|credit to Ultras Malaya, 13102012, Facebook.|
I was born and raised with the knowledge that there was a Prime Minister by the name of Margaret Thatcher. My parents insistence on having me equipped with language skills forced me to read. I remember the time when my mother made me read Berita Harian and The Star everyday in front of her. Little did I knew that those hardship of adapting to her criticism made me the person I am today.
I have always thought that a Prime Minister should have been a man. I was born during the era of Mahathir. As a young girl, it has appeared to me that a small man would be able to become a Prime Minister. A woman never would.
One day, it has occurred to me that Margaret Thatcher was not just a fictional character. As a five year old, I was absorbed with the knowledge that a birthday should be celebrated. I dreamed of getting presents and cakes and trips to A&W to drink float - something prohibited and controlled by my parents.But my ibu, as usual, made a big fuss of getting something without even struggling for it. One day, I was asked to read about those people who was born on the 13th of October.
That was the day, 25 years ago, I learned that you could wear a skirt to manage a country. I learned as well that beauty was not a success guarantee.
Several years have passed, several wars and soldiers deployed, several tragedies happened, several trophies won, and numerous of sweet memories were created.
I live to learn that I'm also sharing the same birthday with Ian Thorpe; who was born as a large baby and had sideline cases due to his allergy to chlorine. He has won five gold medals in Olympic - despite the early life stories which was totally unfavourable.
I grew up being a dreamy girl who watched Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice without knowing that Dr. Addison Montgomery; my favourite character, was played by Kate Walsh who was also born on the 13th of October.
The star experts indicated that Libra was a sign for people who loved artistic work and design; who has the skills for psychology; who has the tendency of being a politician (based on the preference of doing social work and diplomacy skills) as well as lawyers.
Perhaps the study was based on the knowledge that several people who was borned in October were people like Margaret Thatcher and several other politicians; not to mention Lee Harvey Oswald, the sniper who killed John F. Kennedy. This was also the month when Shah Alam was declared as a "Bandaraya" or a city. In 1976, on this particular day, Yayasan Pembangunan Ekonomi Islam Malaysia (YaPEIM) was formed for the Muslims.
Eminem, Chatherine Zeta Jones, and the late Luciano Pavarotti were the examples of artist born under this star. Well, those were my favourites.
Well, how about football? For your information, Wes Brown, Gabriel Agbonlahor and Scott Parker are celebrating their birthday today.
But, let's put that aside, shall we?
Sometimes, we got overwhelmed with big things, globally recognised stuff, glamorous E! Channel news without looking at the precise and precious thing in front of us.
I'm sorry for not being able to write about Malaysian history or politicians or the artists. Perhaps later next year when more researches work on writing articles or update the Malaysia wikipedia, I would do something like that. Perhaps a crazy blogger might come out with a more popular blog than Beautiful Nara about the Malaysian history. Then, hopefully, we shall be able to look into having that in my moderate piece of writing over here; which I pray, will continuously improve.
On this date, five years ago, Ultras Malaya was born by males who, from my own perspective, believed in "greatness comes from madness". They might not share the same inspiration like I did but they shared the same thoughts in supporting football. Frankly, I have been the observant of their unity. I remember times when people like my brothers lost their voices in the stadium or the situation where they had few RMs in their pockets yet they left for Jalan Besar, Singapore.
Well, not everyone believed in this, yet it was never harmful to just try and persuade people to support Malaysian football without necessarily joining any group or clubs. Sometimes, we craved for the sense of belonging too much and compromised our capability.
Sometimes, without people noticing it, I was there in different headgear (that was not limited to tudung bawal) and joined in when they they chanted. When they expanded to the state ultras, I recalled the time when my own bloodline joined the crowd without the weariness of bad perception.
I was just one unnoticeable female in a huge crowd of males;yet I was proud. Yesterday, just like the other days, somebody asked about the t-shirt that I wore in my picture. I sniffed and mentioned the same script over and over, "Datang ajelah. Tak ada t-shirt hitam pon menyokong juga."
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."
- Margaret Thatcher
From 5 men to 5000 men and hopefully to 50,000; from nobody to Majalah 3 celebrities - they are celebrating their fifth birthday today.
And guess what, folks? They went above the celebrities, politicians and whomever I mentioned earlier. At least for me. Don't you dare ask why :)
Okay, enough of the lengthy posting. My acquaintance mentioned that his wife got pregnant and he just got the result today. A sad news of Azrai Khor leaving Negeri Sembilan is still leaving me in a feeling I can't describe. My father's devastation is another part to handle :)
The number is 13 - some consider this as unlucky.
October was a tragedy for Awie.
Happy birthday to me.
Happy birthday Ultras Malaya.
Congratulations Papa Kopi. Congratulations Freddie.
Au Revoir Coach Azrai Khor.
Terima Kasih Ayah dan Ibu. With Love.
Terima Kasih Ayah dan Ibu. With Love.
cHiSHa cHeRyNa PiReS
cHiSHa cHeRyNa PiReS