Thursday, December 6, 2007

Laila , Namamu Teratas.

Last Saturday, we (Batch 77) had a very small get-together at Dr. Hairuszah's house in Taman Maluri. Since I don't drive and dont know the way to Zah's house, I was told by Zah to follow Laila Alias. We met at Tesco Shah Alam and we went together.
I wrote a few lines about Laila as I know her then and now. I am putting this up in srikandi blog with the hope that somebody junior would read it and smile with me.

Here it is .

Laila , Namamu Teratas.

The first person that made friends with me the first day I joined MAB was Norlaila Said, a very pregnant lady from Pahang. We stayed friends till today. We were separated for a while when I had to work in the finance department and later to the Carpark Management in KLIA while she stayed in Subang Airport. Lucky her! I had to travel daily to KLIA for 6 years..and grew bigger along the way…he he he..I got my second chin while snoring on the bus! Later when I was transferred back to HQ in Subang, we got close again.

I can tell her anything and everything. Monday morning is never complete if I don't see and tell her of the weekend happenings. Everything dari cerita luar hingga hal-hal dalam kain, semuanye dia tahu, that's the level of friendship that we have. And I trust her completely. Nothing bad about me came out of her mouth and my secrets are safe with her. Best kan ada kawan gitu! And when the song 'Laila namamu teratas' by Amy Search became popular, I sang it to her. She just smile..

And, the first person that I got to know in this world is also a Laila. She was my mother. She used to tell me of the dreams she always had that really delighted her and me. She was beautiful and energetic and I miss her so much. When she was in Hospital KL, down with cancer the nurses there nicknamed her 'Laila Manja' and she liked it. Hhmmm..

And one Laila Alias from STF batch 77 asked me two days ago 'How close were we when we were in STF?' ha ha ha…This is the teratasest of my Laila's question! I laughed and Laila continued 'I know that I was very strict and very quiet back then'. Holding her hand, I don't have the heart to tell her that thirty years ago , in STF I tried my best to steer clear from her way!

But this Laila that greeted me in the Shah Alam Tesco parking area is a different person altogether. She talked and talked all the way to Dr. Hairuszah's house in Taman Maluri (for our batch get-together) that I could barely say anything at all. I enjoyed hearing her talking. Her mixed Malay-English was like a song to my ears. Dear God almighty…people do changed. I never imagined her as such a talkative lady.

So Laila Alias…Namamu kini teratas!



SK Hasnah Khalid

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Rumah Terbuka SKTF 2007

Dengan ini saya bagi pihak Srikandi Tun Fatimah ingin menjemput semua akak2 dan adik2 warga Srikandi beserta keluarga untuk menghadirkan diri ke Jamuan Rumah Terbuka SKTF 2007.

Kak Hapsah Yusuf (K.Chah '61) and suami En. Yussof Ahmad telah berbesar hati menawarkan kediaman mereka untuk kegunaan kita bersama.

Venue: BULUH PERINDU
Address: Lot 196, Jalan Sebalik, Sg Pelong, 47000 Sg Buluh.
Date : 17 November 2007
Time : 3PM onwards


Main food & drinks will be provided but pot luck by SKs are very very much welcome to make the event merrier.

So far we have:

1. Rendang daging -SKTF
2. Lemang - SKTF
3. cendol - SKTF
4. Laksa - Hana & K.Anis
5. Kek - k.Sue Nafry
6. Kole Kacang - Kak Jah
7. Nasi Dagang - K.Siti Normala
8. ??
9. ??
10. ??

It'll be great if somebody/anybody could take up these following menu or anything else (kalau ada spaghetti marinara pun ok jugak).

- Bihun goreng
- Mee goreng
- Roti Jala
- and/or Kari Ayam for roti jala
- Karipap
- Popia
- Sandwich
- Kuih2 melayu
- buah2 (yg siap potong)
- dessert
- dan sebagainye.... :-)

Please spread the words around and extend this invitation to all Srikandi regardless batches.

It'll be great if you submit your name to me or k.siti normala for F&B purposes. Don't worry if you are unable to bring any dishes as I'm sure there will be plenty of food to share. Your presence is much more important.

SKTF merchandise will be on sale too especially for those who haven't have their own copy of DSUS yet.

Salam Sayang,
SK Hana '91

p/s: Mercun dan bunga api takde sebab merbahaya. :)

Here's the map to Kak Chah's place. Click on the following image to enlarge. If you find it microscopic, download the .pdf version from here (if you are subscribed to STFOGA Yahoogroup, lah). Otherwise please call/email Hana (hanazita@gmail.com) or Dayang (dayangnoor@gmail.com). Hana and Dayang have already pre-recorded the directions to Kak Chah's in our voice mailbox..... hahahaha... no lah... just kidding.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Announcement : Srikandi Go-Kart Team Race 2007

UPDATED!!!!!
Fancy of becoming an F1 drivers like Schumi, Kimi, Alonso, Massa or Jazeman?

Now is your chance!
Come and join us at the Srikandi 2007 Go-Kart Team Race.
This can be your training ground of becoming the next F1 Driver!
Be There, Don’t Miss Out the Fun!

2007 GO-KART TEAM RACE



Citykarting Kart CircuitShah Alam Stadium
17th November 2007
Race like the F1 drivers!

Book your seat Now!

(Deadline for booking : 2nd November 2007 or max number of team whichever is earlier)

Team of 3 people, RM 380 per team
Race Enquiry and Booking : Call Marcy 013-341 1188
Payment Terms : Cash or cheque
Payable to: P.B.PP Sekolah Tun Fatimah, JB
Please bank into Maybank Account No = 014105411706
And fax detail to 03-79556235 Attn Marsella
Be There, Don’t Miss Out the Fun!
Itinerary:
10.00 am : Registration
10.30 am : Safety & Regulation Briefing
10.45 am : Qualifying Round and
Strategy Formation
11.00 am : Team Race
12.15 pm : Prize Giving
1.00 pm : End of Event

Rules:
1.Only paid driver can race. Limit to 20 teams only.
2.Organizer have the right to change the Race Date. Drivers will be notified of the change.
3.For safety reason, organizer have the right to disqualify any team member or a Team. 50% refund will be returned back to drivers.
4.50% Refund on cancellation.
5.If its rains, organizer will postpone the race to another date. Team race will be notified.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Ramadhan at Desa Tun

We all loved Ramadhan at Desa Tun because of so many reasons. The wardens and teachers were nicer than usual, minimum Detention Classes (because everybody behaved??), no morning ‘riadhah’, no house games, no PE, accelerated time tables and the list went on and on.

The funny thing is I can’t remember what was served during ‘sahur’. Can you? Maybe it’s because we all had ‘sahur’ half awake. I usually just shoved whatever food was put on my tray into my mouth. We rarely had any conversation going on at the dining hall. The only objective was, ‘eat fast, so that can go back to my beloved pillow A.S.A.P’. Usually I couldn’t recognize most people during ‘sahur’. Yeah, all STFians looked different during the wee hours. Maybe they’re all like me, never really bothered to comb my hair or splash water on my face, hence the half shut eyes.

The sleep after ‘sahur’ was usually really deep that chances of missing the first morning period were high. Thanks to all the school prefects who would make rounds at the hostel blocks to ensure nobody was getting less education. Hehe. However, there were cases of sudden migraine that forced some of us to drag our feet to the sick bay (and continued sleeping – if there were beds available, lah), only to be awakened by the fierce Kak Normah who would usually ask, ‘Ni apa kena ni?’ Her thundering voice was enough to inspire us to hurry back to the dorm, showered, get dressed and rushed to class. Forget psychological approach and diplomacy, Kak Normah’s voice was more effective.

The accelerated time table was to allow us to take longer naps in the afternoon. Bedtime again, baby! At least that’s what I thought back then. Only recently I realized that when we fast, our concentration period shortens but gets more intense. This is based on my own unofficial research done on myself when I was in Uni. Remind me to elaborate on this in another posting.

The afternoon prep hours during Ramadhan were meaningless (to me, lah). Who could concentrate on the books and finish homeworks when your tummy was busy singing ‘Keronchong Untuk Ana’? Those were my least productive hours during the day.

Surprisingly, there would be surge of energy when it came to ‘round compound’ time! This was when you could see all the happy, pale (hungry) faces walking around the school compound in groups, waiting for ‘break-fast’ time; definitely not discussing school work and exam questions. Haha. What we discussed, I couldn’t really remember but we didn’t do any gossiping or bitching back then. Ah, such pure hearted young ladies. Yes, STF is filled with Gadis Melayu Ayu Pemalu. :)

I could remember ‘break-fast’ menu quite well. There’ll be the dessert: either bubur cha-cha, bubur pulut hitam or bubur kacang; then there were dates; sirap selasih or cincau as the thirst quencher; steamed rice served with the usual ‘lauk pauk’. Thanks to our ever creative ‘AJK Makanan’ from each class and of course, Makcik Dining Hall.

Maghrib prayers were performed at the hostel blocks’ praying rooms, usually late, as we’d take really long time at the dining table to ‘lick-clean’ all the bowls. We all loved the Makcik Dining Hall so much; we helped to ease the ‘doing the dishes’ part.

The highlight of a Ramadhan day had to be racing in our white ‘telekung’ to the gym to get the best ‘saf’ during Isya’ and Tarawikh prayers. Yes dears, those were the times when we performed our ‘solat jemaah’ in the gym. That was before the beautiful surau was built. We usually lost about 5-8 kgs during Ramadhan because of the fasting and the nightly ‘sauna’. The gym was hot, okay… and the fact that the Dewan Besar was so ‘besar’, it blocked all the night breeze from entering the school gym. However it didn’t deter the Ramadhan spirit in us to complete the 8-rakaat of tarawikh plus 3 witir. The spirit would soar even higher if our ‘toings’ were in the nearest saf or better still, if they’re next to us. Waaaa weeeee….. ‘tak larat’, okay. Tengah rukuk pun boleh sengih sorang-sorang.

The second race for the night (this happened during weekends only) will be from the gym to the school canteen. Back then, the Pakcik Kantin sold fish cakes, fish balls, kupang…. You know… all the ‘cucuk-cucuk kat lidi’ stuffs dipped in chili sauce. So, we’d sit at the canteen benches, enjoying the food and chit-chatting until Pakcik Kantin ‘tutup kantin’. Can’t really remember what time the lights went out during Ramadhan, but we usually ended the nights with another round of supper at the dining hall. Buruk lantak or what? Hahahaha. Hungry, what to do….

Oh yeah, during my senior years, we stayed up even on Ramadhan nights. I can’t remember what we were doing. We were either finishing our homeworks (that were supposed to be done during those unproductive afternoon prep hours) or studying for test (only if the test was on the next day, lah…) If the warden was in a really good mood, we’d watch movies on Singapore TV. (To current students, please don’t tell your warden we used to watch late night movies, okay. Hehehe.)

So, obviously the reason why the nap after ‘sahur’ was so deep was …. (please fill in the blanks. I’m sure you know the answer by now.)

Ramadhan Al Mubarak to all Srikandis – wherever you are.


SK Dayang '91

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Selamat Menyambut Ramadhan


Srikandis,


Do'a malaikat Jibril menjelang Ramadhan "Ya Allah tolong abaikan puasa ummat Muhammad, apabila sebelum memasuki bulan Ramadhan jika dia



  • Tidak memohon maaf terlebih dahulu kepada kedua orang tuanya (jika> masih ada)

  • Tidak berma'afan terlebih dahulu antara suami isteri

  • Tidak bermaafan terlebih dahulu dengan orang-orang sekitarnya"

Maka Rasulullah pun mengatakan Amiin sebanyak 3 kali. Dapatkah kita bayangkan, yang berdo'a adalah Malaikat dan yang meng-amiinkan adalah Rasullullah dan para sahabat, dan dilakukan pada hari Jumaat.


Oleh itu saya terlebih dahulu memohon maaf jika ada berbuat kesalahan, baik yang tidak di sengaja maupun yang di sengaja, semoga kita dapat menjalani ibadah puasa dengan khusyuk, diberkati dan dirahmati Allah S.W.T, insyaallah.


SELAMAT MENYAMBUT Ramadhan Al-Mubarak

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Behind The Scene

**Caution: This is long......

On behalf of Exco 2007-2009 and 3S dinner commitee, I wish to thank all kakak2 dan adik2 from all 50th year era. Your presence really boost up our spirit. Hilang semua rasa penat lelah doing the preparation. As usual, byk benda yg kena buat last minute. hehehe...But seeing you ladies clapping, singing, ehmmm.....some even dancing on stage with Abg M.Nasir kita, I'm simply overwhelmed. Worth the time spend.
Wanna hv an insight of wat actually happened to me less than 24 hrs before the 3S Dinner? Hmm..lets's see where do I begin....
Wed 8/08 0800 hours - Previous nite tido at 4am, Mdm treasurer Anis dah calling2. "K Sue, mcm mana ni? Meja juniors ada 1 lagi kosong...loose seats a few...meja a, b,c. d.....tak penuh lagi. Apa nk buat? Camana ni? I kena pi bank, bank in cek. Then antar tiket ke Bangi, then pi KL..... (my reply? we still got time, insyaalah...take it easy)
Bro Azlan @ dinner chairman fr Star - Table Stf camana? You all ada byk kosong lagi ke? Anis camna? Numbering table u all in sequence ke? Sdar berterabur sikit.
Finalised VVIP list dah dapat dari ofis Dt Awg Adek? (my reply?...no worries, insyaallah, under control...Ye ke?)
Kak Mariamah @ Mdm President - "Sue, my son......?!!!!!? Oh no!! her son is going for operation due to apendik! (family first sis, don wori about us. Gosh...kesian betul..)
1500 hours - Alamak! baju tak ada lagi..nak pakai apa? "Hello? hello? help...bole sponsor baju ke?"
Dtk Houd @ protocol Star 1600 hours - Sue, corsage utk commitee members jgn lupa beli. Protocol people from JPM ada call you? What time will you be in PICC? They'll come over to assist / check on sitting arrangement. Bla..bla..bla...
1600 hours - Oopps...must call the students chaperons to remind them on a,b,c,d......
Pn Halimah Pgtua Stf - Wat time the gals leaving? Remind them to bring along their black court shoes....
Cikgu Zul/Cikgu Al Azmi Star - Have u left Ipoh witht he boys? Wat time would you arvd SAS, Putrajaya? Remind boys on the black shoes
En Ramli Sdar - Leaving tomorrow? Wat time ETA at PICC?
1600-1700 hours - Ryzah "K Sue, bunga utk Datin Rosmah nk mix colours?"
- Pn Lya (org kuat PIBG Stf) - The gals pakai tudung? Costume people tau? Camna nk cucuk sanggul? Kasut color apa? I nk beli for my daughter...since kite org Melake, better she pakai baju negeri Melake....hehehe....seorang ibu yg sangat prihatin kan?
1800 - 2000 hours - Anis "K Sue, company a,b,c yg ada iklan dlm buku dah bagi cek to Staroba account ke? Table ni camna K Sue, ada kosong lagi ni..Batch adik Pak Lah ni dtg, org2 senior ni K Sue, kena bagi table depan sikit. Susah they all nk tgk.. bla..bla..bla.. (how is it possible to gather the crowd last nite, if our Mdm Treasurer tak jemu2 pujuk you all dtg. Thank you for the hard work dear)
2000-2300 hrs - Bro Azlan @ dinner c/man "Sue, I dah email VVIP lists. You tolong cordinate with Dtk Houd @ protocol. I pening ni, Datin Rosmah insist Syed Sobri n wife Azie mengiringi dia masa dia nyanyi nanti. Adoiii....("Aiyo! bro Lan, nak kena tambah $$$ ke?)
Reen @ my daughter - "Ma, bunga (corsage) ni, semua nak letak safety pin ke? Eee...yg pink ni cutelah! Star, Sdar pakai colour maroon ke? Stf hijau? Can I take some for my pendidikan seni? Yada..yada...yada...byk tanya pulak anakanda i ni...
Anis - "Kak Sue, payment table...cheque...meja kosong....loose seats...tak sempat beli tudung lip lap...table arrangement...esok sempat lagi ke?"....(pi tido, dah lewat ni, esok masih ada.....hehehe)
Myself - Hmm...kena make a few reminder calls, sms "Leelany, wat time u reach kl? Script ok?" "Adib, Rose Anida, jgn lupa assist K Sue with the 52 students Stf, Star, Sdar"
"Cikgu Suhana, Haliza Stf...safe journey with students cos bertolak pagi2 buta". Check list, check list, check list...remind MIL to fetch kids fr school, hp charger, notebook charger, clothes, shoe, towel, toiletries, bla...bla...bla....bla
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Thursday 9 Aug
5 - 6 am - Shower, prepare breakfast, kejut kids
7 am - Sent kids to school, pi office to print stuffs. Sempat reply to client emails.
8 am - Drove to PICC. 13 students Star dah tunggu. "Dah bkfast? Where's your teacher?" Star boy's A "Sis, teacher we all will be late. We all ngan Pak Mat, bus driver" blablabla..."Ok, jom pi bkfast. Tolong Sis bawa brg2 ni. You all ni form brape? Form2? Form 4? La....same age ngan anak saya lah" Star boy's B, C, D "we all bole panggil mummy tak? Hmm....jangan jadi "Mamma San" tak pe! hehehehe kelakar, 13 of them trotting along with Pak Mat besides me. Suddenly my two 3S dinner "bosses" (Dtk Awg Adek & Dtk Hilmi) muncul out of nowhere! "Sue, I nak tengok hall. VVIP seating arrangement camna?" "Holding room mana? Restroom Vip mana? "Table occupancy camna? Penuh ke?" "Pukul 9am ke rehearsal?" "Sound system, lightings camna?"

(??? Wah bombarded with questions. Calling calling commitee members. Where r u guys?) "Aa...Dtk, the others will arrive shortly but your Starians boys are here. Why don't you join them for breakfast? (hehehehe...trying to buy time till all the commitee members dtg!! Alhamdulillah.....both of them pun comfortablly seated and chit chat. Hmmm....yummy ...ada lontong with kuah kacanglah for breakfast.... Being a heavy breakfast eater, berketul-ketullah nasi himpit yg I ambik. Alamak, bila jeling kat pinggan depa....la...makan ondeh2 & kuih lapis je?! Segan silulah I nak makan you. Nampak sangat mcm pelahap plak! issh....
Finally, dinner commitee came in one after another. Safe by the bell.....let them do the answering so that I can enjoy my lontong.
9 -10am - "En Razak @ Sdar, where's your boys? Dah sampai? Hah? bas depa rosak? Ganti bas kilang? OK..OK...tak pa....take your time."
- "Cik Suhana, Cik Hadiza @ Stf...gals kita dah sampai? Hujan lebat? Baru lepas Pagoh? Ok...ok...jangan suruh Pakcik bawak laju2! Don wori...kita tunggu..."
9 - 12noon.
a.Exhibition team Ryzah, Kak Ina, Kak Baya busy pungah memungah brg. Start gantung menggantung. Since sebelah menyebelah booth Star, depa pun tolong menolong each other. Pinjam meminjam tools. hehehe...setiakawan abis lah! Steady Ryzah, Stf BOLEH! Tiba2 Ryzah tanya "K Sue, ada....#%*^&*#%??" "Alamak sis! dah basah kuyup ke? Call any of our gals yg on the way, singgah kedai beli @$%^&*#. (sori sis if this is a bit personal, but your display of determination...I'm speechless & burst with pride to be associated with such a dedicated Srikandi! Good job sis!)
c. Projector - Kak Kimah, came all the way to PICC to pinjam her projector to Ryzah. Thank you very, very much sis. Really wish you could attend the dinner though....






b. Kak Che Na - "Mana nak pinjam trolley Sue?" "Bro Star, pinjam trolley boleh?" hehehe
c. Hall - With Eden people. "Add another 2 chairs on main table. Flowers? Name cards? Kena type sendirikah? Bla..bla....
d. Rehearsal begins. - Sound system, lightings, students lining up all the way from holding room on 1st floor till hall which is on the ground floor! Jauh tu.....jenuh gak up down, up down, nasib baik dapat lontong tadi. Bole sprint sikit, otherwise pitam den kalau makan si ondeh2 je. hehehehe
12:30 noon
a. Some goes for lunch. Bro Azlan @ dinner c/man fr Star tambah pening, seated at one corner. Just realized table arrangement in hall tak sama dlm print out. Ooppssss.....dah nak kena re-numbered balik....nasib baik discover earlier, if not, memang kelam kabut giler!
b. More support team came. Thank you, thank you, Molly, Laila, Dilla, Rose Anida, sapa lagi ya? Maaf if I miss out anyone. Adib & her bodyguard? She's among the 1st to arrive! Thanks sis...susah2 aje....
c. JPM protocol officers came to assist - Table seating? OK. Spelling of VVIP names with their title? OK. Suddenly when one of the officer flip the table skirtings at Rosmah seat...jeng..jeng..jeng...ngam2 kaki meja kat situ! How is she going to sit comfortably with the table legs in between?! Opps....not done purposely okay..(wink, wink) So, they have to rearrange the whole table set ups! Aiyo........
d. Oh yes! Kak Wa pun ada. Dia drop by straight from Johor. Thank you dear...you always have a "calming" effect on us all! hehehe.....
2 - 3pm - After solat Zohor, costume people dah buzy matching the costumes to suit the students. Oo....problem...how to do cucuk sanggul? Our gals bertudungkan? Some of the baju kebangsaan like Kadazan, Iban, sleeveless...Last2 have to call Pn Pgtua to seek opinion. The mak andam siap buat demo lagi on one of the gals. Hair still covered with black tudung and some areas covered with flowers & headgears. When the teachers, students, rep PIBG (Kak Ina) hehehe...puas hati, baru depa start preparing the gals. Kesian Anis kena lari ke Alamanda Mall to buy long sleeves inner baju for the short sleeves ones!


4 - 6pm - Most people dah balik berkemas. Alamak, I sangkut lagi with Eden people pasal table tu...Aiyo, tukar baju kat toiletlah jawabnya......Went to check on the students. Alamak the gals tak siap2 lagi2? Bila nak make up the 26 boys ni? Usher them to eat first. Check list, check list, do I miss anything?? Alamak....dah almost 6:20pm, i comot & busuk lagi! Run!!!!!!!
The rest is history lah kan......Gosh, I got carried away. Should spare you ladies the boredom going through details on the last hour of preparation kan? Sorry ye for being so long winded...wink! wink!
Last but not least, thank you once more to all Srikandis yg mengerah tenaga tanpa berkira, yang sanggup dtg jauh2, yang datang straight from office pun ramai....Setiap majlis yg besar macam ni sedikit sebanyak ada cacat celanya. Minta maaf banyak2 atas segala kekurangan. Insyaallah, akan dibaiki in future. Thank you again sisters for all your support!
Salam sayang,
Sue Nafry(SK7882)

Friday, August 10, 2007

Oooooooh What A Night!!!

A'kum sisters,

Pagi ni (as expected), i dah terlajak bangun ...bertempik sendiri melompat nak pi keje...hehe...nasib boss sporting..(x-SIGS!!! hehe).

fuiihhh...M NASIR WAS REALLY A CHARM!!!! gara2 dia lah kitorg sampai umah kul 3 pagi..hehe...MEMANG BEST!!! SPORTING GILER SBB KITA RASADIA NYANYI MORE THAN WHAT WE PAY HIM!

ishh..ish..ishh....baguih tullah m nasir nih....(nanti kita hire dia lagi ek!;)) memang rugi besor sape2 miss event semalam...IT WAS A GATHERINGOF 'RAKAN2 SEPERMAINAN' masa kecik dulu!!!

talking about our used-to-be-our-playground...yg paling kita geli gusi tu bila tengok k.eijabergambor sakan dgn A2 sized article dia pasal debating teams(star/stf/sdar)....tetiba...muncul seorang jejaka STAR yg rupanya2 WAS ONE OF THOSE IN THE SAME PICTURE!!! pecah perut k.eija gelak sbbjumpa balik geng debate yg dia fought against...tengok ke articletu...tak ubah cam segment BEFORE & AFTER dlm wheel of fortune tu..heheh...

apa2 pun, seronok tengok BIG HUGE GIGANTIC GATHERING...i estimateada 1200 pax mlm tu...AND M NASIR WAS A GREAT CHOICE!!!!

THANX TO ALL SK YG ASSIST THE EVENT...ESPECIALLY THOSE ATTENDED FROM BATCH 60S TO 2KS!!! GREAT SUPPORT LADIES!!!

ohhhh....kelat plak mata bila jeling ke paperwork ni...huhhh:(

SK Molly '91







ASM,

Yesterday was a great night. My 2 guests are so very happy thanks to K. Mariamah & Anis. They enjoyed the event. I even started the joy dance with M. Nasir on stage. I suppose the medicine that Dilla gave me made me go high! (I was having a flu and coughing none stop). We even get to go back stage since both of them knows M. Nasir relatively well. We had a chat and I had to give my door gift to M. Nasir since he doesn't have one. He was elated.

I even got to shake hands with DPM and wife on the way coming in from the restroom. And there M.Nasir starting the show!

This morning one of my guest sms me stating that our picture was in TV3 7am news. So watch out the upcoming news ok. And not to mention coming to the office this morning, the basement parking at Menara TM is practically empty even when it is already 8.05 am. I suppose there's a lot of STAROBA and SDARIAN in these building. Ha Ha Ha. Thanks to all for the work put in in the dinner.

SK Mars





Thursday, August 9, 2007

Majlis Makan Malam Perdana 2007 Tiga Serangkai

It Was Grrrrrrreaaaaaat!!!!!
Watch out for more pictures and stories.


With great honor, we would like to invite ALL SKs + Spouses as well
as friends to this GRAND DINNER FOR 2007 in conjunction with the
50th anniversary of 3 prominent SBPs (STAR-STF-SDAR):

Event: MAJLIS MAKAN MALAM PERDANA - Perintis Kecemerlangan Warisan
Kegemilangan
Date: 9 August 2007 (Thursday)
Time: 7.00pm-11:00pm
Venue: Putrajaya Convention Center, Putrajaya

Royal Guest: KDYTM Tengku Puan Pahang, Tunku Hajjah Azizah Aminah
Maimunah Iskandariah Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj (SKTF Patron)
Guests of Honor: YAB DPM Dato' Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak and wife
Dato' Seri Rosmah Mansor
VVIP Guests: Dato' Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein + Datin, Datuk Rais
Yatim + Datin, Datuk Abd Aziz Shamsudin + Datin, Tan Sri Isa Samad
Alumni Presidents: Datuk Dr Awang Adek (STAR) + Datin, Datuk Dr Abd
Latif Ahmad (SDAR) + Datin, Puan Mariamah Mohamed (STF) + Spouse
MMMP Chairman: Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahya (STAR)

Entertainer: M Nasir
Dress Code: Baju Kurung/Kebaya (Ladies), Batik Shirt (Gents)

Corporate Table Price: RM5000/table of 10
Alumni Table Price: RM2000/table of 10

Accomodation: Arrangeable on request (Cyber View Lodge, Cyberjaya)

For enquiries, kindly contact
SK Wardah at 019.318.5870 or wardah2005@gmail.com
or
SK Molly '91 at 012.234.4331 or molly@stfoga.org.my
or
SK Hana '91 at 012.317.1626 or hanazita@gmail.com



Special WARMEST WELCOME to other alumni members too!
Kindly disseminate this info to your batch/friends ASAP for we need
to have express response as this event is just around the corner.


SEE YA AT THIS GRANDEST SBP EVENT SOON!!!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Announcement : Go-Kart Team Race 2007


Fancy of becoming an F1 drivers like Schumi, Kimi, Alonso, Massa or Jazeman?




Now is your chance!
Come and join us at the Srikandi 2007 Go-Kart Team Race.
This can be your training ground of becoming the next F1 Driver!
Be There, Don’t Miss Out the Fun!


SRIKANDI
2007 GO-KART TEAM RACE
Citykarting Kart Circuit
Shah Alam Stadium
Round #1 : 1st September 2007
Round #2 : 27th October 2007
Race like the F1 drivers!

2007 GO-KART TEAM RACE
Book your seat Now!
Round #1 - 1st September 2007
(Deadline for booking : 24th August 2007)
Round #2 - 27th October 2007
(Deadline for booking : 19th October 2007)
Team of 3 people, RM 380 per team.
Race Enquiry and Booking : Call Mars 013-341 1188
Payment Terms : Cheque or cash
Payable to: P.B.PP Sekolah Tun Fatimah, JB
Please bank into Maybank Account No = 014105411706
(Srikandi Treasurer Exco 07-09)
email receipt to anissaleha@yahoo. com (012-6828044)
Be There, Don’t Miss Out the Fun!

Book your seat Now!
2.30 pm : Registration Starts
3.00 pm : Safety and Rules &
Regulation Briefing
3.30 pm : Qualifying Round and
Strategy Formation
3.45 – 4.30 pm : Team Race
4.45 pm : Prize Giving
5.00 pm : End of Event


Rules:
1.Only paid driver can race.
2.Organizer have the right to change the Race Date. Drivers will be notified of the change.
3.For safety reason, Organizer have the right to disqualify any team member or a Team. 50% refund will be returned back to drivers.
4.50% Refund on cancellation.
5.If its rains, organizer will postpone the race to another date. Team race will be notified.



Friday, July 20, 2007

Jemput datang

Treasure Hunt event

Flag off : Saturday 21st July 2007 - 8am, In front of Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad
Closing/Prize Giving Ceremony - Saturday 21st July 2007 - 5pm, Cafe @ Eye on Malaysia

Come join us!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

National Band Comp

Venue : Bukit Jalil Indoor Stadium Kuala Lumpur
Date : 8 July 2007
Time : 2 pm

Jom support!

Spirit, Solid, Smart!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Mari kite main Futsal..

Yes, the event is here again. Mari.. mari..

Venue: Sports Planet Ampang
Date : 4 August 2007
Time : 9am - 5pm

Calling ex-sbp students! it's the time of year again, when we gather to meet up old friends and at the same time lose those 'spare-tyres' with good 'ol sporting event!

Last year, The 2006 tournament was held on 26 March 2006 at Rio De Futsal, Subang USJ. We have received a total of 300 spectators and participants from all ages. The 2006 tournament included category for girls' apart from the category for boys' to promote an equal environment for both gender. A total of 28 teams participated of which 20 teams were from the boys' alumni and 8 teams were from the girls' alumni. Thank you all!

A big congratulations to the winners for last year's event;

Old Boy's category: MRSM Taiping
Old Girl's category: The Hybrids - mixed team of STF, TKC and SSP.

Since last year's event was a success, we hope that this year will turn out to be another encouraging achievement as well for us to keep this exclusive event ongoing for years to come. So come and make this event a great one!

Registration is now open. Visit http://www.nanapitt.com/srikandifutsal/

Thursday, June 28, 2007

STF Band Juara

YEAH!!!

2nd : SIGS
3rd : School from Kluang

Alhamdullilah!

Spirit, Solid, Smart!

The day..

Hari ni hari 'keramat' untuk ahli2 pancaragam Sekolah Tun Fatimah. Hari ini, tanggal 28hb Jun 2007, akan berlangsung pertandingan pancaragam bagi peringkat negeri Johor. Pfftt. Sebenarnya,bukan ahli2 pancaragam sahaja yang terasa bahangnya, bekas2 ahli pancaragam turut merasakan perkara yang sama. Goosebumps!


Believe me or not, pagi tadi lapar ya amat b4 sampai ke office. Sampai ke office, on pc, popupreminder luas terbentang depan mata. Damn! 'Band comp arini'. Terus hilang selera. *Mcm kite plaknak bertanding :p* Yang sedihnye, sekarang ni, Band Comp selalu diadakan pada hari2 weekdays, bukanlagi weekend macam dulu2. Boring betol! Macam mane nak p sokong? I remembered in the year 2002/2003, masa National Comp, ramai Srikandi yang turun sokong coz it was on the weekend. Seronok la sket.


Masih terasa-rasa the time when we were going for band comp. That was 13 years ago, aite Inaleem? Rase nak demam pon ade. Pagi petang siang malam la pektis. Dgn 1 tujuan - we want to win! 'Musuh'tradisi STF - SIGS disebut2 sebagai juara mase tu. Ye la. SIGS band mmg glamer kat Johor.Although STF boleh dikatakan glamer jugak mase tu, *sbb byk la jugak wat performance*, tp SIGS mmg disebut2 la sbg Johan.


Sebelom kami bertolak, we did another round of practice @ hockey field. Our batch turun beramai2 bagisupport la kat we all. Perghh.. The pressure was damn.. Tak boleh nak gambarkan mase tu. We were shoutingto the juniors dlm line. Sorang2 muke mcm harimau, singa sumer ada. Pressure!


We arrived @ Dataran Bandaraya dan terus solat Zohor. Sambil tu dah denga dah band2 skolah lain warm up.There were SIGS, SDJ, skool from Segamat, and ade lagi 1 skool. Tak silap mase tu we all perform no 4 b4 SIGS. The skool from Segamat starts first. SDJ dgn api2 lagi. Then finally it was our turn to perform. Masuk padang, then the rest was history. That year, was the 1st time we all use American style marching. Tak sepenuhnya tp ade la march ala2 ketam sumer tu. Lenguh ok!


The time has finally come for the result. STF dok kat belah kiri skali. EC boys were standing rite next to me.'Kak.. kak.. anak buah akak nangis tu' I was numb to be honest. Numb coz I dunno our faith. Numb coz SIGS was good too. And yes, anak2 buah percussionist, ade yg nangis. Tatau la nangis takut ke ape. 'STF menang ni kak. Dun worry' Sib baik la aku dlm baris, kalau tak mau aku hempok aje mamat ni. But hey, thank u for believing in STF! Hehehe. When the announcer announced SIGS as the runner up, makin la berdebar2 jantung ini. And yes, kita ditabalkan juara pada tahun itu. Feels like touching the sky.


My wish for today is, for STF to regain the Championship title. Though we, the Srikandi Band were unable toattend the event, doa kami sentiasa bersama2 STF band. I believe fellow Srikandi will pray for the gals too. Baru atau lama, dulu atau sekarang, the spirit within never change.


Spirit, Solid, Smart!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Marching Band Competition State level Johor

Event: Marching Band Competition for Johor.Whoever wins will replace Johor to Nationals
Date/Day: 28/06/2007 , Thursday
Time: 1400hrs
Where: At our very own Astaka (padang bawah for yang tak sure)


Marilah kita beramai-remam pergi menyokonng.Bagi Srikandi yang di Johor, STF would appreciate if you all could drop by to support.

All the best to the girls!!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Waiting on the World to Change

You know how you never really spoke to that particular senior when you were at STF, because you both moved in different circles? And then you bump into them in a city somewhere and suddenly there exists a bond beyond just seeing a fellow Malaysian in a foreign land - here's a face you actually know and share something beyond nationality, ethnicity and an equal love for nasi lemak! I think being abroad does that to you; and funnily enough, there are more Srikandis that I went to STF with doing the expat thing abroad than I initially expected. (The Class of 93 seems to have dibs on Britain, for some reason... )

Deciding to move abroad isn't as easy as the idea of wanting to move abroad makes it seem to be. There are perks - better pay is almost a given, but you actually do reach a point where money can't make all the other things that nag on go away. A friend of mine once happened to sit next to a Malaysian businessman on the bus in London - he moved to London for business reasons, but went home every month for a few days to see to his family. Best of both worlds, thought my friend and proceeded to tell him so; Not quite, he replied. You will reach a point where you've been abroad for so long, you pine for your roots. If you're lucky, they might still be there if you decide to go back. If not, you may have lost them forever. Whenever I reflect on this I think I get his point more and more.

But however well you speak the language, however embedded their dry wit and obsession of the weather is within you, for every minute that you live abroad, you are always on the outside looking in. There are constant reminders everywhere that you are not one of them even though as a Malaysian you can vote in the British local and general elections. And that as a non-permanent resident your taxes goes back into a benefit system you have no right to claim; and therefore, irony of ironies, it is your hand that feeds the mouths of the unemployed yobs who give you grief on the streets and tell you to go home.

So if you miss home (which I do), why move and pursue a career abroad? The old adage, hujan emas di negeri orang, hujan batu di negeri sendiri, lebih baik negeri sendiri, must have some truth in it or it would not have endured the years; although part of me thinks it was really coined by a trader in the olden days who was miffed that he had to return to the Malay Peninsular while his mates were living it up in Portugal, Goa, the Arabs or wherever.

But back to the question, and while I refuse to speak for everyone, for me my move abroad was a culmination of many circumstances and many events. I suppose deep down inside I had always wanted to return to the country where I grew up, but that was mostly a nostalgic element, not unlike wishing I was young enough to do STF all over again. It doesn't take long to realise that Britain in the 1980's is nothing like what it is today. [For starters Liverpool are useless and Man United are actually winning!]

It was the small, small things that made me decide to move here. Things like, having personal space. Being able to come in to work in my jeans and t-shirt. Having options, making choices. Responsibility for myself coming first before responsibility for others, however selfish that may seem. The fact that I had limited roots and committments, save a car, back home helped. It's easier when you have nothing tying you down like that. No mortgage, no man, no kids.

I get accusations of selfishness and arrogance from certain parties when they find out I work abroad; they tell me that I am sombong and I think I am too good for Malaysia, and that I am not contributing to building the country. I admit I am selfish, because I put my own personal needs first. But I think it's unfair to say that I don't contribute. At the barest minimum there is foreign currency flowing in from my pockets into the Malaysian economy. But on top of that I still engage with Malaysia and Malaysians back home. Perhaps not exactly in the same way that some people would like, but I think I chip in a tolerable amount into the collective nation-building pot.

Contribution, after all, is an all-encompassing concept. Coming from a school like STF, I've always believed that collectively as a group, we Srikandis were meant to affect change. That the buck does not stop after you graduate, get married and have kids (preferably in that order). Sure, not every one of us will be the Zeti Akhtars of the world, but you don't need to pitch in at the macro level to make a difference. We were all born with roles; and even at the micro level, as a mother, sister or aunt there is always positive change to be made.

Or so I think. But what do I know, right? I haven't even hit 30 yet.

Idlan Rabihah Zakaria, SPM '94

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Lunch time IS the time

Nowadays, every moment seems to be important and urgent. Sigh. It is hard to be a grown up, isn't it?

Looking back, I remember the time when I thought life was difficult because I had to complete a pile of homework and had to go without my afternoon nap since I [or shall I say we?] had to go for prep. Yes, it was difficult but it was somewhat less important. Hehe

I think [for melah kan], the most important time then was when the clock struck 1 "something something", triggering that big red bell's ringing, indicating that it was lunch time. Especially important was Tuesday: masak lemak cili api on the menu. Perhaps for the Fivers it was not a big deal since they didn't have to share the line with other the other formers but for the lower formers, lunch time was a very big deal. What else could compensate the sorrow of being away from parents and err...fierce looking seniors? Food of course!

Being in the second form meant that we had to share the lunch line with the first formers. My experience was not that pleasant since we were still lacking of etiquette and liked to berebut-rebut to get the senduk. Ok, I have to apologise for mixing the language but I can't help it, it gives me more "feel". Hehe. So anyway, there was this one day when, as usual, the line was long and the day was extremely hot [ok maybe I’m making up some extra effect here but never mind]. Our previous lesson's teacher had also failed to release us early which helps explain how this certain incident happened.

I always think second formers regardless of batch were a bit gangster.

Since the queue was long and we didn't feel like joining it, we, the whole class just cut the line and invaded the rice ... err... the rice pot or bekas nasi.

So, it was my friend [S] who was so brave: she snatched the senduk from a first former who I shall name Q. But Q was not just any first former. She would not let herself be treated that way without a fight. Instead of letting the senduk go, she hardened her grip on it and refused to loosen it. Everyone could see that these girls were obviously fighting over a senduk nasi. This incident went on for a few minutes until Q finally let go of the senduk.

I thought it was over. Yeay, victory to us and we could eat rice with yummy lauk. But to my horror, S who was probably feeling geram, held the senduk high and suddenly knocked the senduk on Q’s head.

"Adoiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!"

I am telling you, I still can hear her yelling the word adoi!

While she was busy rubbing her head, we the second formers, flocked to scoop our share of rice, completely ignoring her and the rest of the first formers.

Yes, I know. It was a mean thing to do. Hehe [ops] but I am not saying I am proud of it. No, of course not, yet somehow when I think of this incident, it will never fail to make me smile.

Today, S is pursuing a master's degree and teaches primary-school kids… and is also a disciplinary teacher [gasp]. She sometimes tells me that now she understands how our teachers felt back then when we decided to take the rules into our hands. What happened to Q, I am not that sure but the last I heard, she is completing her ACCA.

Both of them get along well without any problems. These days.



Monday, June 11, 2007

Al-Fatihah for our sister

As per the latest news, Sis Zailan Jamaluddin has passed away on Saturday the 6th at 3.30pm at
Pantai Medical Center. Jenazah sudah dikebumikan semalam di Cheras. Kak
Zailan meninggalkan suami dan 6 anak, 2 girls and 4 boys, youngest is an
8 year old girl.

Al- Fatihah utk Sis Zailan...

Wassalam.

(Emailed received from Sist Wan Hasmemi Wan Ismail)

R2V- Our Head coach , Mr Liew.

Apart from our news in The Star, our Head coach, Mr.Liew ,was also the limelight of the day. The article was written by Dato' Sarp, one of the MC Old Boy wo has never failed to be at the side of the basketball court every year during HKSBP finals.

Mr Liew, as per written in K.Ana's email earlier, was the basketball 'Tok Bomoh' who helped TF Dynamites to get back our tropy after 16 years. And yes, this year it is a history as both teams MC Cagers and TF Dynamites, under his guidance and coaching, managed to win both trophies. And, not only he stressed on the seriousness of the basketball game, he also stressed the importance of studying and achieving excellent results on the players.

The excerpt below taken from Berita Harian, Saturday 9th June 2007.

Perspektif: Jurulatih sukarela mampu bentuk pasukan berjaya


PERTANDINGAN bola keranjang lelaki Sekolah Berasrama Penuh (SBP) Piala Hamdan Tahir ke-32 di Sekolah Menengah Sains Kota Tinggi yang berakhir 31 Mei lalu berkesudahan dengan keputusan yang dijangka dari awal, iaitu Kolej Melayu Kuala Kangsar (MCKK) menang perlawanan akhir dengan menewaskan Sekolah Menengah Sains Seremban (SASER) 103-62.


Pertandingan itu dimulakan pada 1974 dan kecuali pada 1998-1999, ia diadakan setiap tahun. Dalam tempoh itu, pasukan MCKK yang menggelar dirinya Cagers paling banyak menjadi johan, iaitu 12 kali, di samping empat kali menjadi naib johan.

Ini diikuti Maktab Tentera Diraja Sungai Besi (RMC) yang menjadi johan sebanyak lima kali dan naib johan 10 kali dan Sekolah Datuk Abdul Razak (SDAR) yang menjadi johan lima kali dan naib johan tiga kali.

Cagers satu-satunya yang menang tiga tahun berturut-turut dua kali, iaitu pada 1981-1983 dan 2004-2006. Pasukan lain yang pernah menang tiga tahun berturut-turut ialah SDAR, iaitu pada 1974-1976.

Dengan kemenangannya kali ini, Cagers satu-satunya yang pernah menang empat tahun berturut-turut, iaitu pada 2004-2007.

Dalam 20 tahun pertama pertandingan ini (1974-1993), Cagers menjadi johan lapan kali dan naib johan tiga kali. Pada tahun tidak memasuki pertandingan akhir, ia sekurang-kurangnya layak ke separuh akhir. Kerana prestasinya yang luar biasa itu, Piala Hamdan Tahir yang asal dihadiahkan untuk simpanan Cagers.

Apakah rahsia kecemerlangan Cagers? Jawapan ialah jurulatihnya, Liew Yong Choon. Anak Kuala Kangsar ini graduan Universiti Malaya, menyertai Polis Diraja Malaysia sebagai kadet Asisten Superintendan (ASP) pada 1975 dan bersara pilihan sebagai Senior Asisten Komisioner (SAC) pada 1997.

Beliau pemain Perak (1968), Exco Persatuan Bola Keranjang Amatur Malaysia (MABA) pada 1980 dan Naib Presidennya (1987-1989) serta pengurus pasukan bola keranjang lelaki Malaysia (1988-1989).

Pada 1988, pasukannya menewaskan pasukan Olimpik Korea Selatan di kejohanan Piala William Jones di Taiwan, manakala di Sukan Sea 1989, selepas hampir 20 tahun tidak memenangi pingat emas, pasukannya berjaya memenanginya dan ia juga kali terakhir bagi kita setakat ini.

Liew diundang melatih Cagers mulai 1974, iaitu sebelum Piala Hamdan Tahir yang pertama di mana Cagers menduduki tempat ketiga, iaitu di belakang SDAR dan RMC.

Mulai saat itu, Liew yang ketika itu bertugas di Kuala Lumpur berulang alik untuk melatih Cagers. Beliau berehat pada 1988-1989 untuk menjadi pengurus pasukan Malaysia. Beliau kembali melatih Cagers pada 1992-1993 sebelum berehat panjang.

Dalam tempoh 20 tahun itu (1974-1993), Liew menjadi jurulatih secara sukarela, iaitu tanpa imbuhan. Bukan kerana MCKK atau Persatuan Murid-Murid Tua MCKK (MCOBA) tidak menghulurkan apa-apa. Tetapi kerana beliau tidak mahu menerima apa-apa. Sebalik, beliau banyak membelanjakan duitnya sendiri untuk Cagers.

Ketika ketiadaan Liew selama 10 tahun (1994-2003), Cagers menjadi naib johan pada 1994 dan pada 1995 hanya layak ke separuh akhir. Pada 2003, Liew kembali melatih Cagers. Bekas Cagers menubuhkan Quest 4 Glory (Q4G) yang lengkap dengan tabung membiayai keperluan Cagers. Tetapi Liew enggan menerima apa-apa. Sasaran Q4G ialah menjadi johan mulai 2005, iaitu sempena ulang tahun ke-100 MCKK. Kehebatan Liew membolehkan Cagers menjadi johan setahun lebih awal, pada 2004.

Kini, Cagers tidak terhad dalam SBP. Ia juga disegani di Perak dan Pulau Pinang. Pada 2005, ia diundang menyertai pertandingan bola keranjang tahunan di Sungai Siput, Perak, dan menjadi pasukan luar yang pertama menjuarainya. Pada 2006, Cagers satu-satunya pasukan luar diundang ke pertandingan bola keranjang bawah 16 tahun Pulau Pinang.

Liew membina Cagers mempunyai sikap betul. Mereka bermain seperti profesional – menguasai kemahiran asas yang tinggi, mematuhi strategi dan taktik yang ditentukan, berstamina, berdisiplin, komited, bersistem dan berlatih sepanjang tahun.

Cagers juga mempunyai rekod akademik membanggakan. Liew dan Q4G menentukan sasaran tertentu. Sesiapa yang gagal memenuhinya tidak dibenarkan berlatih dan bermain untuk masa tertentu. Pernah dua pemain utamanya tidak diturunkan dalam Piala Hamdan Tahir peringkat zon kerana gagal satu kertas peperiksaan.

Q4G menyediakan tuisyen oleh guru dari luar untuk Cagers bagi subjek lemah SPM. Liew sendiri memberi tuisyen Bahasa Inggeris, Matematik dan Sains untuk Penilaian Menengah rendah (PMR). Pemain senior digalakkan membantu pemain junior.

Rekod SPM Cagers ialah pada 2005 apabila dua orang mendapat 101A, iaitu kaptennya dan pemain terbaik Piala Hamdan Tahir, Ahmad Amirul Hafidz Ab Rahman, adalah pelajar terbaik Malaysia dalam kategori itu dan Ketua Murid, Ahmad Khalis Nazib.

Bagi Liew ini mempengaruhi Cagers dan Q4G, bola keranjang bukan untuk MCKK saja. Liew mahu mutu bola keranjang meningkat. Justeru, beliau melatih Sekolah Tun Fatimah (STF) dan membantu Sekolah Menengah Sains Pokok Sena, Sekolah Menengah Sains Sultan Mahmud (SESMA) dan mulai Julai ini, Kolej Tunku Kurshiah (TKC).

Yang menariknya, dalam bola keranjang perempuan SBP Piala Hajah Zainab tahun ini yang diadakan serentak dengan Piala Hamdan Tahir itu, dua didikannya, iaitu SESMA, berjaya untuk pertama kalinya sampai ke separuh akhir, manakala, STF, selepas 16 tahun kemarau johan, berjaya menewaskan Sekolah Seri Puteri (SSP), iaitu kuasa utama bola keranjang perempuan SBP, dalam perlawanan akhir.

Ini bermakna tahun ini, Liew mengetuai juara berganda, iaitu MCKK dan STF – satu sejarah yang pertama kali terlakar.

Sesungguhnya, perjalanan Liew membentuk dan memupuk kejayaan Cagers dan kesinambungan Q4G, serta penerimaan orang lain terhadapnya, adalah amalan terbaik yang ulung dalam semangat, pendidikan dan mutu kesukanan.

Penulis adalah Pengerusi Akademi Belia yang juga bekas Presiden Majlis Belia Malaysia (1998-2002)

Girls do school proud


Excerpt from The Star, Saturday June 9th, 2007


Apart from their excellent academic performance, the students of Sekolah Tun Fatimah, Johor Baru, also stole the limelight when the school's basketball team emerged champion in the national inter-full boarding schools' games.

Its captain, Norfarahain Ahmad Baharuddin, was also named the best player.

Hotshots: Halimah (centre) posing with the basketball team members.
The school was the champion for the Piala Toh Puan Datin Hajjah Siti Zainab when women basketball was included in the games in 1976 and had won trophy in the ensuing four years and also in 1990 and 1991.

The return of the trophy cup after a 16-year absence has definitely brought joy to everyone at the school.

Headmistress Halimah Shaaban express pride at the students' feat.

“These girls have shown strong fighting spirit.”

The basketball team received its prizes from Johor Education director Mokhy Saidon at the presentation ceremony at SM Sains here recently.

Norfarahain said she hoped to play as good as the characters in the i“Slam Dunk” cartoon series.

Although the 17-year-old said she had thought of giving up the game to concentrate on her studies, she finally stayed on and was glad she did.

In the Boys’ category, Kuala Kangsar Malay College retained the championship title for the fourth consecutive year.

The team defeated SM Sains Seremban 103-62 in the final of the Piala Tun Dato’ Haji Hamdan Sheikh Tahir.


Monday, June 4, 2007

We are the new Champion!

Bila makan tak kenyang, tidur tak lena, mandi tak basah, tandanya Dynamites are well prepared untuk ppm final. K.Spena repeatedly bagitau kitorang that her batch dah pernah menang tahun 1991 and if kitorang menang this year, it would be like menebus kekalahan 16 tahun kekalahan STF. K.Hana and K.Spena keep saying that Dynamites ’06 is the ‘Almost Champion’ team. But this year we want to b the ‘Champion’ team!!!
The night b4 final, we all had final briefing with Mr. Liew, coaches, Srikandis, old boys and Cagers. Mr. Liew btol2 tekankan on our defend system. B4 tido, K.Spena ingatkan kitorang to visualize of what to do in the game and get the feeling of winning 2morow.

I cant sleep well that nite. Asyik terbangun je. We woke up early and cepat2 siapkan diri. Before bertolak ke basketball court SAKTI we all semua baca doa dulu and nyanyi lagu sekolah. And have some mental preparation. At that time, rasa nervous but Tun Fatimah’s fighting spirit is always with us. Eventually, the battle begun. The 1st 3 minutes, SSP score their 1st 3 points. I saw diorang memang overconfident giler boleh menang. 1st quarter, SSP lead 9-4. we were really shocked but we keep on fighting and focusing on the defend system. eventhough our offence agak teruk, but that was our good defend system ever. I manage to recall all of our penat lelah practices and sacrifices to be more focus. Our defend system was very tight. They can’t even get through. Mr. Liew keep on telling us to tighten up our defense. Alhamdulillah that day we listen to the instruction very well (fuh…finally….).
the game was really intense. Even though we lead the game on the 2nd quarter, the opponent betul2 tried to kejar. All through the game, the supporters bagi semangat and cheer kuat giler kat luar semata-mata untuk naikkan semangat kitorang. Suddenly, preeeeeeeeeet….. masa tamat. Tiba2 je Nampak K.Hana, K.Nik Azizah, K.Rus and others dah lari2 terkam kitorang, shouting, screaming, jumping. Semua nak peluk kitorang yang busuk giler ni.kitorang dah menang!!!!! STF-SSP, 42-39.
Alhamdullillah.. Segala penat lelah dah terbalas dengan kemenangan ni. We know we deserve it.





I on behalf of my teammates would like to thank our coaches, Mr. Liew, K.Spena, and coach Halim for all their tireless support and believing in us. Tak lupa juga to K.Ana Jabbar ’80, K.Hana ‘91, K.Nik Azizah ’00, K.Rus ’05 and Dynamites ‘06 yang came down all the way to Bandar Penawar yang hujung dunia ni and all the Srikandis out there yang banyak doakan kejayaan kami and also not to forget MCOBA yang sokong kitorang especially Abg. Ise, Cikgu Jimi, Dr.Aidi, Dr.Nase and ex-Cagers. thank you once again for your moral support. To R2V team, without you we couldn’t possibly gone this far.

To Bonda, this victory is our farewell gift since Bonda dah nak bersara and to all Srikandis, TF Dynamites proudly dedicate this Piala Toh Puan Zainab untuk semua especially K.Hana, this is your birthday gift from us.

Written by,
FAEZNUR FAROK, FORM 4.
NUMBER 11
a.k.a ANIS SALEHA…. Hehe..

Sunday, June 3, 2007

R2V Year 2 Roundup: A Heartfelt Thank You




Salam & Dear Srikandis,

My family got back home from HSKBP 2007 yesterday evening. Too tired (gruelling heat for 5 days!) to write anything. Also, apologies for the short replies to most smses after our victory over SSP. I probably didn't reply to some msgs kot... Thank you once again for the support, prayers & wishes.

For the record, I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation to the following people:

Warga STF (Pn Pengetua, PKs, Guru-guru, Pemandu, Wardens) yg telah memberi sokongan jitu kepada R2V. Saya tahu ada kalanya idea R2V memang pelik & sukar difahami - membawa pasukan lelaki menjalani kem intensif di STF atau berkampung di MCKK untuk menyertai kem yang sama? Kenapa? R2V percaya Dynamites perlu melihat & merasa sendiri apa CHAMPION team sanggup lalui untuk kekal JUARA. Cikgu Ita, pls sampaikan ucapan penghargaan kami kepada semua yg terlibat, ya.

Mr. Liew: No words can express how I grateful I am for your MAGIC TOUCH in transforming the girls team within one season. Many occassions you expressed your challenges to coach a girls' team (easy to yell, scold & walkout at boys but girls??? ). Anyway, you did GREAT SIR! I was amazed at times, you called for time out during crucial moments not to tell them strategies but just to ask them to take a deep breath to settle down. Your wisdom during crucial moments to lead the team to victory is incredible! When Ise introduced you as 'Tok Bomoh' the first time I met you mid-2003 proves to be appropriate- you read opponent's game correctly & predicted precisely what they will do & you quickly came out with a strategy to counter what they did. Not many coaches have that ability.

Coach Halim: What is an MC oldboy doing in STF?? I suspect you agreed to help in coaching the team for one of the following reasons: 1. love for basketball or 2. a request from Mr. Liew 3. only you know... For whatever reason(s), I sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart. All your sacrifices between lectures & going to STF court during the weekdays. Pls also thank your wife, Nurul & children for sharing their father with so many girls. Their support means a lot to us too. We hope you all will continue to be R2V family...

MCOBs Alep'06 & Que'05: Thank you for helping the Dynamites eventho both of you were at times MALU to speak semasa coaching them in the absence of Mr. Liew or K.Spena. You did great!

SK Spena: You have been my right wing in realising R2V dreams. Your dedication & sacrifices towards this project are awesome! You sanggup spent your Fridays chasing the buses in Puduraya, slept on the bus to JB and again chased the buses in Larkin Sunday evenings to be in KL on Monday mornings to get back in the office. At times, you passed your frustrations to me for the delays or bus rosak ;-))) You never bothered applying sunblock like most ladies because winning is everything to you. I'm glad you were there to receive the cup this year as a coach. In 1991, you held the cup as a player ;-)

SK Hana: If Spena is my right wing, you have always played the role as my left wing.. Lifting me up towards our R2V goals. Whenever, I was unavailable, u always stepped in to do what needed to be done. No complaints uttered! All along 'Ok, kak...' You understood I have two teams with 100 children to handle eventho you have not been a mother. At times, Safina & you helped me with my own children or MC Cagers too..

Presidents & Excos SKTF 05/07 & 07/09, thank you for trusting my leadership in R2V. My requests from the association (Srikandi Tun Fatimah) have been granted each and everytime without much questions. I feel good each time Treasurer, Vice Presidents tanya, 'K.Ana, R2V ada cukup duit tak? Beritahu whatever amount yang you need...' Knowing this at the back of my mind, made me more motivated to lead this cause. President baru (K.Mariamah) lagi agresif.. As soon as she took over, she said this to me, "How much R2V needs a year? We look for the money..." I told her about SKTF sponsoring a room di K.Tinggi for Srikandis yg ingin menyokong, she said, "Never mind, I'll pay for the room." Thank you K.Mariamah!

All Srikandis yg telah memberi words of encouragements, prayers, support in whatever ways (jurugambar, tukang jahit capsters, webmaster, driver Dynamites, in-house pharmacist, doctor, tutors, counselor, food contributors, etc...) I cannot thank you all more...

To the generous Srikandis I must thank you for the financial support. Money Talks.. without money we couldn't do much. Semoga Allah sahaja yang boleh memberi lebih rezeki to all of you... Ada juga Srikandi yang I terpaksa jawab, " I think you have contributed enough for the year. Let others do their part pulak. If I still tak cukup, I'll let you know & then baru you contribute lagi.." (you know who u r)

We managed to run the project with lesser amount of money compared to the first season because two major intensive camps were held in SESMA (Dec) & STF (1st school break '07). We saved a lot of money on accomodation. I apologise if I have missed some of the names. Pls update me for the record. I know Hana, Spena & a few others memang tak ter'rekod personal expenses.' Halal aje ke?

Ise '80: my dear husband whom introduced me to basketball during our days in USA. Brought me to MCKK end 2003 for an intensive camp & introduced me to the players - some so small I wondered if they were really basketballers? How wrong I am when one of the 'little boys' turned out MVP this year. Great play & Congratulations Em (Mohamad)! Tq Dear for understanding my drive to help the Dynamites & for being very supportive towards R2V. We have became expert on managing 100 children ;-) We shared our ups/downs in realising Q4G & R2V. We kept each other motivated to not loose sight of our goals. Last year, when MC came out Champ & STF became runner-up, I was happy. Not too bad for setahun jagung R2V. Itu pun menumpang Q4G sikit-sikit. But when Q4G & R2V became a BIG family, the double victories made me TRULY ???? not sure what words to use. So, shall we do it again for another year?

MCOBs - Dr. Aidi, Jimmy, Azran & wife, Latiff & family (coach SESMA), Dr. Nase (coach SMS Machang), Azhar '80 & children, Kaio '80, Dato Sarp & Datin Lyn, Kushai '80, Ikram & family (Kuala Terengganu), Alep, Mijie, Gto, Qassim, Que & ramai lagi yang tolong jerit & sokong dalam tent while STF was trying to steal the cup from SSP. Tanpa suara you all, manalah cukup jeritan dari Srikandis pagi tu?

MC Cagers - Thank you for inspiring the Dynamites to be a champ like you guys. I think you have shown them the way. Also Rahmat & Cagers, don't worry about Sir paid attention to the girls; I could see he's very passionate about his Cagers much more :-)

Warga The Malay College - Tn Pengetua (En Rauhi), PKs (Cikgu Roslan, Cikgu Fairuz, Cikgu Shamsudin), Guru-guru/Wardens, pemandu (En Megat, En Annas): terima kasih daun keladi kerana memberi kebenaran TF Dynamites berkampung di MC & menumpang bas MC bila perlu. Cikgu Fairuz, tlg sampaikan ucapan kami kepada semua di Kolej.

Maka tamatlah 'Return-2-Victory' musim ke 2. Insyallah, jika di panjangkan umur & Srikandi sekalian sanggup memberi sokongan kepada pasukan R2V, kita ketemu lagi di musim ke 3 untuk mempertahankan kejuaraan di tahun 2008 di Jitra, Kedah. Srikandi di kawasan Kedah/Perlis, BERSEDIA!!

Maju maju maju segera maju
Berbaris menempuh rintangan
Tun Fatimah maju sama maju
Mencapai cita-cita
Dan harapan ibu pertiwi
Kamilah penuntut Tun Fatimah
Mendukung cita-cita yang suci
Bergerak maju cita dituju
Di bawah semangat dan urat nadi
SRIKANDI TUN FATIMAH!


Wassalam,
Ana Abd-Jabbar '80
Coordinator 'R-2-V'

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Dynamites@HKSBP 2007: Liputan hari ke 5

We won! We won! We won! We won! We won! We won! We won! We won!
We won! We won! We won! We won! We won! We won! We won! We won!
We won! We won! We won! We won! We won! We won! We won! We won!
We won! We won! We won! We won! We won! We won! We won! We won!
We won! We won! We won! We won! We won! We won! We won! We won!

Victory is ours!



Updated at 4 p.m

WE ARE D CHAMPION!!!


Every we go....people want to know...
Who we are.....so we tell them
We are the Champion...mighty mighty Champion
Hey ho....hey ho......


Sapa masih ingat n visualise laungan dan sorakan seperti di atas?!
Bestkan?!!!!!

Hmm....after such a sleepless nite and pacing the floor as early as 5am this
morning, I can finally put up my feet n enjoy my cup of coffee while still
smiling from ear to ear.

Apart from rejoicing over the "Federal Court dismisses Lina Joy's appeal" to
have her religious status adjudicated.....this claiming back the trophy after 16
years.....is the best news ever!!!! Syukur Alhamdulillah....

On behalf of alumni Srikandi, we wish to salute the followings:

1. Dynamites - Gals you ROCK! You're d BOOM! Well done and for all the hard
work be assured that you all will be well rewarded. Keep up d good work sisters.

2. Coaches - Mr. Liew, Bro Halim, Bro Ise, Spena (do I miss anybody)?. You
guys are a real mentor and sumber inspirasi to all. What else can we say but
kudos to all, our hats off, thumbs up. GOOD JOB COACHES! YOU'RE THE BEST!

3. Support team - Kak Ana, Hana......you're the backbone of the team. Gals,
YOU ALL ARE SIMPLY AMAZING! Portrays such superb dedication and so inspiring to
the team....it's not possible without you all. CONGRATULATIONS! Opps.....not
forgetting "perunding imej" team kita. None other than the sassy Molly yg
bersengkang mata 24jam menjahitkan 2 sets of capsters for the players. Glamour
betoi team kita mcm ala2 "Flo Jo" the sprinter gitu. Class lah you
Molly.....kalau ada award for the smartest and glamourous basketball outfit,
confirmlah dapat kat Dynamites! huhuhuhu......bila nak mass produce? Bole jual
tu...hehehe

4. Warga Srikandi - Congrats and a big thank you to you all as well. Your
prayers, financially support and encouragement really boost the team spirit. We
are so united in ensuring the team won the title that I strongly believe that
our prayers are finally answered. I felt so blessed to be associated with all of
you ...syukur alhamdulillah diatas kebesaran NYA. Amin......

Insyaallah, kita akan mengadakan khenduri kesyukuran. Will have to get consent
from Mdm President who has just landed in London this morning. Last but not
least lets pat ourself on the back! hehehehe.....good job STFIANS!!!!!!!

Salam sayang,
Sue Nafri (VP1 @ ex Capt 9)


Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Dynamites@HKSBP 2007 : Liputan hari ke 4

Dup dap! Dup dap! It's the semi finals between STF and SESMA. And the score is:



So, STF will be in the finals tomorrow at 8a.m. As expected, The Dynamites' opponent will be SSP! No, this is not Deja Vu. This is so real. Let's see how the 1st team from each school will fare. Let's pray for Dynamites' success. We know you are all strong, determined and well prepared, girls! Go for it!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Dynamites@HKSBP 2007: Liputan hari ke 3

Ahhh... the Dynamites never failed to amaze us. Here's the score for today's BIG win.



Hip! Hip! Hurray!

Monday, May 28, 2007

Dynamites@HKSBP 2007: Liputan hari pertama & ke 2

This posting is supposed to really make your Monday!

Received an SMS from SK Hanazita on Sunday morning. She wrote:

STF VS SSP
52 - 34




Wooohoooo!
Now, that's news! That's the opening match. Let's pray harder and patiently wait for more news.

Here's what was written in HKSBP Bulletin on Monday:



** Remind me to ask Hana whether Anis Saleha is a Dynamite basketballer or Kak Anis Saleha herself (who sponsored the jersey).



*** Okay, the picture I received just confirmed that Number 11 was 'penjaring terbanyak' and her jersey was sponsored by Kak Anis Saleha. According to Hana, the reporter published the news without verifying the facts with STF. Owh, that was hilarious, okay. Kak Anis must have been really proud to have her name published in HKSBP bulletin after 20 years graduating from STF. Moral of the story is: Don't forget to sponsor Dynamites' Jerseys in the future, you have no idea what's in store for you. :)

Updated at 10.55 a.m:

From SK Suraya Nafry's (ex-capt 9) email:

Laporan terkini from our camp, SSP probably jest "testing the water" because they sent their 2nd players for this match. So what? We actually sent our 2nd team too! huhuhu......so looks like both teams are saving their best players for last..


Updated at 11.27 a.m:

... and we just beat another opponent!!



Updated at 4.09 p.m:

... and another victory for the day! Woohooooooo!!!! You girls did great!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Hati berbunga dimalam RU

Tepat jam 3.30 petang , keluar sahaja dari kereta di hadapan Subang Jaya Holiday Villa, sambil membetulkan baju kemeja putih yang ku beli khas untuk hari ini ( dress code untuk perjumpaan hari ini ialah baju putih dan seluar/kain gelap), pandangan ku tertumpu pada sekelompok wanita hampir separuh usia yang berkumpul di lobby hotel.
Langkahku terhenti.
“ Masih kenalkah mereka padaku?”
“Macammanakah agaknya penerimaan mereka padaku?”
Ahhh….peduli apa!
Aku memberanikan diri dan meneruskan langkahku. Nasib baiklah tadi anak bongsuku berkeras memaksa aku memakai sandal hitam yang selesa ni, jika memakai kasut bertumit tinggi mesti goyah langkahku. Begitulah nervousnya aku! Masyaallah…nervous macam nak gi interview lagaknye aku ni..

Tersembul aje aku di pintu lobby, mereka yang sedang rancak berbual terdiam. Lebih 15 pasang mata tertumpu padaku.
Aku cuba mengukir senyum..( atau adakah aku menyeringai?)

“Duyong! Duyong!” seseorang berteriak.
“ Yalah! Duyonglah. Duyong. Duyong” serentak suara-suara makcik-makcik itu menjerit-jerit memanggil nama gelaran ku sewaktu di STF dulu. Mereka semua menerpa ke arahku. Tanpa kusedari aku juga terkinja-kinja meluru ke arah mereka. Hilang nervous ku. Hilang senyum ku. Mesti aku menyeringai seperti kerang busuk waktu itu!

Hingar bingar suasana di Lobby hotel. Tetamu-tetamu hotel yang lain terpinga-pinga melihat kami. Pekerja hotel di meja pendaftaran hanya mampu tersenyum, kelat-kelat manis. Apalah agaknya yang bermain di fikiran mereka..hmmm

Kamilah pelajar-pelajar yang menamatkan Tingkatan Tiga kami pada tahun 1975 di Sekolah Tun Fatimah, Johor Bahru. Inilah reunion kami yang pertama sejak 30 tahun.
Kali terakhir kami bertemu dan berpisah di bumi Johor pada tahun 1975 dulu, ketika itu kami hanyalah anak-anak manis berusia 15 tahun.
Atas idea gempak Tengku Puan Pahang, Tunku Hajjah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah dan hasil titik peluh dan usaha gigih yang tidak mengenal penat AJK2 yang terdiri dari Kak Cik, Kak Saba, Kak Kimah, Kak Asmah, Kak Radzie, Kak Cimid, Kak Midah O, Cik Limah, Noraini Mohadan, Suraidah Sulaiman dan Kak Raja Farizan, perjumpaan ini menjadi kenyataan pada hari ini 27 dan esok, 28 April 2007 di bumi Selangor.
Secara rasminya, satu pengumuman untuk Re Union ini ku lihat terpampang di lama yahoogroups stfoga dan stfbatch77 pada bulan March 2007 yang ditulis oleh Kak Saba. Zuraidah Sainan serta merta membalas dan menyatakan keinginannya untuk turut serta. Terkejut aku melihat nama itu. Zuraidah ialah kawan baikku semasa mula-mula bumi bertuah Tun Fatimah ke jejaki pada Januari 1973 ketika aku baru berusia 13 tahun. Zuraidah lah insan pertama yang bergelar teman yang berbual dengan ku di asrama itu. Zurai juga teman yang sama-sama menemaniku menangis bila terasa homesick yang teramat berat dijiwa ku pada waktu itu. Almaklumlah aku yang hanya seorang anak kampong yang bebas bergerak ke mana-mana serata ceruk rantau kampong, bermain masak-masak, bermain mak-mak dengan kawan-kawan , merasa amat payah untuk menyesuaikan diri dengan rutin harian asrama yang dirasakan begitu mengongkong di STF. Kehidupan yang dikawal tiap masa oleh deringan loceng, pada usia muda itu ku rasa amat
menyeksakan. Paling berat ialah rasa rindu yang teramat pada famili. Lagipun aku tidak pernah berpisah dari mereka sebelum itu walau untuk semalam.

‘ Duyong, aku Zurai. RU nanti kita pergi ya? Aku bagi nama engkau kat Kak Saba tau! ‘ Suara Zurai menerpa dari talipon yang ku pegang disuatu hari , diawal April.
Setelah 30 tahun, bila suara Zurai ku dengar semula, terasa mesra, penuh keyakinan dan… tua!. Ahhhh ..itu suara Zurai! Kawan baikku dulu!

Agaknya, ketika mendengar suaraku, Zurai juga berfikir dan perasan yang suaraku juga seperti suara seorang tua! Ha ha ha…ye lah…..kami sebaya dan masing-masing dah 47 tahun. Ya Allah..how time flies….

Semasa ditingkatan 3 kami terbahagi kepada enam kelas. Setiap kelas mempunyai 30 orang pelajar. Dan kumpulan bekas pelajar ini mempunyai yahoogroup sendiri bernama stfbatch77@yahoogroups.com. Diawal March aku menyedari dan mula menulis ke laman web ini. Aku berkenalan semula dengan Kak Fariz, Siti Maimuda, Hairuszah, Kak Haini, Kak Cik, Kak Saba dan lain-lain yang sering menulis di situ. Dari situ juga aku mengetahui bahawa kawan-kawan ku itu ada yang menjadi doctor, pensyarah, professor madya, juruhebah RTM, cikgu dan berbagai-bagai lagi jawatan di berbagai jabatan kerajaan dan swasta. Dari hari kesehari semakin dekat Re Union semakin gementar rasanye untuk bertemu kengkawan.

Dan aku malu.

Malu kerana setelah 30 tahun tidak bertemu, aku telah membesar berkali ganda dan menambah berlapis-lapis dagu……hatta melampaui kuih lapis yang sering ku masak. Jawatan ku juga tidaklah setinggi mereka yang lain..hanya pagar dawai sahaja. Tertanya-tanya di benakku, bagaimanakah penerimaan mereka terhadapku, terutamanya teman rapat dan mesra yang dulunya ku panggil Dot tapi kini bergelar Datin Halidah! Bergulunglah lidahku memanggilnye datin je sepanjang hari….

‘ Engkau mesti tak ingat aku!’ seseorang menggenggam erat jari-jari montokku. Dia tersengih di depanku. Tanganku digoncang-goncang mesra sambil dia tertawa. Aku renung wajah itu.

Ya..aku kenal dia!
‘ Jemilah Abu Bakar!’ aku sendiri terjerit kegembiraan. Suara akukah yang menjerit itu? Masyaallah…tapi..aku ingat dia. Aku ingat sangat ngan dia.

Raaap! Aku dipelok erat. Pipiku yang terlebih serbuk penaik bak kata kak Fariz disanggingi oleh pipi Jamilah yang masih seperti dulu saiznya. Pipi kanan. Pipi kiri. Pipi kanan semula. Berapa tahun kita bersama Ella? 5 tahun? 7 tahun? Dulu masa sekolah aku tak pernah pun sentuh pipi engkau, tapi hari ini tiap pipi kawan-kawan yang lain pun turut menyentuhi pipi ku. Sebak dada teman weh.…

Betapa aku merindui kalian..!

‘Tak berapa muat tangan aku nak memeluk engkau Yong.’ Kata Roy (Datin Rohaiza).

Sume mengatakan gitu padaku tiap tubuh kami berpautan. Anehnya..,saat itu aku lansung tidak sedikit pun merasa malu atau terasa hati dengan gurauan mereka semua. Malahan tiap patah kata mereka seperti muzik ditelingaku. Aku pelok setiap seorang dari seratus lebih teman-teman ku pada hari itu tanpa rasa segan atau pun silu. Cuma Tengku Puan yang aku segan nak pelok. He he he.. Ampun, Tengku Puan…Saya segan. Lain kali I peluk you jugak…jika u izinkan.. It is not that I love you less or I remember you less, tapi I segan je…

‘Angun..! Angun..! ‘ jerit anak bongsu kesayangan Datin Dot ketika ku temui mereka di gelanggang bowling di Pins and Balls, level 2 hotel tersebut jam 5.30 petang. Kami beramai-ramai makan petang di situ. Yang masih aktif dan segar bugar berebut-rebut bermain bowling. Ku lihat Ranti Sakiman menghayun bola seperti menghayun buah pulasan aje layaknye. Kuatnye engkau Ranti ! Yang tidak berapa aktif seperti ku melayan kawan-kawan berbual, menyambut mereka yang baru sampai dan sambil itu sempat juga melayan selera di Hi-Tea yang dihidangkan di situ.

Anak comel si Dot yang berusia 4 tahun tadi menjerit-jerit tidak membenarkan aku duduk di sisi emaknya. Ha ha ha… ‘Inilah penghibur hati kami suami isteri. This miracle baby came late in life’, kata Dot. Gemercik suara anak itu memenuhi ruang Pins and Balls menagih perhatian emaknya yang sekejap dipelok orang ni dan sekejap dipelok orang tu. ‘Husband I demam, ada di bilik kat atas’, Dot berkata sedikit apologetic. Ya..itulah kehidupan. The other half will always remain a half!

Di Pins and Balls aku memelok pula Kak Haini, Ranti, Kak Pah,Tengku Norsida dan yang lain-lain yang tidak mungkin dapat kusebutkan nama mereka satu persatu di sini. Sambil memelok Tengku Norsida ku raba rambut dalam tudungnya. Dulu rambutnya panjang sampai ke ponggong. Sesiapa yang berada di STF pada tahun 73 hingga 79 pasti mengenalinya for that trademark.

‘Engkau masih berambut panjang lagi ke Shida?’. Seseorang menanyanya.
‘ Aku dah raba dah. Dah tak ada dah rambutnya’. Aku menyampok. Tg Norsida tersenyum manis. Dia masih lemah lembut seperti dulu.
‘Laki aku suruh potong ‘ katanya tersenyum. Aku membayangkan her other half got tangled in her long hair..ha ha ha.

Malam itu mulai jam 8.30 kami makan malam di Classic Ballroom, level 3. Kak Radzie memaparkan gambar-gambar lama kami sebagai montage. Suasana ballroom di Holiday Villa itu akhirnya berubah wajah menjadi seperti dewan STF lagaknya. Gambarku sewaktu di remove class bergaun pendek di porch bersama Zurai juga dipaparkan. Aku sendiri tiada menyimpan gambar itu! Camana boleh Hairuszah pulak yang ada simpan gambar tu? Mengekek-ngekek teman-teman ku ketawa . Duyong..Duyong…Namaku diseru. Ahhh…bahagianya aku!

Nasi Beriani, daging kambing, ayam panggang dan segala-galanya ku jamah pada malam itu. Semuanya sedap! Tentunya lebih sedap dari makanan yang dihidangkan di dewan makan STF tapi mana boleh tanding kegembiraan ku makan nasi minyak yang dihidangkan pada tiap malam Jumaat di sana . Pastinya lebih sedap lagi bila semuanya memakai baju kurung hijau kan?

‘ Kita pernah gaduh dulu kan Yong?’ Terperanjat aku bila tiba-tiba Kak Shahidah Ibrahim bersuara ketika membalas pelokanku. Aku cium pipinya. Rindunya aku pada mu kak. Kakak ini ialah Class Monitor ku sewaktu kami ditingkatan Enam tahun 79. Dan aku assistantnya. Aku renong wajahnya. Jarinya tidak ku lepaskan. Aku keliru.

‘Iye ke kak? Bila? Saya tak ingat pun. Kenapa kita gaduh kak?’ Aku menanya bertubi-tubi.
Cikgu Shidah hanya tersenyum.

Raap! Aku diterpa dan dipelok lagi.
“Engkau Duyong!. Ingat aku tak?’ Tuan punya tangan yang menarikku menanya. Aku terkedu. Siapa yek? Terkulat-kulat lagi.
‘Orang kampong lah! Saya pernah datang rumah kamu dulu. Kamu udah lupakan saya ke ? Rumah kita dekat-dekat.”

Huh.!!?

“ Alaaa..saya NorJariahlah..”

Raap.!
Norjariah ku pelok erat. Akhir sekali aku berjumpanya 32 tahun yang lalu semasa kami di tingkatan Tiga. Sesungguhnya aku rindu…

Zap. Zap. Zap.
Kami bergambar. Aku yang kebelakangan ini selalu menolak untuk bergambar bersama anak-anak dan saudara mara, tidak menolak untuk bergambar bersama-sama teman. Aku pulak yang terkinja-kinja mencelah jika nampak teman-teman bergambar. Aku tidak akan melepaskan peluang bergambar dengan kalian semua pada hari ini. Walau mukaku akan memenuhi separuh dari skrin kamera kalian …Lantaklah !

Zap. Zap. Zap.
‘Sungguh kami tak sangka berupaya mengumpulkan seramai ini teman-teman kita. Target kami pada mulanya hanyalah seramai 50 orang sahaja. Tapi hari ini hampir 120 orang yang sudi datang. Jumlah ini sangat memberansangkan. Kami berterima kasih pada anda semua yang sudi datang’ kata Kak Cik dalam ucapannya.

‘Hebat betol dia orang ni. Camana ye mereka dapat cari kita semua?’ kata Kak Haini keheranan dan kagum. Kami terkesima.

Itulah the power of will. Itulah the power of women. Kalau hati kita nak, semua boleh jadi dengan izinNya. Antara ramai tu, Kak Aida datang dari Amerika, Siti Maimuda dari Brunei, Kak Fariz dari Kulim, Su dari Batu Pahat, kak Yang Cik dari Segamat, Kak Pah dan Tg Norsida dari Kelantan. Dan seorang dari laut dalam. He he he…akulah tu! Duyong katakan. Dan entah dari mana lagi. Dari lembah Kelang yang paling ramai. Ada antara kami yang tinggal berdekatan namun mungkin tidak mengenali satu sama lain atau pun tidak terjumpa kerana kesibukan masing-masing menguruskan kehidupan berkeluarga dan berkerjaya.

Jam 1.30 pagi, setelah berkali-kali berkata akan menyanyikan lagunya yang terakhir, Tg Puan akhirnya berhenti menyanyi. Bravo Tg Puan. Rasanya Zizi menyanyi dari jam 10 malam tu sampai jam 1.30 pagi. Siti Nurhaliza patut tabik. Kami bertuah..,dihiburkan dengan suaranya yang serak-serak basah oleh seorang teman yang juga puteri seorang sultan.

Saya bangga.

Selepas itu masing-masing ada yang balik ke bilik dan ada yang balik kerumah,..seperti ku. Suami beserta anak bongsu menjemputku dalam renyai-renyai pagi itu…Penatnye..my age must be catching up to me…Esok paginya ada juga teman-teman yang menyambong cerita sesame mereka semasa acara Taichi dan Brunch. Aku tidak turut serta kerana melayan famili adik yang singgah sebelom balik ke kampungku di Perak.

Namun tidak akan ku lupa wajah-wajah mu teman. Suara kalian masih tergiang-giang ditelinga. Terubat rasa rindu ini buat seketika. Jiwa ni aduuhhh, berbunga-bunga!
Malam itu kami bersorak gembira bila bertemu dan berpelukan. Kami bersorak gembira bila melihat teman-teman terkapai-kapai cuba mengingati nama kami, bila name tag yang dibekalkan AJK kami tutup dengan tangan. Can you believe it? Kami pakai name tags that night!

Malam itu juga air mata kami tergenang bila mengenangkan Kak Zaharah Mahwan yang dah pergi meninggalkan kita semua. Al Fatihah..

Malam itu juga kami tertanya-tanya, kemana perginya sebahagian lagi kawan-kawan yang tidak dapat dikesan dan dijejaki. Antaranya, Nor Hamimah Alias, Sabariah Hashim, Usmirah, Zuraidah Shahrin, Rosmawati, …..dan lain-lain.

Aku berjanji pada diri, jika berkesempatan akan aku cuba cari lagi kawan-kawan yang masih belom ku temui. Akan ku jejaki kau wahai Cikgu Saadiah Hashim di bumi Segamat..dan akan ku jejak kau Kak Zuraidah Shahrin di kampungmu…

Dan yang aku paling pastinya, malam itu makcik-makcik berusia 47 dan 48 tahun ini tidak segan-segan terkinja-kinja dan tertawa gembira dan puas bila menatap wajah-wajah teman kesayangan.

Alhamdulillah, Tengku Puan telah berkenan menjemput kami ke istananya di Kuantan untuk perjumpaan kami yang kedua dalam dua tahun lagi. Pada masa itu aku berharap tangan teman-teman akan dapat bertaut ketika memelukku !




Hasnah Khalid @ Duyong.