Kelantanese dialect. Complete with kompangs, gongs and even serunais, this song is composed in a traditional Kelantanese folk style. The singer and composer, Eddie Hamid, wrote this song pleading for the people of Kelantan to open their eyes and see the problems they are facing under the PAS government. Despite the simple everyday words in the lyrics (it may be the sort of discussion you could hear between friends over a cup of ‘teh tarik’), Eddie Hamid captured the rhythm so well and one can hear his frustration in his singing which subconciously urge you to think again.

Unfortunately however, Eddie Hamid had been threatened by the opposition for composing this song. I find it most baffling because I fail to see his fault in composing this song other than that he pleads (and not even demand) for change in his homestate. Didn’t DAP release the ‘Ubah Rocket Style’ video (a parody of Gangnam Style) to aid their campaign? Isn’t Ubah Rocket Style all about change and highlighting their own discontent over the current government? In fact, Ubah Rocket Style is even worse for it not only ‘made fun’ of Datin Seri Rosmah Mansur in such an offensive way but accused her of things without proof to support the accusations.

Pakatan Rakyat complains that BN gives no room for freedom of speech. But yet, none of the creators or actors involved in the Ubah Rocket Style parody were threatened over the videos by either the police (whom they claimed to be nothing but pawns of the BN leaders), the BN leaders themselves or their supporters.

As it happened numerous times before, Pakatan Rakyat proves that they do not care tuppence for freedom of speech. Remember Mr. Benji Lim from the Bersih 3.0?

What happened to Mr. Benji Lim’s freedom of speech? Anwar Ibrahim, leader of Pakatan Rakyat could simply ordered Benji to be dragged out of the room against his consent. Benji’s crime was… practicing freedom of speech. And when a reporter asked him questions that he chose not to answer, he would simply shut him up by saying, “Oh, UMNO tak payahlah.”

Anwar also learned a new trick that may prove useful for the rest of us. Apparently, repeating a question is a crime by the opposition’s rule of law; so the offender could be sued for repeating a question.

Thank you, Dato’ Seri for this very useful tip. Now I can’t help but feeling that the new band, ‘NoDirectionShow’s latest hit song ‘Krisis air’ a marvellous insight into Pakatan Rakyat.

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As I promised all of you, here is the video of our performance (click here to read more) last month. The quality is not as good as the original video since my dad had to decrease the size of the file in order to upload it on YouTube. The video is also quite noisy because of the noise made by the inflatable tent blower which they used as the roof for the stage. If my dad uploads a better version of the performance, I’ll let all of you know. This video shows all four of us (Ahmad Ali, Anisah Afifah, Aeshah Adlina and I) singing the Animals Love To Hear Quran nasheed.

During the performance, we also sang the Khalifah Song and Alhamdulillah. I hope that you shall enjoy the video.

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As I promised all of you, here is the video of our performance (click here to read more) last month. The quality is not as good as the original video since my dad had to decrease the size of the file in order to upload it on YouTube. The video is also quite noisy because of the noise made by the inflatable tent blower which they used as the roof for the stage. If my dad uploads a better version of the performance, I’ll let all of you know. This video shows all four of us (Ahmad Ali, Anisah Afifah, Aeshah Adlina and I) singing the Khalifah Song.

We performed two other songs that day, Animals Love To Hear Quran and Alhamdulillah. I hope that you shall enjoy the video.

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WE ARE GOING TO PERFORM AT KARNIVAL MAAL HIJRAH (MAAL HIJRAH CARNIVAL) AT SHAH ALAM TOMORROW!

Where: Dataran Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Shah Alam

When: Tomorrow at around 2:00p.m.

My siblings and I are going to perform a few songs together and I hope some of you could come and show us your support 🙂 . For more information on the occasion, please refer here (CLICK).

Here are some photos of the rehearsal earlier today:

!!!SEE YOU THERE!!!

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Last Sunday, Alam Akademik Sdn. Bhd. (my grandmother’s bookstore which is also known as Keda Pok Loh Yunang) organized a program at Sekolah Kebangsaan Padang Hiliran in Kuala Terengganu. The program started at 9 a.m. and ended at 11.20 a.m. It was held at the school hall. The program was attended by students from Year 3,4,5 and 6.

The kids listening to our little presentations

The kids listening to our little presentations

We hope to share our experiences in Public Speaking with all of our friends at Sekolah Kebangsaan Padang Hiliran. We had a real good time at the school. The students are really brave and smart. They came forward to read and answer questions. I’m so proud of them. We hope our friends in Sekolah Kebangsaan Padang Hiliran will enjoy learning English for we need to learn other languages to be smart and knowledgeable.

Syazaliana, the first person brave enough to raise up her hand

Syazaliana, the first person brave enough to raise up her hand.

I did a book reading and spoke about ‘The Creation Of Universe’ based on the book by the same tittle written by Prof Muhammad Al-Mahdi. I read a chapter of Growing Up In Terengganu by Awang Goneng titled ‘Budu Spell’ which is very interesting and funny at the same time. My little sister Aeshah did what she does best… STORYTELLING!!! And Anisah sang a butterfly song. My little blogging brother Ahmad Ali, read a post from his famous blog entitled ‘Swine Flu’.

A photo of me delivering my speech

A photo of me delivering my speech

We ended the program by singing the Khalifah Song and Guantanamera. Guantanamera is the most popular song in Cuba and is an unofficial national anthem of Cuba. This Spanish Song is so beautiful and I can never be tired of hearing it.

The Sandpipers singing Guantanamera

The Sandpipers singing Guantanamera

I really had a good time too. I hope we can inspire them to learn English and other languages and be good oriaters… I wish to thank the headmaster and the teachers for inviting us to the school and for the token given to us by the school. I would also like to thank Syaza and all those from SK Padang Hiliran who had been reading my blog.

My little brother, Ahmad Ali, made new friends at the school. The girl in the middle (beside the boy) is Syazaliana. Perhaps she would name the rest of her friends for me...

My little brother, Ahmad Ali, made new friends at the school. The second boy is Izzat. The other two boys beside him are from Year 4 (if anyone know their names please inform me). The girls from left are Syazaliana, Hazirah, Adlin and Puteri. The boy in front... I don't think I need to tell you but just in case, AHMAD ALI himself!

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One of the first things that may come to our minds when coming across the word Guantanamo, is the nasty prison in Guantanamo Bay. But fortunately, not everything about Guantanamo is ugly and nasty;  in fact Guantanamo may also reminds us of something as sweet and beautiful as the song. ‘Guantanamera’ or in English it means ‘a girl from Guantanamo’.

I’ve been hearing the chorus of this beautiful song ever since I can remember; for mum loves to sing it to herself every now and then. And since mum only sang very few songs to herself, I’ve been asking mum about the song for years. Anyway mum could only remember the chorus for it was an old, old song that mum used to hear ever since she was a baby. And since she was only about 2 or 3 years old when she started to sing the song, the chorus is all that mum can remember about it’s lyrics. So, what I heard was only:

‘Guantanamera, guajira Guantanamera,

Guantanamera, guajira Guantanamera…’

And a few days ago I was really thrilled when I heard a very sweet song from dad’s laptop. To my surprise, it was the song that I’ve been longing to listen to all these years – GUANTANAMERA! The song is so sweet and beautiful and the lyrics are as beautiful as the song that I just want to hear it again and again. Even my 5 years old little brother Ahmad Ali was attracted to the song. The very moment he heard the lyrics he knew that it is a Spanish song and now he always sing the song and even surfed the internet for the lyrics to write in his blog.

Dad played a few video clips for us but the one sang by Sandpipers is the best even though Pete Seeger’s was quite nice too. Some others’ sound so weird and the changed in its music arrangements made the music sounded so different and not as melodious as the music in the video clip that was sang by Sandpipers.

Impressed by this lovely song, I surfed the internet to find out more about the song.  In fact the history behind the song is as amazing as the song itself! It is perhaps the best known Cuban song and is the most noted patriotic song in Cuba. The song was written in 1929 by Jose Fernandez Diaz or also known as Joserto Fernandez. Anyway the beter known official lyrics are based on Jose Marti’s poem (‘Yo so un hombre sincero’ – written in 1895) as adapted by Julian Orbon. As Jose was Cuba’s nationalist poet and independance hero, the use of his poem as the lyrics virtually elevated the song to an unofficial anthem status in the country!

Note: For more information on the song including it’s lyrics, please visit this link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guantanamera).

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