You know, I honestly don’t like busybody. It’s an honest confession and I am sure everyone with their rationale minds will agree with me. I don’t like those with big-razor-uncouth mouths; I don’t like gossipers; I don’t like speculators; I don’t like rumors-mongers; in short, I rather not eating someone’s flesh ( slandering or ‘fitnah’ and ‘mengumpat’; if you don’t know). I like minding my own business without prying into others ; but on the contrary, some people LIKE to pry on others and then make it as a topic while marking the pupils’ exam papers or books. Sorry, but that is just not me. Talk, YES. But to slander or gossip or speculate, NO.
Why am I writing this? Apparently, a teacher-colleague (I am like: why a male could be so into these kinda ‘curiosity’ & strangers’ business?!! Irony for a MALE to react so nosy!) is so determined to know why I restrict my Facebook walls and friends and other information pertaining myself. The question was asked in a casual way and subtle but me being someone who could READ BETWEEN THE LINES, I understand the message. So, I honestly said that the reason is that I don’t want any potential “magpies” (“murai”) to scandalize or controversialize my Facebook page. Why I said that? Because my Facebook status is an honest jot-down. And, I guess they don’t get enough to simply only READ MY BLOG. They want to SEE MY FACEBOOK, THE WALL & EVERYTHING. Hungry for Shahrill Ramli, aren’t we?
It comes straightly from the mind and some people might get offended because the statuses comprise politics, religions, relationships, or anything based from my observation everyday. So in order to avoid any back-talking (but I am sure it happens NOW as we speak hahahaha), I chose to restrict my Facebook wall and other personal remarks. I’ve learned the hard lesson from the ‘drama’ with the practical kids of Sultanah Asma. So, I don’t want to repeat the same stupid thing. But it’s my prerogative to write what I want, right? MY RIGHT.
The caucasian Indian-born British colonist, Francis Light who duped Sultan Of Kedah to obtain Pearl of The Orient.
And to have someone from working place trespassing that line is a bit weird and I don’t feel comfortable. BUT, if these big-mouth “magpies” are so eager that they couldn’t sleep at night thinking on how to decipher the mystery beyond Shahrill Ramli’s Facebook, well… go ahead! It’s not like I have treasures; mysteries; or secrets. You can find any solution to have a peek at the page. It’s kinda funny actually but at the same time, it puzzles me on how people are so nosy about other people. Wow, amazing!
I could easily rejected and keep the Facebook requests on hold; but that’s not my policy. So, bear with it or just SHUT YOUR BIG MOUTHS!
Anyway, on the way back to Central Region, transited at my birthplace Penang island. Coincidentally, it was Christmas Eve. So, you can imagine that the island was so saturated with the Yuletide season atmosphere. A tropical one, no less! Hahahaha! It was very nostalgic and breathtaking moment to stroll along the Gurney Drive (with crowd thronging the alleys and some were wearing the red Santa caps!) and feasted on the delicious foods of Gurney Drive.
Not to forget the must-see Esplanade or “Padang Kota Lama” where Fort Cornwallis is situated. It was actually a fort built to protect Penang from being attacked by insurgencies and other colonials. The man behind the fort was Francis Light, a Bengal-born caucasian who had duped Sultan of Kedah to hand in the precious island as an entreport points which is actually a strategic place between Western world and Eastern world. And of course, that was the initial point of where the British colonized the Golden Chersonese; namely the Malaya Peninsular.
Enough with the historical fact (I love history; and I think those who take histories as trivial matter are just foolish oxymoronic!). Above all, it was a fantastic breakaway! (,”)