Monday, December 30, 2013

Ahlan wasahlan...



OK..

Dulu...

Duluuuu duluuu duluuuuuuuu....

Duluuuu..my closest encounter dengan wanita berniqab ( nikab?) adalah duduk berhampiran dalam kapal terbang.Berniqab ni wanita yang mengenakan tutup di muka,nampak mata 2 bijik jer.masa tuh dok pikiaqq..bagaimana mereka makan yer?So,bila waktu food di serve dalam kapal tuh,mata dok jeling-jeling kepada wanita berkenaan ( err...ni semua sebab aku curious,camne gaya nya mereka makan ..ohh..rupanya,kain penutup tuh boleh di selak sedikit dari bahagian mulut ,so boleh suap lah food tu..)..

I had never thought of, that I will live with one!!!!!.A whole family yang berniqab!!!!

Helo..don't get me wrong.I have nothing againts niqab etc,like I said,I am just corious ,as I have no family members wearing that,and it is not part of our culture or common practice in my country,but I am glad I have first hand experience.Today.
.OK, when my friend fetch me at Abu Dhabi airport,it was already about mid-night.So,we arrive at my apartment ( living there is a Sudanese family ) that she had found for me.Everybody was asleep already ,wo I met with the mom,which everybody address her as Om Abdul Rahman ( Umi kepada Abdul Rahman) which later,I got to know that this son of hers is currently studying in Malaysia ,in Johor Bahru, at UTM Skudai !!
And many days after that,they got this son on the phone,they made me talk to him,and he talk in very fluent Malay language, just as perfect as Malay.Woah.But he live in Malaysia for about 9 years already,so patut lah kan?...

Ok,How Sudanese people look like?They are Arabs + African..
 Sudan, officially the Republic of the Sudan is a country in the Nile Valley of North Africa, bordered by Egypt to the north, the Red Sea, Eritrea and Ethiopia to the east ..hasil google-an lah...my Geography is bad,wlwpon I used to represent my high school in Geography quiz and we got Champion,kah kah !!!)
So they are African by nature,so they are brown ( some might say black ) ,and the woman that I met ,has nice face feature..ala-ala kalah Naomi Campbell kauuuu,kalau jadik model..

So,for a few days,I was always out with Fatima ( a friend of mine ,a Morrocan who are currently  working in Abu Dhabi since a couple years back..goshh..she is so so workholic and I was really impressed !!Fatima.. I knew her when I was in  Casablanca /Rabat for my volunteer job in Morocco ).

Errr....apa ke benda aku melilau ni eh..Aku nak tulis pasal perempuan berniqab,tapi tulisan aku melilau sana sini.Aku memang tak reti nak tulis karangan pendek.Kalau cikgu kata..tulias karangan 180 patah perkataan ,aku memang akan fail.Sebab,I will definetely mengarang segala mak nenek.Keluar semua karutan..haha!

So......after a few days in Sharjah ( a town  located 2 hours away by car from Abu Dhabi ) -where I fall sick and met a wonderful Algerian girl ( Malika ).She works in Dubai but living in Sharjah.many peopel do that as the rent in Sharjah are more affordable..Only Allah can pay her kindness to me..and after   a visit to Dubai - 30 mins by bus from Sharjah ( anyone here has visited Dubai Global village???? malu ekkk....helloooo....Malaysian and Singapore areeeee crap!!..Errr...our neighbour Thailand are so serious parade their culture,food,art-handycraft and what not..malaysian booth are just  selling pasar malam item and some dodgy electronic mesin penapis air "made in japan"...like wtf?I heard it before from many people ( who reside in UAE or just went there as tourist) ,but I didn't expect it was that bad ..but hmmm...maluuuu weh!Mana kementerian pelancongan Malaysia nih..tak amik tau kaaa?..isk isk isk...lepas pergi booth Egypt..Morocco..Lubnan, Syria etc,aku ajak kawan aku pergi booth Malaysia,konon kot lah ada Malaysian food ka apa ka nak tunjuk..errrrkkkkkkkkkk!!!!..%&^%&^**&*.

so we were back to Abu Dhabi ..

Ok, a little lesson here..UAE form by 7 " town " ..
Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain.
Eventough you will see Dubai is the "glamorous and own the tallest building in the world,but the capital is Abu Dhabi (Burj Khalifah are now still number one right?? yes??I "climb" this Burj Khalifah on January 2013 ,and it cost me 100 UAE Dirham,because I booked it online.If you walk in ,the price is 400 UAD Dirham.Insanely expensive,but its worth it, esp if you got the ~ 5.30 pm slot,because you could see the sunset thingy yada daya...I didn't get it because that slot are always full and full and full,eventhough I tried to book as early as possible..pftttt...always full lah...aku rasa travel agent atau Arabs kaya dah block slot tu untuk diorang.
So,eventhough Abu Dhabi a bit laidback,it is the richest among this 7 "town" because it has oil & gas..petroleum..and of course its a capital city of UAE.

Ok..ok...cerita pasal wanita bernikab.....gosh,I want to sleep,but my rambling are getting longer..

So,after I am back to Abu Dhabi ,and I am still sicky (dek berembun dalam cuaca dingin musim sejuk di sini )..I am just resting.The Sudanese family treat me well.They so concern with me because I look weak,they prepared me a breakfast.Dan bila aku melangkah keluar dari bilik dan nak keluar rumah,the mom will " where are you going, you will eat dinner with us!".. Dang !!
Aku baruuu nak keluar dinner di luar,pekena Shwarma ke..biryani rice ke apa..I missed rice ,because I always had bread here,and we always eat at labanese or other middle eastern restaurant, or I was sick and couldn't really eat a proper meal.Tak selera noks..demam !!makan jer muntah.

So,after I am getting much better and they asking me if I am want to go out for walk ( Om Abdul rahman has 3 daughter.Afra - just graduated from colleague ,and work as Pharmacist , Shaima - 3rd year student in Abu Dhabi University -taking Civil engineering ,and Sarah - high school.The eldest sibling is Abdul Rahman in UTM skudai -final year engineering,and the smallest one ...errr....Muhammad?in primary school.
They wanted me to guess how old their mother is..and I said..hmm..58 y.o and adding " I am sure you ar enot 60's yet,you look young.." for nice touch ,but..OMG,she is 44 y.o !!!! err...how rude I was? Luckily tak kena tendang keluar dari rumah tuh..hahahhaha!!!!And the scary part was the mother had guess my age correctly.
Errrrrr......errrr...

So Shaima was asking me out to Corniche ( its walking distant from the house.we live just apposite on Noor hospital,right smack in city centre,near the building of Financial Centre department -kementerian kewangan gituh!)and its so so so convinient.If you have energy,you can even walk to Marina Mall ( buy cab,it cost  you about 15 Dirham ) along the corniche.
So,aku pon bersiap,waiting for Shaima,and she appear in front of my room in Abaya(jubah hitam) dan bernikab.A minute after that ,the mother pon muncul sama,bernikab jugak.I was like..."haaaaaaaa..nasib baik aku ber Abaya jugak,tapi tudung aku sedikit colourful gitu."Not that they mind of what I am wearing,but I am relief that I don't feel so much out of  places walking with them....

Andddddddddddd............... 

the story began..


Ok..I need sleep so so much....so, bersambunggggg.........

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

iklan yang merepek

okkkkkk...selain dari iklan "comel tak kak ton??????~~~~~~~~~~~~~~",

ini satu lagi aku baru dengar di radio...

adegannya...hmm..apa ek? si suami membelikan surprise untuk si isteri di hari ulang tahun?ke birthday..aiyooo..lupa pulak...
Tapi adegannya gini...

suami: cuba sayang teka apa hadiah surprise yang abang beli untuk sayang?( something like that laa..)

isteri : berlian?

suami :bukan..

isteri :emas?bunga?

suami : bukannnnnnnnn...

isteri : habis tuh apaaaaaa.....

suami : card Watson ( card keahlian special?...ke haper gituhla..tapi kad Watson la...iyer...watson...)

isteri : Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....pandai abang baca fikiran sayangggggg...
            **...sambil ketawa kegembiraan mengilai...nak bagi tahu suami lah tuh yg kad watson itu lah hadiah idaman first choice dan pandai laki dia pilih hadiah!

like....helooooooooooo???

bukan first choice kau tadi diamond emas berlian ker??

hmmmmm......kegembiraan dapat card Watson untuk ulang tahun?..errrr....

tungkik jer iklan nih...

Monday, September 16, 2013

Nasib baik bijik tuh lekat...

Kalau tidak, kamu sudah bijik-less..Itu komen Buk Badar kat aku...

har har har !

sebab...sebelom ke Bintulu few days ago, I accidentally left my smart phone at home.
(my phone with Singapore sim card )
So sampai ke KLIA dari Senai airport ( setelah drive macam orang gila!),masa tunggu connection flight ke Bintulu,rasa amacam mangkuk sangat.Kebosanan.
Masih jugak survive ,sebab masih ada satu lagi phone (tidak ada data plan)untuk menghubungi rakan dan keluarga..(its my "simple"  phone with Malaysian number. ).
Nasib baik ler Kowie sampai awal lah jugak kat KLIA.
Kebetulan dia pon nak balik Bintulu..kami berjanji bertemu di KLIA.
(she works for Shell ,in Bintulu ).
Then today, balik dari Bintulu,as if my life macam belom disaster enough,aku teringgal pulakkkk that phone kat Bintulu....haiyoohhh....dah sampai airport,berurut di kerusi GINTELL yang 5 hengget 15 minute tuh,baru teringat!Eh!..tertinggal kat rumah Kowie,dok charge kat tepi TV tuhhh...

so..today...againnnnn,i am in KLIA with mangkukss feelingggggg.............

apsal aku ni?

p/s: Tapi masih gembira..kerna bag dipenuhi dengan ole ole Bintulu..Miri ..dan Brunei..ahaks.
       Sempat drive ke Brunei untuk lunch..makan sushi...
       Bukan ole ole fancy..tapi ikan terubuk masin Sarawak dan belacan bintulu..kek lapis....hiks..
      

Monday, September 9, 2013

Less traffic...

Kembali pada rutin harian,tapi tak mengapa..
Singapore side cuti sekolah seminggu...
maknanya,tambak Johor less traffic...

:-)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Diva in the house..and more drama ..(lah sangattttt...)

Bila Liza dah balik Rusia,sebab dia memang scheduled berada di sini 2 minggu sahaja,datang pulak 3 orang lagi volunteer.Mulanya kata 2 ,tapi entah..jadi 3.Mula-mula datang seorang budak baru,dari New York.Nama Jena.Seorang vegetarian.Entah salah komunikasi ke apa,host family tak tahu dia ni vegan..So the coordinator explain again to the family.Mcm dah ok jer lepas lepas tu..
Dah gitu komplen manjang ajalah dia.Bukan pasal meal aja..tapi pasal air,fruits.Semua benda yang bergerak,yang tak bergerak,dia komplen.Contohnya,air minuman yang di hidang dalam rumah,dia tak mahu minum.OK.Beli jerlah dari luar bottled mineral water.Ada incident,masa balik beli air kat kedai runcit kat luar,bas lalu,dan dia rasa ada penumpang bus spit on her..lagi dia naik anginnn...Yang heran tuh,orang lain,elokkk jer tak de kena apa pon...
Lepas tuh pulak,host family selalu hidang buat,cut melon,fresh figs(tin),peach,watermelon..semuaaa tuh i likeeeeeeeeeeeeee.Dia?Buah tuh kadang family ni hidang gituh jer,basuh dan hidang( peach,figs),pon dia tak nak makan,alasannya...air yang buat basuh buat tuh tak di jamin bersih.Air buat basuh buah tuh ah yg kami togok hehari minum.Lepas tuh asyikkk tanya aku berapa banyak mosquito bite aku dpt sejak duduk situ?Haa?Memula aku layankan..dah banyak kali malas dah lah.Sat kata bed keras, sat kata she can die eating the same food everyday(dah banyak sgt restriction yg dia buat untuk diri dia,so kerja nya gigit roti jerlah).Lepas tuh there is one kid in the house yang batuk,so she said that girl really disturbed her sleep,bantal keras, takde aircond..etc etc etc etccccc......neverr ending complaintnya.Seriously,aku mcm nak cakap jer,kau balik jerlah New York sana..

Dan kemudiannya datang pulak 2 orang ,Aku tak faham coordinasi si Mr Salah tuh ,sbb dah all the way si Berahim travel ke Rabat Ville Station,budak 2 tuh tak muncul pon.Dan esoknya baru muncul masa sessi orientasi bebudak baru nih..Sorang dari Manhattan, sorang dari Canada.si Manhattan ni nama Joana,si Canadian nama Nekka.Jena si minah New York bertemu mereka masa sessi orientasi di Rabat dan Brahim bawak mereka ni pulang pepetang.Joana budak Manhanttan ni pulak talking machine.All the time bercakap,loud,exxagarate,semualah..dan Jena budak New York tu sangat tak berkenan denagn dia.Masa makan,banyak kali incident mereka hampir bertekak.Lepas makan aku bawak diri ke roof top,sejuk jer cuaca..tak lama tuh Jena datang kat aku dan mengompat habis-habisan si Joanna(Nekka tuh jenis mengiayakan aja si Joanna,mcm side kick dia minus the talking).Kelakarrrrrrrrrrrrr gila dengar mat saleh mengumpat nih kooo.Aku ingat orang melayu ngompat udah cukop dasyattt...ghopanya they all ni laaaagi dasattttttttttttttttttttttt.memang biatchhhh habis.....kalah joyah kiah spedarr...siap dgn memek muka segala..HAHHAHaaaaaaa..you guys should see it.....farnie to max !Nasib baik mereka ni tinggal in different floor in this house..
...aku dengar kan jerlah....sbb aku pon peningg dgn mereka nih.
Sambil tuh aku dengar music,tengok bintang,baring-baring....
Malam sikit ,si Abdul Rahim tanya aku,nak pergi beach tak?minum coffee..(aku cecepat kata YES.sbb dalam rumah tuh macam "panas" jer cuaca nya kan!Kkeekekkeke...Dia ni abang Berahim yang duduk France tuh la...bini dia French,anak dia cutee gila ,nama Chaiemae(sebutnya Shaima...reti ckp French jer...English nyer beberapa butir,fav phrase dia .."Berahim/Nora...whats your naaameeeee....tapi arab nyer pon sikit lah dia reti..)dan on her last day sebelom they went back to France, she draw me !Painting it exactly the same color baju etc yg aku pakai on that day...so sweeeett of her...I always bought her chocora!.Aku pon ada buat painting gamabr dia,dia bawak balik France sana buat kenangan..aWwww..mana tahu after 20 tahun hasil seni ku ittteeww seropa Picasso kan??seropa Monalisa ka...terpampang kat museum kat France sana....miyahahahha!!perghh..syiok berangan ni kan?..dreaming is free you..so sila kan berangan secara pukal..kekekekekkekekeke.....
Aku ajak Jena sekali,dia kata tak mahuu,penat.OK....minah banyak songeh ni kan..harus kita iyakan aja kata-katanya...
Tetiba si Joanna meng-invite diri dia sendiri. Dia macam jeles aku nak keluarrr.OK...jommm,aku ckp.Then,sbb dia talking machine,dalam perjalanan 15 min naik kereta ke pantai tuh,AHLI dalam kereta ( SEMUAA...kan dia ckp kuat???beledeq)dah tahu berapa ramai makcik dia,berapa ramai suami makciknya yang dah meninggal,berapa kali dia broke up dgn BF nya..(it was 6 ! times) ,berapa orgg jirannya yg dia dah bergaduh,berapa kali dia kena fired kerja,brp bulan dia nganggur,betapa lah BF dia @asshole, dan of course the favourite topic dia.."I have been to 28 country "(repeat it  20 juta kali )...that kind of stufffffffffffffff..................ok..kisah dia made up dalam flight to Casa pon ada ...pftttttttttttttttttttttttt.."side kick dia kena ikut kan?so bersempit kami di belakang 4 orang..aku...Berahim..Nekka dan Nenek Joanna tuh...
Abg dia ni kalao cuti lama memang drive dari France sana sampailah Morocco...kiranya,dari France,lalu Spain,then naik Ferry,sampai lah Morocco...dalam 15-20 jam drive katanya...

Syiok jalan kat pantai memalam..udara segar...angin sejukkk...aku warning sesiap si Berahim tok sah nak fe-feeling romentik simbah meyimbahhh..sejukkkkkk...........karang kepala dia aku rendamm karang...ekekkekekekeke.....
 
.................Nenek Joanna ni ada aja modal nak menaikkan darah kitorang..samalah ngan Jena nih...
Dah gituh,nak elakkan perang,bila time kerja,aku assigned mereka dua (joana dgn Jena ) tuh task yang berlainan...kira nya aku ni UN la...peace no war gituh.
Kalau di biarkan,boleh tarik tarik rambut tuhhh...
Brahim pulak,sabarrrrr gila melayan.Hohhhh...

kdg aku berWatsApp dgn Liza kat Rusia,telling her how I missed her.....

Monday, August 19, 2013

Culture come first before religion??


Life overall are good ,but I might be lying to you to say that its perfect...
....Everyday,I go to office in the morning,and for the past 2 weeks,afternoon would be normally spent in the beach...I never been to beach as much as I am now.The city I live now are near to beach ( shaatiq-in Arabic) ,near to the river too.So almost everyday,after work,we will go to the beach,for swimming, or sometimes just sitting around and relax.Kadang petang pergi beach,and malam pergi lagi.Tapi yang tak syioknya,muka aku dah gelap itam legam..kalau kat Malaysia,macam buang tebiat aja kau pergi ke pantai tengah panas meladungg gituh.Tidak akan ku buat..Gila aja ..herghh.Tiap kali pergi,aku sewa payung pantai tuhh....nak jugak shade ok...terbakar I karangggg....

Biasanya,sebelum aku habis kelas,si Mohsein dah tunggu.Dengan kereta dia lah kami redah segala ceruk Rabat, Sale dan bandar berhampiran,seperti Temara.Kereta dia lasak.Peugeot Kanggoo.Aku suruh dia beri nama pada kereta dia,dia namakan Ismerelda.
Dia ni bekerja sebagai pemandu taxi dan sudah berkahwin.Kami tak pernah nampak pon isteri dia…okkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk…we will speak more about this laterrrr..

Dia kerja bawak taxi dari pukul 5 pagi sampai 12 tengahari sahaja.Selain dari waktu itu,taxinya di bawa oleh pemandu taxi lain.Ada 3 shift gituk.5pagi-12 tengahari, 12 tengahari -7 malam, dan 7-malam hingga lewat lagi.Speaking about kerajinan lah kannnnnnnnnnnnnn,kalau negara kita ada 2 shift aja..kat sini almost everything,kalau kau boleh pendekkan waktunya,akan di pendekkan!(aku agak jer nih,dari apa yang aku nampak)..termasuk lah bulan puasa.Nak bagi waktu puasa tidak terlalu panjang,masa di cepatkan satu jam!( I think I tald you bout this right?yang sampai Miki terlepas kapal terbang dia tuh kan)…
How convenient is that ?
Seriously ,susah untuk aku faham lahhhhh…hmmm…
OK,now lets talk about serious stuff.
Wlwpun aku cakap life kat sini bagus,tapi banyak benda yang kadang-kadang aku tak akan faham ,atau tercapai dek akal.Walaupun sekilas pandang Morocco adalah African Muslim country yang modern dan sedang membangun ( I hope!),tapi ada satu benda yang masih tebal dan pekat di sisi mereka,iaitu adat ( culture).Dulu,aku tak faham, bila kawan aku si MB ( Mhamed Besar) bagi tau aku,antara aku dan dia ,adat kami terlalu berbeza..keluarga dia,katanya nya sangat  traditional dan conservative..Pasal nikah kawen,calon isteri etc,emak dia,atau keluarga dia yang tentukan.Full stop.Tak ada tapi-tapi.Dan tiada istilah girlfriend boyfriend of course.Kalau suka,terus suruh mak pak pinangkan...(NO.The don't do it because of religion say no.Its culture...Namun begitu,ramai jugak warga Morocco ,terutama lelaki,yang berkahwin dengan orang luar,terutama dari Eropah...errrr..ada org cakap,sbb kat Morocco ni unemployment rate sangat tinggi,jadi mereka berkelana ke luar negara..dan ada jugak yg cakap,hmmmmmmmm..mereka ni suka kan perempuan luar,untuk dapatkan visa.Wallah hu'aklam.)
Masa MB cakap budaya kami sgt berbeza,bagi aku,ketika itu,of course perbezaan budaya wujud bagi setiap individu yang datang dari berlainan negara dan latar belakang.Dan masing-masing kena respect masing-masing punya budaya.How naïve I was lah..at that time …

Now,that I live with a Moroccan family,I am getting first hand experience,of what he really meant exactly with that,because MB has never told me about this,dan dia memang tidak banyak cakap...Maybe its too complicated for outsider like me to understand,atau sememangnya tiada apa-apa perhubungan yang di harapkan antara kami.
Aku beri contoh di sini..AKu, Liza( Rusian girl yang kerja sama aku tuh,yg kuat bangkong,kalau aku tak gegar katil dia ,tak bangunlah ia.Dan selalu jugak datang kerja lewat satu jam,padahal office kat tingkat bawah jer!Dah last-last dia kat sini,nama dia dah bertukar, dari Liza jadik Lazy.Opsss!!Now that she has gone back to Rusia ( semalam),I missed her lah pulak..I missed her so much,my life here are so different without here…..So,aku Liza, Ibrahim dan Muhsein kan setiap hari keluar sama-sama..pergi pantai,pergi medina untuk shopping,atau lepak kat café.Keluarga Ibrahim of course kenal Mohsein,teman baik si Ibrahim lah katakan.Mohsein ni selalunya pick up kitorang around lunch hour.One thing..aku hairan,kenapa Mohsein tidak makan sekali dengan kami,wlwpon selalunya dia datang lepak atau sembang di office kami  sebelom lunch.Bila lunch aja,dia hilangkan diri( iaitu balik rumah),then tak sampai sejam,datang semula,sbb memang dah plan nak keluar..pada aku,apa salah nya sesekali Mohsein makan jer kat sini..katanya bini pon takde di rumah eh?
..Rupa-rupanya,adat disini ni begini…keluarga Ibrahim tahu yang Mohsein ni dah kahwin,jadi ,untuk Mohsein datang masuk ke dalam rumah Ibrahim tanpa isterinya,adalah satu “dosa”.Tak boleh.Tidak boleh diterima.Dan begitu jugak sebaliknya.Ibrahim ni belom kawen,bujang..Untuk Ibrahim bertandang ke rumah Mohsein saja-saja,seorang diri ,juga tidak boleh di terima..Aku mula-mula kerut dahi dengar bebenda nih.Dah gituh,bawak jerlah isteri kau ,hang out dengan kitorang sama..aku dan Liza dying to know his wife ok.Mohsein ni handsome,dan character dia memang di senangi wanita.So,kitorang nak sangat tahu wanita rupa cemana tuh yang dah Berjaya mencuri hati dia.Kitorang takde hal.Dan aku pelik jugak sbb Mohsein ni belajar tinggi(dia kerja mcm2x sebelom kerja bawak taxi,tapi tak suka di arah-arah boss,so dia nak kerja sendiri...kdg dia ambil stock barang dari Marjane dan jual pada peruncit)...Berulang-kali liza cakap,bawak jer wife kau hang out dgn kami..Tapi,again,in their culture,hubungan social di luar dan rumah tangga adalah perkara asing.Lagi satu,lelaki boleh lepak di luar ke café ,melanguk lah berjam-jam pon,its ok.You should see hows th cafe are FULL with men..Tapi tidak untuk wanita.Terutamanya yang bersuami.Aku macam…hmm..bukan ker,kalau kau  dah berkahwin ker,atau tidak berkahwin ker,kau tentu ada kawan-kawan.Mesti nak jumpa-jumpa ..Tapi kat sini banyak sangat benda yang kalau lelaki buat tak apa,tapi perempuan tak boleh.Kalau perempuan tu buat jugak,akan di anggap perempuan itu tidak bermoral,atau rendah akhlak.Liza Tanya,habis tuh,kalau tahun depan kau kawin(contohnya laaa),adakah kami ni masih kawan kau?Kalau kami berada di Morocco,boleh kita keluar minum the?Ibrahim cakap, NO.Tak boleh.Okkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.

Liza tanya lagi , “Ibrahim, kau kalau carik bini,mesti yang virgin aja?”.Si Ibrahim jawab gini,kalau perempuan yang dia nak kahwin tu orang dari negara luar ( minah saleh laaa,Spanish ka..American kaa),kalau tak virgin takpe,dia okay,sebab benda tak virgin ni normal bagi non-muslim, dan keluarga/komuniti dia boleh accept perkara ini.Tapi kalau perempuan itu Maghribiyah ( Moroccan woman),dia tidak boleh terima.Sebab,komuniti dia akan kecam dan tidak boleh accept benda ini langsung.POINTNYA-APA PANDANGAN MASYARAKAT, Aku berkeras tanya lagi,”you,as a human,can u accept kalau perempuan tu tak virgin,forget about your naitionality,forget,about the girl nationality”.Again,Ibrahim cakap,my answer still the same,now that I am Moroccan,I still have to divide IF the girl is Moroccan or not.
Aku cakap..”ehhh..discriminasi nnya.Sekali dengar,kau macam one confuse man,who do not know what you wants.Cakap-cakap orang keliling lebih penting untuk tentukan what you wants,including your life.”We were in a discussion mode ,so takdelah dia cili mulot aku ketika itu.HAHA.Boleh pulak,kalau orang tuh non-morocco,kau accept dia,kalau Moroccan,tak boleh?
So,kau bayangkan,they all ni alim lah sangat,tak melanggar hukum agama?Iyerlah tuuu….
The more I live with them,the more I could see, things here are going this way, CULTURE come first  before RELIGION.Banyakkkkk benda yang religion (islam)kata tak boleh,dia buattttt jugakkkk,dan banyak jugak benda yang agama suruh,tak pulak dia buat.Tapi ,when comes into culture,gawdddddd….they will strictly follow dan tiada toleransi.SERIOUSLY.
Satu lagi,mereka ni ikut Sunni,macam kita,tapi bab nikah kahwin lain pulak.Kalau lelaki Morocco nak kahwin perempuan luar yang bukan islam ( pompuan dari France ka..US ka..Europe memana kaa),perempuan itu tak perlu convert into Islam.TAPI,kalau perempuan Morocco nak kahwin jejaka luar dari dari negara mereka dan non-muslim,lelaki itu kena masuk Islam.What kind of rule is that??Aku tak tinggi ilmu agama,tapi aku jugak tak faham dengan rule ini.
A convenient rule for man huh???...

What a confuse world.Bagi aku lah.Lain orang lain pendapat.Si Ibrahim,abang-abang dia kan kawen pompuan luar,aku tengok elok jer si Sandri( French woman who married to a Moroccan man, Ibrahim Brother )pakai skirt pendek hari-hari.Hisap roko kemain laagi..Takde bangunan roboh ke apa pon,wlwlpon dia hari hari melepak di rumah Ibrahim ketika ini(mereka bercuti sebulan,minggu depan balik France semula).Dan elok jer dia smoking kat roof top dengan laki dia si Abang Ibrahim tuh..bahagia jer.Cuba kalau perempuan Morocco buat gitu?Cuba kalau adik perempuan Brahim si Maryam tuh yang merokok?mungkin dah roboh lah rumah itu ,dan homeless lah aku ketika ini kan....HAHHA…Ok,aku ni tak merokok,tak minum,dan ramai aja kawan aku yang muslim kat Malaysian nun tuh merokok,minum,tapi aku taklah label mereka as slut ke apa.Aku jugak bukan lah liberal yang halalkan bebenda gitu,tapi ,anyhow,kau dah besar,its your choice,I am still your friend,I am still going out with you,kau respect pilihan aku,dan aku respect pilihan kau.Kubur lain-lain lah senang cakap.So,kalau kau tidak berpura-pura,aku OK jer..whatever suit you kan.

Tapi kat sini,wlwpon,mereka melabelkan perempuan begitu slut dan sebaganinya,ianya dalah sebab culture,bukan sebab ianya di larang agama.Dengan pandangan keras maasyarakat terhadap perkara sebegini,kau ingat dia 100% patuh arahan agama?Aku hampir nak sepak si Mohsein that day ,bila rupanya,dia diam-diam dengan Liza dan Ibrahim merancang nak pergi minum vodka dan makan “plant” keif..DRUGS...Siap nak bermalam di Bandar lainnnn lain sebab takut bini dia tahu,dan aku,without knowing this plan,was in the car with them.Kemain lagi semalam cakap ,Ohhh..I am a good man now..I left all this many years ago,now aku kawen,takde buat bebenda gini..si Ibrahim pulak kemain cakap ,aku dah tinggalkan kif/minum sejak 10 tahun lalu..now no more..dan hari ini,lainnnnnnnnnnnnnnn pulak.I have no qualm,no issue if you wants to do that,but if today you say A dan esok kau buat B,lusa???entah-entah kau bunuh aku tak?seriously,I don’t know what is real in you...And I don’t have to wait few months to know the other side of you.Macam lagu Adelle tuuuuu…


 I never know ,never know the other side of you
Whatever you said they were never true ,never true..


Wahhhh…bila masyarakat memandang rendah pada sesuatu,walaupon melibat pilihan hidop,kau patuh.Perintah Allah (yang 99% community nya dalah islam),kau tak oleh patuh.Bila dia senyum-senyum beli Vodka dan merancang nak pi minum ,tak nak balik rumah sebab takut family memasing tahu, ,kau tak rasa nak sepak????
What a confuseeeeeeeeeeeee world.
I know,kat Malaysia pon ramai orang begini,tapi,biasanya,orang yang tak kisah bebenda gini,bab culture pon dia langgar.Haha.Dan dia punya darjah kepura-puraan tuh taklah tahap extreme???entahhh..susah aku nak ckp atau terangkan,tapi culture di sini,cukop tebal.Nak buat apa pon mesti pikir culture duluuuu...

But, I know, kita berada di negara ,dengar ajalah apa mereka cakap.Aku angguk aja,walaupon kdg ianya tiada logic akal.Ada a few guys tanya aku pasal marriage berlainan agama.Jawapan aku senang aja.Kau kahwin sesame agama pon ,akan ada masalah.Life is not all rossie all the time yeah?Ini kan lagi kau laki bini berlainan agama.Then anak kau pulak?Tak confuse nak ikut mana?Contoh paling senang,bila bini kau tetiba nak makan pork for dinner,dan kau pulak islam,tak boleh makan pork.Sehari dua boleh lah kau kata “we must respect each other ,today we go to a resto serve pork, tomorrow she have to follow me,to a halal resto”..yeah right…life is not always rossie..sampai bila kau boleh tolerate..itu baru benda simple..belum benda lain lagi yang kena tentukan/buat ikut akidah ke apa..karang anak lahir,kau nak baptist kan ke?or the baby born muslim?Atau tak perlu decide apa-apa dulu?mentara nak tunggu umur 18,budak tuh confuse dowhhh..boleh makan apa sahaja?or satgi mak dia kata,ohh nooooo kids,don't eat pork,and esoknya,bapak dia pulak bagi makan pork(or any un-halal food)...
Bagi aku,benda-benda confuse gini,tak perlulah in my life…kau cakap jer,alaaa..anak tuh nanti dah umur 18 boleh memilih…ha yerlahhhh,…kau tengok lah nanti..what kind of problem,issue yang akan timbul,sebelom she/he even jejak 10 tahun.. Enough about that..


OK,ada few more things aku nak highlite di sini...sat nooooooooooo...
panggilan makan....wakha!

Btw,I made henna few days back,on my hand.
**si minah rusia ni,siap berangan nak buat kat badan bagai?..ahhaha..tapi tak jadik,sbb ramai plak jejantanzz bertandang.Ko gilaa nak selak bajuu kat sini...???
Bodohhh ah aku,patut buat belakang tangan jer...tapak tangan bagai takyah buat...ni semuaaaaa kami buat.mula mula excited but now....seram aku melihat tangan ku ketika ini.Dah jadi macam aku ada sakit kulit.SERAM..aAwwwww...kowie cakap macam kena radiasi ..pfttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt. 

***mungkin korang tak faham,apa yang aku cuba sampaikan..you have to live with them to understand this really... 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Life here..I am still alive !


I am Tangier ( or Tanjah, in Arabic) now for a weekend.And when Sunday comes,goshhhh…tomorrow is Monday!?
Erghhhh..I thought I won’t have Monday blues here.Erk.Tapi esok kerja.Dang!
Lets talk about the life over here then..

Oh,before that,I didn't expected the 1st class ticket to Tangier ( Train that is!),was sold out.So end up I am buying a second class ticket ,which means,no seat number ,and NO SEAT actually.The same experience ,when I was going to Marrakech last week..But this time,instead cramped up in between seat/aisle in 2nd class with no aircond ,and between ketibus..,I am a bit clever yeah!I board 1st class coach,and standing at their corridor.(The 1st class coach has cabin,so outside the cabin,there is corridor.Aman hidop.Tapi very de sangat melukut di tepi gantang feeling,dan very de bangla youuuu..org dlm cabin sesedap duduk,kita macam melukut sgtlahh...pelarian???Aku bayangkan aku akan berdiri /duduk/cangkung/melunjur atas lantai selama 5 jam tuh,tapi ada insan baik hati,after few hours,one guy came out from the cabin and he offer me his seat( his family is in that cabin too)..legaaaaaaaaaaaaa...terus aku TERtidor..dan aku ingatkan aku dah kat Spain dahh...bila terjaga,aku tak tahu aku di mana dah..haha.
**Tangier is located in North Morocco,and you can take Ferry to Spain from there.Very very near loh...I will do another posting for Tangier trip,IF i am rajin..IFFFFF....
Its amazing!!!!!!The coast,remind me the coastal view in Possitano,Amalfi etc (Italy) I had when I took a bus ride there...

OK...now..work..

Work
Overall,its good.But to be honest,I don’t really achieve what I wanted to do here.Student come late to class seems normal.Student do no turned up to class looks normal.Student turn up at the last 30 minutes  of the class are normal too.The local teacher would only say “ its Eid”, or “its summer”………..So,kadang-kadang isi kelas tuh Cuma 2 orang.Kadang-kadang 20 orang.Dan kalau hari ini dah ajar about something,esoknya nak sambung lesson seterusnya dah susah.Sebab, ramai tak dating semalam,so kena repeat lagi,which to me sangatlah tak productive.Kadang angin jer aku rasa,but that’s how things are run here.Buat kerja sikit pon sudah “ahhh..we work a LOT today”.Si Ibrahim lah tuh kan!AKu macam..”errr…we only do 2 hours lesson today”.But,that’s life here.Thngs a running very slow,at their own phase, sukatik time bila.Bila planning something,memang aku tak expect anything out of it.Time management?planning?What is thatttt mannnnn?True,I saw some ambitious person in the organizations,who has travelled the world, and come back to Morocco trying to do something good for the nations.But all you can see,she could only dream ( sometimes, or most of the times),because the rest of the people are not with her.They are not in the same page,so whatever planning she made,hmmmmm…macam masuk longkang aja.And during the meeting that day,we discussed about what happen to Moroccan nowadays,especially the MEN .
“What happen to the man here??No job, lazy etc”, to which my colleague from Algeria added “ its not an issue that common in Morocco only,but also in his country ,and to which another  American colleague has added.. “ In the University,you can see, about 70% of student are women,specially in medical school etc..Haaaa….familiar?Aku rasa, di Malaysia pon sama keadaannya.Mereka suruh aku share tentang pendidikan di Malaysia.Panjang aku terangkan termasuklah, selain university ,kerajaan banyak jugak membina technical school.Ianya bagi memberi persediaan kepada mereka yang tidak ke universiti,sebelum masuk ke pasaran kerja dari segi skill etc,atau apa sahaja yang mereka minati.
Dalam kelas yang aku mengajar sekarang ni ,bagi umur 12-17 tahun,perempuan ramai.Student lelaki ada 2,3 orang jer,itu pon memang selalu lah tak datang.Bagi kelas 3-7 tahun pulak, mostly budak lelaki,budak perempuannya cuma 2-3 orang.Kenapa begitu yer?Bila dah besar,orang perempuan lebih ambitious??Tapi kalau kau bergaul dengan orang tempatan,kebanyakkan isteri mereka tidak bekerja.Yang lelaki,wlwpon macam-macam diploma, degree mereka ada,kebananyakkan nya pon tidak mempunyi pekerjaan yang baik..Peluang pekerjaan amat tipis di sini.Adik-beradik lelaki Ibrahim,semua kerja di luar negara.Di France Germany.Adik-beradik Ezdin, semua bekerja di Sepanyol.Muka abang dia yang aku jumpa tu pon dah Sepanyol dah laaaa gayanyaaa.Kelebihan mereka ni semua adalah multi lingual.Paling korok pon,mesti fasih Arabic,French.Dan ramai jugak yang berbahasa Sepanyol,Italy ,English of course.Tapi hakikatnya,jika mereka hanya duduk dan tinggal di Morocco,ianya tidak lah memberi kelebihan apa-apa,melainkan kalau kau kerja dalam bidang pelancongan,atau yang berkaitan dengannya.Yang perempuan pulak,kebanyakkan memang duduk di dapur sahaja.OOOOKKKkkkk…speaking about this……I have much interesting topic that I wanted to write…stay tune.

Ehhh..melalut panjang ek,walhal nak cakap pasal kerja aku kat sini jer.Aku kerja dari Isnin-Khamis.Jumaat , Sabtu dan Ahad,serta cuti umum aku cuti.Cuaca amat panas sekarang.Kalau tengahari duduk dalam rumah, macam duduk dalam oven…Pasrahhh youuu..Bilalah musim panas ini akan berlalu..end of September agaknya.Aku kira nasib baik jugaklah duduk di Sale-Rabat.Dekat dengan pantai.So darjah suhu kepanasan masih terkawal.taklah sampai 40 darjah ( I think larr..)..kdang 38 darjah gituk.Kalau kau duduk di Marrakech,Fes yang jauh dari laut,errr..masakkkkkkkkk kauuuu…..almost 50 degree..