Friday, June 13, 2008
Aku sudah hidup dengan cara marheinku
Jangan kau ajar aku berjimat
Pada kamu berjimat
Excerpts taken off Waterlily’s honest, right-in-the-crotch, wonderfully written poem entitled Aku Marhaen.
I can always get it translated to Spanish for my Argentinean gnome friends’ better understanding but it wouldn’t turn out as beautiful as the original Malay version of it.
Basically this was her immediate response on the recent fuel price hike, how once a tough life suddenly gets tougher and making ends meet becomes a real struggle.
Go read the full version here because if you don’t, a Malaysian gnome (toyol) will intrude your home, install a cam in the bathroom and make a reality show out of your life.
*Like me, she’s a green-card holder. A cerebral Palsy but with a big heart and has plenty to contribute in making sure our country is a sufferable place to live in.