last week, ade la ter-tgk satu programme ni kt tv.. its called Pertandingan Nyanyian Lagu Melayu Antarabangsa 2011.. it was actually a singing competition.. but.. the most interesting fact is, all the participants are non - Malay singing Malay songs!!!
they cant speak malay fluently or i can say that they dont understand malay language but they can sing very well.. of course their pronunciation werent so good but they did well!!
seriously i had so much fun watching them.. they are from Zimbabwe, Bangladesh or India ( confused actually..), Thailand, Cambodia, Yemen and Indonesia.. they are students from our local universities.. well, frankly speaking, to see Indonesians singing Malay songs are not so - make-me-woww- as our language and theirs are quite similar.. and they didnt have so much trouble to sing..
but when all those African, Arab, Thais, Cambodian sang in our language, i feel so proud! i mean, if dyorg blh buat, dyorg try bersungguh-sungguh belajar bahasa kita, kenapa org kita sendiri rasa malu, segan nk cakap Melayu??? ini bahasa kita, jadi kita kene la bangga dgn bahasa kite! konon bahasa Melayu ni low-class lahh, ape lahh... ok! full stop... xnk ckp pnjang...
here's the video of one of the participants.. he's from Yemen.. singing Mimpi Laila..
do enjoy and think again.. IF THEY COULD, WHY COULDNT WE?
see?? he's having fun rite?
majulah bahasa demi negara..