With all that is happening lately in our country (and elsewhere), you do have to worry a little. Then I realise perhaps among most ordinary malaysians, this is less of an issue. There are idiots, crazies, bigots/fanatics in every part of society everywhere. Can’t do much about them I guess. But they shouldnt be allowed to be the loudest voices or claim to speak for the “majority”. bah!
What I’d like to do is for my kids to experience real Malaysia. Eating here and there, hanging out with like minded people. Like we’ve been doing the last few weeks, just chilling at folks homes, eating, laughing, talking, adults/kids alike watching Bakkum(korean kids animation) and cant stop laughing. We were all from different backgrounds/religions etc but heck, it didnt matter (save for catering considerations hehe). The best things in life are the simple things perhaps.
Yday was another event where we got together to give a surprise party for a friend at another friend’s home. we met new people, giggled, laughed, kids went nuts in the garden (oh man their muddy jeans), ate and ate, it was heartwarming and life affirming. This is the kind of Malaysia I want for my kids. People from wherever, with kindness, happiness and caring, all coming together to eat, laugh, drink a teh tarik or 2 and make happy childhood memories for my kids. Not the siege mentality. Not the communalism that prevails (in many sections). Respect, understanding and consideration. I think it’s possible, definitely. Its there amongst Malaysian society, perhaps this time you may just have to search just that bit harder..
Ok, enough with the heartwarming sap 🙂 Yes it’s monday morning I know LOL Have a great week ahead everyone! 🙂