22nd August 2014; such a sad day for Malaysia. A National Mourning Day for all of us, as we “welcomed” back the bodies of the passengers of fateful MH17. Such a tragic moment and so heart-wrenching. No words can describe the feeling of those who see, and what’s more to the ones who are directly affected by the incident? Masya ALLAH.
They are at home, at last. *Tears*
It was circa 10.30 a.m. and I went to see live telecast at the office from Saleha’s computer which connects with television cable; while waiting for my class at 11.30 a.m. with 5 Purnama. It was really a tear-jerking moment seeing Malaysian soldiers carrying the coffins, covered with “Jalur Gemilang”, our Malaysian flag. In addition, when all the hearses passed in front of the royal platform, I noticed that our Queen, Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Sultanah Hajah Hamidah Hamidun kept nodding her head out of respect for each of the hearse passing by. She was clearly trying to console herself but still managed to put strong facade and paid respect. That was so touching, for me.
Gathered around Saleha’s table who happened to be our Financial Officer. It was a heart-breaking moment seeing the coffins being whisked out from the plane.
Wearing my dark purple Nehru-necked as a symbol of respect. I hate the idea of extreme Moslems questioning the act to mourn as “following other faiths” or “heathen’s”. This is one of Malaysian Moslems’ problem! They feel like any Arabisized elements are considered as “more Islamic” than those not. We are merely showing RESPECT; not that we tend to follow other faiths!! And as expected, all the Hadith and holy quotes contradictory to the “mourning” are being circulated on this very day throughout FB. Why TODAY? Why not spread it prior/before the event if it is meant to educate??? Really piss-off!
Around 10.45 a.m, my colleague put the live telecast from radio to the PA System so it was audible for the whole school to hear. Pupils understood the situation and remained passive & calm (of which we didn’t expect them to do. But, Alhamdulillah; they knew the seriousness of this tragic event!) while us, the teachers and the staffs remained stupefied and some to the extend of crying and our eyes got got soaked with tears. We got really emotional when we discussed how it must have felt for the families of the victims; when we ourselves are so affected by the tragedy? Such a sombre mood blanketed the whole SK Serendah.
Half-pole flags of Jalur Gemilang.
The culprits who are behind this are so cruel. They don’t care if innocents lives were killed as they have to “secure the secrets behind”. It is an open secret to the citizens of the world; we know there are superpowers behind this. And what is more suffocating was to embrace the fact that MH370 is still a mystery, hidden by the Superpowers. If only some of the brave people of WikiLeaks who have BALLS to expose these dark secrets of the superpowers to the world!!!
Family of the demised.
Above all, to remember the cliche greeting that usually said by the Chief Steward/Stewardess of Malaysian Airlines (MAS) upon the arrival to Malaysia is indeed a heart-breaking statement, when you reminisce the ironic situation to MH17 :-
“Kepada semua pelawat kami ingin mengucapkan selamat datang ke Malaysia dan kepada warganegara Malaysia, Selamat Pulang Ke Tanah Air” – (To all visitors, we would like to wish you Selamat Datang/ Welcome To Malaysia and to all Malaysians, Welcome Back To Motherland).
Finally, at home.
Such an eerie, goosebumps statement. The feeling you get when you are abroad and about to touch down home, greeted by the national language, welcoming you to your Motherland. Al-Fatihah.
Rest in peace, my Malaysian brothers & sisters. May God shows the culprit the Real Deal!! Amin.
Everytime I hear Marilyn Monroe’s “River Of No Return”, it will remind me of MH17 because the first song I heard when I was driving to school after knowing the incident of MH 17 was this song. And the lyrics also speaks clearly about a loss and the person would not come back to you :-
There is a river called ‘The river of no return’
Sometimes it’s peaceful and sometimes wild and free
Love is a traveler on ‘The river of no return’
Swept on for ever to be lost in the stormy sea
Wail-a-ree I can hear the river call no return, no return
Where the roarin’ waters fall wail-a-ree
I can hear my lover call come to me, no return, no return
I lost my love on the river and for ever my heart will yearn
Gone gone for ever down ‘The river of no return’
Wail-a-ree, wail-a-re-e-ee, [unverified] never return to me
No return, no return, no return
The first two coffins carried to hearses. Ya ALLAH. Inalillah; everything goes back to ALLAH SWT.