Performing the 1Malaysia Song that I Wrote (and my tribute to my country)

By Gloson On October 10, 2010 Under Personal
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Today is 10/10/10, a very unique date, because the number 10 signifies perfection. 10 appearing three times in a date signifies perfect perfection ;-) .

So, I would like to quickly release the first version of the 1Malaysia song that I wrote and composed after I finished my UPSR exam on 23 September.

Here’s the video of me performing the song, titled Kita 1Malaysia. I dedicate this song to our beloved Prime Minister and First Lady who initiated the 1Malaysia spirit, & every Malaysian.

In this video, I am wearing Baju Melayu, a traditional Malay outfit. I also sung the song in Malay because it is our national language.

This is the first version of the song. The complete version of it, sung in Tamil, Mandarin and English, with its instrumental, will be uploaded on 20/10/2010! :)

Here are the lyrics of the song:

Kita 1Malaysia

Malaysia, kita Malaysia, kitalah 1Malaysia,
Malaysia, kita Malaysia, kitalah 1Malaysia

Sejiwa, untuk Malaysia,
Sehati, kita bersama
Tak kira, agama dan bangsa,
Bersatu, kita berjaya

Chorus
Kita 1Malaysia,
Kita hidup sejahtera
Kita maju ke hadapan,
Kita 1Malaysia

Malaysia, kita Malaysia, kitalah 1Malaysia, 
Malaysia, kita Malaysia, kitalah 1Malaysia

Hormati, dengan penuh nyata,
Diversiti, kegagahan kita,
Hidupkanlah, jiwa 1Malaysia,
Kesatuan, destini kita

(CHORUS) (x3)

Malaysia, kita Malaysia, kitalah 1Malaysia, 
Malaysia, kita Malaysia, kitalah 1Malaysia

Rakyat didahulukan,
pencapaian diutamakan

(CHORUS)
____________________________________________________

We Are 1Malaysia

Here are the lyrics translated into English

Malaysia, we are Malaysia, yes we are 1Malaysia,
Malaysia, we are Malaysia, yes we are 1Malaysia

One spirit for Malaysia,
One heart, we will be together,
Not counting religion or race,
United, we are successful.

Chorus
We are 1Malaysia,
We live in harmony,
We move toward success,
We are 1Malaysia

Malaysia, we are Malaysia, yes we are 1Malaysia,
Malaysia, we are Malaysia, yes we are 1Malaysia

Treat each other with reverence,
Diversity is our strength
Liven up the spirit of 1Malaysia,
Unity is our destiny

(CHORUS) (x3)

Malaysia, we are Malaysia, yes we are 1Malaysia,
Malaysia, we are Malaysia, yes we are 1Malaysia

People first,
Performance now!

(CHORUS)
_________________________________________________________

There! I hope you like my song! Please come back on 20/10/2010 to watch the complete version of it.*

*Due to unforeseen circumstances, I apologize that the full version is delayed. Still, I’m working on it and I hope to release it as soon as possible! =)

I wrote the song because I would like to express my patriotism and also to share the beauty of my country to the world. My country is made of 3 major races – Malay, Indian, and Chinese. So, we can easily get to know different cultures and religions.

To get to know more about my unique country, you can view my blog post about Malaysia filled with colorful pictures.

The post is about Kuala Lumpur, the “heartbeat” of Malaysia, with modern buildings, landscaped parks, fabulous food, colourful bazaars, multiple cultures-religions-traditions, you name it.

In fact, this blog post is an entry of the Blog4FT contest, in which I won the second place in the Junior category (below 18).

 
Second from right is Datuk Raja Nong Chik, the Minister of the Federal Territories and Urban-wellbeing, who initiated the contest.

I believe it’s a blessing to talk about the beauty of your own country, because in return, you’ll be blessed one way or another.

My tribute to the Prime Minister and the First Lady of Malaysia

5065533578_58f2db78f5 I got to know more about my country when we got a new Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak. I really admire him because he is a very wise Prime Minister, and handsome too. :)

According to his principles, he wants to make sure that the government achieves a society-centered condition.

He always looks for people’s feedback and participation about his ideas so that he can flash out his best policies for his country.

1malaysia His wisdom and humility inspired him to create the 1Malaysia vision, “People First, Performance Now”.

His Government Transformation Programme (GTP) GTPwill lead our country towards a high-income society towards 2020. With his wisdom and diligence, I believe this GTP program will be a success and bless every rakyat (people) of Malaysia..

“You know that when I make a promise I make sure that it is delivered,”  he said on October 8, in front of a crowd of 13,000 Malaysian Telugus at the 150-year Malaysian Telugu Heritage Celebrations. (source: The Star, 9 Oct 2010, pg N2) My Prime Minister is truly a man with highest capability and humility.

rosmahsummit I also adore my First Lady, Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor, who, to me, is the most beautiful First Lady among all First Ladies in the world. I regard her as the Mother of Love of Malaysia, as she is very focused on children education.

She is the pioneer of the PERMATA Pintar Project, in which she locates gifted children to bring them up in a special school, which is opening next year for gifted teens 15 and above.

Very memorably, last year on 10 July 2009, she took notice of me. So, she and my Prime Minister organized a press release as encouragement and recognition of my talents as a funny poet and a tech blogger.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister read aloud my poem Autumn from my poetry book  Creative & Funny Poetry for Kids, which was published in June 2009. I was very happy that he enjoyed my poem.

I also acted out my poem If I Did Write a Poem, and they enjoyed it and laughed.

(By the way, you can get my poetry book at PoetryTalents.com)

This is one of the most memorable events in my life. I really thank my Prime Minister and my First Lady for giving me such appreciation, recognition, and encouragement. =)

And most recently, my First Lady has organized the first ever First Ladies Summit, themed ”A Child Today, A Leader Tomorrow”, which will be attended by First ladies, ministers and special envoys from 31 different countries.

The summit will focusing on issues pertinent to children, such as poverty, domestic violence, stress, lack of parental care, etc.

The purpose of the summit was to discuss the matters above in order to find solutions to  the problems so that

  1. rosmahwithchildrenthe current generation of children will grow up to become good leaders.
  2. the future generation will not have the face the problems mentioned.

You can see that the reason I call her the Mother of Love is because she is really diligent in taking care of issues related to the welfare, especially the education, of children.

Meanwhile, my country’s education system is very advanced. Part of the GTP is the National Key Results Area (NKRA), which aims to provide accessibility to quality education. It focuses on four areas – pre-school education: the literacy and numeracy programme (LINUS); high muhyiddunperformance schools (HPS); and improved performance management of head teachers and principals.

MOE A great thanks to our Minister of Education, Tan Sri Dato’ Muhyiddin Yassin, (who is also the Deputy Prime Minister; left) and his team in MOE for providing quality education for all.

I feel so proud to be a Malaysian  student because our country’s education system is always being updated and upgraded. :)

Photo credits: The Prime Minister’s flickrThe Malaysian Insider, First Ladies Summit, MOE official site
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On 10/10/10, I also gave a special present to the Prime Minister of Malaysia after his speech in MCA (Malaysian Chinese Association). The present is a portrait of him that I drew and a poem of him that I wrote to show my appreciation for his excellence in leading the country and for his birthday.

While I was giving my present to him, I told him that this is my special portrait for him for his birthday. He looked at it and enjoyed it, and jokingly asked me why I drew his moustache all black and his hair all white. Then everybody laughed =P . Haha. Actually, I drew it like that because it makes my Prime Minister look more fun and handsome.

He showed my portrait and poem to the press who were busy photographing him. I found out that the photograph was published in Sin Chew Daily. A big thank you to Sin Chew for acknowledging my gifts. :D

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From right to left: MCA President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Deputy MCA President Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, my mom Grace, & me.

Here is the large version of the portrait and the poem.

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There! I hope you have enjoyed my song, my tribute to my country, and my portrait and my poem of the Prime Minister! :)

Hope you all readers have a great day! Cheers! =)

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44 Comments Add yours

  1. Jeff Caceres
    (1 comments)

    October 11, 2010
    10:21 am

    Hey Gloson,

    I’m new here to your blog and I like your song, and also amazed on playing the organ. You are very talented in playing the organ without even looking at the keys. Hahaha! I enjoy it and you deserved to be talented and gifted.

    Cheers!

    Jeff
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    • Gloson
      (527 comments)

      October 12, 2010
      7:12 pm

      Hey Jeff! Thank you very much Jeff! I really appreciate the kind words! :) Cheers!

  2. Abbie @ pink kick scooters
    (1 comments)

    October 12, 2010
    12:34 pm

    Hey Gloson, You are indeed such a very talented young man. I bet how proud your parents are because of you. The song you compose as well as the poem and the portrait was so good. May you always keep that patriotic spirit within you. Keep it up! Cheers!

    • Gloson
      (527 comments)

      October 12, 2010
      9:23 pm

      Hi Abby! Thank you very much! I’m really happy you like my song, poem, and portrait! Cheers! =)

  3. Peter J
    (7 comments)

    October 12, 2010
    6:08 pm

    Damn, that’s not fair – your developing to many talents. So your going to be a professional blogging, poet and singer. Best of luck.
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    • Gloson
      (527 comments)

      October 12, 2010
      9:34 pm

      Hi Peter,

      LOL. Thank you very much Peter! Best of luck to you too in your blogging career! :)

      Cheers!
      Gloson

  4. Charlton Gomes@Food Bah! Food Blog
    (1 comments)

    October 12, 2010
    10:10 pm

    Woah Gloson!

    You’re awesome on the keyboard and singing and poetry!
    Tell me, what else that you DON’T know? ;)

    Keep up the awesome work, lil bro. ( Did I just say ‘awesome’ again? :P )

    Regards,
    Charlton Gomes
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    • Gloson
      (527 comments)

      October 13, 2010
      9:27 pm

      Haha… thanks so much Charlton! You’re awesome too! :)

      I still don’t know how to make Blueberry Vanilla Cupcake. But I can learn that from your blog ;)

      Cheers!
      Gloson

  5. Vinayak Nagri
    (4 comments)

    October 12, 2010
    10:33 pm

    The song just rocks… you are full of great qualities
    waiting for 20/10/2010 for the complete version

    • Gloson
      (527 comments)

      October 13, 2010
      9:29 pm

      Thank you very much Vini! I’ll be working on the complete version :)

  6. Kathryn Merrow - The Pain Relief Coach
    (1 comments)

    October 13, 2010
    8:43 am

    Hey Gloson,

    This is just one more of your talents shining through! I hope you are able to inspire other young people in your country to do more and be more. Thank you for sharing your gifts. I always enjoy learning tech tips from you, too!

    Kathryn
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    • Gloson
      (527 comments)

      October 13, 2010
      9:31 pm

      Hi Kathryn

      Thanks so much! I appreciate the kind and encouraging words and I’m really glad you like my blog posts! :)

      Cheers!

  7. Dan @ SEM Blog
    (10 comments)

    October 13, 2010
    5:23 pm

    Hey Gloson,
    I’m speechless, dude!
    Great song, and awesome keyboard skills (that goes for your blog too, kiddo!).
    Keep it up.

    Dan
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    • Gloson
      (527 comments)

      October 13, 2010
      9:32 pm

      Haha! Nice, Dan! :P

      Thank you very much for the compliment and the great pun. =P

      Cheers!

  8. Andrew @ Blogging Guide
    (2 comments)

    October 15, 2010
    8:48 pm

    Wow! You’re so famous!!! Keep it up kiddo! Your country is really proud of you and you have all the reasons to be proud of your country too. You’re a kid with really great talent, I now you’ll really have a great and nice future. All the best!

    • Gloson
      (527 comments)

      October 17, 2010
      6:21 pm

      Hi Andrew! Thank you very much! I really appreciate the kind and encouraging words!

      Cheers!
      Gloson

  9. harvestwages
    (1 comments)

    October 17, 2010
    1:37 am

    hmmmmm… just don’t know how to say this. You are really young of age, but grown up mentally. No one can copy your swagger. keep up kid
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  10. Bryan
    (4 comments)

    October 18, 2010
    3:12 pm

    Gloson!

    Apa khabar? I’ve heard a lot about you. News spread around pretty quick on the blogosphere :)

    I respect you for your talents. Must be pretty hard to keep up with so many things going on with your life. Keep up the good work there. I’m sure a lot of older bloggers want to learn from you as a successful blogger.
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    • Gloson
      (527 comments)

      October 21, 2010
      4:06 pm

      Hi Byran! Khabar baik! And thank you very much for the kind comment! Have a great day =)

      Cheers!

  11. Pritam@Part Time Jobs
    (5 comments)

    October 20, 2010
    1:26 am

    Hey Gloson,
    You look great lol in the Malay outfit and song is too good. You are the rising star of Malysia. I watched your complete song and waiting for the full version.

    • Gloson
      (527 comments)

      October 21, 2010
      4:25 pm

      Thank you very much Pritam! I’m glad you like my song. I’m working on the full version of the song and I will release it soon :)

  12. Sue Ann Tan
    (1 comments)

    October 20, 2010
    2:42 pm

    Hi Gloson!

    You are so famous i can see. So many people likes you. My mom said you are my secret admire. Just kidding i am defenitely not your secret admire.:)
    I know why mom said that is because almost everyday i am chatting with you on Skype. I also take out both the poetry talents book by you to read everyday.

    Cheers!
    Sue Ann
    Keep it up.

    • Gloson
      (527 comments)

      October 21, 2010
      4:32 pm

      Hi Sue Ann!

      Haha… :P Thank you very much. I’m so glad you are enjoying my poetry books! And it has been great chatting with you on Skype! :)

      Cheers!
      Gloson

  13. Dan @ SEM Blog
    (10 comments)

    October 24, 2010
    5:58 pm

    Glosson, lil’ bro!
    I know you’re probably busy with school, music and whatnot, but I was wondering – how about a fresh blogpost for us eager readers? :)
    Can’t wait.

    D

  14. Mrinmay Bhattacharjee
    (12 comments)

    October 28, 2010
    11:14 pm

    That’s awesome :)

    Your Song + Voice + Casio Playing Skills are very good :)

    Keep up the good work :)
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  15. Moon Hussain
    (4 comments)

    October 29, 2010
    2:16 pm

    Gloson,

    Fantastic! How I wish I had followed my talents when I was young. I can’t play any instruments and you certainly don’t want to hear me sing ;)

    Keep working on your talents!
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    • Gloson
      (527 comments)

      October 31, 2010
      11:55 am

      Haha. Thank you very much Moon! You have a great talent in experimenting and blogging tho ;) .

  16. Alex
    (3 comments)

    October 31, 2010
    12:56 pm

    Wow, wow and more wow!
    Gloson mate, what can I say? I knew you were an inspiration to bloggers, just never knew you also inspired a country! Kudos
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    • Gloson
      (527 comments)

      October 31, 2010
      1:48 pm

      Thank you, thank you, and thank you very much Alex! I really appreciate it mate! :)

  17. Kimi
    (5 comments)

    October 31, 2010
    2:28 pm

    Gloson,

    Thanks for the amazing video.

    It shows you have a great talents, and not only blogging.

    Though i am from Indonesia, i am still proud of you.

    All the best for your future, Gloson, i am sure you will get there!
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    • Gloson
      (527 comments)

      November 1, 2010
      3:22 pm

      Thank you so much Kimi! I really appreciate the kind words and encouragement. :)

      You are very talented in making cool tutorials too =) . I really like them.

  18. Patricia@lavenderuses
    (3 comments)

    November 3, 2010
    4:05 pm

    Hi again Gloson
    I am just so glad I have found your blog :-) I agree with Alex’ sentiments so will just say wow, wow and wow again too.
    Well cos I’m a woman maybe I”ll write a bit more lol
    I loved your song and thanks for translating it for us English speakers. Most beautiful and so patriotic to your country.
    If young people in your country have the values you have and follow their dreams your leaders will be most happy. It will be a bright future for Malaysia.
    I’m off to read some of your poetry now.
    Patricia Perth Australia
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    • Gloson
      (527 comments)

      November 3, 2010
      4:23 pm

      Hi Patricia!

      Thank you so much for dropping by and for the kind words. I’m really encouraged that you like my song! And thanks so much for reading my poetry! I really appreciate it! :)

      Cheers & Best Regards,
      Gloson

  19. Big Boys Oven
    (1 comments)

    November 10, 2010
    9:05 pm

    you are just awesome, just love dropping by! :) keep it up!

  20. George Williams@Tractor games
    (7 comments)

    July 20, 2011
    11:12 pm

    This is extremely awesome, Gloson! You acted exactly like a pro by singing on a stage with so many listeners, you were extraordinarely! Also, you have a lot of skill and talent in what you’re doing – writing poems and drawing. Congratulations and keep up the good work!

    • Gloson
      (527 comments)

      August 7, 2011
      2:32 pm

      Thanks a lot George! I really appreciate your nice words! You rock! =D

      Cheers,
      Gloson

  21. Elsa@ Diabetes Natural Cure
    (1 comments)

    November 27, 2011
    7:37 pm

    Hi Gloson,

    Wow, it’s my first visit to your blog. I didn’t realize it’s written by a 13-year-old boy until I read your bio. You’re such a talented boy!

    Warm regards from Indonesia :-)

  22. Johnavery
    (4 comments)

    February 27, 2012
    10:52 pm

    wow ,writing a song for the country and making it a video and launching it even before the end of teens. Some times you make me feel embarrassed but also makes me feel like,life should have achievements and they really do count.
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