Many Happy Returns Of The Day
Day in day out,
Years come and go,
Aging to the rhythm of music,
Pacing to the tempo of time,
You proudly stand as,
The one and only International Belt.
The distinctive voices, soothing the airwaves,
Are your devoted cool presenters,
Melodious songs and precious thoughts to be shared,
Definitely the best antidote,
Enlightening the troubled souls,
Straightening the confused minds.
Your two golden numbers,
Blinking endlessly from twelve to three,
Monday to Sunday, without fail,
As energetic as can be.
Edwin, Zaki, Abang and Johnny,
Are the listeners genuine company,
Back up by a gorgeous lady,
Lin, the ever jovial, chirpy,
And amiable, what more could I say.
Young you may be,
A mere three-year-old,
Physically strong and
As time passes by.
Oh my International Belt!
I'm here with all my love, my support,
Each day winning so many hearts,
You deserve love, attention and regards.
On this special day,
"A Happy Birthday" is not my only wish,
Abundance of wishes, blue skies, everything nice,
And successes be yours all along the way.
You're special in your own way,
So, in this year 1999 1st January,
I pray for your brighter days,
And unending many happy returns of the day.
Happy Birthday, International Belt!
Written with love by : Balqis
* You might wonder what is International Belt. It's a radio show of the local Radio Television Malaysia Sarawak in which I participated actively in the talks and the like, besides songs request dedicated to friends and family. How did I participate? I was then the regular caller of the station. Back then, I used a pen name and if it ever happens any of the DJs reads this, you know that it was me! (I altered the pen name above and changed it to Balqis.)
The International Belt was wholly ran in English. On it's 3rd birthday, Edwin Lee, the presenter was expecting my call after receiving the poem (which was beautifully designed) which I posted over to the station. When finally I called up, he said "I'm going to put you on air." So, the two of us read the lines of the poem alternately and must I say now it brings back the memory of the good old days filled with so much fun. The show doesn't exist anymore but it remains close to my heart.