Tuesday, October 20, 2009

sha: you're hakuto, i'm minami


My Ultraman Husband
Originally uploaded by
Alisson Gothz
Back in the 80s and 90s, Ultraman was very popular. There were several types of Ultraman and honestly, I couldn't differentiate them all. For me, Ultraman was Ultraman, the ones which fought against the odd-looking monsters.

What amazed me about Ultraman was even though he fought in the middle of a city, he knew how to find a solid ground which did not required him to destroy any building. Regardless whether Ultraman fell or stepped back, the buildings would remain the same. Of course, as a child, I did not realised that Ultraman was fighting in a studio of small miniatures:P

However, there was one particular Ultraman which was my favourite. As far as my memory could recall, the Ultraman formed based on the power of a couple by the name of Hakuto and Minami. Whenever the monster came to attack the town, Minami would ran in Baywatch style, screaming,"Haaakuutooooooooooo....!!!" and Hakuto from the opposite would ran the same style, like a Japanese David Hasselhoff while screaming, "Minaaammiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii....!!!" And when they bumped into each other, a great Ultraman with almost the same size as the monster appeared. Yiaaaaaaaaaaaaaasshhhh!!!

The Ultraman formed by both Hakuto and Minami fought against the purplish, bluish, greenish, and yellowish monster with all its strength. Sometimes, the red light at the Ultraman chest would blipped, indicating that Ultraman is almost losing its power. But, with the spirit of Hakuto and Minami, the Ultraman would eventually released its special power by crossing both his arms; one went horizontally while the other went vertically. Then, a white or blue in colour half moons would appeared from the crossed arms and demolished the monster. Arrrgghhhh...the monster fell on to the ground. What happened to the remain of the monster remain unspoken since I was seven years old until I'm twenty-seven this year. It was not like Transformers, where they showed Megatron dumped into the ocean. I guess there must be lots of monsters in the seas near Japan:P

I was Minami. He was Hakuto. We ran from the sides of the school's assembly point and I screamed, "Hakutooooooooo....!!!" while he screamed "Minamiiiiiiiiiiii....!!!" before we passed each other without bumping (because our parents said no to bumping!). Then we quarelled about who was going to be the Ultraman. He said, "I'm the boy, and he is Ultraman. So I should become the UltraMAN. It was not ULTRAWOMAN!" I was unsatisfied so I argued, "If it was not because of Minami, Hakuto won't become an Ultraman either!" It was not the first time. We quarelled and both of us went separate ways, pretended that both were UltramanS.

One day, the television showed an episode where Minami was sick and the monster came into town. Hakuto couldn't form into an Ultraman, so he went to the hospital to be with Minami; hoping that Minami would be well and be the Ultraman again. I told my Hakuto, "I told you, Hakuto cannot be an Ultraman without Minami." He then shared the concern of Minami with me. A boy and a girl sat together while silently hoping that Minami would be well. I pretended to be the sick Minami and he was the Hakuto who was always at my side:)

My Hakuto might not remember this as it happened more than 20 years ago. The last time we met he told me that he got engaged after he came back from Japan (Hakuto dreams came true...he always wanted to go to Japan!). While I was taking the pictures of iris in Seremban Lake Garden, he stood behind me and surprised me with his presence after few years of losing contacts. My Hakuto had transformed into a very...very...handsome Ultraman:) (I always thought he was cute, there were so many admirers who asked me about him when we were in school!)

We walked almost three rounds around the lake, remisnicing our sweet childhood memories of walking to the state library across the lake garden when we were young, talking about our friends, our work, our families and our love lives. And football (luckily he was not wearing Pires' jersey, otherwise this cheryna pires might faint!) That was the last time Hakuto told me, "Most of the time, after you see me, you get yourself a new boyfriend. Remember? I know you'll get another after you meet me today." He was so confident about my love life as much as I was confident about his.

The last time we met was when he came back during summer. We just couldn't stopped talking to each other. Besides my ex-boyfriend, Sepet, Hakuto was the only guy who could spent his days going through one book after another with me - discussing the possibility of outcome and debating the significance of the stories in our lives.

Before we separated, he asked me for my handphone number (because I changed mine without telling him), but ibu who was together with us said a very important thing to him,
"Sekarang dah jadi tunangan orang, Sha tak boleh bagi nombor phone lagi. Nanti apa pulak tunang cakap. Memang dulu rapat, kan...tapi kita kena tahu jaga hati orang. Korang mungkin tak ada apa-apa...tapi sebagai ibu Sha, biarlah apa yang berlaku tu jadi kenangan aje. Cikgu taknak nanti orang ingat Sha saja-saja rapatkan diri dengan tunangan orang."

He was ibu's favourite student. He listened to her and he adored her. That day, he proved that he still listened to her even though his imploring eyes were telling me another story;)

"Jemput aku, bila kau nak kahwin nanti ye?" I said to him. He took ibu's phone number instead.

My Hakuto,

Minami is not necessarily the girl who played Ultraman with you. She can be anyone. If there is no Hakuto, Minami won't be an Ultraman. And if there is no Minami, Hakuto won't be the Ultraman either. So, all the best and congratulations to both you and your Minami. I hope that you guys will get cute Ultrababies whose strollers might bump into Aunty Sha's trolley in Tesco! At that time, I'll make sure that you'll know that aubergine is purple and not blue. Hehehe.

I'll find my own Hakuto, don't worry. We shall remain friends:)

* I'm not that bad as a friend, right? How I wish that Mr. and Mrs. Ketupat can read this...

Who is your Hakuto/your Minami?

43 comments:

ONE ZABA said...

Dulu dan kini minat Tom & Jerry je...

ween said...

I love the way u deliver the story :) such a well written entry.

I never know there were several types of Ultraman! Heee

u are a very good friend, kak sha :)

semoga berjumpa dgn ur Hakuto!

Super HaNa said...

ahahahaha
dari kecik pun..watashi pun agak terpengaruhhhhhh dgn cite otromen yg menjerit2 ala2 hindustan tuh

ZARA 札拉 said...

hehehe~

I do love Ultraman just because he is a Japanese! LOL!

I lost my Hakuto long ago~

=)

iza~de~bintang said...

comelnya cerita dan penceritaan Sha ni.. hah camno nak translate ayat tu hihi. Apo kan dayo, Hakuto dan Minami tak ditakdirkan bersamo, dah ganti ngan ultraman lain. solo jer, sengsorang pun jadi ultramen gak huhu.

p/s: gambar pantai tu boleh klik untuk lihat lebih jelas. Kot2 ler Sha nak jadi pengkaji isi alam sekitar lak hehehe

Tie said...

Biarlah yang lepas tu berlalu... Pengalaman tu amat berharga.

~Kak AZZ~ said...

kenangan yang sangat manis walaupun pahit utk ditelan.....

ehh...skangpun ada lg citer ultraman tu kan.....tp dh tuko jadi Ultraman Tiga.....maknanya tiga2 org ni kena bumped together la ekkk.....ekekekeke...

akak still suka tom n jerry....dan donald duck...hehe...lg satu tupai 2 ekor tu.....lawak2...

azie said...

i can still remember the song~hakuto dan minamiiiiiiii~ whenever the show appeared,ahaha.

imHepPie said...

alaa igtkan minami yg dlm cita do re mi tuh hik3...

kuch said...

Kcik2 dlu lyn gak.hokuto dan minami akan lompat then bertemu cincin..then jadilah ultraman ace!
Tapi,betul la korang bdua mcm hokuto minami.dalam cerita,minami balik ke bulan(tempat lahir minami).diorang bpisah.mcm tu jgakla korang bdua..

LiNda said...

heheee..

besh arr..
rasa nostalgia sangat.
now,
anak2 akak pun tengok ultraman.

Tapi akak tetap suka woody wood pecker !

sora-ao said...

ok, nak nangis ni...hukhukhuk..
ada one time tu memang ada ultrawoman tau...i think u'll be a great one :)

btw, itu ultraman namanya ultraman ace..:D

zeqzeq said...

..Ultraman GAgah ker??

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Sya Annur said...

dah balik dah dia? hehe... ok la tu... life will get nowhere if u keep on sticking to the past. past is to be remembered, not to be stuck on forever.

manje said...

bahagian awal tu made me laugh sis.hehhe
tapi dah nak ke ending tu rase sedikit sad..=)
i hope you'll find your Hakuto =)

LotsOfLove-Pearls said...

Dear Sha,
best nyer kisah nie..

mula2 Ultraman jer then ke real life lak..

so sweet..
xper.. Mr Hakuto akan datang kepada juga..
kenangan memang manis..

Samaira said...

sweet je cite kekeke
ingat gak cete ni
minami hakuto ekeke
hope "dia" hakutoku hehe
tp x tau lah haha

blogresipi said...

Used to love Ultraman too.. semua org zaman kanak2 pon sama kot. Kalo tgk sekarang rasa cam nak menangis je pasal tak logik.heheh

♠ y.a.n.i.e putrajaya ♠ said...

~ dulu minat KESATRIA BAJA HITAM

hehehhehe.....ULTRAMAN best gak....
skang ni danial [anak buah ku] sangat minat dengan otomen....

^_^

a.z.r.i.n.a.03.07 said...

masa zmn KRina dulu Ultraman Hayata..siap pegang pen lagi..

Skarang dah mcm2 nama sampai dah tak ingat...


so sweet..

cookie devine said...

sanggup bertenggek umh jiran nak tgk ultraman pagi2 sbb mak xbg tgk TV.

sI tEDI said...

biasalah i.. lambat sket.. nanti i kumen balik.. ha ha ha ha..

jgn marah yu!!

farah aminuddin said...

dulu tak pernah miss tengok cite ultraman. skrg bile adik duk ulang cite ultraman rs geram gile. iskkk haha

~LP Lum~ said...

sy peminat stia doraemon.. :)
cute sgt2... :p
(adakah aku kuar dr tjuk??) ;>

atty's said...

dulu mmg mesti ,wajib tgk ultraman,..besh..ooo..

kuina said...

yehaaa...
ulang sepuluh kali pun tetap layan..
hehehe

Ili Saharudin said...

hai kak sha~ wajib tgk masa kecik dulu ni..skrang langsung takde perasaan coz..i did not knew how to bezakan ultraman ni.hehehe..
ps:
i hope my Mr.R is my Hakuto.huhuh

fa10 said...

akak suka cara sha menulis... ni kira blog ke-2 yg akak x kan miss setiap entry.. well done sis

miera a.k.a merr said...

sy suka ultraman taro jekkkk......

plg suka part lampu merah da nyale2...sbb taw raksasa tu bakal berkecai xlama lg....hahahaha.... gelak penuh kejahatan.....

ashley said...

"HIYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH"

that's all my comment for today..
he he he he

Kak Long Mawar Merah said...

Citer favourite masa zaman kanak2...
Sekarang ni dah tak tengok pulak.
Baca ending cerita ni, sayu pulak.

sya said...

hmm...
dekat hujung2 tu, rasa terkedu sikit.. bagus nya mak sha....

semoga sha akan berjumpa dengan 'hakuto'.. :P

farah said...

insyaAllah,
suatu hari nanti pasti dpt berjumpa dengan hakuto.

:)

err,
masa zaman kanak-kanak suka layan popeye je.

haha.

Pocket said...
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Pocket said...

Sha,
why is it that i cant remember any hakuto or any minami?
this make me think that i'm that old till our ultraman even not the same one.
(or i am so old that i cant remember any of my ultraman series anymore)

i totally against the idea of one girl should not approach any married man or going to be married man, unavailable man, gay or lez for that matter.

cause falling in love is one chance dat will not happen everyday and chances are u'r missing more by not having him in your network.

Correct me if i'm wrong ya sis :)

anyway,
nicely delivered story ere,
hope i'm as good as u delivering my thoughts,
hope MrKetupat read this,
hope u'll get a new BF
(from the taboo dat u've mentioned)
'...you see me, you get yourself a new boyfriend. Remember?


n here i am holding my hand up timidly

speckurosaklagi said...

wah..ultraman...

Cik Qemm said...

i always love to read your stories..

*goosebumps*

and u have such a beautiful memories!

Fatt Chin Choy said...

aku ingat lagi lagu hakuto minami tu... zaman kita lah tu... hahaha

btw... cerita ko buat aku tersentuh hati. ada gembira, ada sedih...

aku rasa aku dapat agak feeling ko masa kau tulis ending entri ni

kakpah said...

in the old days, i like to watch ultraman too.

dotblogspotdotkom said...

dolu tak ramai @ byk sgt superhero nye... la nih macam2 superhero.... yang ntah apa-apa pun berlambak kat pasaran.... huhuhuhuhu

ultraman... tu je le kartun yg pemes zaman pakcik dolu.... huhuhuhu

Sharian Zamrinor said...

bangunan2ultraman bley dilihat di uniten...

Adila said...

this would be off topic, but just by chance I was reading this last night..

"I'm not going to deny the fact that superheroes are great fantasies to latch onto, but let's face it. They are not inspiring when it comes to engineering. I grew up reading comics and watching movies with Superman and Batman in them. And you know what? I bet they couldn't explain what the Marcus Theory is. Engineers are the real heroes ... In fact, I don't want a superhero to save me from a broken dam (like in Superman). I want an engineer who can make the dam right the first time"

http://www.anengineeringmind.com/archive.html

thus, I don't want to find my "ultraman" but I want to find my Mr Perfect hehe