Ada orang suka makan anggur. Ada orang suka tidur tengah hari. Ada orang suka main congkak. Ada orang suka kumpul setem. Ada orang suka filem melayu. Macam-macam orang suka. Gua suka macam-macam. One of it is CONTENG. Yup, when it comes to conteng, I am hardcore. Give me a pen or a pencil, a canvas or anything; I shall draw at least something smaller than your bulu arm-pit.
I started to conteng when I was a kid. It's normal for a kid to have the tendency to conteng on most of the thing. Dinding, meja, kertas mahupun mangkuk toilet. If you go to school, you can see good-looking-menenangkan-memberangsangkan-menyemarakkan-graphics on the wall where most of the students walk in front of it. You can also see nicely-written 'kata-kata semangat' like 'JAGALAH KEBERSIHAN' and 'KANTIN BERSIH, MAKANAN BERKHASIAT, MURID SIHAT', you can see 'MALAYSIAKU GEMILANG' at the office, you can see 'KAMI DATANG DENGAN HARAPAN, PULANG DENGAN KEJAYAAN' in front of the school or maybe 'BUKU ITU SAHABATKU' at the library.
It's normal to have these wonderful words at school. It's good for the kids to be 'brainwashed' by these words for the good of their attitude. I have to say I am one of the kids to be 'brainwashed' by these words. I still remember when I was a kid, my favourite quotation is 'KERETA INI BOLEH MEMBUNUH'. You now kids like to play around inside and outside the school. So when I wanted to cross a road definitely I'll be thinking of that words. It's kinda convincing when you cross a road after several times observing any cars from left to right, right to left and left to right, again.
Enough with this stupid introduction, back to my main intention. I love to draw. To be able to conteng at any places is something pleasurable for me. Masa kecik-kecik gua dah start conteng kat atas meja, kat dinding dan ofkos, dalam toilet. Like I mention earlier, you can see encouraging quotations around the school but when you are in the toilet, it's totally different. Swear words in any languages, funny-looking caricature and dot dot dot.
When I was a kid, I read more comic books than any text books. I prefer to read Mutiara Naga instead of Buku Teks Sains Tahun 3. Spending more times reading comic books than watching television just made me thinking of one impossible ambition. That impossible ambition is to have my own comic book. It may sound 'boleh blah la KeCiK', 'Jangan harap' or maybe 'In your dream' but I made my dream come true. By using a ruler, pen and pencil and an exercise book, I manage to publish my own comic book.
The wrong usage of an exercise book. I turned my Kajian Tempatan exercise book into a-cheap-comic-book. I was at 6 Bestari at that time. Even I spell the name of my class wrongly; BISTARI instead of BESTARI. What an idiot I was. Pathetic.
I dot it just because I like it. I am never too old to do goofy things.
p/s: InsyaAllah, I shall prevail more of my stupidity on conteng-conteng.