A thank you note from the Mentari Kids

Still on the topic of Mentari Project. Other than the guest book, we had a flip chart that the kids used to dedicate messages or just sign on. A few messages caught my eye:

Ok, gramatical errors aside, "We love teacher forever"

"Jasa cikgu akan kami kenang sampai bila-bila. Terima kasih pada semua guru Mentari. Semoga kekal bersama Mentari Project."

So, I feel it very fitting for me to post this song by the Nasheed group "Fridaus" entitled "Kini aku keranamu" (I am what I am today because of you). One of my favourite songs. Enjoy.

Kini Aku Kernamu
Album : Dunia Yang Lebih Indah
Munsyid : Firdaus
bertanya tentang segala hal yang aku buta
kau bukakan cakrawala
curahkan tulus ilmu membimbing langkahku
menggapai tinggi bintangku

tiada pernah berhenti
dengan sabar cuba buatku mengerti
tiada harga yang mampu
membalas jasamu terima kasihku

kau abdikan dirimu tuk semua
menerangi gelapnya dunia
ikhlas hatimu bicara
kau lakukan demi cinta
yang kan membawamu ke syurga
oh guruku, di hatiku, doaku untukmu selalu

bersinarnya matamu saat berjayaku
fahami segala maksudmu
semangati ku berdiri bila sedih hati
hingga ku tersenyum lagi
 translation, in my own words, not the official translation:
Asking about all the things that I am blind to,
You open to me the universe,
Sincerely imparting your knowledge, guiding my very steps.
To reach for the stars high above

Never tiresome,
patiently trying to make me understand,
No price can ever
repay your deeds, my gratitude

You devoted yourself to everyone
Shone a light on the darkness of the world
Your heart speaks sincerely
You do out of love
That will take you to heaven
Oh my teacher, in my heart, my prayers are for you always,
Your face lights up the moment I succeed,
To understand all you are teaching