Tuesday, September 22, 2009


So there I was, chatting with a friend, at my big boss Hari Raya Open house when a guy approached me.

The man : " You Kampung Melayu Geneva?"

I was startled with the question. I shot a look at the friend I was chatting with and burst out laughing. I turned to the guy and said to him with a smile.

Akula: So you read it?
The man: Yes, I was in fact googling about Geneva before I came to Switzerland. Thats when I came across your blog. BTW you should write more.
Akula : Hehe, I think I should too.

What I dont know was that he had been asking other guests who's based in Geneva whether or not they are the one who owns Kampung Melayu Geneva. Another friend told me that later.

The other day, I attended a function in Bern, when a colleague (who I know she dont have any idea that I have blog) shot me a remark.

Lady colleague: I know your secret !

Now, when somebody said something like that in your face, it must mean that somehow and some way, your irresponsible but really fun as hell past has finally caught up with you (not that I am implying I had an irresponsible but really fun as hell past, mind you, hehe).

Akula (nervously) : I think I dont have a secret.
Lady colleague: I read your blog.
Akula (with relief) : Aaaah, THAT secret.

It turned out her friend was (and still is) a fan of Nasi Lemak and Nescafe Tarik, and continued to read my ramblings in Kampung Melayu Geneva.

Back in Malaysia, this one time, I was having a Teh Tarik conversation with a fellow blogger, when a young lady, sitting at a table behind ours with a male friend, turned her head around towards us, smiled and said, "So you are Akula! And you are (name censored)!. I know its you guys! Woo! Unbelievable!". We just nodded our head acknowledging her statement and smiled back at her (and her I-dont-have-a-clue male friend).

Well, let me just say that I am always glad whenever I stumbled upon a chance to meet someone I dont know, who told me that they read my blog. But even so, I really dont think I am famous or in that sense, popular like other prominent bloggers. If you guys enjoyed my writings, I am truly flattered and thankful. I am just relating my life experiences and what I thought, from my point of view. And if you dont like what I wrote and dont agree with my views, seriously, I really dont mind.

And please, no groupies or stalkers, okay.


  1. Tu la bro, kan ke gua dah bilang dulu..buku kan lu punya blog and then sell...sure laris punya macam goreng pisang panas....lagipun lu memang popular bro...lu je yg tak terperasan...

    he he he btw Selamat Hari Raya & Maaf Zahir Batin...

  2. Yo Bro! Selamat Hariraya Aidilfitri to you and family too.

    Join aku ngan bebudak lain kat facebook. Aku ada upload gambar masa kat sekolah.

  3. Lupa lak. Hehehe nak bukukan? Grmmar engish teman berterabur lagi.......Heheheh

  4. kalau ada buku, kita nak beli pastu mintak autograph :)

  5. Aida: Peh tu buleh start charge utk autograph la kot. Heheh

  6. salam aidil fitri buat teman gua yang jauh di mata. blog lu memang superb lah beb! teringat masa dulu, cikgu suruh buat karangan tapi lu lari pergi meladozz! kah kah!

  7. JImmy: Oit Bro Selamat Hari Raya. Aku rasa dah wish dah kat hang kot.

    Meladoz tu wajib beb!

  8. You have used my image of Daddys little princess on board. If you keep it on this site, please make the image a link to my site.

    Thank you