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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Oh Ibu...

When I was younger, I have always thought that my kids would call me Ibu. Not mom, not mommy, not emak, not ummi. Just ibu - plain, simple and old skool. :) The reason? Nothing complicated. It's because I grew up calling my own mother, Ibu. All my life. So, the logic goes; person who gave birth to you = Ibu. Simple, right?

Then, I had a daughter. Khadra is her name. I think she started calling me Ibu at first. Azrul was Ayah. Then, some time I could not really pin point, it all changed. I was sometimes mom, mommy and even mama. She probably got it from school or the TV. Not that I really cared, as in to betulkan or whatever. I was just happy to see her speak at that point. Azrul's Ayah had evolved into Dad or Daddy. Personally, I think he secretly liked it. hihihihihihi

Anyhoots, we hit the point of no return when Khaleeq started talking. Naturally, he adopted the same nomenclature as his sister. Khaleeda, pun apa lagi. Ikut sajalah.. I think to these two, the word Ibu is actually alien to them.

So, imaginelah pabila tiba ketikanya I decided to revert back to Ibu. This was probably sometime last week. hihihihi The reason? No reason, really. I wanted to be more old skool. Kalau kita tak guna perkataan melayu ni, sapa lagi nak guna kan? *Alasan* But, really, I like the ring to it. Kinda make me reminisce of my time growing up. In this day and age, so many people yang guna Mom, Mamma, Mommy, etc. Tak salah rasanya I go back to Ibu. It kinda have a nice ring to it. :)
  • Khadra was estatic coz she was the only one who remembered that I was once used to be called Ibu. *Tunjuk terrer la, standard, kakak..* When she remembers to, she'd happily call me Ibu.
  • Khaleeq went,"Ibu, where's Mom? Who's Mom?" Adoiaii.. terconfuse sekejap di situ. Kinda funny when he says it - Iii.. Booo... Ada twang mat salleh di situ. :)~~
  • Khaleeda would say over and over again, "No Mommy. I....BU! " Good girl, Deyda.
So susahla. Sometimes I also forget. hihihihi.. So far they are trying, and I am trying. Kalau Karam Singh Walia, mesti dah keluar perumpamaan "sikit-sikit , lama-lama jadi bukit". If I keep at it, Insya Allah, they'd turn around and remember to call me Ibu. So, it's a matter of perseverance aje. :)
(picture from : here)

Before I leave, have a look at the lyrics for "Untukmu Ibu" - made popular by the band Exists some time long long ago. I think Mamat still sang for the band then. Anyhoots, here goes:

Oh! Ibu
Kau disiram bayu pagi
Kehilangan terasa kini
Dan kesepian

Dan aku
Bagai purnama gerhana
Di ibarat lautan kering
Tiada tempat ku layarkan

Hasratku ini
Masih belum sempat
Kubuktikannya kepadamu
Ibu tersayang
Kucurahkan rasa hati

Ku tatapi potret mu berulang kali
Kurenungkan kalimah yang diberi

Tuhan Yang Esa
Ampuni dosa ibu
Tempatkan mereka
Di antara kekasih kekasihMu

Oh! Ibu
Kau kasih sejati
Kutaburkan doa
Untukmu ibu

Ampunilah dosaku
Sejak ku dilahirkan
Hingga akhir hayatmu

Saat ini
Kuteruskan hidup
Tanpa bersamamu ibu

Ibu...

Kan syahdu, tu.. Especially at the part dia jerit, "Ibu..." It won't get the same effect with Mama or Mummy or Ummi or Emak, right?

So, that's the quest, lah. Wish me luck!

-dillz blogging out-

8 comments:

ms ngantuk said...

iboo dilla,
so daddy azrul jd ayah balik ke?

btw g'luck on the iqra' thingy. niat2 murni insya Allah tercapai.

dillazag said...

Kay,
It's just ME. hihihihihi
He's more than happy to be called Dad! ;)

Amin on the Iqra'. :)

kucingorengemok said...

ibu is comel :)

dillazag said...

KOG,
and this Ibu is gemuk. hihihihihi

Along said...

I love it when my kids call me ibu. i think ibu is the most manja calling a child can call his/her mom. The rest macam mak, umi, bonda...macam tak best. Ibu ni, kalau kita tengah marah pun, cakap "ibu" macam tak tengah marah. Hehehehe....lebut je jadinya.

datuk azizah said...

ya lah kakngah IBU pun setuju dengan apa yang u kata dan komen2 your friends too.

Nomee said...

I call my mum 'mak'. Tapi I sgt berangan dari dulu, kalau ada anak he/she will call me 'Ibu'. (Perlu ke aku citer hal aku kat comment box org ni?).

Anyway, I think panggilan 'Ibu' sgt lembut and so so keibuan. Good luck.

dillazag said...

Along: you are one of the few people that I know whose kids call Ibu. :) Good on ya, girl! :)

mom: yes, Ibu. That's why la I want to follow you.. :)

Nomee: Sekarang anakanda panggil apa, beb?