Balaci And Balocker


When I was in high school, I stayed in hostel for 5 years. It was really fun surviving our teenage years with friends. By doing everything on our own, we became so independent (or so I thought haha). So, bila dah duduk asrama, jumpalah banyak sangat ragam budak2 aspuri ni. Banyak ragam ni bagus. It makes our hostel life interesting, right? Haha. Ada budak yang nerd, budak yang alim or kaki surau, budak yang garang, budak yang gila2, budak yang ngada2, budak yang gedik etc. Tapi yang paling penting, and I think kumpulan ni memang wujud kat mana2 asrama sekalipun, BUDAK YANG SUKA MENGADU.

Bila sebut suka mengadu ni, tak kisahlah mengadu kat siapa, kat warden ke, kat exco ke, kat guru ke, or geng kawan2 yang lain ke.. Yang penting, mengadu. Kebiasaannya, budak-budak yang suka mengadu ni juga adalah budak-budak yang suka ‘kiss-ass’ warden atau exco. Haha. Kami dulu ada gelaran untuk budak2 yang mcm ni. Actually, we had too many nicknames for these people, but these two are what I remember the most.

 BALACI (laci as in ‘drawer’)

 Senang cerita, sama mcm kepochi la. Kepoh. Semua nak ngadu. Nampak budak tak turun prep, sibuk mengadu kat exco or kat warden. Ada gaduh sikit dengan geng kawan2 lain, sibuk nk bagitau sana sini. Kadang tu, bagitau kat orang yang takda kena mengena pun. Saja nk buat modal sembang kot? Tapi paling panas kalau mengadu terus ke warden and warden panggil pulak budak tu, kena pulak hukum. Biasanya kalau dah tahap mcm ni, balaci akan dicari sampai ke lubang cacing. Bila dah dapat, siaplah kau kena ‘basuh’ ramai2.

 BALOCKER (as in locker la, or almari)

 I heard this term from my seniors when I was in Form 1. Taktau pun wujud term ni. Ingat balaci je. Balocker lagi teruk dari balaci. Balocker ni sudah tentunya mengadu sana sini (mcm balaci), tapi sebab apa lagi teruk? Sebab benda yang dia mengadu tu benda yang tak betul, atau sudah diperbesarkan. Benda kecil mcm semut je, tapi bila sampai kat telinga warden atau exco, dah jadi besar mcm gajah. Senang cerita, buat fitnah. So effect balocker dah tentunya lebih teruk dari balaci. Malas nak tulis. Bayangkan jela sendiri. Kalau nak lagi ngeri, bayangkan kes balocker tu kes aspura (asrama putera/budak lelaki). Ala2 KL Gangster la kot. Haha

 Bila duduk asrama, fenomena puak2 balaci and balocker ni biasa. Memang wujud punyalah, mana-mana asrama pun. Term je yg berbeza. Yelah, budak-budak lagi kan. Zaman jahiliah, as we call it. So, bila ingat2 balik, samada ingat jadi balaci/balocker, atau ingt menjadi mangsa balaci/balocker, mesti ketawa sendiri (yang jadi mangsa balaci/balocker tu mesti teringat time ‘basuh’ ramai2 la tu haha). Sebab mcm kelakar teringat perangai dulu-dulu yang tah hape je. Perangai tak matang.

 Itu zaman sekolah. Zaman jahiliah. Zaman ‘mcm comeeeel jeww’.

 Tapi bila dah masuk alam pekerjaan, dah jadi adult, jumpa lagi balaci/balocker mcm zaman sekolah dulu, taktau apa nak cakap. Takkan nak ‘basuh’ jugak kot? Some of them dah tahap ‘makcik-pakcik’ pun. Masa zaman sekolah, mungkin tak tercapai dek akal kita bahawa perangai2 balaci/balocker ni akan memecah-belahkan orang, sebab mcm dah disebut kat paragraph atas tadi la, perangai tak matang. Tapi kalau dah adult, takkan tak tercapai lagi?

So sebenarnya, nak highlight paragraph yang last tu. 

Pahe dok?

Count On Me

Count On Me by Bruno Mars

If you ever find yourself stuck in the middle of the sea
I’ll sail the world to find you
If you ever find yourself lost in the dark and you can’t see
I’ll be the light to guide you

Find out what we’re made of
What we are called to help our friends in need

You can count on me like one, two, three
I’ll be there and I know when I need it
I can count on you like four, three, two
And you’ll be there ’cause that’s what friends
Are supposed to do, oh yeah, ooh, ooh

If you toss and you turn and you just can’t fall asleep
I’ll sing a song beside you
And if you ever forget how much you really mean to me
Everyday I will remind you

Find out what we’re made of
What we are called to help our friends in need

You can count on me like one, two, three
I’ll be there and I know when I need it
I can count on you like four, three, two
And you’ll be there ’cause that’s what friends
Are supposed to do, oh yeah, ooh, ooh, yeah, yeah

You’ll always have my shoulder when you cry
I’ll never let go, never say goodbye

You can count on me like one, two, three
I’ll be there and I know when I need it
I can count on you like four, three, two
And you’ll be there ’cause that’s what friends
Are supposed to do, oh yeah, ooh, ooh

You can count on me ’cause I can count on you

I heard it on the radio several times, especially when I was on the road, driving, but I was too stupid to notice that this is Bruno Mars singing. Haha. No wonder the song is very nice! The lyrics are so sweet, aren’t they?

The song is about friendship, or relationship with people that we love. It’s about being there for one another, about trusting each other. I like the ‘one, two, three’, and ‘four, three, two’ part. They are catchy but at the same time, not overdo the song. If you get what I mean. Haha

Enjoy the song. I know I do.

p/s : I’m imagining myself plucking some chords on a guitar, singing this song on a stage, dedicating it to my best friends. COOLNESS.
If only, I could play a guitar. *sigh*

When My Thoughts Are Not In Alphabetical Order

Hi people! Okay, this is gonna be random. I am just gonna write whatever that cross my mind. Am gonna start with……….

First, I already got ‘Surat Pengesahan Lantikan DG41’!! GB called me to the office this morning, and I already knew, this must be about the confirmation thingy. So, as soon as he said, ‘Tahniah”, I felt like jumping for joy in front of him. Yela, I’ve been calling the SPP for the million times asking about my confirmation status, and they kept saying, still in process, bla bla bla.. Now, thank God the wait is over! I can’t wait for the tunggakan! Hihi..

Surat Pengesahan Lantikan DG41 that I just got this morning!

As I got home, I noticed a pile of forms on my bed. Hal2 berkaitan kebenaran bernikah, borang2 wali, saksi dh setel and diluluskan! Tgl tgu je 11th March 2011… 🙂

The form that needs to be filled in during the akad nikah..

After performing Zuhur, I went to KakMaz boutique with mom to discuss about the wedding preparation. I reconfirmed about the budget, the themes and there are changes here and there and yaaaahuuu I got good discount! Hehe.. Thanks KakMaz. So, that one was setteled, but there are still few things. I forgot to buy the curtains for my wedding. I promised mom that I’ll belanja her the new curtains for the kenduri, but until now, I still haven’t kept my promise. I haven’t bought her the thing yet! Eish, bila laaa.. Tah sempat ke mak nk jahit…

Tomorrow, dh start Chinese New Year break! Yeaaay!! Well, I know that some of you my friends have already enjoyed your break since last Monday (including you, Mr.Gonzales),  but whatever. I am just feel too happy now that I get to wake up late tomorrow! Hihi..


Owh, anyways, my good friend dunia akhirat, Siti Soraya Lin will be getting married tomorrow! Eh, no no. She will be getting married tonight actually (by this time, dh nikah kot) and tomorrow is the wedding reception.

Who’s Lynn? Okay, I’ll tell you guys about her.

I’ve known Lynn since we were in IPBA. I was one of the ‘second-intake students’ who came two weeks later, so I didn’t really know anyone on my first day. I just stood outside my class, refusing to get in, coz I was… shy, and nervous at that time. Then, someone came. Someone who was wearing pink baju kurung and carrying a backpack. She greeted me (saying ‘budak baru ye.. saya Lynn’), shook my hand and welcomed me to that place. She was the very first ‘first-intake student’ that acknowledged my existence.

She is the most kind-hearted person that I’ve ever known. She is just so patient, religious, not forgotten, FUNNY in her own way (trust me, she IS FUNNY)!! She’s also a good cook. I still remember when we were in Australia, she always cooked for me. During lunch or dinner time, she would call me and asked me to come to her room and had lunch/dinner together. Sometimes, she didn’t even have to call me. Whenever I was hungry, I just knocked on her door, and buat muka sposen, asking for food. Hahahahah. And she always had something to feed me. Always!! 🙂 She never complained, she was just too nice. She’d never wanted to gossip about other people, God knows how many times I tried to invite her in. Evil me. Hahaha. There was one time, I came to her room, feeling very angry (and also hungry, haha) about someone. So, while eating, I kept telling her how bad that person was, bla bla bla, and then she said, ‘Mie.. (that’s what she calls me), jangan la benci sgt dier.. ‘ Every time she said something like that to discourage me, to stop me from committing more sins, I would protest by revealing more bad things about that person. Sometimes she laughed noticing how furious I was. Maybe the way I was mad, the words I used when I was mad, was funny to her, I dont know. When she laughed, sometimes I would merajuk coz she made fun of me. Haha

Usually, I couldn’t (or wouldn’t??) get too close with this kind of people, I mean, those religious ones, but with her, it is different. I feel very much comfortable being around her. Even though, both of us are soooo different, but I still can be myself, the childish, rebellious, bad-tempered, stubborn me in front of her. The best part is, she gets me. 🙂

Here’s my shout out to you my angel!

Congrats Lynn!! I’m incredibly excited for you. You are going to be a wife!!!  I wish you happiness with your beloved hubby. Tomorrow, I’ll be seeing you for the first time after our convocation last year. Can’t wait! Love you, miss you Lynn! 🙂

Lynn and I at Bribie Island, Australia, 2007.. 🙂

Also, akan berjumpa juga dengan my ex-Victorians yg SUPER HOT, Ponnie and Eqa!! Haha, they are shopping for Lynn’s wedding gift right now. Last minute shopping!

Hoping to see some other familiar faces. Who else are gonna be there??

It Was A Fun Day! :-)

[No background music since my Fifi is ‘mute’ right now. Haiya… Kena antar service.. Deng btol la!]

Hm… I’m now blogging while eating bread with peanut butter and jelly (while lying on my belly.. so pemalas!). Just wanna update what I’ve been doing these past two days. Yesterday, I attended one of my friend’s wedding, Umie Nadiya. She was gorgeous that day! She was actually my dorm-mate and my bed-mate when I was Form 5. Why did I say bed-mate? This is because every night, when everyone was getting ready to sleep, I would go to her bed, and slept with her on the same bed. Ye la.. Katil single yg kecik tu. Nasib baik kitorg kurus2, so muat la… Hehe. Why did I refuse to sleep on my own bed? Frankly speaking, I was (am) afraid of the ghost and stuff that related to that. Seriously, I dont really mind bad people, thieves, robbers, pick-pockets, but I am really afraid of the ghosts. At that time, my bed was near to the window. When I looked at my left, I would see kebun2 la, pokok sawit and all.. At night, it was kinda creepy and scary. Plus, some of the windows tak bleh tutup lak tu. Huhu. Every time I slept on my own bed, always rase x sedap hati and mmpi yg bukan2. So, I was scared and decided to sleep with Umi, in a kelambu. That continued until the end of the year. Hehe. Tu pon dh tido berdua, pernah jugak aku kena kacau ngn bnde2 ni. Tapi x takut sgt sbb Umie ade kat sebelah. Hihi. Since high school, we haven’t been in touch for quite some time even though she lives in the same district with me. Hm…

Well, congrats Umie on your wedding! Semoga bahagia hingga ke anak cucu. Cheers! 🙂

Haha. Nways, besides meeting Umie, I also met my other high school friends, like Azma, Ain, Raihan, Shakirin, Nisa and etc etc. Haha. I even forgot one of my friend’s name, how cruel! And know what, most of them said the same thing about me, ‘EMY DAH KURUS!!!’ I was like, ‘sejak bile pulak aku gemok ni…?’ Hahahaha. Tapi layan je la…

Yesterday, was also a reunion day with my high school girlfriends, Wana, Aina, Rina, Doyot, Capira, Mas and Cikin. After the kenduri, we hung out at Parsley Cafe. We reminded each others bout the things that we did in high school, all stupid and crazy things, the fight with seniors, with wardens, all those ‘gatal2 case’ with boys, and etc etc. And they reminded me about one big lie that I made when I was in Form 1. I lied to the whole hostel. Haha. The story was, I slipped and fell down the stairs when I was rushing to the ‘prep’ (I believe I actually stepped on my own kain and fell). There was a big crowd and I couldn’t dare to lift my head up after I fell. I was afraid they were gonna laugh at me coz that was one very embarrassing fall. So, I pretended that I actually fainted (HAHAHHAHAHA). Every one was panic and memang kecoh btol satu asrama. The excos brought me to the senior dorm, massaged, gave me water and fanned me until I slept… Haha! Best btol tido bile org kipaskan. I kept that secret for years, and accidentally told my friends when I was Form 4. They shouted in disbelief. Time tu baru terbongkar yang sebenarnyer aku pura2 pengsan sbb malu yg teramat akibat jatuh tangge. That’s why la until now bnde tu still jadi bahan. Hahaha! 😀

Nways, these are the pictures taken during the outing.

Arrived at the wedding scene.. Haha

Congrats Umi! 🙂

The bride+groom and friends..

My gurls, Aina and Rina

Wana and Pengkek.. My official photographer nnti.. Haha


Doyot and Capira @Parsley Cafe. Lepak cni after gie wedding.

Mas and Aina... Aina khusyuk men phone ngn sape tah... Kehkeh

Cikin, Emy and Rina

High School Besties, (From left, Cikin, Aina, Rina, Emy, Capira, Wana, Nini, Doyot,Mas). Harap maklum, gmbar ni ikot ketinggian okay? Hihi

After that, lepak lak kat Pantai Sg.Nibong makan Mee Bandung.. Cair sket la.. X sedap sgt.. Tpi kire stakat nk lepas gian kat Mee Bandung Muar that I’ve been craving right now… Kire lepas la… Hehe.


Okies! That’s all for now, update more things, next time.


*I’m praying for something good to happen this week…. Amin*

Turn Back For A Sec

I can’t sleep. So, I surfed the net and suddenly I felt like reading back my old blog (friendster blog). Most of the entries in that blog are about my life in Aussie and all things that had happened there (February 2007 until July 2008) before I started this WordPress blog in August 2008. And reading back all those entries, I smiled myself. I remembered exactly what I did everyday, my classes, my vacations, both sweet and bad experiences.. and also.. my friendship with Mr.Gonzales.

When I read those entries, I noticed that I have mentioned his names several times in my nonsense writing. Hahaha.
We were really best friends, then.

CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE. Those were the things that I wanted to do, but I couldn't. This entry was written when I was really bored in unilodge. Haha.

We both really liked to talk about football, sometimes over the phone, through YM, or even time lepak2 kat Abra Kebab tgh2 malam. Hahaha. But really, all we talked about was football. At that time I just knew he played football when he was in primary school and MRSM, so, we shared stories (but I didn’t play football, I just listened to his stories. haha). Funny thing, we also told each other that we wanted our kids to be footballers. And both were like, ‘weih, same la ngn aku! aku pon nk anak aku jdi footballer siot.’


CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE. Suke pikir mcm2.. Haha. Dulu la.. Haha. And I told Mr.Gonzales about this, so that was what his respond.

Okay, this entry was actually dedicated to Ponnie. Coz she used to be mad at me coz I always always asked her questions, bout every single thing, every time, every day. Sampai dia literally pening kepala nk jawab. Haha. Some of the questions, were soo out of questions.

CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE. He was my hero, even though he wasn't there. Haha.

This incident happened when I was watching football game with Ponnie at some cafe ke ape tah.. We were out that night. The game was between Liverpool and.. I cant remember which club. And we were disturbed by these two ongputih. So, that was how I escaped myself from that drunken shit man. And it worked. Haha

Few years ago, he was my best friend.
And now, Ewan (Mr.Gonzaless) IS still my best friend.
And it gets better!
Coz now I’m in love with him!

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