Thursday, 26 August 2010

FuFu Malaysia Project - Bahasa Malaysia



FuFu Malaysia Project
24th August - 16th September 2010 | Episode 2

FuFu Malaysia Project - Episode 2 : Bahasa Malaysia

I was sent to a vernacular Chinese kindergarten and primary school which all subjects were taught in Mandarin except English and Bahasa Malaysia. I completed my primary studies with 2As, 2Bs and 2Cs. Because I had a C for Bahasa Malaysia*, i needed to study the language at the preparatory class so i could catch up all the subjects that would be taught in Bahasa Malaysia for the next five years.

After SPM (O-level) i decided to study Form 6 (A-level or pre-university studies) instead of going to college or private university. The reason i couldn't enter local/public university at that moment was i failed my Bahasa Malaysia. (I used to score at least B3 though) On one fine day, nearly 6 months before STPM (Malaysia Higher Education Examination), i bumped into a small advertisement of the scholarship application by Japanese Government when reading newspaper.



Curiously, i requested for the application form. Sent it out. Sat for the exam (in English). Passed! Called for second screening. Interview passed. Sent out the letter of recommendation and document of extra curricular. Body check-up done. Got the air ticket to Japan from the Japanese Ambassador. Flew to Japan on the 1st April, 2002. Even though i failed Bahasa Malaysia, i still could get the scholarship from Japanese Government. (I retook the subject and got myself B4)

Conclusion, (not to mention those top schools like Chungling, Samtet, etc) even a small town like Tanjung Malim in Perak has good quality of both primary and secondary schools. A very nice compound and environment for the pupils to study. 90% of my teachers were all very capable. Without them, a small school in a small village wouldn't be able to breed several scholars who currently studying abroad under scholarships and elites who actively working in multi-national companies.

No doubt Malaysia is still a developing country. And also i don't dare to say that our education system is the best, at least, as far as i know there's several brilliant scholars and successful people from both my primary and secondary schools. I am glad that i completed both my primary and secondary studies and Pre-university studies in Malaysia. If not i think i won't be to get the scholarship from Japanese Government for the five year course (1year of Japanese and 4years of Bachelor Degree). Thank you, Malayisa. Without you i won't be able to go that far.



We have already built up a very good and strong basement, though now the Civil Engineers and Architects are arguing over the cost versus fancy design, also Electrical Engineer has detected some errors, just we all need to sit down together, sipping over a glass of teh tarik (Malaysia national milk tea) each while reviewing, discussing and planning the blue print again by using 3Rs. Rational. Respect. Reunited. No matter what main stream language (English or Bahasa Malaysia) we are gonna use in our education system (subject only to secondary school), we still manage to inject the knowledge thoroughly to everyone in these twenty years! What are you waiting for? Go back now and send you kids to the schools in Malaysia. We have good education system! You guys have to agree with me, because without Malaysia, would you be able to achieve that great?

We don't need to be the best. Good is more than enough. One Malaysia, One FuFu. Raise the national flag. Show your love to Malaysia.

Terima Kasih* : Thank you
Bahasa Malaysia* : Malaysia Language

p.s. 1 : I don't wanna touch the quota system and funding for the Chinese schools here because i am talking about the quality of the education system. Just wanna let you guys know Malaysia does provide good quality educational system.

p.s. 2 : Yes, FuFu was a truly book worm. Yes, he looked very nerdy. And also very serious when it comes to study. Yes, he rarely played hard when he was young.

p.s. 3 : Wanna extend many thanks to my parents for sending fufu to Chinese primary school.

p.s. 4 : Yellow is the royal colour of the Malay rulers.

25/08/2010 | Curitiba, Brazil

------------------------- | Bahasa Malaysia | -------------------------




FuFu Merdeka Project - Episode 2 : Bahasa Malaysia

Tahukah anda tentang asal-usul bahasa kebangsaan kita?

Selepas kita mencapai kemerdekaan daripada Inggeris, Bahasa Inggeris masih satu bahasa perantaraan yang penting di tanah air kita. Pada pertengahan 80an, Bahasa Melayu telah ditukarkan kepada Bahasa Malaysia dan digunakan secara peleluasan di peringkat penyelarasan kerajaan mahupun di semua tahap sistem pembelajaran sekolah. Dengan laungan Bahasa Baku sempena pembaharuan dalam system pendidikan kita. Saranan ini diharapkan agar kesemua kaum dapat berkomunikasi dalam satu aliran budaya, satu bahasa bagi menyatupadukan semua bangsa rakyat di Malaysia yakni kaum Melayu, Cina dan India.

Sesungguhnya begitu, ramai rakyat bersependapat bahawa Bahasa Inggeris sepatutnya dilanjutkan sebagai media pengajaran dan pembelajaran sekurang-kurangnya di peringkat Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan. Tetapi, saya masih bepegang teguh dan yakin akan Bahasa Malaysia juga dapat mencapai matlamat yang sama atau lebih baik daripada yang kita mampu jangkakan. Cuba kita lihat dan telitikan negara-negara asing seperti Jepun, Perancis, Hongkong dan Jerman misalan. Negara-negara ini tidak pernah menggunakan Bahasa Inggeris sebagai bahasa pertuturan and pengajaran utama dari peringkat sekolah rendah mahupun institusi pengajian tinggi awam. Namun begitu, pencapaian dan kemajuan negara tersebut dari segi politik, ekonomi dan sosial amat membanggakan serta menakjubkan. Justeru itu, rakyat seharusnya berbangga dengan negara kita, Malaysia kerana kita mempunyai Bahasa tersendiri yang tunggal.



Khabar berita yang berkenaan dengan ungkitan bahawa Sekolah Rendah Cina and Tamil akan disuraikan. Wahai kedua-dua Menteri dan Timbalan Menteri Pendidikan, bukankah sekolah-sekolah aliran Cina dan Tamil ada mengajar Bahasa Malaysia? Aku sebagai anak Malaysia berdoa agar pihak kerajaan yang berkenan dapat mempertimbangkan bahasa asli (Jenis Kebangsaan) dapat terus diamalkan and dilanjutkan demi kepentingan masyarakat sejagat. Di sini, bukannya aku hendak mempertikaikan perancangan pendidikan kerajaan atau membuat perbandingan, tetapi ingin menyuarakan kata hati aku. Kaum Cina dan India juga boleh menguasai Bahasa Malaysia walaupun mereka berasal dari Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan. Bahasa jiwa bangsa. Jom cintailah bahasa masing-masing.

Aku tidak layak atau mampu katakan Malaysia ada sistem pendidikan yang paling baik. Tetapi di dalam mata dunia aku, dengan sistem yang kita amalkan sejak merdeka, bukankah telah kita mendidik banyak mahasiswa, mahasiswi dan elit-elit yang berjaya dalam arena masing-masing. Aku barasa amat bangga dan besyukur kerana aku dapat mempelajari di Malaysia, pernah menikmati dan merasai betapa indahnya zaman persekolahan saya di Malaysia. Terima Kasih, Malaysia. Kerana kamuu, Malaysia, aku berjaya memperolehi biasiswa daripada Kerajaan Jepun,menjejaki segala nikmat dunia dan hasrat aku. Kamu yang menjiwai batin aku dan mewarnakan hidup aku.

Aku juga terharu kerana kebanyakan rakyat Malaysia yang terdiri daripada pelbagai kaum mampu bertutur dalam bahasa ibonda kita and berkongsi budaya di bawah sebuah atap yang berwarna-warni. Marilah kita bersama-sama menyorak keunikan sistem pembelajaran ini bagi meningkatkan prestasi sistem pendidikan Malaysia di samping melahirkan generasi baru yang berkalibar dan insan yang berdekad yang akan berjasa terhadap negara pada masa akan datang supaya kita boleh duduk sama rendah diri sama tinggi dengan negara-negara lain.

Cintailah Malaysia. Satu Malaysia? Satu FuFu lebih mantap lah. Jangan binggung lagi, kibarkan Jalur Gemilang sekarang!

69 comments:

edward said...

富富的一身装扮仿佛回到校园时代呢!你看来还很青春,一点都不超龄哦!嘻嘻~~~

edward said...

而我,实在没勇气穿上当年那些校园衣服再加一个咖哩卜头囉!哈哈哈~~~

fufu said...

edward : 哈哈哈 已經很老了拉
因爲要配合這個題目所以犧牲了...
hahahaha :) 真的希望時間可以倒流就好了... hahaha 我要永遠青春

ladyviral said...

Wah wah...

So patriotic! Sampailah FuFu blog dalam Bahasa Malaysia!

Good Job! *thumbs up*

fufu said...

ladyviral : hahaha yes! if all of the runaway... who's going to make malaysia better? wish you like it

都市[心]鮮人 said...

我只能給你三個字。。哈哈
“帥+可愛”哈哈哈哈~

[SK] said...

hmmm, back to school?? errr, but the props don't really look like schoolwear leh.. do you still keep your school uniforms last time?? the white short sleeves and the dark green pants?? haha~~ :D

Life for Beginners said...

Haha, so geeky... but cute! And Bahasa Malaysia some more. Saya amat bangga juga kerana mampu bertutur dalam bahasa kebangsaan... oh, is that ok? :P

fufu said...

都市[心]鮮人 : hahaha 謝謝 :)


SK : yeah i still have my uniform in the closet... but i think it doesnt fix me anymore... hahaha because i am slimmer now... guess i would buy a new one if i wanna attend any back to school party lol

fufu said...

Life for Beginners : hahaha good lah!!! baik sekali... but my bahasa is not that good already >< sigh

迷迭香 said...

hey, this is a very good write-up! =)
we should appreciate what we have... Happy Merdeka!!!! ^^

fufu said...

迷迭香 : yeah wel all should be contented and contribute what we could... walk the talk... dont just sit and talk ><

单身汉 said...

帥+可愛+型仔

fufu said...

单身汉 : 慘啦 沒有人關心我的文字 ><

uLi.佑莉 said...

very leng cai lor fufu :)

fufu said...

uLi.佑莉 : i think i gonna delete the pictures... nobody even care about what i am writing >< sad!

bluecloud said...

all ur words make me think back my secondary sch memeories...

even a small town has good quality of both primary and secondary schools.
- i like this statement so much...i am also a product coming out from a small town in perak. i really appreciate all my teachers there, without them without me until now....
take the chance here to say a big thanks for them....

Caroline Ng May Ling said...

eh seriouly, my mom's side cousins n siblings all they sent their kids to chinese school, n now they can speak fluent chinese! :D its cool! btw, u dnt look nerdy. :)

AliVe said...

merdeka !!!!

William said...

Negara dah Merdeka, tetapi Rakyat belum Merdeka.

fufu said...

bluecloud : yeah so you are from perak huuh? hihihihi good! i always wanna go back and spend couple of hours exploring my old schools again, and guess what i still remember my teachers... :) cant wait to meet them again next year when i am back home!


Caroline Ng May Ling : good decision!!!! :) i will send my kids to chinese school too because i wanna them to learn mandarin since china is coming up ya... then secondary go to SMK :)


AliVe : yeah :)

fufu said...

William : hahaha we still need more time! be patient :)

Pete said...

Bro, you have done well in life, winning a scholarship to Japan and travelled around the world.

fufu said...

Pete : hahaha ehem ehem, well i would like to extend many thanks to Malaysia :) and also my parents, friends, etc :) hohoho

jam said...

I love Malaysia too, but the country can still do very much better in many aspects if not for some racism.

fufu said...

jam : good!!! erm yeah we need to get it changed together :)

bluecloud said...

yap....i come from perak too,perak is a big state....
haha...each time having gathering with my classmates,we will having a visit to our old sch,walk around,chat around and flash back the memories around...
wat suprise me is i meet my primary sch year 3 teacher in a restaurant, u noe,she can still call out my name after almost 12 years...is so touching for me!!

fufu said...

bluecloud : well normally teachers will only remember the names of outstanding students.. you must be one of those brilliant students ya hihihi shame on us, because we dont even think to go back to our school for gathering >< sigh.. but i will organise! hahaha

Akira 思胜 said...

Haha, you look so cool inside! ;P

单身汉 said...

我有看你的文章, 放心!
只是你實在長的太帥, 搶了風頭。

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Jamie said...

hello my ex-primary school neighbour! miss those times!

Sasa said...

yes!!!Without Malaysia,
where are FuFu and me???
hey hey..So,when you are going to send your child to study in our country school??

Sambung it ya....

安东尼 said...

lol
that is soooo school boy look... hmm... i guess im more "leong" than ur look XD

London Caller said...

Do you believe in parallel world?

What would happen to the Fufu that missed the Japanese scholarship ad in newspaper in the parallel world?

A. He would still go to Japan.
B. He would stay in Perak.
C. He would retake his Malay until he got A.
D. He wouldn't be able to write today's blog.

Re: Your previous post -
Jumbo is actually the name given to a huge "elephant". The one that can really fly (of course, from the story only) is actually Dumbo. But Dumbo is a small "elephant"! Ha ha... So I called yours Jumbo!

Mabel Low said...

Wow! Are you currently away from M'sia? You've still got a good grip on the national language.

Your post has enlightened me of my own prejudice towards everything in M'sia - and perhaps after some self reflecting, i'd have to start appreciating more of my own country.

Good post!! :D

P.s. : I'm a Perak-ian too. Lol. Ipoh mali.

hcpen said...

i love malaysia as well:) I'm so glad u r a patriotic malaysian too!

dong ho said...

i really honor people who loves thier country and takes pride of their culture and education.

im sure malaysia is very proud of you.

i too love the philippines so much despite the negative background that it has... there's something great beyond those violences.

Rafael Lam said...

Your student look is very cute and handsome!
Very appreciate your 愛國精神 and this Merdeka Project! Keep going!

Shelyn said...

Which part of Malaysia education system is good ya? Anyway, at least there is one good patriotic Malaysian Chinese that I have finally encountered thus far. 加油!

小雪 said...

首先, 原来你戴眼镜有不一样的感觉~
这次的造型不错.
疯掉~还有马来文的,还很好那种,
忘记已经有多久没看马来文字了.
(名字不算)

Winnt said...

Wah...with writing so many language here but you are so unfair for the india ppl...try to write the indian article then get indian to support your project too..hihi.....
Guess what will be your next episode...?? Love Malaysia...

shloke said...

FUYOH! Ah fu dah guna Bahasa Malaysia. Syiok betul! Sememangnya "Bahasa Jiwa Bangsa" :)

Teruskan usaha murni anda. fufu boleh!

云之站 said...

可惜呀! 马来西亚,没有这种校服。

小澤 (DSvT) said...

Tarcian... Yeah~
Hahaha...

That day went to spa interview, they asking me whether my dip, adv dip and degree from UK recognize by jpa or not? I ask to myself, why I'm doing everything in local and further study in good Mechanical University, but spa ask me such question...

Candlelyn said...

我觉得你是很传奇的人。。
昨天我才认真去看认识你的blog之前的文章。你很有理想和勇气去做每件事,这可不是每一个普通人都可以做到的,你的人生或你的故事真的是可以写了一本书了。(甚至更多!)
最算你“喝很多西洋水&东瀛水”,你还是很爱马来西亚,你可是大马留学生的好榜样,我们这些大学生(虽然我是本地大学)应以你为傲!
抱歉,好像文不对题,哈哈!

梦旅飞 said...

haha~ malay neh!
but i return all to my teacher adi~

我的天地 said...

哈哈,你配搭大框眼睛,有点学生look

很欣赏你这系列的文章,看的出花了不少心思。
我们应该感恩&珍惜自己拥有的~~

Vincent Cho said...

我已经很久没有执笔写国语了…你却相反,还能写出一手好文章啊!

Biyaheng Pinoy said...

Great photos. I like them.

fufu said...

Akira 思胜 : 你是說内涵? 謝謝 =p


单身汉 : 哈哈哈 那不是我的錯...
開玩笑拉 :) 知道你們有讀 :)


thesis writing : what is that??

fufu said...

Jamie : yeah my chungsin classmate!!! miss you so much =p


Sasa : yeah when i have a kids...sure will send them to chinese school =p


安东尼 : haha old school boy :)

fufu said...

London Caller : hey thanks i got this idea from you ya.. giving option! for my episode 3...anyway to answer your question...i would have graduated at UM if i dint go to japan ya :) hahahha


Mabel Low : yeah you guys should be positive there...let's make the country better...share this with your friends so they can work my me together :)


hcpen : yeah i am! wish you should share this with your friends... let's us go back and lead the country!

fufu said...

dong ho : yeah proud of you too...wish i could go to the philippines again sooner :) hahhaa


Rafael Lam : yeah glad you like my merdeka project :) hihihi btw i looked pretty nerd when i was a student ya... hahaha


Shelyn : yeah pls spread this to your freinds ya..wish we could get together and improve the country :)

fufu said...

小雪 : 對呀 我的造型很棒對不對? hahahaha 馬來文不再那邊沒有講嗎?? lol


Winnt : hahaha yeah!!! too bad for them...i should have studied tamil also...hahaha but wish they wont mind la :) yeah go see my episode 3 ok?


shloke : yeah i will continue my usaha murni! really wish all would respect all languageas we have in malaysia =p

fufu said...

云之站 : hahaha 這些是我自己的造型哦 :)


小澤 (DSvT) : yeah i did my form six at TARC... erm well they are stupid ya asking such question >< but anyway there're some colleges that they dont recognise ya...


Candlelyn : 哈哈哈 對呀 我真的很用心去寫我的部落...很希望你們會喜歡哦 :)我有打算出書的...到時候你們一定要買哦 一定要支持 =p 我不是什麽傳奇...只是把我的心聲講選出來罷了 :) 你們要加油了...一定要比我更好噢

fufu said...

梦旅飞 : hahhaa yeah bahasa malaysia :) get back from you guru!!!


我的天地 : 我的學生時代的look很經典的...hahaha 對呀我很用心的寫。。。你們喜歡我就開心了...這都值得的咯 :)


Vincent Cho : 我的馬來文不是那麽好吧了...但是如果你嘗試去寫...一定可以的哦 :)

fufu said...

Biyaheng Pinoy : thanks i still have plenty of articles nad pictures to share...do come back again :)

Ayie said...

perhaps you're always meant to go somewhere to do your schooling, imagine just mere curiosity sent you all the way to Japan, great job right there

lock said...

我喜歡馬來文這篇, 把華人的聲音反映給友族知曉, 知己知彼, 互相了解, 這就是one malaysia精神!

fufu said...

Ayie : thanks for sending me to japan...and without Malaysia i wont be able to achieve there in japan too


lock : 謝謝你欣賞完馬來文章 :) 了解彼此 :) 我們大家應該和睦相處的...

Harumi said...

Cool geeky modeling.. =D And of course a very inspiring story. So that's how you ended up in Japan.

You know the 1st time I visited your blog, I thought you were Japanese, then your name suggested you were Chinese. And only today I gotta know that you are a Malaysian! I guess you can proudly call yourself a global citizen. =D

foongpc said...

Wah! First time in 2 languages! Eng & BM! : )

海市蜃樓 said...

嘩,小學、中學和大學的校章還保留著,還真念舊的囖。

對,我也蠻認同其實大馬的教育也不差,起碼把我們的根基打得還蠻扎實的。

fufu said...

Harumi : yeah i am a world citizen ya :) and i thought you could know i am from malaysia from my profile...but anyway anyway at least you knew it now :)


foongpc : yes... but no comment??


海市蜃樓 : 那些都是facebook那邊找到的 :) hohoho 對呀我們的教育制度還蠻好的說 :) 希望我們可以培養更多有才華的人才 :)

MKL said...

Well, I'm not sure how good your system is, but I've heard many complaints from my Malaysian friends, much more than praise. But one thing is sure: Many young Malaysians (you included) are great students and very intelligent people. It's a pity, that they find work abroad, because their knowledge is better rewarded.

fufu said...

MKL : yeah the education system is not bad.... though not the best... but we do really produce many elites...and they are very popular all over the world...because we speak both english and mandarin well :) erm i mean what your friends have been telling you, but they gotta admit that without malaysia, they wont be able to achieve that high...

PrinCeSs VD* 진희성 said...

Hello,I'm princess,I bumped up with ur blog while I was searching more details bout monbusho scholarship....

As the information I have, all monbusho applicant need to sit 3-5 subject overall...but u just mention english in this post....

can u pls pls share more info on the application process of the scholarship by mailing to me to

Cupid_cweet@yahoo.com

THANKS IN ADVANCE & SORRY IF I'M TROUBLING YOU. ARIGATO!!

Aya Akira said...

doing paperwork bout "Masyarakat Majmuk di Malaysia" when I found your blog..^-^

such a cute BM translation, thus they're some tatabahasa error..hehehe...nway, good effort n job..

you look like a Taiwanese actor btw..
but still you're a very patriotic Malaysian citizen ^-~

Malaysia Boleh!!!!!