saya merupakan salah seorang daripada ratusan warga pengakap di negeri perak yang telah diiktiraf sebagai pengakap raja. ramai yang tersalah sebut sebagai pengakap diraja. ianya bukan sebegitu. sebetulnya ialah pengakap raja sahaja.
namun begitu saya hanya dikurniakan sijil rasmi pengakap raja yang ditandatangani oleh kesemua sultan di malaysia pada 1998 di istana iskandariah, kuala kangsar. sungguh terharu rasanya!
bila ada filem mengenai pengakap, saya akan terkenang kehidupan saya sebagai seorang pengakap suatu ketika dahulu. banyak asam garam pengakap yang saya lalui. nantilah saya ceritakan pada entry yang lain ya 🙂
saya belum sempat menontonnya lagi.
anda dah menonton ke?
What happens when a gang of Form Five boys embark on a 100km hike to fulfill a King Scouts requirement but come back on the road to becoming men?
Goodbye Boys is a simple journey with complicated realizations. Set in 1990, Malaysia, it is about a gang of pimply guys with raging hormones, undecided ambitions and formative identities. They set out on a grueling 5-day journey through the Kinta Valley – once the richest tin deposit in the world, now an abandoned plain – that changes friendships and selves.
It’s a group expedition with individual goals. The harsh realization is that although the boys are a troop/patrol, they’re not necessarily a ‘brotherhood’. Friends are important but eventually, it’s not always about togetherness. Some will return mini-heroes, content with being welcomed by their dream dates at the 5th Form Farewell Prom dates. Others will realize that the expedition is the beginning of other things in life… the need to escape a small town to realize… one’s dreams…
When you grow up in any small town, you know that you have to breakaway in order to discover your fullest potential. This is a story that will capture the psyche of a group of young boys on the brink of leaving their comfort zones, in transition… It is a confusing yet exciting time where you wish the possibilities were endless but in reality, you know your escape routes are limited. It’s a time when your identity, ambition, sexuality is evolving. It is about looking back at a crucial formative period, much of which is reflected within a microjourney of an expedition. Youth is a time when everything seems exaggerated. A slow dance with your girl means everything. People’s actions and deeds affect you in a big way. Negative emotions in particular seem amplified.
What you were then, what you have become. What you continue to be… Yet we constantly look back. The personal journey of a few that can be understood universally. It is a timeless journey that affirms growing up as being a beautiful tragicomedy..