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We Made a Movie!!! (about three months ago . . .)

"Miss, this is a mess."

Hey Everyone!

In case you were wondering, I'm still alive and doing well in Bera. Sorry about the blog failure. I've been preoccupied with personal statements, cover letters, and resume writing trying to figure out what my next step after this crazy adventure will be. Nevertheless, I finally have some halfway decent internet and wanted to share with you the video my state (Pahang) made for our mid-year meetings with all the Fulbrighters. It gives you a quick look into life throughout my state and the quirks of each town. They're also filled with countless inside jokes and Malaysia references that probably won't make sense to others. Our part starts around the 3:00 minute mark. Watch when you're in need of a good laugh :)

https://vimeo.com/134530735

For Bera, Erin and I made a parody of the song "Tonight, Tonight" called "Bera, Bera." As one of my students kindly put it, "Miss, this is a mess." And she's pretty much right. It's certainly not going to gain me a career in film production. Nonetheless, our video gives you a bit of a sense of our house, part of our school's, and the towns and trees that surround us. The audio is a bit of a struggle, but what can you expect when you're trying to record a song on a tablet in your living room. Below are the lyrics to our song in case you can't hear it while watching.

We’ve got a really really messed up house
Seven days no water, never getting internet
And then there was that issue with the roof
Plus don’t even get us started on the cockroaches and lizards

La, la, la whatever, la la la it doesn’t matter, la la la, oh well, la la la

We’re at home in Bera, Bera
Maybe its the middle of nowhere but,
This grant, this grant, we are dancing on the edge of the Bera sign
We don’t need two roads, shopping mall, or bus stop
It’s all great, all great in Bera, Bera

I’m at SMK Mengkarak
I’ve got the best kids ever, teachers who’ll do anything
And a fish club without any fish
But on the field, nobody can stop us

La, la, la love it, la la la wouldn’t change it, la la la, best ever la, la la

We’re at home in Bera, Bera
Maybe its the middle of nowhere but,
This grant, this grant, we are dancing on the edge of the Bera sign
We don’t need two roads, shopping mall, or bus stop
It’s all great, all great in Bera, Bera

Woah, Bera, ohh, come visit, woah, everybody now, ohh

I’m at SMK Bandar Keryong
English camp at Kuala Gandah
AFS workshops at Mick D’s
If you come here hope you know Chinese

Please just stop flooding keep it all dry
Anymore rain and we might disappear
It’s our placement, we wouldn’t change it
We can’t get crazy, keep it halal
It’s Erin and Rach and we’re runnin this town
And its freakin the neighbors how much we all run
But ain’t nobody gonna tell us to stop, well maybe they are . . .

Woah, come visit, ohh all you other states
Woah let me hear you now, ohh

Bera, Bera, maybe it’s the middle of nowhere but
this grant, this grant, we’ll be dancing on the edge of the Bera sign
We don’t need two roads, shopping mall or bus stop,
It’s all great, all great in Bera, Bera
It’s all great, all great in Bera, Bera
Yeah, it’s all great, all great, in Bera, Bera

Posted by remullin 23:26 Archived in Malaysia

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