Thursday, March 20, 2008

Life? Hishamuddin Rais-A Malaysian Original Rebel

Reading a post from fahaman anak kecil's blog, I'm fully attracted and fascinated of what he's trying to say about our daily life. In this boring, dull and mind-numbing daily life, we only follow some sort of cycle that have been practiced by other human being for a long time ago, back to the time of Adam and Eve. What we do in our boring, dull and mind-numbing daily life? We wake up early in the morning. Prepare ourselves to go to class or work. Coming back late in the evening, very tired. Trying to make something different in our life by having some sort of party, or maybe go to the bar, or maybe go for holidays.

But what else did we do? Have we ever thought to do something beyond our leeway and ability?

From my point of view, we need to live our life to the fullest in order to escape doing the same things in this fucking boring daily life. We need to do something that deep inside our heart we never thought that we could possibly do it. We need to voice out what's inside our heart. We need to believe in ourselves. We need to fight for our chance and we need to live life to the fullest!

Talking about live life to the fullest; the made-in-Malaysia rebel, Hishamuddin Rais did very well where I think he is one of a few people that manage to live his life to the fullest without any regret.

In his life, Hishamuddin had fled the country and was remain exile for nearly 20 years. During this period of time, he managed to study French Language at University Catholic of Leuven la Neuve in 1984 and study Arts at Brixton College London. He also found time to get a degree in film and video from University of Westminster, London in 1992.

He was only allowed to come back to Malaysia in 1994 when Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was the Deputy Minister. Upon his return he settled down to a life of a freelance writer, and a director where he directed a film called Dari Jemapoh ke Manchestee.

Then, in the year 2001, he was arrested under the Internal Security Act (ISA) where he was accused to masterminding the demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur during the Reformasi period.

Among the famous and wise words by Hishamuddin Rais are:
"In life, there is only one take, unlike the movies where you can have several takes until you are satisfied with what you want."
"One should not carry any baggage in one's life. It is very heavy - literally and spiritually."
"I have no regrets in my life. I wish I could have some regrets but I don't.'

Looking back at all his experiences, definitely Hishamuddin Rais has lived his life to the fullest. I salute you, Hishamuddin Rais!


::askmie:: said...

jae kao makin matang!

Anonymous said...

I wonder what have he done until he was expelled from this country.

Ameirul Azraie Bin Mustadza said...

He leads the student activism that doing staged demonstrations. In 1974 government cracked down on student movement and arrested several student leaders (Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim among them) which was remembered as Baling Peasant Protest where Hishamuddin Rais evaded the police and quietly slipped out of the country.

SalamMedia said...

Did you know Dr Azhari (the bali bombing) was a MCOB? He was known as a soft spoken, well mannered and funny guy. He married a deaf (or blind) lady. But what led him to become a bomb maker remains a mystery. (Some say his entire family was being threatened).

Hishamuddin Rais is definitely amongst the hall of fame. To be honest, these kind of people should be contained (just like DSAI). Great and funny guy as well.

'Read between the lines', when ever you read his writings. There's always a hidden message. If you could understand, keep it to yourself. It proves you are one rebel as well.

Anakecil said...

i wonder how he travels around the world with no ic and passport..

Ameirul Azraie Bin Mustadza said...

Dr Azhari father is in Taman Maju.Slalu jumpa his father.Sian kat ayah dia..Ayah dia tak jumpa Dr Azhari since 1993-1994.Tau2 je anak dh naik nama as most wanted person.

Hishamuddin Rais ni special fews kot.Hehehe.