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My Career Path 2007 - 2014

Saturday, March 08, 2014
A bit about my job:

1. SMK Tamparuli, Tamparuli
Duration: 3 Months
Post: Practicum English Language teacher
Scope: I did my teaching practicum in this school. One of the class that I was lucky enough to teach is all-girls science stream class. Too much estrogen!

2. Smart Tuition Centre, Papar
Duration: 7 Months
Post: English Tutor
Scope: After my internship (practicum), I decided to work as full time English Tutor in one of the tuition centre in Papar, Sabah. I worked with kindergarten kids up to Form 5 students and even practiced English Language for adult learners for a group of working moms under intensive Communicative English Skills.

3. SMK Langkon, Kota Marudu
Duration: 3 years 4 months
Post: English Teacher
Scope: My first posting as a teacher before I was transferred to the Education District Office. Apart from English, Morale Studies and Civic Studies were added to my repertoire.

4. Education District Office, Kota Marudu

 

Post: English Language Officer
Scope: I deal with teachers' on-going training and teachers' training in my district.
Manage projects, paper works, program etc that involved English Teachers. Overseeing all the teaching and learning activities in 7 Secondary Schools and 37 Primary schools.
Officiating English related ceremonies (also non-English related) which was really 'educating'.
The supervisor of the Native Speakers Program where Native English Speakers were sent to Primary School as mentors to English Teachers - 2 natives speakers, one from Canada and one from the UK.
On top of all, I learn how to manage teachers which was harder than managing students.

5. Pusat Penataran Ilmu dan Bahasa, Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Post: External English Tutor.
Scope: I was doing my masters degree and was offered to teach Reading and Writing in English Language to various group of UMS under-grad students taking various majors and minors. It's a very interesting experience and I have a clearer seeing now on the level of English proficiency amongst universities students.

6. Multimedia College, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah


Scope: I was referred by a friend to work as an external part time lecturer in this college. I have the privilege to teach diploma students from various faculties.
1. English Proficiency Skills
2. English for Technical Communication.
3. English for Communication.

7. SMK Langkon, Kota Marudu
Scope: I finally decide to go back to my root of teaching students because this is what I like to do most.

8. Open University Malaysia
Post: Part Time English Tutor
Duration: October 2013 - Present
Scope: English for Oral Communication & English for Written Communication



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My Laptop 2008 - 2014.

Saturday, March 08, 2014
This is my first laptop, Touchmart TX2. I named it Dhenryian. It's HP by brand and I bought it Dec 2008. I really love this laptop. It's the first generation of HP touchscreen come tablet. The monitor is adjustable and it can be turned clockwise, screen facing up to become a tablet.


This is my second laptop The Iconia W5 and I named her Nedelicious the 2nd. It's Acer by brand. It's a device with 3 modes; a tablet, a laptop and everything else, haha. I find it extremely portable and I love how it fits my on-the-lane lifestyle. 


My favourite, The Acer Aspire R7, it's gigantically big for a laptop but I love it. In fact, I'm using it right now. It has a wide screen 15.6 inch, a bit strange in physical but fundamentally speaking, a great ultrabook. I named her Nedelicious the 3rd.



I am no computer expert. I bought them because I love them. I also have 2 desktops, one an Acer PC of 2003 and an All-In-One Dell, which was bought by a friend of mine a week ago. Below is the picture of my Dell. I love her dearly because it has occupied me during my postgraduate studies but I have to let her go because I didn't get to really spend much time with her anymore. She's at my other house and I'm living in another house now. BTW, her name was Nedelicious the 1st.

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Malaysia General Election 13 - Sabah Full Result

Monday, May 06, 2013
PARLIMEN
P.167 – KUDAT: ABD RAHIM BAKRI (BN)
P.168 – KOTA MARUDU: JOHNITY @ MAXIMUS ONGKILI (BN)
P.169 – KOTA BELUD: ABD RAHMAN DAHLAN (BN)
P.170 – TUARAN: MADIUS TANGAU (BN)
P.171 – SEPANGGAR: JUMAT IDRIS (BN)
P.172 – KOTA KINABALU: WONG SZE PHIN @ JIMMY (DAP)
P.173 – PUTATAN: MAKIN @ MARCUS MOJIGOH (BN)
P.174 – PENAMPANG: IGNATIUS DORELL LEIKING (PKR)
P.175 – PAPAR: ROSNAH BINTI HJ ABD RASHID SHIRLIN (BN)
P.176 – KIMANIS: ANIFAH BIN AMAN @ HANIFF AMMAN (BN)
P.177 – BEAUFORT: AZIZAH BINTI MOHD DUN (BN)
P.178 – SIPITANG: SAPAWI BIN AMAT WASALI @ AHMAD (BN)
P.179 – RANAU: EWON EBIN (BN)
P.180 – KENINGAU: JOSEPH PAIRIN KITINGAN (BN)
P.181 – TENOM: RAIME BIN UNGGI (BN)
P.182 – PENSIANGAN: JOSEPH KURUP (BN)
P.183 – BELURAN: RONALD KIANDEE (BN)
P.184 – LIBARAN: JUSLIE AJIROL (BN)
P.185 – BATU SAPI: TSEN THAU LIN (BN)
P.186 – SANDAKAN: WONG TIEN FATT @ WONG NYUK FOH (DAP)
P.187 – KINABATANGAN: MOKTAR RADIN (BN)
P.188 – SILAM: DATU NASRUN DATU MANSUR (BN)
P.189 – SEMPORNA: MOHD SHAFIE APDAL (BN)
P.190 – TAWAU: YAP KAIN CHING @ MARY YAP KEN JIN (BN)
P.191 – KALABAKAN: ABDUL GHAPUR SALLEH (BN)

DEWAN UNDANGAN NEGERI
N.01 – BANGGI: ABD MIJUL UNAINI (BN)
N.02 – TANJONG KAPOR: TEO CHEE KANG (BN)
N.03 – PITAS: BOLKIAH ISMAIL (BN)
N.04 – MATUNGGONG: JELIN DASANAP @ JELANI HAMDAN (PKR)
N.05 – TANDEK: LASIAH BARANTING @ ANITA (BN)
N.06 – TEMPASUK: MUSBAH JAMLI (BN)
N.07 – KADAMAIAN: UKOH @ JEREMMY MALAJAD @ MALAZAD (PKR)
N.08 – USUKAN: MD SALLEH MD SAID (BN)
N.09 – TAMPARULI: MOJILIP BUMBURING @ WILFRED (PKR)
N.10 – SULAMAN: HAJIJI HAJI NOOR (BN)
N.11 – KIULU: JONISTON LUMAI @ BANGKUAI (BN)
N.12 – KARAMBUNAI: JAINAB AHMAD (BN)
N.13 – INANAM: ROLAND CHIA MING SHEN (PKR)
N.14 – LIKAS: WONG HONG JUN (DAP)
N.15 – API-API: LIEW CHIN JIN (PKR)
N.16 – LUYANG: HIEW KING CHEU (DAP)
N.17 – TANJONG ARU: YONG OUI FAH (BN)
N.18 – PETAGAS: YAHYAH @ YAHYA HUSSIN @ AG HUSIN (BN)
N.19 – KAPAYAN: EDWIN @ JACK BOSI (DAP)
N.20 – MOYOG: TERRENCE SIAMBUN (PKR)
N.21 – KAWANG: GULAMHAIDAR @ YUSOF KHAN BAHADAR (BN)
N.22 – PANTAI MANIS: ABDUL RAHIM ISMAIL (BN)
N.23 – BONGAWAN: MOHAMAD ALAMIN (BN)
N.24 – MEMBAKUT: MOHD ARIFIN MOHD ARIF (BN)
N.25 – KLIAS: LAJIM UKIN (PKR)
N.26 – KUALA PENYU: LIMUS JURY (BN)
N.27 – LUMADAN: KAMARLIN OMBI (BN)
N.28 – SINDUMIN: AHMAD BUJANG (BN)
N.29 – KUNDASANG: JOACHIM GUNSALAM (BN)
N.30 – KARANAAN: MASIDI MANJUN @ MASDI (BN)
N.31 – PAGINATAN: SIRINGAN GUBAT @ ALIANCE (BN)
N.32 – TAMBUNAN: JOSEPH PAIRIN KITINGAN (BN)
N.33 – BINGKOR: GAPARI KATINGAN @ GEOFFREY KITINGAN (Star)
N.34 – LIAWAN: SAPIN @ SAIRIN KARANO @ KARNO (BN)
N.35 – MELALAP: RADIN MALLEH (BN)
N.36 – KEMABONG: RUBIN BALANG (BN)
N.37 – SOOK: ELLRON ANGIN (BN)
N.38 – NABAWAN: BOBBEY AH FANG SUAN (BN)
N.39 – SUGUT: JAMES RATIB (BN)
N.40 – LABUK: METAH @ MICHAEL ASANG (BN)
N.41 – GUM-GUM: ZAKARIA BIN MOHD. EDRIS @ TUBAU (BN)
N.42 – SUNGAI SIBUGA: MUSA AMAN (BN)
N.43 – SEKONG: SAMSUDIN YAHYA (BN)
N.44 – KARAMUNTING: CHARLES O PANG SU PIN (BN)
N.45 – ELOPURA: AU KAM WAH (BN)
N.46 – TANJONG PAPAT: TAN SHU KIAH (BN)
N.47 – KUAMUT: MASIUNG BANAH (BN)
N.48 – SUKAU: SADDI ABDU RAHMAN (BN)
N.49 – TUNGKU: MOHD SUHAILI SAID (BN)
N.50 – LAHAD DATU: MOHAMMAD YUSOF APDAL (BN)
N.51 – KUNAK: NILWAN KABANG (BN)
N.52 – SULABAYAN: JAUJAN SAMBAKONG (BN)
N.53 – SENALLANG: NASIR SAKARAN (BN)
N.54 – BUGAYA: RAMLEE MARAHABAN (BN)
N.55 – BALUNG: S. ABAS S. ALI (BN)
N.56 – APAS: TAWFIQ ABU BAKAR TITINGAN (BN)
N.57 – SRI TANJONG: CHAN FOONG HIN (DAP)
N.58 – MEROTAI: PANG YUK MING (BN)
N.59 – TANJONG BATU: HAMISA SAMAT (BN)
N.60 – SEBATIK: ABD MUIS PICHO (BN)


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31st Mac 2013

Sunday, March 31, 2013
I woke up at 6.30 a.m today.

Photoshoot at Tanjung Aru Beach 3 until 10.30 a.m.

Went to 1B to buy a pair of  short pants.

Lunch with Popo.

Went back home.

Currently at home.

Packing.

House cleaning.

Going back to Kota Marudu.

I miss you badly.

I want to tell you all these but I'm scared that I will annoy you.

It hurts! 

Happy Easter to you.

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Who Am I To Stand In Your Way - Chestersee

Thursday, March 28, 2013
I really feel this song, an original, by Chestersee.There's a big emptiness I guess. It's like the perfect song to describe what I am feeling now. There are so many questions left unanswered and it hurts so much that more often than not, desperate tears came down. I really want to move on but a part of me still longing for a chance. A chance to really prove myself not only for what I am but also what I will become.

But, who am I to stand in the way right?
I survived 4 years and I'm sure, another year, or so, will not kill me.

But the truth is, I really love you. If one day you happen to read this, I hope you are happy with whatever you are doing and what you have achieve.

Tonight, like many other nights before, I just let my feeling take the best of me. I really miss you.




Who Am I To Stand In Your Way - Chestersee

Forgive me
I may have said things
That aren't exactly
The way that I feel

I told you I'd be strong
I said that I've moved on
But it doesn't take long
To realize

That I'm not over you

If there is somebody that makes you feel happy
Tends to your heart in the ways I'd been lacking
Then who am I who am I to stand in your way

I know it sounds crazy
But I need you to trust me
If it's how it must be
Then I'll fade away

When it finally feels true
Do what you have to
Cause I'll never blame you
For not choosing me

But I'm not over you

If there is somebody that makes you feel happy
Tends to your heart in the ways I'd been lacking
Then who am I who am I to stand in your
Way that I feel is no longer your burden
If there is someone that makes you feel perfect
Then who am I who am I to stand in your way

Down the road someone will ask me if I know you
I'll pause for a moment I'll smile and say that I used to

Cause if there is somebody that makes you feel happy
Tends to your heart in the ways I'd been lacking
Then who am I who am I to stand in your
Way that I feel is no longer your burden
If there is someone that makes you feel perfect
Then who am I who am I to stand in your way



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P37 of The Laws of North Borneo (1947)

Wednesday, March 06, 2013
I urge fellow Sabahans and Malaysians to read more and understand more. As a brainstorm, let me start by uploading this snapshot from the book The Laws of North Borneo (1947) p37.


 Click the link below to read more of the Agreement.

http://www.lawnet.sabah.gov.my/Lawnet/SabahLaws/Treaties/GrantBySultanOfSuluOfTerritoriesAndLandsOnTheMainlandOfTheIslandOfBorneo.pdf

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Siapakah Sultan Sulu Sebenarnya?

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Sumber:  http://ibnurusydi.blogspot.com

Siapakah Sultan Sulu yang sebenarnya?

Berikutan daripada kejadian di Lahad Datu, wujud banyak persoalan tentang siapakah Sultan Sulu yang sebenarnya disebabkan terlalu ramai yang mengaku sebagai Sultan Sulu.. Sumber adalah dipetik daripada http://ibnurusydi.blogspot.com/2009/10/siapa-sultan-sulu-yang-sebenar-bahagian.html dan kesahihannya belum lagi dikenal pasti. 


Kecelaruan mengenai pewaris sebenar yang berhak ke atas takhta Kesultanan Sulu bermula dengan kemangkatan Sultan Jamalul Kiram II pada 1936, Sultan Sulu terakhir yang berdaulat tetapi malangnya tidak mewariskan sebarang zuriat. Sejak daripada tarikh tersebut, muncullah berpuluh-puluh individu sama ada dari Sabah mahupun rakyat Filipina yang mengaku sebagai pewaris dan berhak ke atas kekosongan takhta Kesultanan Sulu, terutamanya daripada keturunan keluarga Kiram. Individu yang membuat tuntutan ini termasuklah mereka yang sebenarnya langsung tiada kaitan dengan institusi Kesultanan Sulu ini (Sekadar menyamar). Sebenarnya selepas kemangkatan baginda, takhta sewajarnya dikembalikan semula kepada keluarga Pewaris Kedua iaitu Keluarga Maharajah Adinda. Justeru itu, mari kita lihat terlebih dahulu senarai ‘Sultan Sulu’ selepas kemangkatan Sultan Jamalul Kiram II, biarpun tidak lagi mempunyai kuasa dan tidak berdaulat, untuk memahami punca pertikaian sebelum meneliti senarai individu utama yang menyamar sebagai ‘Sultan Sulu’:



1) Sultan Mawallil Wasit (1936) : Beliau merupakan adik kepada Sultan Jamalul Kiram II. Empat hari selepas kemangkatan abangnya itu, beliau telah ditabalkan oleh Rumah Bichara (Kabinet atau Majlis Diraja Kesultanan Sulu) untuk menggantikan abangnya. Walaubagaimanapun, beliau hanya sempat menjadi ‘Sultan’ untuk tempoh 6 bulan sahaja sebelum meninggal dunia secara mengejut akibat diracun dan dikebumikan di Maimbung. Setahun kemudian, Presiden Filipina, Manuel L. Quezon telah menyatakan melalui Memorandum bertarikh 20 September 1937 bahawa Kerajaan Filipina tidak akan mengiktiraf mana-mana lagi pewaris daripada Sultan Jamalul Kiram II (Keluarga Pewaris Pertama).
 
2) Sultan Ombra Amilbangsa (1937-1950) : Beliau merupakan suami kepada Dayang-dayang Hajah Piandao. Dayang-dayang Hajah Piandao ini merupakan anak kepada Sultan Badaruddin dan anak saudara kepada Sultan Jamalul Kiram II. Selepas kematian Sultan Mawallil Wasit, Dayang-dayang Hajah Piandao yang ketika itu bertindak sebagai “Sandah” (pemangku pemerintah), telah mengarahkan rakyat Sulu supaya mengisytiharkan suaminya dari Tawi-tawi, Datu Ombra Amilbangsa, sebagai Sultan Sulu dengan gelaran Sultan Amirul Umara II pada Januari 1937. Datu Ombra ini juga pernah dilantik sebagai Gabenor Sulu. Selepas Perang Dunia ke-2, Datu Ombra Amilbangsa telah bertanding sebagai Ahli Kongres Filipina dan memenanginya (Tidakkah bodoh seorang ‘Sultan’ merendahkan martabatnya dengan menjadi sekadar Ahli Kongres di negara bukan Islam yang telah menjajah wilayahnya???).

3) Sultan Esmail Kiram I (1950-1974) : Beliau merupakan putera kepada Sultan Mawallil Wasit. Memandangkan Sultan Ombra Amilbangsa bukanlah waris langsung dari Kesultanan Sulu, maka Sultan Esmail Kiram I ini telah disepakati untuk dilantik sebagai Sultan Sulu yang seterusnya di Jolo pada tahun 1950. Pada tahun 1962, beliau telah menyerahkan wilayah Borneo Utara dan kekuasaan Kesultanan Sulu kepada Republik Filipina iaitu ketika era pemerintahan Presiden Diosdado Macapagal. (lihatlah sendiri perangai Sultan seorang ini. Lebih rela menyerahkan ‘wilayahnya’ kepada pemerintahan Kristian berbanding ditadbir oleh saudara seIslam di Malaysia). Beliau meninggal dunia di Jolo pada tahun 1974.
 
4) Sultan Muhammad Mahakuttah Kiram (1974-1980) : Beliau merupakan putera sulung melalui isteri kedua kepada Sultan Esmail Kiram I. Beliau dilantik sebagai Sultan Sulu selepas kematian Sultan Esmail Kiram I kerana Datu Pujungan, yang ketika itu merupakan Raja Muda (setaraf Putera Mahkota), melarikan diri ke Sabah akibat kekacauan yang berlaku di Sulu pada masa tersebut. Apa yang menariknya, beliau ini dilantik secara langsung oleh Kerajaan Filipina di Manila yang ketika itu dipimpin oleh Presiden Marcos. Beliau berdiam di Manila, tinggal di Hotel Aurelio di Mabini, dan menerima elaun serta ditanggung kewangannya oleh Presiden Marcos (Fikirkanlah sendiri!!!). Pada tahun 1980, selepas darurat ditamatkan, Raja Muda Punjungan kembali dari Sabah ke Jolo. Sultan Muhammad Mahakuttah Kiram yang ketika itu turut berada di Jolo bersetuju menyerahkan takhtanya kepada pakciknya, Raja Muda Punjungan sebagai Sultan Sulu dengan gelaran Sultan Punjungan Kiram.

Sultan Muhammad Mahakuttah Kiram (1974-1980)

5) Sultan Aliuddin-II (1980-2007) : Nama sebenar beliau adalah Datu Aliuddin Haddis Pabila bin Datu Syeikh ibni Maharajah Adinda Sultan Muhammad Aranan Puyo, dan berasal dari Sabah. Ketika era ‘pemerintahan’ Sultan Muhammad Mahakuttah Kiram, telah berlaku satu peristiwa yang cukup penting. Para ahli keluarga pewaris Kedua mula memahami sejarah sebenar dan menyedari hak-hak mereka. Atas jemputan Pehin Dato’ Haji Awang Mohd. Jamil Al-Sufri, keluarga Pewaris Kedua yang diketuai oleh Datu Aliuddin Haddis Pabila telah meminta pihak Muzium Brunei untuk menjaga Pulau Janggi pada tahun 1978 (Bagi mengelakkan kepalsuan Pulau Janggi dibuat oleh pihak lain). Pulau Janggi yang diserahkan telah diperiksa dan disahkan ketulenannya oleh pihak Muzium Brunei. Pada masa tersebut, beliau telah disahkan sebagai "Pewaris Sultan Sulu yang sebenar" dan di dalam Surat Penerimaan Pulau Janggi yang dikeluarkan oleh pihak Muzium Brunei, beliau telah diisytiharkan sebagai "Sultan Aliuddin-II".
Sultan Aliuddin-II (1980-2007) 

Dengan pertukaran takhta bagi pewaris Keluarga Pertama oleh Sultan Muhammad Mahakuttah Kiram kepada Sultan Punjungan Kiram yang bukan daripada darah di Raja Kesultanan Sulu, maka sahlah permulaan takhta Kesultanan Sulu dikembalikan kepada keluarga Pewaris Kedua (Maharajah Adinda) melalui Sultan Aliuddin-II ini. Pada 17 Disember 2004, Majlis Diraja Sulu sekali lagi telah mengisytiharkan beliau sebagai "Sultan Sulu", namun Majlis Pertabalan tidak dapat dilaksanakan kerana kekurangan sumber kewangan sehinggalah beliau wafat pada 30 Jun 2007.
Gambar Datu Sharif Abd Rahman (Kiri), Datu Jainal Ali ibni Datu Aliuddin (kedua dari kiri), En.Salam (Kedua dari Kanan) dan Datu Aliuddin Haddis Pabila (Kanan) bersama Pulau Janggi (tengah) sebelum diserahkan ke Muzium Brunei pada tahun 1978.

6) Datu Ali Kuyung (2007-kini) : Pengerusi Majlis di Raja Sulu (Pemangku Sultan Sulu buat sementara waktu). Nama sebenar beliau ialah Datu Muhammidul Ali bin Datu Mahmun bin Datu Halun ibni Maharajah Adinda Sultan Muhammad Aranan Puyo. Merupakan anak saudara kepada Datu Aliuddin Haddis Pabila. Biarpun dari segi kekananan generasi, masih terdapat ramai waris lebih tua yang lebih layak, namun beliau merupakan pewaris yang paling layak untuk ditabal sebagai Sultan Sulu yang seterusnya jika ditinjau dari segi kekananan baginda kerana merupakan cicit lelaki sulung kepada isteri pertama Maharajah Adinda Sultan Muhammad Aranan Puyo. Beliaulah yang meneruskan legasi perjuangan Keluarga Pewaris Kedua Kesultanan Sulu pada masa kini. Tidak memakai gelaran ‘Sultan’ kerana telah disepakati tiada siapa pun yang berhak mendakwa diri sendiri sebagai ‘Sultan Sulu’ pada hari ini selagi kesemua waris yang berhak termasuklah yang telah menabalkan diri masing-masing sebagai Sultan Sulu tidak duduk semeja untuk berbincang dan menabalkan seorang sahaja yang benar-benar paling layak dan berhak untuk menjadi Sultan berdasarkan Tartib di Raja Sulu.
Datu Ali Kuyung 
Y.M. Datu Ali Kuyung
Sejarah telah tercipta apabila beliau telah berjaya menyatukan Keluarga Pewaris Pertama dengan Keluarga Pewaris Kedua iaitu melalui anakanda Sultan Muhammad Mahakutta Kiram, iaitu Raja Muda Muedzullail Kiram. Telah disepakati bahawa kedua-dua pewaris Kesultanan Sulu ini tidak akan membuat tuntutan terhadap Sabah, yang akan hanya menguntungkan mainan politik Filipina semata-mata. Kini, masa sahaja yang akan menentukan apakah pengakhiran kepada episod tuntutan tahkta Kesultanan Sulu ini. Namun apa yang pasti, jika beliau berjaya memerdekakan kembali Kesultanan Sulu Darul Jambangan (bukannya sibuk menuntut Sabah dan elaun wang pajakan sebagaimana sesetengah individu yang mendakwa diri sendiri sebagai ‘Sultan Sulu’), tiada keraguan lagi beliaulah yang akan ditabalkan secara rasmi kelak sebagai Sultan Sulu.
Datu Ali Kuyung (waris Maharajah Adinda) di sebelah kiri dan Raja Muda Muedzullail Kiram (waris Kiram) di sebelah kanan berjabat tangan selepas menandatangani Perjanjian Penyatuan keluarga pewaris Di Raja Sulu.

Kini kita lihat pula sekali lalu mengenai senarai Sultan Sulu yang terdiri daripada penyamar dan waris yang tidak berhak :

1) Sultan Rodinood Kiram : Dia ‘menyambung’ perjuangan ayahnya iaitu Sultan Julaspi Kiram, yang mendakwa sebagai satu-satunya zuriat tunggal kepada Sultan Jamalul Kiram II dan berhak ke atas takhta Sultan Sulu. Namun, berdasarkan kepada maklumat daripada pesaing-pesaing 'Sultan Sulu' yang lain di Filipina, Julaspi ini adalah anak kepada Hadjirul, salah seorang pengawal (bodyguard) kepada Sultan Jamalul Kiram II, yang telah jatuh cinta dengan isteri muda Sultan Sulu tersebut. Sultan Sulu tidak menjatuhkan hukuman bunuh sebaliknya memberi pengampunan tetapi mereka berdua dibuang ke Pangutaran. Dari hubungan Hadjirul dan isteri muda Sultan Sulu inilah lahirnya Julaspi, yang kemudiannya menuntut takhta Sultan Sulu. Selepas kematian Julaspi di Kampung Maharlika, Taguig, pada tahun 1998, anak sulungnya, Rodinood, meneruskan tuntutan terhadap takhta Kesultanan Sulu. Inilah sebenarnya individu yang sibuk menjual “pingat dan Darjah Kebesaran Sultan Sulu yang membawa gelaran Datuk” di negara kita!!!
 

2) Sultan Esmail Kiram II dan Sultan Jamalul Kiram III : Kedua-dua mereka ini adalah adik beradik dan anak kepada Sultan Punjungan Kiram. Dikatakan Punjungan ini merupakan anak kepada Sultan Mawallil Wasit. Realiti yang sebenarnya adalah nenek mereka dari Pulau Simunul, Tawi-Tawai, yang bernama Mora Napsa Laga, telah dirampas untuk dijadikan isteri oleh Sultan Mawallil Wasit dalam keadaan telah pun mengandungkan zuriat suaminya yang sebenar, seorang Imam bernama Amil Hamja! Justeru itu, Punjungan ini sebenarnya hanyalah anak tiri kepada Sultan Mawallil Wasit. Selepas kematian Sultan Punjungan Kiram pada tahun 1983, anak sulungnya iaitu Raja Muda Jamalul Kiram III telah ditabalkan oleh para penyokongnya sebagai Sultan Sulu. Walaubagaimanapun, kerana dia tinggal di Manila dan enggan berdiam di Jolo, bertentangan dengan adat Sulu, maka adiknya, Raja Muda Esmail Kiram II kemudian telah dilantik sebagai Sultan pada tahun 2001. Sultan Jamalul Kiram III ini pernah bertanding dalam pilihanraya negara Filipina. Sementara Sultan Esmail Kiram II inilah ‘Sultan Sulu’ yang pernah mengancam untuk melancarkan ‘Perang Jihad’ kepada Malaysia pada tahun 1993 dan 2001 jika Sabah tidak diserahkan kepadanya. Atau sebagai balasannya, bayar sahaja ganti rugi sebanyak USD 10 Bilion kepadanya. (Dapat baca niat sebenar mereka ini???) 

3) Sultan Muhammad Fuad Abdulla Kiram : Dia ini tak lebih sekadar salah satu boneka atau lebih tepat lagi anjing suruhan yang digunakan oleh Pemerintah Filipina untuk menuntut Sabah dari Malaysia. Dia merupakan adik kepada Sultan Muhammad Mahakuttah Kiram. Jika benar takta Kesultanan Sulu masih mahu diwariskan kepada keluarga Pewaris Pertama (Kiram), maka sewajarnya takhta tersebut diserahkan kepada Raja Muda Muedzullail Kiram yang merupakan anak lelaki sulung kepada Sultan Muhammad Mahakuttah Kiram. Tambahan pula, masa yang terlalu lama diambil iaitu hanya pada tahun 2006 untuk mengangkat dirinya sendiri sebagai Sultan Sulu. Sangat suka mengutuk Malaysia yang dianggapnya bersikap kejam dan tidak berlaku adil kerana ‘merampas’ Sabah. Tetapi apa yang peliknya, kata-kata dia sangat lunak apabila menyentuh mengenai hal Kerajaan Filipina yang jelas telah menghapuskan kuasa Kesultanan Sulu yang ingin dipegangnya sendiri, malahan sanggup mempertahankan Filipina dan mencerca Malaysia yang lebih bertanggungjawab membela para rakyat Sulu yang datang ke Sabah. Kedangkalan dan kejahilan dia mengenai sejarah dan Tartib (Protokol) Kesultanan Sulu terserlah apabila tidak mengetahui dan menafikan kewujudan dan peranan Pewaris Kedua Kesultanan Sulu.
 
4) Sultan Syarif Ibrahim Ajibul Pulalun : Dia ini adalah contoh klasik kepada individu-individu yang langsung tiada kaitan tetapi nak juga menyibuk mendakwa sebagai Sultan Sulu. Dia telah menabalkan dirinya sebagai Sultan Sulu dan Borneo Utara pada 20 November 2005 di Grand Astoria Hotel, Mayor Jordan St. Zamboanga City, Filipina, dan menggunakan nama Sultan Syarif Ibrahim Ajibul Mohammad Pulalun Kabayan Manjanay Syarif Abu Bakar. Sebenarnya, datuk kepada dia ni hanyalah seorang Syarif yang pekerjaannya adalah menempa senjata seperti barung (parang) di daerah Parang, Sulu. Datuk dia sangat terkenal dan menurut penduduk tempatan, datuknya adalah orang “keramat” yang mudah mengenakan “tulah” kepada sesiapa yang bertindak menganiayai beliau. Namun begitu, datuknya ini bukanlah berketurunan Raja Sulu. Kebetulan sahaja nama datuknya ialah Syarif Pulalun, yang hampir sama dengan nama salah seorang Sultan Sulu, iaitu Sultan Muhamad Pulalun. Hanya disebabkan itu, dia telah mengambil kesempatan dengan mendakwa datuknya itu adalah Sultan Muhammad Pulalun, lalu mengangkat dirinya sendiri menjadi Sultan Sulu. Latarbelakangnya telah didedahkan sendiri oleh penduduk-penduduk di sekitar daerah Parang yang sangat mengenali semua anggota keluarganya termasuk datuknya itu. Akibatnya, kini tiada seorang pun penduduk daerah itu yang mengiktiraf beliau sebagai Sultan Sulu. Bagaimanapun, sebelum itu, dia telah berjaya menipu ramai pihak termasuklah Kerajaan Filipina sendiri dan memperdaya wakil kerabat di Raja British iaitu Sir Stanley Brandenburg.
 
5) Sultan Bantilan Muizzudin II : Nama sebenar beliau ialah Datu Ladjamura bin Datu Wasik. Asalnya beliau dihantar ke Sulu oleh Majlis Di Raja Sulu sebagai wakil jurucakap kepada keluarga Pewaris Kedua untuk memberikan penerangan kepada rakyat Sulu mengenai kewujudan Pewaris Kedua dan hak untuk menghidupkan semula Kesultanan Sulu daripada penindasan dan mainan Kerajaan Filipina. Walaubagaimanapun, beliau akhirnya bekerjasama dengan United Tausug Citizen (UTC) sebelum diangkat oleh organisasi tersebut sebagai Sultan Sulu dengan gelaran Sultan Bantilan Muizzudin II. Tindakan ini sangat mengejutkan dan mengecewakan seluruh ahli keluarga Pewaris Kedua. Justeru itu, tiada siapapun daripada kalangan keluarga Maharajah Adinda yang menyokong perlantikannya. Sebagai maklumat tambahan, UTC inilah dalang yang telah mencetuskan kontroversi apabila mengedarkan Sijil Kelahiran Kesultanan Sulu di Sabah satu ketika dahulu.
 

Surat Perjanjian dan Perlantikan oleh Y.M. Raja Bongsu II kepada Datu Ladjamura sebagai wakil penerangan Keluarga Maharajah Adinda

6) Sultan Aidal Aliuddin : Dia sebenarnya hanya merupakan anak angkat kepada Datu Aliuddin Haddis Pabila. Mengikut salah seorang waris keluarga Maharajah Adinda iaitu Datu Ali Aman, pada suatu ketika dahulu, rumah kediaman Datu Aidal yang terletak berhampiran dengan rumah beliau di Kampung Likas telah terbakar sehingga ranap pada tahun 70-an. Beliau yang ketika itu tidak mempunyai sebarang keterangan diri telah datang kepada Datu Aliuddin dan merayu untuk mengambilnya sebagai anak angkat dan seterusnya memudahkan beliau mendapat pampasan bagi rumahnya yang terbakar itu serta memudahkannya mendapat kerakyatan di negara ini,
Pada tahun 1980-an, Datu Aliuddin telah menuntut haknya sebagai pewaris kesultanan Sulu dan telah menghantar Pulau Janggi (Sepong Janggi), Cop Mohor dan bukti-bukti lain ke Muzium Negara Brunei. Perjuangan beliau ini telah heboh sehingga sampai ke telinga Datu Aidal dan beliau pula dengan rasa bangga teringin nak menuntut hak itu dengan menunjukkan Pulau Janggih yang kononnya di hantar ke muzium Brunei itu akan tetapi Pulau Janggi nya itu bukanlah yang asal kerana bentuknya yang ganjil dan tidak menyerupai Pulau Janggi yang asli (bentuknya seperti buah jambu batu). Hari demi hari dia menipu dan terus menipu rakyat Sulu dan Rakyat Malaysia dengan menjual "Identity Card" dengan harga yang tinggi semata-mata untuk kepentingan beliau sendiri hingga mencemarkan nama baik Kesultanan Sulu.
Disamping itu, semasa perlantikannya sebagai Sultan, seorang ahli perniagaan (namanya dirahsiakan) di Sulu telah muflis akibat penipuannya yang telah menghutang 5 ekor lembu ternakan yang kononnya di jadikan santapan untuk tetamu yang hadir dan yang lebih memalukan lagi ahli perniagaan tersebut telah meninggal dunia tanpa mendapat bayaran dari hutang lapuk Datu Aidal. Selepas Pelantikannya sebagai Sultan yang tidak berdaulat itu, beliau telah lari ke Sabah untuk melindungi dirinya dari terus diburu akibat penipuannya sendiri. Penipuan beliau terbongkar apabila seorang penduduk(namanya dirahsiakan) dari kampung beliau telah mendedahkan semua butir-butir diri Datu Aidal termasuk ayahnya yang sebenar bernama Wahiddun dan ibunya bernama Milling yang tinggal di Tawi-tawi, Sulu.


7) Sultan Ibrahim Bahjin
Dia ini adalah dari Keluarga Shakiraullah, namun hanya berpangkat "Anak Saudara" kepada waris Sultan dari Keluarga Shakiraullah iaitu Sultan Agimuddin Abirin @ Sultan Pitico ibni Sultan Jamalul Abirin ibni Sultan Zainal Abirin. Ironinya, anak-anak kepada Sultan Agimuddin Abirin ini tiada yang tampil membuat tuntutan ke atas takhta kesultanan Sulu. Agak menggelikan hati apabila Dr. Ibrahim Bahjin ini menggunapakai gelaran "Paramount Ruler". Mungkin ingin mengangkat dirinya sendiri melebihi penuntut-penuntut takhta yang lain.
8. Sultan Mudarasulail Kiram : Dia telah mendapat liputan di dada-dada akhbar tempatan pada tahun lepas selepas memohon dana daripada umum sebanyak RM5 Juta bagi membangunkan semula Istana darul Jambangan bagi Kesultanan Sulu. Walaubagaimanapun, menurut seorang kerabat Kesultanan Sulu daripada waris kedua iaitu Datu Muhammad Al-Fazhir, namanya sebenar individu ini ialah Faisal bin Hassan yang berasal daripada Tawi-Tawi, dan merupakan anak seorang pelarian yang membesar di penempatan UNHCR di Kampung Kinarut, Sabah. Dia pernah menyamar sebagai Rajamuda Datu Muedzullail Kiram dengan berlakon kononnya dia telah di hantar oleh ayahnya iaitu Sultan Muhammad Mahakuttah Kiram ke Sabah semasa Sulu berada dalam keadaan darurat akibat perang. Walaubagaimanapun, penipuan tersebut telah terbongkar apabila Rajamuda Datu Muedzullail Kiram sendiri telah tampil untuk berjumpa dengan pewaris-pewaris Kesultanan Sulu yang lain dan menjelaskan hal yang sebenar. Mungkin kerana malu, dia telah menukar namanya kepada Datu Mudarasulail Kiram dan seterusnya mendakwa sebagai waris yang berhak kepada takhta Kesultanan Sulu.
 
 9. Sultan Shariful Hashim II : Dia adalah individu terbaru yang ditabalkan sebagai Sultan Sulu. Nama sebenarnya ialah Datu Mohd Akjan dia telah di’tabal’kan oleh Datu Albi Ahmad Julkernain dan sebilangan bekas pemimpin United Tausug Citizen (UTC) yang kini telah pun berpecah belah, tetapi dia kemudiannya menyatakan majlis tersebut sebenarnya adalah sebuah kenduri kesyukuran. Menurut kenyataan yang diberikan oleh Datuk Eric Enchin Majimbun di Parlimen, Datu Mohd Akjan telah dibawa oleh bapa saudaranya, Hashirin Sumabud ke Kem Sibaud di Sandakan atas alasan keselamatan pada 11 November 1962 dan kemudiannya menjadi warganegara Malaysia. Dia adalah bekas tahanan ISA kerana dipercayai terlibat dalam sindiket pemalsuan kerakyatan dan pengeluaran Kad Pengenalan palsu.
Agak menghairankan apabila ayah Datu Mohd Akjan dikatakan bernama Sultan Sharif Ali Mohd Pulalun, kerana jika dirujuk dalam sejarah Kesultanan Sulu, cuma tercatat nama "Sultan Sharif Ali @ Sultan Barkat Ali" yang dianggap nenek-moyang kepada Keluarga Diraja Sulu & Brunei yang juga merupakan Sultan Brunei ke-3 yang memerintah sekitar 1400 -1424. Nama "Sultan Muhammad Pulalun @ Mohd. Fadl" pula memerintah Kesultanan Sulu pada tahun 1842-1862. Maka mustahil Sultan-sultan tersebut adalah ayah kepada Datu Akjan.
Kenyataan Datu Albi Ahmad Julkernain yang menyatakan Datu Akjan adalah "Direct-Descendent" kepada Sultan Shariful Hashim (Sultan Sulu Pertama) juga agak menghairankan dan mengelirukan. Mengikut fakta sejarah Kesultanan Sulu, jalur-terus keturunan Sultan Shariful-Hashim (Sultan Sulu Pertama) hanya sehingga Sultan Betarashah Tengah @ Panguilan Tindig ibni Sultan Pangiran Buddiman Ul-Halim. Dan dengan kemangkatan Sultan Betarashah Tengah yang tiada "Waris Lelaki", maka akhirnya anak buahnya yang bernama Pangiran Shahbandar Maharajalela @ Raja Bongsu ibni Sultan Muhammad Hassan di Brunei, telah ditawarkan untuk menaiki takhta kesultanan Sulu, yang kemudianya menjadi Sultan Sulu dengan gelaran Sultan Mawalil-Wasit-I @ Raja Bongsu.



Rujukan :
 1) Asreemoro (2007) “Tausug & Kesultanan Sulu” Penerbit Saba
 2) Nik Anuar Nik Mahmud (2009) “Tuntutan Filipina ke atas Borneo Utara (Cetakan Kedua)” Penerbit Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
 3) Y.M. Datu Ali Aman @ Raja Muda Bongsu II ibni almarhum Sultan Aliuddin II
 4) Julasri bin Hajan (Asreemoro) : http://tausug-global.blogspot.com/
 5) Y.M. Datu Fazhir bin Datu Ali Kuyung : http://datufazhir-p2.blogspot.com

Sumber ini bukanlah atas analisa sendiri tetapi dipetik daripada blog http://ibnurusydi.blogspot.com melalui http://greatbosing.blogspot.com/

Persoalannya sekarang adalah, apakah motif sebenarnya tuntutan mereka? 

AnakJagung: A good read but I do not own this.

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A Good Read But ...

Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Walking in their shoes
March 6, 2013

 MANILA: To move forward in this mess over Sabah, it may be wise to put on the shoes of the protagonists and walk several minutes in them.
On the side of Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, why did his third brother choose this time to make his “journey back home” to Sabah to assert their family’s claim over the island?

1. The peace agreement between the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) that was brokered by Malaysia is expected to be signed this March. Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III has already expressed disappointment at being left out of the peace talks that would grant autonomy to a huge swath of land in Central and Western Mindanao. He is afraid that the agreement would effectively drop the Philippine claim over Sabah.
2. Apart from this, the signing is also politically significant to Malaysia and the Philippines. With upcoming elections to be held in the two countries, the signing is expected to boost the chances of the administration candidates in both countries.
3. This year also marks the 50th year of the formation of the Federation of Malaysia. The heirs of the Sultanate of Sulu might have been spooked by the possibility of Malaysia stopping the annual rental payments to their family. Rumours to this effect were rife shortly before Rajah Mudah (Crown Prince) Agbimuddin Kiram went to Lahad Datu, Sabah, with some 200 followers on Feb 9.

The other – Malaysian – shoe

Here are some points that may be useful in understanding the Malaysian mindset so that the conflict in Sabah may be resolved:

1. What are Malaysia’s interests in Sabah?

Aside from the island’s obvious wealth in natural resources, territorial and security issues pertaining to the island also concern Malaysia. From its creation in 1963, the Federation of Malaysia wants to ensure that Sabah (or North Borneo as the Malaysians refer to it) is an inseparable part. It also wants to reduce the vulnerability of East Malaysia to security threats.

Malaysia has been known to be anxious about security threats to its eastern region arising more from external factors, i.e., the Al Qaeda-linked regional terror group Jemaah Islamiyah. It seems Malaysia worries that the JI could use Sabah to set up a sort of pan-Islamic state – one that would cover parts of three original Asean members, the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Because of this fear, Malaysia could be moving to make its so-called security buffer zone stretch beyond Sabah, and extend up to the southern Mindanao islands of Tawi-tawi and Sulu. And, once the MILF is granted autonomous powers and authority, it can work with the MILF to do so. Malaysia thus wants the status quo that maintains its hold over Sabah.
These concerns are expressed in how it engages the Philippines, particularly in its significant role as facilitator and host of the peace talks between the MILF and the Philippine government.

2. Why is Malaysia’s role in the GPH-MILF peace talks significant?

This broker role has not been lost on many diplomats at the Department of Foreign Affairs. Although some sectors at the DFA have sought to pursue the Sabah claim – an irritant in the good relations between two close neighbours, the Philippine inaction on the claim over the years makes it safe to assume that the standing policy is to relegate the issue to the backburner – until the Kirams’ incursion in February, when everyone was forced to face the issue squarely.
And while the Philippines has been quiet on the Sabah claim, Malaysia has proceeded to exercise actual control over the area and its people. On the legal front, Malaysia has consciously linked its facilitator role in the GPH-MILF peace talks and the Sabah issue.

3. Who can solve the Sulu claim?

To the Malaysians, the issue is to be resolved between their government and the heirs of the Sultan of Sulu, especially after the latter revoked in 1989 their authorisation for the Philippine government to represent them.

4. How does Malaysia regard the Sultan of Sulu?

Malaysia recognises Jamalul Kiram III as the legitimate heir of the Sultan of Sulu. Proof: Since the formation of the Federation of Malaysia in 1963, it has not allowed a year to pass without paying the RM5,300 as rental for Sabah to Jamalul Kiram III’s family.
Few may know this, but in February, 2011, barely two years ago, the KL government, through its Ambassador Ibrahim Saad, reportedly met with Jamalul Kiram III in Manila. The supposed purpose of the meeting: to offer the heirs RM350,000 to renew the lease for another 100 years. It is unclear what happened there.

The article above was first published in InterAksyon.com, the online news portal of TV5, a TV station in the Philippines.

Source: http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/opinion/2013/03/06/walking-in-their-shoes/

AnakJagung: I do not own this, however, please understand and check the facts thoroughly. Understand each term used. I urge fellow Malaysians to read more about the history on why the claim does not stand anymore.
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The Question and What Not

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

"Make You Feel My Love"
Kris Allen

When the rain is blowing in your face,
And the whole world is on your case,
I could offer you a warm embrace
To make you feel my love.

When the evening shadows and the stars appear,
And there is no one there to dry your tears,
I could hold you for a million years
To make you feel my love.

I know you haven't made your mind up yet,
But I would never do you wrong.
I've known it from the moment that we met,
No doubt in my mind where you belong.

I'd go hungry; I'd go black and blue,
I'd go crawling down the avenue.
No, there's nothing that I wouldn't do
To make you feel my love.

The storms are raging on the rolling sea
And on the highway of regret.
Though winds of change are blowing wild and free,
You ain't seen nothing like me yet.

I could make you happy, make your dreams come true.
Nothing that I wouldn't do.
Go to the ends of the Earth for you,
To make you feel my love
To make you feel my love  



Tell me, where did we go wrong?






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The Music to My Ears Now

Wednesday, March 06, 2013
The songs that I am currently listening to:

1. Back To December - Taylor Swift
 ... I'm so glad you made time to see me.
How's life? Tell me how's your family.

2. Try - Pink
 ... Where there is desire
There is gonna be a flame
Where there is a flame
Someone's bound to get burned
But just because it burns
Doesn't mean you're gonna die
You've gotta get up and try try try

3. Daylight - Maroon 5
... Here I am waiting, I’ll have to leave soon, why am I holdin’ on
We knew this day would come, we knew it all along
How did it come so fast
This is our last night, but it’s late and I’m tryin’ not to sleep
‘Cuz I know, when I wake I will have to slip away

4. Catch My Breath - Kelly Clarkson
... Catching my breath
Letting it go
Turning my cheek for the sake of the show
Now that you know
This is my life I won’t be told what’s supposed to be right

5. The Man Who Can't Be Moved - The Script
... 'Cause if one day you wake up and find that you're missing me
And your heart starts to wonder where on this earth I could be
Thinking maybe you'll come back here to the place that we'd meet
And you'd see me waiting for you on the corner of the street

6. It's Time - Imagine Dragon
... It's time to begin, isn't it?
I get a little bit bigger, but then I'll admit
I'm just the same as I was
Now don't you understand
That I'm never changing who I am

7. I Knew You Were Trouble - Taylor Swift
... I knew you were trouble when you walked in
So shame on me now
Flew me to places I'd never been
Now I'm lying on the cold hard ground

8.  The Scientist - Coldplay
... Nobody said it was easy
It's such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be this hard
Oh, take me back to the start

9. Secrets - One Republic
... My God, amazing how we got this far
It's like we're chasing all those stars
Who's driving shiny big black cars
And everyday I see the news
All the problems that we could solve


10. Somebody I Used To Know - Gotye feat. Kimbra
... But you didn't have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing
And I don't even need your love
But you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough

11. Make You Feel My Love - Kris Allen (Originally by Bob Dylan)
... When the rain is blowing in your face
And the whole world is on your case
I could offer you a warm embrace
To make you feel my love

12. Butiran Debu - Rumor
... Aku terjatuh dan tak bisa bangkit lagi
Aku tenggelam dalam lautan luka dalam
Aku tersesat dan tak tahu arah jalan pulang
Aku tanpamu butiran debu

10 years later, whenever I come across these playlists of mine, it will remind me how much it hurts today. And I'm sure, I will be a better man by then. 

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March, Be Kind to Me

Tuesday, March 05, 2013
When people asked me, 'if you have the chance to go back through time, what would you change?', I usually said 'nothing as everything is education to me'.

Right.
I want to go back to December 2012. And January 2013 too.

But no. I will stay this pathetic but I will try to be strong. No matter how hard it is now, I know time will heal me. I survived 4 years, another year will not kill me. And another year after that won't either.

March, be kind to me.
I will not die thinking that you're not mine anymore.

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Sorry We Are Different

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I am sorry we are different.
I am sorry some are Buddhists, some are Muslims, Christians, Hindus, and some other religions and beliefs too. Some are, well just say, modern and orthodox, in addition. We are diverse. That's the reality since the existence of men and women, the world. But differences are the very fixation that should help us understand how some things are just meant to be gratifying and respected. No religion preaches hatred. It's just the mind of each and every one of us who consumes superiority.

Start appreciating and make this world a better place to live in because dissimilarities, when learned, are a beautiful thing.

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Si Katak Puru dan Si Katak Hijau - Bahagian II

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Katak Puru melihat lembah yang seakan biru dari tempatnya duduk atas batu, di sebuah air terjun.
Dia teringat suatu ketika dulu, dia bersama Katak Hijau telah berbual agak serious tentang masa depan hubungan mereka. Kini Katak Hijau merantau jauh, sangat jauh. Katak Puru masih lagi berada di tempat yang sama. Sekurang-kurangnya, kami masih sahabat baik lagi, bisik si Katak Puru. 

Tapi sebenarnya, sesuatu berlaku beberapa bulan yang lalu. Ketika Katak Puru ditemukan dengan seeokor Katak lain. Katak Pelangi. 


Katak Pelangi adalah sangat peramah. Sangat lucu dan sangat happy-go-lucky. Katak Pelangi juga sangat baik dan mempunyai perwatakkan yang menceriakan. Perlahan-lahan si Katak Puru jatuh hati dengan Katak Pelangi, melangkaui batasan had pegangan si Katak Puru selama sudah bertahun-tahun, sayang kerana persahabatan akan lebih bertahan lama. Yang lebih mengembirakan si Katak Puru, si Katak Pelangi juga mempunyai perasaan yang sama. Sudah, pegangan diketepikan ... mereka hidup bahagia. 

Atau itu mungkin hanya sementara. 
Si Katak Pelangi tiba-tiba berubah. 

- Saya tidak boleh sayang ko lagi - kata si Katak Pelangi
- Ai, kenapa ni? Saya ada buat salahkah? - tanya si Katak Puru.
- Bukan pasal ko tapi pasal saya. Saya rasa kita bagus lagi jadi kawan saja sebab hubungan begitu akan tahan lama lagi - jelas si Katak Pelangi.
Si Katak Puru berasa seperti dihempap batu besar. Hatinya seperti dicucuk dengan duri yang tajam. Apa yang lebih menyedihkan si Katak Puru, dialog itu seperti pernah berlaku. Ya, bersama si Katak Hijau, dituturkan sendiri oleh si Katak Puru. 

Lama si Katak Puru merenung ke arah si Katak Pelangi tapi tidak selama dia merenung ke arah lembah yang biru tu. Si Katak Puru benar-benar sudah sayang dengan si Katak Pelangi. 

- Kenapa saya kasi benar dia masuk dalam hati saya? - bisik si Katak Puru sendiri. - Kenapa bila akhirnya saya rasa sudah boleh menyayangi, saya kena tinggal begini? Adakah ini karma? Tapi kenapa? Apa yang saya sudah buat? Kenapa saya tidak kasi kuat hati saya dulu untuk tidak menerima siapa-siapa lagi? Kenapa saya lupa macam mana rasa dia kena kecewa begini? Sakit! Kenapa saya boleh lupa ni?

Si Katak Puru masih lagi duduk melihat. Langit tiba-tiba jadi gelap. Tidak lama kemudian hujan pun turun. Katak-katak lain muncul. 

- Bagus - bisik Katak Puru lagi. - Tiada siapapun yang akan nampak yang saya menangis. 

 
Nota: Katak Pelangi Borneo (Bornean Rainbow Toad) ataupun Sambas Stream Toad (Ansonia latidisca) dijumpai kembali di Borneo setelah 87 tahun tidak kelihatan, iaitu sejak tahun 1924. Katak itu ditemui baru-baru ini oleh saintis dari Universiti Malaysia Sarawak yang menghabiskan masa berbulan-bulan mencari katak tersebut di Gunung Penrissen, bahagian barat Sarawak, sempadan semulajadi antara Negeri Sarawak, Malaysia dan Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia di pulau Borneo.
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Si Katak Puru dan Si Katak Hijau - Bahagian I


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From Kota Kinabalu to Vancouver, British Columbia (and all the educating pit stops) - Post 2

Monday, November 05, 2012
First of all, I want to say thank you to all of you who commented Post 1 on my FB wall. However, I would really appreciate it if you guys can leave your comment in the comment box found below every post in my blog. In that way, I can always read back all the comments regarding a particular post and return to you should it is needed. Anyway, again, thanks for the time spent in reading my post. I really hope you guys enjoyed it.


So yeah, this is Post 2 of my journey. Where did I stop? Oh, okay. Before I start this, I just want to correct something from my previous post. It was not a 5 hour 25 minutes' flight but a 4 hour 25 minutes' flight (correction had been made to Post 1) due the changing time zone in Tokyo which is actually 1 hour ahead from The Philippines (Malaysia and The Philippines have the same time zone). Sorry for the inaccurate details. So, coming back to Delta 747-400, it has a personal monitor where you can watch movies, play games, listen to musics and many other things that I don't have time to be occupied with. It even has a tracking location of your flight, like a map from your departure location to your destination, details like how fast the plane is going, how many meters you are from land and etc. I'm sorry, I just need to tell all these because this was my first time experience this kind of the so called flight atmosphere.

We were given 1 breakfast menu and snacks while on the flight and it was really good. Like really really good. Thumbs up Delta. Each row has 10 seats, each 3 at the left and right side of the plane and 4 in the middle. I was seated at the corner end to the right of the middle seat near the aisle. I don't really know how many seats were there altogether but I'm guessing maybe 500-700, I'm not sure. Just imagine this, I was in the middle of Zone 3, a bit further at the back from Zone 1 and 2 and of course the Business Elite Class so all together, there were 4 zones and each zone has 20 rows more or less except for Business Elite. I fell asleep several times, watch a couple of movies which I just let it 'watch' me sleeping. It was actually more to a nap I would say because I need to keep my 'sleepiness' for my next flight, to avoid heavy jet lag, or at least I think it that way, which was not even close to being a fact! You will know what happened next. I reached Narita at about 1.15 p.m., Japan time.

A quick look on Narita International Airport, almost everybody speaks Japanese. Well of course they would, it's Japan, I corrected myself! Silly me. Okay, what I'm trying to say is, I was mesmerized by my surroundings. I only heard a little bit of live speaking-Japanese-people from some Japanese friends I met back home, I said to myself, and from TV and movies, but standing in the middle of a real Japanese crowd really gets me going. Immediately after exiting the plane, we were told that for connecting flight, we have to check-in first before doing anything around the airport. Nervous and excited, I followed the attendant who brought us to our next check-in counter. And through a crowd of lined up people, I began realizing that I was really worn out. Yes, I was tired. You see, I did not sleep at all while waiting for my flight at the Philippines Airport. Approaching the Immigration Check In, I also realized that I need to take my shoes and belt off. So I've read, I said to myself again. No problem at all while crossing the metal detector (I would love to call this 'any-metal-is-weapon' detector because I crossed this dozen of times after and it irritates me a lot) and I freely engaged in touring the boarding area, well, after I put on my shoes and belt of course.


It was a 3 hour layover and I was really keen to see what the outside looks like so I went out of the airport and it got me. It was 16 degrees and I was only wearing a T and jeans! Toured a bit and I decided to put Japan on my next travel list. Well of course since everyone looks like Maria Ozawa! Haha

Took my express lunch (I know lunch will be served on my next flight) inside the airport, need to re-cross the metal detector again (taking off shoes and belt, really?!) and waited for my next flight. Oh yes, Narita Airport receives USD notes.

And did I mention that most of the flight attendants on my Manila-Narita flight (steward stewardess we called them) are erm, seniors? Well good for them! Well done Delta, you have my respect!

Narita, Japan to Portland, Oregon, US.

I am going quick on this since most of my experience on 747-400 was similar except for a few things. It was a 10-11 hour flight and we boarded a Delta 767-400ER. The 10-11 hours, apparently, the original travel hour is supposed to be 11 hours plus-plus (plus-plus, really?!) but we reached Portland quarter pass 10 hours of journey.

Summarized details:
Food? Nice! 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner, 1 Breakfast, snacks all through (on demand)
Monitor in front of the seat? None but we have a big monitor in front.
Flight attendants? Multiracial. Multi erm, size. And of course, multi-age. (Okay, let me clarify on this; I remember a Japanese male attendant, I remember a Filipino lady attendant, white and not so white attendants, I remember seeing a couple of seniors attendants and one, erm, very healthy male attendant - please, I'm just describing. Again, thumbs up Delta. You have my genuine respect!
Bumpiness? Every now and then. Terrifying man!
Journey: You. Seating there. For 10 hours. I know right?! 

I sat next to a guy from China, who asked me a few times about filling in the Immigration Form, near the aisle of the left side seat of the plane. It has 7 seats in a row, both 2 at the left and right side and 3 at the middle. I fell asleep the first hour I was on the plane, watch a little bit of TV, read, fell sleep again, eat a couple of times, went to the lavatory a few times but the last 3 hours was a misery. I was awake the whole time. There was no movie playing. It's dark (don't want to switch on my reading lamp). Not in the mood to read anymore and not in the mood to eat at all. All I can think of is sleeping but I just couldn't. Jet lag, I tell myself.

I left Narita at 3.30 p.m. October 13 and reached Portland at 8.30 a.m, still October 13.
Time difference, e.g:
Time writing this post (Malaysia): 3:06 p.m., 5th of November
Oregon: 11:06 p.m., 4th of November.


Now on the US soil, the real adventure begins!

To be continued ...


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