Meaning of Being One
July 9, 2009 § Leave a comment
Imagine yourself without sight sense. The whole world is all but a piece of dark colour. You could hardly imagine the shape of a chicken, the colour of rainbow and the face of your very own parents. When everyone else could run around happily, chasing over the ice-cream truck, playing hide-and-seek, you could barely walk around on your own. Yet, this little boy could read a whole paragraph of sentences just like any other normal kids. This boy could lead a group of friends of similar disability to sing a nasyid at national level. And this boy could recite the azan better than many others.
Imagine yourself without hearing sense. You never know the sound of pronouncing ABC, or the songs and laughs. Yet, this group of students could come up the stage and perform a choir performance using hand signals according to the song. They could synchronize with each other without a slight utter of sound.
Imagine losing both your hands. When absolutely nothing is reachable. You could never feel the difference between holding a pen and eating with your hands. No lying on the bed with arms folded over your books. Yet, this particular boy could make it to the Spell It Right contest held by NST 2009. This boy could sit for SPM confidently, and intended to be an IT designer after his ambition of becoming an engineer had to be given up due to his disability.
Lesson 1 : Be grateful for what you are.
A conflict happened. It was kind of big because the whole department turned to us and backed us up. Against that fella. Well, I was in charge of the souvenirs committee. The 12 of us were supposed to deliver the souvenirs and presents on stage, for all the VIPs, agencies, school performances and contests. Some things happened, some unexpected mistakes occurred. Some little mistakes. But we got scoldings and nagging. Not from our lecturers, but from some fella from the HEP Department. Who talks about PROTOCOL. Who pointed fingers at you with the following dialogues;
Lecturers kamu tak ajar ke?! (our lecturer was there at the moment)
Siapa yang bagi hadiah semalam? Kenapa bagi pengarah tunggu hadiah?!
Saya bukan nak over-rule lecturers kamu, tapi sayalah expert dalam protokol!
Kalau dah dapat tugas besar, pandai-pandailah cari orang yang expert!
Lecturers kamu pun satu, tak tau nak datang berguru dengan kami!
Kalau kami yang dapat kerja ni, dua orang pun dah boleh settlekan!
When they have no bussiness at all to do with the souvenirs committee. That fella ordered the 3 of us (me and my 2 other friends who were in charge of closing ceremony) to the be on the stage for rehearsel. Meddled and muddled with our arrangement of presents. The 3 of us carried the 30 hampers of presents to the hall, two at each time. That makes it 5 rounds of walking and carrying. And that fella was there directing us to rearrange those presents when we did it in the correct manner We told our lecturers and they had a rescue team sent on the spot. Our Head of Department and 3 other lecturers ticked that fella off, and were there with us on the stage during the whole closing ceremony.
Lesson 2 : Do not mess with English Department.
Coincidentally, two of those lecturers had classes with us today. The subject of both the lessons is PROTOCOL. Haha. And both of them what-the-hecked at the incident. Double haha. Our efforts and exhaustion were paid off at least.
Sometimes we just don’t seem to appreciate what we got. We have something there for us, yet we ask for more even though we know right well that it already makes us happy. And if the other person can’t offer what you requested, disappointment pops up. Sighing and critics appear. Little did we realize that these little reactions actually hurt people, no matter how insensitive they claim themselves to be. And the wound isn’t as easy as a simple cover-up with as-if-nothing-happens attitude, because it simply proves that you don’t understand him or her well enough. Words can be a threat to anyone.
Doesn’t dissapointment happen because of expectations?
Before you ask for something, ask yourself what you could do for that somebody. Sometimes we just failed to reflect on ourselves, our own attitude before we claim for something from someone.
P/s : The pain from the heels is worthwhile.