Saturday, 28 August 2010
FuFu Malaysia Project - Malaysian Boleh
FuFu Malaysia Project
24th August - 16th September 2010 | Episode 3
FuFu Malaysia Project - Episode 3 : Malaysian Boleh* (FuFu Boleh)
After a year of studying Japanese at the language centre, i started my college life in spring 2003. I was the first and only Malaysian studying in Syusei Technical College. My professor always giving me pressure that i had to study harder because i was the representative from Malaysia. I love my country so i wanted to proudly prove that FuFu as a Malaysian can achieve well in other countries because without Malaysia i wouldn't be able to go that far.
"Lam Ching Fu from Malaysia."
I was calling out up to the stage to receive the awards, so did Malaysia being mentioned three times. I was feeling extremely proud but with a dash of disappointment because Malaysian flag couldn't be raising up together with our national anthem playing along. Fortunately, two years later, my mother, god mother and sisters came to my graduation ceremony of Hiroshima University. It's really good to have them there sharing my little achievement. Malaysian Boleh. FuFu Boleh.
Malaysia Boleh is a good slogan. But i would much-super-rather prefer to say Malaysian Boleh. Because we seriously need to have citizens who are totally open minded, diligent, rational-thinking, anti-racism, respect the diversity and good team players. Without these groups of people, how could we successfully make Malaysia Boleh? Too hard to get my point? Alright, for an example, to make a good wine that would be internationally famous of, below which is the most appropriate?
A. Find a suitable location for the grape you are trying to grow.
B. Cultivate vinifera grapes which are known as the best grapes.
C. Add excellent yeast to ferment the wine.
D. Ensure the fermentation process is good.
E. Store the wine in appropriate barrels.
All options sound alright but which would you choose for the question?
No earthquake, no volcano eruptions, no typhoon or hurricane but bad flooding during monsoon period, no severe drought but sometimes can be torching, no twister and so on. Malaysia is free from natural disasters, it's a safe, ideal and fertile land to grow the grapes. Then, we have also several type of good vinifera grapes' seeds. Brown, yellow and black.
Following steps for grape cultivation are very important. Don't give too much shade because grapes should enjoy sunbathing. Too much fertilizer can irreparably damage a grape. Do balance the watering so the sweetness would not be fading away. If this cultivation process is not handled well, grapes will be susceptible to certain elements that are hazardous to its growth and maturation. You can't make good wine if you don't have good grapes.
Yeast? We have been investing a lot of money in it though yeast is just a supporting role actor, we just need a small amount of it in the fermentation process in the oak aging barrels. But forget it, because it can still somehow help enhancing the quality of wine after all. Storing is also another wisdom. Because wine will react with the wood of the barrel and undergo changes that develop its character, hence keep the barrels in a cool ventilated location. Never ever let other people brainwash the barrels. Enhance the security system! Also, all barrels need a way for the carbon dioxide produced by the yeast to escape. Otherwise, when a certain amount of carbon dioxide is collected and powerful enough to explode, the land will be all RED, spilled with wine. Think twice! Remember to put the "Be Cautious", "No Fire" and other safety signboards. Never ever let the moron-made disaster happen again!
While most of us would just pick up and pay for a bottle of wine, some people make their own wine. If you have got good quality of grapes could be growing in your fertile yard, you may have wondered how to make wine. Therefore, above are the steps to take to turn grape juice into a fine alcoholic beverage.
Back to the question, so the ideal answer would be B. Since we already have the ideal land, yeast, fermentation knowledge and good oak barrels, we just need to cultivate the grapes properly, give them adequate love, proper care as well as equal amount of water, sun, fertilizer. Conclusion, the wine can't be considered as Boleh until you have cultivated the capable and caliber grapes for the wine making.
Don't tell me you still can't get what i am trying to mean! READ it again. Anyway hope you enjoy reading this article. One Malaysia? One FuFu is better. lol Raise the national flag. Show your love to Malaysia.
Boleh* : Can
Malaysian Boleh* : (loosely translated means) Malaysian Can Do It
p.s. 1 : The red (7) and white (7) stripes stand for equal status in the federation of the member states (13) and the federal government (1).
p.s. 2 : Decided not to put more of my pictures. Instead enjoy reading my short story please.
p.s. 3 : If you find it offensive reading my show-off, please get lost! Because it's my own true short story.
p.s. 4 : Courtesy of How To Make Good Wine.
27/08/2010 | Curitiba, Brazil
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