Friday, April 17, 2009

Final Posting – Apa Khabar Orang Kampung?

Negeri speak would sound like this “Apo Koba Orghang Kampung?”

And I’d add a few more lines to that, the familiar utterance at meet greet casual conversation of the kampung folks.

“Baru balik motong ko? Apo nak masak tongah hari kang gak eh? Poi tangkap ayam kek rghoban tu. Kang kito gulai, campo an ngan maman. Cili api tu biar lobihan sikit, baru lah sodap!!!”

(Translation : Baru balik dari menoreh (getah) ke? Nak masak apa tengahari ni, agak nya? Pergi lah tangkap ayam di reban tu. Nanti kita masak gulai, campur dengan (sayur) maman. Cili api nya biar lebih, baru lah sedap)

Not easy to do a live shoot

Say Yeah kids...you are on tv!!

Anyway back to the AKOK event. It went well. The launch was simple but very meaningful to the kids who took part in the program. YB Zainab bt Nasir, a member in the Negeri Sembilan Exco did the launch which was aired live on tv9 that morning (haa…masa part ni yang yours truly ada lah terkeluar muka skit.....kejap aja…)

Pre school kids during the telematch

Parents pun join sekali

Kids just wanna have fun... (and adults too :))

One of the food gerai at the tapak expo

Yang ni have to letak lah.....SPONSOR :)


I hung around at the event place for a while. The kampong folks were so absorbed taking part in the telematch and other activities organized by the sponsors. By noon I was ready to make my move. Next destination was Mom’s house in Seremban, lunch and a good rest before I headed back to Shah Alam.

Before driving back to Seremban, I took out my phone text a message to ABE. Bila tengok date on the screen…..alamakkkkkkk it’s April 11th!!! It’s OUR wedding anniversary.!!! Ayoooo…how lah boleh slipped my mind??? Called ABE and mentioned to him that we’ll celebrate when I come home later. Guess that’s what happens huh… as the number increases and it’s our 22nd this year (aaahh that number I remember well……)


Yang ni...siapa kenal?? Especially to my kids...this is dung okay. Watch out for them, nak-nak in the mornings..heh..heh...fresh from the oven :))

12 comments:

Kak Teh said...

kay, the lesson in nogorispeak reminds me of the time my son went on a malay youth exchange programme there. he said everyone was calling him Jang (ujang).and until today he remembers a few words.

kay_leeda said...

Kak Teh,

Ohhh yes there's "Jang" and "Dargho" and you are right, "Jang" is for ujang, meaning young chap.

"Dargho" is for anak dara. When they say, dah dargho budak ni, it means the girl is now a young lady.

It feels good at times to do the Negorghi speak, tergeliat gak lidah :)

tireless mom said...

Happy belated anniversary.

Ummak Ai! Mak cik pakai topi tu siap cokak pinggang. Marah ko suko tu? Ko mencari Ujang yang dah hilang ontah komano? Mencaghi dagho gak eh!

Waterlily said...

Happy belated anniversary..

p/s waa..sempat amik gambar 'coklat' kat celah2 rumput..

Kama said...

Kay, I like to hear Minang-speak. Pak Abu & co asal Kampar, Sumatera, so bila jumpa they all speak Minang. terloponglah saya tak faham.(My minang doesn't go beyond lagu "Apo Nak Di Kato").. :)

Aida said...

Happy 22nd Anniversary Kay n En. Abe!!!!!

kay_leeda said...

TM,

Acik yg pakai topi tu...garang eh lah yang amat. Abih sumo budak-budak tu kono jorghit kek dio. Ala-ala lady boss....(like me...kah..kah..)

kay_leeda said...

Waterlily,

Thank you ..thank you. Dah tua-tua ni, haiya...nak go out and celebrate dah jadi a real chore. Mana tak nyer, nak cari bi-focals lah, keys tak ingat letak kat mana lah. In the end, makan at home je :)

kay_leeda said...

Kak Puteri,

Wah..Pak Abu speaks Minang!! Interesting. So it's "wa ang, si kuciang" lah eh.

I really have to be extra careful when doing the Negeri speak with the folks from the kampung. Their "telo" is so pekat, silap pronunciation and tone, meaning jadi lain :0

kay_leeda said...

Hi Aida,

Thank you, thank you!! Tak buat apa pun...but present I dah collect lah :))

Aida said...

Kay, Tue yg penting tue... tak yah celebrations apa-2 sgt pun, tapi yg penting present.... hehehehe

Like I told my DH masa kahwin dulu, I do not mind hantaran skit, asalkan dpt big @55 diamond ring.... but then my mum did not agree cos that duit hantaran end up as my downpayment utk rumah.... well part of.

Also, bukan u all yg dah double digit anniversary yg tak celebrate... I yg single digits lagi pun tak berapa celebrate on my anniversary, cos I celebrate every weekend my hubby comes home. Susah nor bila hubby works away.

Chahya said...

Teringat sey kek satu lagu Minang ni...lebih kurang camnilah lirik eh:
"Kampungku nan jauh dimato
****(lupo)***...
...terkonang den kawan-kawan lamo.."

Waghih rupo eh kito yo...

Happy anniversary!