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)

Cney kitak?

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.

The first shot from the first digital camera I used,

Hang out with friends at the barracks, yes out hostel was called the barracks,

Playing with my first cellphone, Nokia 3310…

Group photoshoot outside St. Joseph Church, right after Sunday Mass…

From Semester 3 onwards, my college moved to Matang Jaya, so we have no choice than to rent a house to live in…

My looks was so nerdy, my friend joked me as Harry Potter. 😛

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…

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9 Responses

  1. zell says:

    nerdy? hensem ba bro….hek2…xD

    • Rungitom says:

      Hehehe, thank you for the compliment. But now I’m not like that anymore, getting fatter by the day. 😛

  2. Aki says:

    Paling manang oh tu Nokia 3310.. :-p.. But, yeah,zaman balah tangah oh.. ^_^.v..

    • Rungitom says:

      hehehe, zaman yang sudah lama berlalu 😛

  3. beaty says:

    tom..mcm budak2 lagi ko kan..he he cute pula ko tau tom..he he he

    he he he

    • Rungitom says:

      Itu dulu, skarang, golombon sudah hahaha 😛

  4. napi says:

    Baaa.. Kamu ada contact number amin ka

    • Tom Rungitom says:

      Bro, lama sudah lost contact dgn Amin.
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