Hai kekodok semua sorry kerana lambat menyambung cerita perjumpaan gua dgn. Pak Lah ni, tapi gua tersibuk pulak. Harap semua faham. Tapi gua amat berterimakasih kepada semua yang telah memberi komen dan juga membuat dialog-dialog yang mereka rasa pak lah katakan kepada gua. Rupa-rupanya banyak penulis komedi berpotensi / potential comedy writers kat Malaysia ni. Kalau you all nak develop these skills we can have a chat soon at the GATHERING KODOK yg akan dilakukan nanti.
sebelum start satu lagi iklan, ampun semua, tetapi KENAPA LAH KORANG TAK BACA INSTRUCTIONS PASAL PERTANDINGAN PADANKAN KASUT CELEBRITY TU??? GUA CAKAP, kalau nak menang kasut adidas yg. memang bukan diorang yang sponsor. YOU HAVE TO MATCH THE 20 SHOES AT THE BLOG BELOW TO THE NAME OF 20 ARTISTE and kalau betul baru gua bagi kasut tu. Korang ingat gua kilang cap duit ke nak bagi reramai kasut adidas free. Gua rasa macam nak hentak kepala kat dinding tengok ramai manusia yang tinggal nama, address dan saiz kasut aja. saborjela. terimakasih.
Anyway the story is....
Datuk Rosman the Managing Director of MiTV called me to the main table as i was leaving to oxygenate myself (with a a death stick) at the stairwell of the Time Square convention hall. When i was at his side, he pointed to the gentle man next to him and to my terkejutness it was Pak Lah!! ( imean, i knew he was there, but it didn't cross my mind that he would be next to Datuk Rosman and like 10 inches from me. I mean this is the leader of our nation we're talking about here. I thought there would be bodyguards around him and snipers on the lighting trusses. Anyway Datuk Rosman said to Pak Lah, "this is the guy that is going to do something for us". Pak Lah looked at me and smiled. "Ahh Afdlin! good...good.. i like your comedy!", he said.
WO!!!!! I could only try to hide my awe by giving him an overcompensated smile, "He knows my name??!!", i told myself. i don't know why, but i suddenly dropped to my knees, so that he didn't have to look up at me. Somehow it didn't feel right.
He then said, while pointing briefly to the both of us (me and Datuk Rosman)" Both of you are young entrepreneurs and have great ideas, you should always work hard to do something different for our people. Make them think." he then looked at me and said " We have to start giving our people more intelligent stuff. More intelligent comedy.! Educate them. Our language is so beautiful that it can be manipulated in many ways to tell a joke. (don't have to resort to constant slapstick for the laughs - is how i read into what he said)". contohnya, he said " A teacher once said to him " Bila dah besar nanti, jangan lupa jadi orang!!" and proceeded to laugh. It is so easy to make people laugh without using the usual sexual innuendos and the normal antics that sometimes insult our intelligence.
BING!!!BING!!BING!!, bells were going off in my head. He is on the same wavelength as i am. He is definitely in tune with the times and what is good for the people. His uncondescending tone, more fatherly, advise took me by surprise and was inspiring. i told Pak Lah that, this is what i have been trying to do all this while and will keep on doing for as long as there are people out there who wants a change (macam politican lak kodok ni). That is also the main reason why Datuk Rosman wants us to do this thing for MiTV (YES IT IS LIKE TiVO but with more features).
AS Pak Lah was leaving, walking to the door, a group start to form to bid him farewell, as he walked the red carpet he starts to shake people's hand, i had just came back from my oxygenation. When he smiled again at me, walked towards me and said,while shaking my hand..."you gotta keep the people entertained... keep em happy,..we will do the rest. there's a bit of problems here and there but we'll work it out. you job keep is to keep the people happy." HE RECOGNISES THE IMPORTANCE OF ENTERTAINERS in MAINTAINING THE COUNTRY"S WELL BEING!!! that blew me away. Where so many people look at my chosen profession as a Kerja Main-Main, he gave recognition to the importance of entertainers in the nation building process. Respect to the man! where respect had he given.
" i will keep in mind what you said to me", i said. we exchange a look of mutual respect and he continued on his way.
In Pak Lah, i believe, we have a very thoughtful and caring leader. A person who isn't afraid to give respect even before respect is shown to him. To speak his mind freely to achieve his dreams for the nation. All thru the conversation i felt like i was not talked down upon, but rather, was sharing a moment with a friend. It has Inspired me to become better and to keep on giving my best to all of you.
Long Live Pak Lah and may god guide him into taking Malaysians to the next level of excellence. We've got to do our part, cause he can't do it alone. Webek...webek... webek
POWER TO THE PEOPLE.