Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pulang ke Pangkuan Bahasa Ibunda

Payah. Perit.

Walaupun payah, akan tetap kugagahi untuk kembali ke pangkuan bahasa ibunda ku yang telah terabaikan sejak 15 tahun yang lalu.

Perlahan. Tapi pasti.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Lesson Learnt

After a long while...

This morning, I was watching a documentary on how the Chinese learn English to host for Olympic. Sure it is not easy for them since they close themselves for a very long time to outside world. And now they are hosting the world.

The English trainer said "They are trained to do what they don't want to do. And that's how they can keep their spirit high". The message carries the same meaning with "Enjoy the pain" and all the "hard work pays" quotes. Maybe after a long demotivated period, their patriotism to serve the country awaken me from despair.

I love to see the old 74 old grandpa who dreams to be an Olympic athlete. But for his age, he knows that he couldn't make it. So he learn English, went for the examsss (many s since there are many exam), and qualified himself to be a volunteer for the Olympic as a tourist guide at a Forbidden City. Wasn't it a dream, come true?