News for Mother

Mak has been in the hospital a lot lately. That put the wife and I in a sentimental mood one evening so we put together this video. The music is Khabar Bagi Ibu by the Alleycats.  Here are the lyrics with my translation: How are you, dear motherWho I love so muchI have some news… More News for Mother

Tiadalah Jemu: Gurindam 12 Fasal 5 | Episode 25

Jika hendak mengenal orang berbangsa, lihat kepada budi dan bahasa. Jika hendak mengenal orang yang berbahagia, sangat memeliharakan yang sia-sia. Jika hendak mengenal orang mulia, lihatlah kepada kelakuan dia. Jika hendak mengenal orang yang berilmu, bertanya dan belajar tiadalah jemu. Jika hendak mengenal orang yang berakal, di dalam dunia mengambil bekal. Jika hendak mengenal orang… More Tiadalah Jemu: Gurindam 12 Fasal 5 | Episode 25

Cari Pasal: Gurindam 12 Pasal 2 dan 3 | Episode 21

Gurindam Dua Belas is a Malay poem written in rhyming couplets with free meter. It has 12 parts, each dealing with a different pasal, or issue. It was composed by Raja Ali Haji (1808-1873), an intellectual of the Riau-Lingga court best known for his history Tuhfat al-Nafis (the Precious Gift).  Di sini saya baca Fasal… More Cari Pasal: Gurindam 12 Pasal 2 dan 3 | Episode 21