Saturday, December 27, 2014

KEMBARA CAK LEMPONG: Semoga Tidak Berakhir Di Sini Sahaja

Assalamualaikum.


Segalanya bermula ketika aku mendaftar untuk Semester 1 dan kami semua diwajibkan untuk mengambil Kursus Kokurikulum Berkredit (1 je pun kredit dia). Mungkin ada orang yang complain sebab terpaksa ambik Koku... Tapi aku excited sebab boleh cuba benda baru.

Memula, ingatkan nak ambik bidang sukan.

Darina : Jom masuk Cak Lempong, nak?
Aku     : Cak Lempong? Apa tu?
Darina : Alat muzik tradisional. Macam gamelan.
Aku     : Ohhh ! Okay jugak.

Aku memang pantang sikit dengar alat muzik ni. Dah dekat 14 tahun aku main piano, so Why not try something more traditional, right?


20hb September 2014

Perjumpaan kali pertama. Aku dan Darina sesat mencari mana studio Cak Lempong. Sesat sampai ke Astaka Seni.
perjalanan dari astaka seni ke studio cak lempong

Punyalah aku ingatkan terus start belajar main cak lempong... Rupa-rupanya tak.

Fasi : Kokurikulum Berkredit ni sebenarnya bukan untuk main cak lempong. Tapi untuk mengajar korang tentang Kemahiran Insaniah.

"Aww what"  hatiku berkata (ahaks) sambil bagi isyarat mata kat Darina.

Selepas beberapa minggu....
Akhirnya, mulalah lesson Cak Lempong yang ditunggu-tunggu.

Fasi: Saya nak kamu berdua main gerteh Bunga Tanjung
Basics Cak Lempong:

Terdapat 2 Jenis Bingkai Cak Lempong
1) Bingkai Gerteh
2) Bingkai Tingkah dan Sawa (Rupa dia sama je)

Gerteh tu umpama lead manakala Tingkah dan Sawa tu background/ support.
Dan of course, nak main cak lempong kena guna pemalu.

Next, adalah Basic Music.

Basic music macam clefs, note values, signs and symbols.
Note macam
Semi-breve
Crotchet
Minim
Quaver
Semi-Quaver

Note ni mempunyai nilai yang berbeza dan amat penting supaya melody dapat dimainkan dengan betul.

NEXT,
Pembahagian Lagu pun bermula.
"Kumpulan kita akan main dua lagu. Iaitu Anak Kampung dan Bunga Tanjung." kata fasi.
"Bunga Tanjung ni susah sikit gerteh dia. Challenging sikit"

Dan aku memilih untuk main gerteh Bunga Tanjung.
Bunga Tanjung... Which everybody calls a Killer song.

Cubaan pertama Bunga Tanjung memang agak teruk bunyinya. Tak synchronize and not pun terabur.
Mungkin sebab kiteorang tak familiar dengan lagu tu. Memang seksalah tengok fasi yang mengajar. Terjerit-jerit dia.
Hahaha. Cik Man memang terbaik lah.

But as weeks passed by...
Bunga Tanjung bertambah baik. Gerteh, Tingkah dan Sawa sudah dapat bersatu. (Cewah)
dan sudah bersedia untuk dibawa ke pentas persembahan di Seri Menanti, Negeri Sembilan.


Malangnya, takda video yang boleh ditaruk di sini.


Tamatnya persembahan, maka tamat jugalah kursus Cak Lempong. Dan ini bukanlah saat yang ditunggu-tunggu.

Darina : Jom daftar untuk Cak Lempong lagi.
Aku : Aku okay je kalau tak perlu belajar Kemahiran Insaniah.

Fasi kata kalau memang nak sangat main Cak Lempong boleh join Kelab Cak Lempong Wedana UPM. Tapi perlu berikan komitmen yang tinggi.
Malangnya, aku duduk di Kolej 17 yang terpencil jauh daripada main campus. Tambahan, aku tiada transport selain daripada bas. Latihan pulak pastinya pada waktu malam.

Hmm, apakan daya.

Tapi aku sangat berharap semua ini tidak berakhir di sini sahaja.




Cak Lempong 2 (2014)

Kepada yang baru nak daftar koko untuk semester depan,
Yes, Aku akan recommend Cak Lempong.








Saturday, December 13, 2014

Officially 19...Happy Birthday, Sofea.

Assalamualaikum.
Hai.

So.........

It was my 19th Birthday! It's on the 10th of December.
"Oh wow, you are like so young"
Yeap, I get that a lot from friends of the same age. and I also know I look a whole lot older. Pfftt meh. Haha.


What does it feels like to be 19?

Well, I don't really think there's much difference. For example, people say you are free to do whatever you want when you reach 18. Haha that rule doesn't apply in my life. But it's not like I'm overly controlled or protected by my parents. So, I pretty much already have my freedom.

But, yeap the older you get, the more reality hits you in the face and more responsibility that you need to carry. You will start to realize what is really going on in your life. Life can get hard at times, but I will try my best.

What does it feels like to be like the "youngest"?

Hahaha. 
"Tak sangka kau muda weh"
"Adik-adik lah ni"
"You are so young. I'm so jealous"

I get that every year. every birthday. It's nothing, really. but maybe.... I get more attention? Hahaha Nawwhhh.
I used to feel like "special" because I thought that I'm the only who was born in December among friends. (of course that was when i was in primary school). But I was wrong.
But still, I like to think that December babies are born to be "Special".

How did you celebrate your birthday this year?

This year... Well I have classes on my birthday. and I didn't go anywhere to celebrate. So, I spend the day in my room, trying to finish up my assignments. 
But still, It was a great birthday..

My mum wished me first (excluding the birthday wish I got from my bro at 9.30 p.m. on the 9th of December). Though she was 4 minutes earlier. She wished me on FB (mums nowadays haha kidding mum). But I was so touched with her wish. That my eyes became so sweaty. Yeap, sweats.

Then, my best friends and ex-roommates and ex-classmates... they all wished me 'Happy Birthday'
Though, I didn't get presents but their wishes were enough to make me the happiest girl on the planet.

Then, i got these free calls (imagine getting free calls but there's just no one to call). Well, I called my best friend, Ainu. We didn't talk that much (I blame the reception). Only for about 40 minutes. Then, she told me to call 'him'. 

Him. Haha naww. 
At first, I didn't want to. More like I was afraid. But yeah, she told me to give a try.
well yeah, trying won't harm me.
So, I called... First try, no answer. Second try... That's when miracle happened. 

I was speechless when he answered "Hi... Happy Birthday"
I can't stop smiling that I broke into laughter. 
That's how my birthday started.

The next day, I got a morning birthday wish from my housemates. And when I reached in front of the lecture hall, my guy course mates were still outside.
Matt "Happy Birthday Peah"
and then they start singing the birthday song. Hahaha. I felt kinda embarrassed, so I immediately entered the lecture hall.

Meisha "Hey Birthday Girl"
and the whole class starts singing birthday song. As usual, I didn't know how to response. So I just say 'Thank you, guys!'
I felt happy and excited.

And I felt so popular on that day because everywhere I go, there will be people wishing me 'Happy Birthday'. 
Imma happy kid.

Birthday presents?

My close guy friend did bought me a cake that I didn't get to eat because I went home. and college doesn't have a fridge for him to keep it for me. But still, I appreciate it, Izzad. Thanks.

And this one... from my awesome friend!
from : @aniradisua
Simple, but yet meaningful.
I really like it.


This is a pretty long post.
Hahaha
Alhamdulillah, I had live for 19 years and still are. Breathing fine, still healthy.
Thanks for all the wishes, guys.

Happy Birthday to me
and Happy unBirthday to you guys.

Hahaha