Thursday, June 9, 2011

English oh English

Hi again

well, I know my English is not that good and as you can see, my sentence structures and my grammars are all over the places. but, I think it's okay as this could be a medium for me to improve my English. isn't it? Talking about English, I have a very hard time in learning this language. I don't know how some people learns it in just a few weeks and then they could speak just like a native speaker (ade ker). now, i'm gonna share to you all my experience with this language.

ok, since I was raising with only two languages. Malay and my "Bugis" language. I do understand both languages but i can only speak malay but not Bugis... hahaha.. ok back to our topic. in my memory, I could only recall the word english came to my life when i was about 6 years old. on that time I wasn't in the kindergarten like people in my age on that time. this is due to in my area, there was no pre-school or kindergarten. well, it's a Kampong. I started my primary schoola directly without having any pre-school. so, when I entered my class, some of my friends were already used to English but for me it was so aliened to me.. like a baby wanted to learn a new language. it was my situation when I was in standard 1. throughout my primary school. I learnt some basics words in English like I, me, you, it but and it actually crucial for a new learner to know. Thanks to my teachers who had taught me all those years, I salute you for teaching a person who did not have any basic to learn that language. then I finish my primary school with a grade C for english subject UPSR. I'm proud with my result tough. I passed the exam. yeeehaaa..

then, I move to my new school at Semporna. on that time, maybe I didn't know the importance of this language, when I look at my report card when I was in form 1. I got 48% for my english. wow, again I passed but not with flying colour. hehehe.. I just took this subject very easy. I didn't make any effort to improve my grade because what my thought on that time was to be at the top of the class and I did that. thank god my other subjects were good and allowed me to be the top student. but then when I was in form 2, I moved once again to my new school. this time it was SMK Jalan Apas, there I met my new classmates and some of them were good in english and other subjects as well, Afiq tambrin, Ruzana hmazah And Suhaini Darise were among them. it really pushed me to study that language more seriously. I tried my very best to beat them yes, my english improved. my mark elevated to 65%. this markd didn't allow me to be the best student for that year. huh, it was my motivation to do better for the next semester. the next semester when I was in form three. finally the improvement on my mark allowed me to be the best student. I got 82%. it was not the highest but it made me became the best student at least. it seems that, all those years I learnt English because I wanted to be the best student but not for the sake of learning. I scored 82% but then I couldn't speak that language. I could only do my best on a paper but not orally. it's a failure I suppose. my english ended with an A for my PMR and this reslut gave me a chance to go to a borading school in Mara Junior Science College for my upper secondary.
There in MJSC Kota Kinabalu, I met with a group of best students from all over sabah and there I had to compete with all of them. Oh my god, could I beat them here or i will be beaten very2 badly? it was my thought when I entered that college. I remember my first English class, madam Ratna entered my class and asked us to introduce ourselves. well, you know I couldn't speak English. so, on that time I was a dead meat. I could open my mouth to speak. what i said was.. er.. my name is Arsah bin Asis ans bla...bla.. bla.. it seemed easy and okay for me but actually, I memorized my script that I prepared previously. i took the sentences from the person before me.. hahahaha.... i was amazed by their abilities to speak in English with full of confident. but, it was my driving force to be better and more better in this language. throughout four semesters in MJSc kota Kinabalu. I had never got an A in my results for english subject. it was so disappointed for me. but in the end I got and A2 for SPM and 5C for my GCE-O. it was too bad I supposed. all in all, this college taught me how important english is to our life in the future. there, i learnt that English is not only important for the sake of the examinations but also for our entire of life. this college also opened my chance to pursue my studies overseas and when this happens, english should be the most important language to be used.

then, Alhamdulillah. after SPM my application for sponsorship from MARA was accepted. I was given the opportunity to do my pre-med in MARA college Banting. There, we were taking international baccalaureate Diploma Program. we had to take 6 subjects plus two additional subjects Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay. all those subjects except Malay A1 were taught in English. so, my knowledge in this subjects was improving day by day. however, if I compare my friends and I in term of this language, I still far behind them... what should I do is to learn this language more and more frequent while holidaying right now. at least now, i know why I should learn English and how important the language is. In three months time, Insya Allah if my result is good, i will be flying to ireland to pursue my studies in Royal college of Surgeons in ireland. so, hopefully, my english will improve to a standard that people there will understand when i speak. hahaha... my experience in learning this language is not as interesting as some other people but this is what i have gone through all these years 20 years learning this language.

to end up, i think it is better for me to thanks all my teachers who had taight me English from the moment I know nothing until now. thanks to Cikgu Dumeh Gimbot, Cikgu Hisyam, Ustaz Azam, Sir Shahirul, Puan Marina, miss Gan, Teacher ratna, Miss Syik and lastly Puan Anita. I appreciate all your effort.. thanks a lot. love you.

Sorry for the broken English I used. it's just like a boy's writing but at least i'm trying.. hehehehe. see you again later with a new topic.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

réamhrá

I re-read my old entries and they were so lame i could say..
maybe because i don't know how to write..

so, here I start again my blog with this new entry and I hope this one is gonna be better than the previous entries. ok let's stop that and go to our serious business ? serious? hahaha... my blog is not gonna be so serious (the topics). i'll try to make my blog as lepak as it could be.

réamhrá?? what's that?
well, it's actually an Irish language, it means introduction in English and pengenalan or pengantar in malay. well to start off with anything. we must have an intro right? so, here is my blog's introduction. This time I will introduce myself, who am I and my family, my education, my girlfriend (if I have one hahaha) and everything about me..

well, as you might know, my name is Arsah bin Asis. this name was given to me of course by my father. it sounds very weird and i remembered my life in MARA college Banting, there were so many times my friends and teachers wrongly pronounced my name. then, when i said i'm from sabah then they'll say ohhhhhhhhhhh... and what was actually meant by that long ohhhhhhh/ i'm not racist or bersifat kenegerian but yes many people from sabah have unusual names and I'm proud to be one of them. so, people. if you have an unusual name, be proud of it because you are special.. but then, name represents someone behaviour and if that is the case, what is Arsah's definition?
i once asked my father about it and he didn't answer my question. so, I tried to figure out what that means by myself and I found out, actually my dad wanted
to name me as Arshad but because of the problem while my dad registered my name at JPN. then, the result was Absah bin Asis. wow, Absah that was the name i used since i was born until i was 12, after that my name was changed again to Arsah 12 yrs old onwards.. but, since i was a little kid until now, my friends and my families call me as Acca, not Aca or acha or anything else. it's ACCA..

I have10 siblings. ramainya!!! that was the ususal response
when i sayI have that.. hehehee.. I'm fourth from them I have only one older sister, Rapia binti Asis and now she is married with three
children. it means, I'm an uncle now. yes, i am. she was married with my brother in
law, mr. Badrun and her children are Faiz, Fareez and Faten. then, followed my my first older brither Aliadi bin Asis, then, my second older brother Agus bin asis. after that it's me. so, the remaining members are 2 of my younger sisters hanama binti Asis and Nurul Hidaya binti Asis, 4 of my younger brithers Adnan, Sawal, Mohammad hamdan and Mohammad Ashar. My father and my mother. I love my family just the way they are. awaaa..
it's a lyric from a song if i'm not mistaken..




I think, that's all for the intro because if i'm telling you all about myself. then, you'll know myself better that me. hahaha just kidding..