Today...Hari ini...I watched this movie "Laskar Pelangi". This movie is actually about anak-anak miskin yang nak sangat belajar. Dari keluarga yang miskin, anak-anak kecil itu datang ke sekolah hanya untuk menuntut ilmu. Walaupun dengan sekolah yang tak cukup lengkap, atap-atap zink dan dinding-dinding yang dah bocor. These kids still gigih menuntut ilmu. I am not gonna talk bout the movie anyway. You guys gotta watch this movie. STRONGLY RECOMMENDED!!!
This movie really reminds me when i was still looking for something called "ilmu". Aku bukan datang dari family yang senang. My dad was a lorry driver je last time. My mother, before she became a secretary, she was a cleaner je. Definitely i am not from rich family kan. However, i was quite fortunate because my parents still send me to school no matter how hard it was last time. I remember first day at school, i was crying to my mother. I said "mama! jangan pergi! takut!". Maklum la first time kan pegi sekolah!. Then she said to me "mau pandai mesti pegi sekolah, mama tengok dari situ ya". First day at school was horrible!!! My mother was standing at the corner and watched her lil boy!! aaaaahhhh those memories ^_^ thank you mama!!!
Yeah!! after that, i have to be independant. Both of my parents were working at that time. So everyday, kalau nak pegi sekolah i have to prepare everything by myself. Sometimes, pagi-pagi tu malas giler nak pegi sekolah. My father was very strict last time "mau jadi apa kau! nda pigi skulah! kau ingat kita ini urang kaya!" then he will drag me to the shower! ahahahaha!! mengigil kesejukan kene simbah air pagi-pagi buta!! LOL!!! Nak pegi sekolah plak masa tu kene jalan kaki. How old i was that time! 7 years old!
There's a time my family agak-agak sesak juga lah. Parents masa tu dengan gaji yang sikit still have to think bout their kids. Kadang-kadang takde baju sekolah baru, kasut baru, beg baru etc lah yang baru-baru semua takde. So tengok jelah budak-budak yang pakai bende baru ni. There was been a couple difficult times in my family. One of them, bila api kene potong! i think about 2 weeks juga lah bergelap. So nak belajar kene la pakai lilin. My mother told me when i refuse to do my school homework because there were no lights at all!! i macam ala-ala merajuk to my father because he tak bayar bill!!. Mama said "Nak, biarlah apa orang mau pikir. Jangan malu, kita orang susah. Belajar ja ya nak."
I remember there was once i told my mother when i saw the big aeroplane(my house dekat dengan airport!), i said "mama, nanti adit mau naik kapal pegi luar negeri" then she replied "nah, kalau adit mau naik kapal mesti belajar betul-betul tau!" and she smiles at me. I did study damn hard because at that time my dream was to be in the aeroplane!. Well, my SPM wasn't that gempak but its enough for me to get the an offer to pursue my diploma in UiTM at Dungun Terengganu!. WOW!! i was so damn happy! finally i get a chance to be inside the aeroplane!! but yeah!! tiket flight masa tuh mahal kot. Mana ada AirAsia lagi masa tuh. So yeah! my parents only bought one ticket for me. I know they did struggle to get the money for me to pursue my study. I went to UiTM ALONE!! (again i cried!!). The feeling was exactly the same like my first day at school. The different is my mother wasn't there standing at the corner watch her lil boy. I promise to myself at that point of time, I'm gonna be "someone" and make my parents proud of me.
Four years ago i manage to finish my study on time and got a job which is comfortable enough to help my parents. Yeah!! remember i told my mother "mau naik kapal, mau pegi luar negeri". Bapak, Mama, BECAUSE OF YOU i have been to luar negeri!!. London! New York!! Los Angeles!! Tokyo!!. It is all BECAUSE OF YOU!!!. And yeah!! It is my turn now to support the family including my sisters study. I even remind all my sisters "jangan risau pasal duit,yang penting belajar". One of them now finish her study in Civil engeneering. The other two now are pursuing their diploma in "Ukur tanah" and "Hotel management". The youngest, still in high school. To be honest, i can't be like my parents. NOT even close!!! Only God knows how hard it was to raise their kids and send them to school just to get an education.
Well, this is like part of me that i want to share. Betapa susah nya Bapak and Mama hantar aku pegi mencari ilmu dan mengejar mimpi!. Aku still rasa bertuah dan bersyukur, setidak-tidak nya i was quite fortunate sebab takde la sesusah macam dalam movie Laskar Pelangi tuh. But then, moral nya jangan pernah penat atau give up untuk ilmu. Sesusah macam mana pun, dengan ilmu lah kita cuba untuk mengejar mimpi. Cari lah ilmu itu dengan ikhlas.
P/S "Kecerdasan itu Tidak Diukur Dengan Nilai-Nilai atau pun Angka-Angka...Tapi Dari Hati"