Sunday, April 29, 2012

Glad to be part of Bersih 3

Before my hubby and I left home for Bersih 3, my son cautioned his dad :"Pa, be careful. Sometimes you just don't know what these people are going to do." 
We assured him we shall take good care of ourselves.

With brother, sister-in-law and neighbors at Kelana LTR station at 10.20am. 



We came in a group of 8. 

The first VIP we met at the Pasar Seni station was our national laureate A Samad Said!

Then we caught a glimpse of Niza, ex Perak Menteri Besar. We quickly ran behind him to take a photo together.
At that point, I really felt as if I was in a carnival...or a "Bersih" Theme Park. 


A photo with my beloved hubby at the Petaling Street. 
老公,多年以後,我們可以回顧 “那些年,我們一起走上街頭的日子。”






I took this photo from the first floor of a restaurant. Long queue to use the toilet :-)











We noticed crowd started to disperse at around 3pm and so decided to take a train home from the Masjid Jamek station. 
About 10 min after we left the station, someone tweeted that police was firing tear gas and Masjid Jamek station was closed! It was so unbelievable because before we left, the crowd was well behaved and it was very peaceful. We were indeed fortunate because if we were to leave slightly later, we would have suffered from a nightmarish experience.  How I wish everyone could go home safely...


Sadly, what my son said to his dad had come true..."sometimes you just don't know what these people are going to do..."



UNGGUN BERSIH
Semakin lara kita didera bara—
kita laungkan juga pesan merdeka:
Demokrasi sebenderang mentari
sehasrat hajat semurni harga diri.

Lama resah kita—demokrasi luka;
lama duka kita—demokrasi lara.
Demokrasi yang angkuh, kita cemuhi;
suara bebas yang utuh, kita idami!

Dua abad lalu Sam Adams berseru:
(di Boston dijirus teh ke laut biru):
Tak diperlu gempita sorak yang gebu,
diperlu hanya unggun api yang syahdu.

Kini menyalalah unggun sakti itu;
kini merebaklah nyala unggun itu.

24—25, 6.11. A. SAMAD SAID

Clean Bonfire (translated by someone from the ‘Unggun Bersih' by A Samad Said)

Abused by embers, we're all getting ill -
to call out to the message of independence,
We manage still democracy,
as brilliant as the sun yearning for the desire of sincere self-regard.

We've long been restless - democracy is wounded;
we've long been wounded - democracy is ill.
A supercilious democracy, disgusted us;
A strong voice of liberty, we desired!

Two centuries ago, Samuel Adams exclaimed
(in Boston where tea was poured into the blue sea):
We don't need a loud fluffy cheerleading
What we need is just an eminent bonfire.

Let's light up that sacred bonfire;
Let's spread out that sacred flame.


No matter what, don't lose faith!
Hand in hand for a better tomorrow!


15 comments:

杨 霓 said...

你们没有中弹啊?哎呀,你有看到我们吗?
我在写着我走上街的故事啊。。。

YuinTing said...

嗨楊霓,我們非常幸運逃過一劫。雖然心裡有一點點想嚐一嚐催淚彈的滋味,但又擔心招架不住。
我真希望能遇到你們一家。我一看到有帶小孩的就多看兩眼, 但卻沒遇上。你們有中彈嗎?兩個孩子都好嗎?希望大家沒事。

杨 霓 said...

Yuin Ting,
可惜我们没能遇上啊!
我们全家都中弹,只是我女儿被呛的很辛苦,还好有带了两条湿毛巾,盐和牙膏。也幸好惟惟很机警,他马上戴上游泳眼镜和mask。当我闭着眼镜看不到前方的路,是他当我的盲公竹,拉我到对面的停车场里洗脸。

YuinTing said...

楊霓,真沒想到你們一家都中彈。好同情沁要受這種苦,她沒事了吧?。惟惟真的好棒,不愧是我的小偶像!如今還是我心中的小英雄。改次Bersih 4我可以帶著他。。。不不,是他可不可以帶著我一快兒去嗎?哈哈!
妳儘快把這一切放在Blog讓我們大家讀好嗎?

eugene said...

Thank you dear for standing up,,,,,

YuinTing said...

Thanks Eugene. Glad that we have done our part. So sad to those being beaten up by the men in blue. Now all of us need to influence more people to come out and vote during election!

Douglas said...

So excited about Bersih 4.0?

I am, indeed.

^^

YuinTing said...

Hi Douglas, I can't wait for Bersih 4!
The Bersih movement shall be continued until there is FAIR election (which I doubt would happen in the near future).
However, after reading how the police treated the innocent public,I will make sure to be more well equipped the next time with goggles, mask etc.

天天天蓝 said...

yes, glad to have you and your family on that day!

citiding said...

I salute you, Yuin Ting.

Joyful.Mum said...

If I had not booked earlier to a Terengganu trip, I would have gone too. Proud of you!

YuinTing said...

天天天藍,I'm glad all of us have done our part, including your family. We are doing the right thing for our next generation!

Mr citiding, thank you for your encouragement. I respect you and your wife for coming all the way down to KL to attend this historical event. Your children and grandchildren will be so proud of both of you!

Hi Joyful.Mum, I sure you will!
Never mind, just wait for Bersih 4.

薰衣草夫人 said...

你儿子的第六感很准咧!

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Yuin Ting, Holy Smoke! Another public gathering of Bersih? I have lost touch with Malaysia, and only thru your pics and postings I get to know what's going on.

Hey, first time see your pic clearly, and allow me to say, 'wow! You sure got traffic stopper looks'...in a slinky cocktail outfit, you'll set off sprinklers, ha ha ha.
Glad you were all safe. And good of you and family to take part.
Best regards.
Lee.

YuinTing said...

夫人,那些人甚麼都敢做,我看大家都有同感 。。。無需運用第六感。

Hi Uncle Lee, I believe in NUMBER POWER.
"We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop." - Mother Teresa
Oh ya, thanks for your compliment. I'm flattered :-)