For those who understand the Malay language, the idiom above means that if you really desire something, you would do everything that you possibly can to achieve it no matter what difficulties you face.
I guess I was rather naive. I did think that since elections were around the corner, there would be some opportunities open for me. Well, unfortunately it didn't turn out that way. Despite my decent portfolio, I couldn't be offered the full time position that I so desired. Turns out that I have to find my own way instead to climb up the ladder as a freelancer first.
Sometimes you just have to close the door to something although you really believe in it. Dreams are over. Its time to live in the real world.