A paradoxical oxymoron?

Thursday, August 31, 2006

I've always wondered..

when ppl gather to so call celebrate the independence day of our beloved country, whether they go because they trully want to celebrate the meaning of Merdeka. To give thanks and be proud of all the sweat and blood our Malaysian heroes left behind for the sake of Malaysia's future. or because they just want to go see fireworks. or a reason to go out till the early mornings. to party all night long

I was watching tv that day and i came by this small interview shown 3 days before today. Ok fine. Most of them knows what the Rukun Negara is and can recite them all and how young Malaysia is. But there was this one kid. So darned proud of the fact that he doesnt know all those. and what's worse is that he doesnt know what Kemerdekaan means.

He keeps saying like "ohhh, tak tahu. mana saya tahu." Loudly, smiling away for every question except for the last question which is the best part of it all.

At the end of the interview, the lady asks him, "Jadi, awak ada pergi untuk menyambut Hari Merdeka tak?". He replies " Oh Mestilahhh. Setiap tahun pergi ke Bukit Bintang. nak celebrate bersama."

Like bodohhhh!!

Fine you can hate malaysia for all you want, but at least take SOME pride in your home land. One doesnt have to be a malaysian to be proud of being in Malaysia.

I've got a goood example. My mummy. She's Singaporean. She loves Singapore. but she also loves Malaysia in some ways.


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