Assapai: Reminisce my college days
For no particular reason, one song reminded me one of the great times, the college student days…
It was July 2004, I enrolled into a college named Chermai Jaya in Kuching. During those hard college orientation for newbies, one of us ( I sincerely forgot his name) was picked up and made to sing a song. The seniors wanted him to sing a particular song, an Iban song called Assapai.
The song was very catchy, it became the newbie’s theme song for a few weeks before it faded away. From an awkward duck, I transformed and fit perfectly to the new surroundings, making new friends, had a crush and also became somewhat fluent in Melayu Sarawak (and a little Iban language)
Kena kau macam tok?
Sik kena nya, miss nya.
Ui, kacak gila kau polah progamming, bolah sik aku copy?
Those of some phrases that I remembered, for that 3 years, Kuching was my second home. Satok town became my most favourite hangout spot for all day internet access and waffles.
There are more stories to be told about my life in Kuching, I will blog about it some other time. Nonetheless, my life in Kuching was great and unforgettable experience. I wish to visit back there again, hopefully this year? Hehehe…