It's great! Hahaha...no, it's not. It's just a remote, moderate looking town located at the far end of the state of Pahang. I've migrated three times already. First, it was in Kelantan, then we settled for fifteen years in Terengganu, and at the beginning of 2006, i was told that we have to migrate to a new settlement. Come to think of it, i believe that i've already conquered every single state in Pantai Timur. Hahaha... Then, i'm getting confused when people asked me, 'Dik asal dari mane?' This is a very common question that i've to answer. I was born in Kota Bharu and then my family quickly moved to K. Terengganu. So, if you were me, what does the term 'asal dari mane' defines? Should i answer Kelantan or Terengganu? Answer later laa...haha
In Tun Ghafar Baba, i really do felt a little bit awkward when people labeled us as 'Sek-sek PT', meaning people that are coming from the State of Budu and the State of Keropok Lekor (you know what i meant right?). There was this girl in my class, Ajie. I considered her as the greatest Anti to this 'Sek2 Pt' group. Whenever i talk with my friends from Kelantan or Terengganu, she will definitely interrupted, 'Proper Malay please!'. She couldn't stand it as she couldn't understand a word. Sometimes, some of other males were afraid to come whenever this group has a discussion as most of them can't catch up with the serious accent. Well, there was some tutoring going on back then. It's fun seeing my friends trying to learn this new dialect from Pantai timur. Another friend of mine was so pekat in kelantanese until i considered that it's going to be hard for him to converse with most of the girls in class (as not many of the girls were not from pantai timur). When I'm talking in kelantanese with him, i truly felt that we're talking using code morse as my friends in class will look at us like we're mere aliens trying to converse in human language...hehe..I remembered a night when i met him when i was walking back to the dorm. I questioned him, 'Mung gi mano?'. He who is walking alone answered, 'Gi kafe tadi. Eh, mung nok wat gapo male ni? Ade kejo tok?' I heard whispers from the girls that were walking behind my friend, 'Apa dua orang ni ckap ni? Tak reti aku nak paham, sengal gila.' We laughed out loud when i retold this story to my friend.
Leaving in triple states made all of the dialects in the eastern easier to be spoken by me. Oh i forgot, the real topic is about the place i'm living now, Muadzam Shah (i strayed too much huh?) Well, this place is so left out when we're talking about the number of shops and facilities. And when i'm driving, i've always noticed that i've seen the same cars around the city over and over again..haha. How can this place being called as a Bandar M.Shah when most of the facilities and areas were a third of the size of Pekan Jasin? Somebody has to be at fault when he named this cowboy town bandar Muadzam....Feel free to reply back.