The Blog-house do

26 08 2007

Today was the ‘Bangsa Malaysia Campaign’ day at the Blog-house. I met one of the blogger who made me ‘famous’, YB (Yang ‘Berblog’) Jeff Ooi. Other blogs were also there for example ShanghaiStephen, Galadriel, Aunty Nuraina, I am a Malaysian and SK.

Uncle Rocky and Uncle Bernard were two of the speakers in front. Uncle Bernard talked about how his life was before Malaysia was Merdeka. Uncle Rocky, instead, asked 6 volunteers, including me, to read passages from Usman Awang’s unpublished work about “Untuk Malaya Merdeka”.



Then the other speakers had their turn to talk but I was only half listening because I was pre-occupied with my currypuffs. After enjoying that, Papa asked me to sign the ‘Bangsa Malaysia’ poster. I was one of the first few to sign.


Later, it was already dark and Papa wanted to ‘lepak’ inside. We ate some chicken satay and some ‘nasi lemak’. The ‘nasi lemak was delicious though…

Uncle Rocky was called to officiate the National Alliance of Bloggers clubhouse, “The Blog-house“. It is a nice corner house with a lot of space and there was a huge plasma tv in the lounge.

Soon I was asked to introduced myself but I didn’t want to because I had stage fright and doubted that I will overcome that. So anyway, Papa introduced me instead. Then, we saw a presentation on Merdeka, I think. Then again, I was asked to lead in the singing of ‘Negaraku’ but I, again, refused because of the same reason I said earlier.

Afterwards, it was entertaining time! Papa recited a poem called “Tanah Air” by Usman Awang, in commemoration of Merdeka celebrations and Jeff Ooi read his own poem. Other people played the guitar and sang, like Amin (I was told his blog is Black In Korea) and also Azmi, though I don’t know who they are.


Finally, we were given candles to hold and recite the national pledge that I was invited to recite, but then again, I refused… This was the pledge anyway:

Maka kami rakyat Malaysia berikrar akan menempukan seluruh tenaga dan usaha kami untuk mencapai cita-cita tersebut. Berdasarkan atas prinsip-prinsip yang berikut:

Kepercayaan Kepada Tuhan

Kesetiaan Kepada Raja dan Negara

Keluruhan Perlembagaan

Kedaulatan Undang-Undang

Kesopanan dan Kesusilaan





14 responses

26 08 2007
Biggum Dogmannsteinberg


I am so proud of you because you agreed to read part of Usman Awang’s short story, spontaneously asked by Rocky.

I am also proud that you stayed the event all the way and did not miss anything, though I am very confident at your very young age, most of what Dato’ Zaid Ibrahim, Haris Ibrahim, Malik Imtiaz and Azmi Shahrom said sound like Greek in Alexander’s time to you! At least, you should no displeasure at all, discomfort and put up with these sort of things.

So now you are officially a blogger. Thanks to Rocky, Jeff Ooi and Tony Yew for acknowledging too much of your Bloggosphere work.

26 08 2007

He he, you’re shy and didn’t speak much but I’d like to speak to you again when we meet again.

I spoke to Husna’s son who is about your age and I asked him to send me an email to tell me what he thinks about Bangsa Malaysia and what hopes he has for this country.

I hope you too, will go out and speak to your friends, inspire them with the true definition of Bangsa Malaysia so that we can have more young Malaysians like you.

Keep up the good work and would expect more pieces from you this young Malaysian with big heart. 😉

26 08 2007


I am, as always, very proud of you. I am so sorry to have missed the event. But I am sure you must have had a good time dearest. Take care

Thanks. Miss you there

26 08 2007


Your narration and your confession to “stage fright” gave life to the event to an absent participant like me. Thank you for that, and a lot of other things too.

26 08 2007

Aishah, this is so cute. I missed most of it because I came late but am so happy to read your impressions of it. How come I missed the curry puffs!!!

You needn’t be shy because we’re all one big blog family, growing every day.

See you next time!

Aunty Marina

thank you but I doubt I will ever overcome my fears…See you!

26 08 2007
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27 08 2007
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27 08 2007

I am happy. Yes I am. Should I die…. I know there are people like you to carry on the cause.

27 08 2007

Hi Aishah,

I too am so proud of you. As a young Bangsa Malaysia and blogger you are certainly a good role model for all your classmates and students ‘sebaya dengan you’. But please do not be afraid to come forward and lead. You will be a great Bangsa Malaysia leader one day.

My blog:


27 08 2007
aunty maria

Dear Aishah

Nice writeup on the do. I wanted to follow aunty Nuraina but unfortunately there was another function that nite, my niece, sara’s 11th birthday.

See you around at MRT.

Aunty Maria

29 08 2007
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29 08 2007

hi aishah, selamat menyambut hari merdeka dengan papa dan mama!

30 08 2007
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7 10 2007

Hi, congratulation, I feel so proud eventhough I was not among you guys. BTW, where is this blog house and is there any membership to join?

The Bloghouse is at 66 Jalan Setiabistari II, Damansara Heights. Yes, my father says All-Blogs will open its membership. I think you should get in touch with Uncle Rocky or Auntie Nuraina

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