09 September 2013

What Pakcik received ( Pt 4 ) - Bluebeauty


A lesson in geography


As a short break I must share this Bluebeauty. It brings me back to the class when the geography teacher, in a darkened room, rotated a globe against a torchlight to show the movement of sunrise and sunset.                      

Allahu Akbar



BLUEBEAUTY






Berkhidmat kerana Tuhan untuk kemanusiaan

8 comments:

kaykuala said...

Dear Pakcik,
It's beautiful, it's a captivating lesson in geography. By the way, I'm pleased to inform you it finally arrived. Pl see my posting, 'I'm Thrilled' It gives me great pleasure to post a copy to you shortly, Sir!
Pl email house address,in the meantime. Thank you!

Hank

abdulhalimshah said...

Dear Pakcik,
Subhanallah, when one can see such a wonder, the faith in Allah as the Creator of the Universe and everything in it as well as between the heavens and the earth is strengthened,and it fills our hearts and soul with complete submission to the Almighty.

Al-Manar said...

Hank,

I am very pleased for you, enjoying the fruit of your dedicated year's sweat labour. I thank you for your very kind thought and gesture, sir.

Al-Manar said...

Abdulhalimshah,

I am glad you appreciate my showing this rare picture from outer space.

notalalaland said...

Assalamu`alaikum wr. wbt.

Pakcik Hassan,

Gambar Big Blue Marble (bumi) itu selalu ingatkan saya tentang rancangan Big Blue Marble yang ditayangkan di RTM pada tahun2 awal 80-an. Daripada rancangan itu, pada usia 12 tahun (1982), saya pertama menulis dalam bahasa Inggeris kepada sahabat pena saya di Otego, New York. Surat dikirim pakai aerogram (sekeping harganya 40sen, siap berstem). Saya masih simpan surat pertama dari sahabat pena saya itu(setelah 30 tahun).

Saya waktu itu budak kampung yang cuma menulis ayat2 asas perkenalan dalam surat saya yang pertama kepadanya.

Pada usia remaja, kami putus hubungan surat menyurat. Pada tahun 1998, saya cuba menulis semula kepadanya. Walaupun dia sudah berpindah, surat saya itu akhirnya sampai juga ke tangan sahabat saya (jiran rumah lamanya yang membantu mengirimkan surat saya ke alamat yang baru).

Setelah itu, mungkin masing-masing menjadi dewasa dan dengan arah hidup yang segala macam. Walaupun saya dapat tahu perkembangan terbaru tentang hidupnya (terima kasih Pakcik Google), kami tidak lagi berkirim berita.

Saya fikir, kadang-kadang ada benda yang akan kekal indah jika ia hanya tinggal dalam kenangan sahaja.

Namun, setiap kali saya melihat imej Big Blue Marble bumi, saya akan ingat kenangan 30 tahun lampau itu dan akan bernyanyi:

The earth's a big blue marble when you see it from out there
Closer, getting closer, perspectives start to change. Things look a little strange,
as we get closer.
Closer, growing closer,
no need to be afraid
our troubles start to fade,
as we get closer.
Together is a word
we must learn to understand,
if we ever want to get to know
each other better.
Together is a word
that holds tomorrow in it's hand, tomorrow's just another day
to get together, and...

Get closer, closer, closer…

Wassalam

Al-Manar said...

Notalalaland,

That Bluebeauty means something to you, bringing back memories. At least this entry brings you out to leave comments after so long.

What you wrote should be an entry in your blog which I notice has been closed. At least let the 14 to share as a joint presentation. Start with one or two. Get the the idea?

You see I encourage people to do what I cannot do, the likes of Kaykuala above and his book of poem. Some of those who come for tuition at Almanar get a smear of this - for them to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Thank you for the comments, Nali.

kaykuala said...

Dear Pakcik,08.29am
1. You're a gem! You gave a nudge and created ripples that got others into uncharted territories. So many ex-Al Manar hopefuls are now stars in their own right

2. notalalaland 1.32am - Pardon my intrusion. But that's a beautiful song! By itself a beautiful poem! Is that your own creation? There's great talent around it.

Hank

notalalaland said...

Encik Hank yang dihormati,

Ya, saya juga ada menulis sajak tetapi lirik lagu yang bagus itu bukan saya yang karang. Itu memang lagu tema pembukaan untuk rancangan kanak-kanak Big Blue Marble (boleh rujuk ke Wikipedia). Ia disiarkan di TV1 (tahun 80an, terbitan PBS) yang sangat bermakna kepada saya . Ia juga membuka mata dan minda saya kepada dunia dan manusia lain di dalamnya, selain buku-buku cerita rakyat yang saya baca semasa sekolah rendah.

Setelah 30 tahun saya masih boleh menyanyikan lagu Closer Getting Closer itu dengan baik ;) kerana melodinya juga sangat menarik.

Mungkin youtube ada menyimpan melodi dan lirik ini.

Terima kasih.