Thank you, NICU doctor for dropping by my blog. It is a blessings indeed.
1. By pointing out that MC Fong has barked up the wrong tree does not mean that the media, journalist Michael Cheang and minishorts are not at fault. I shall not dwell on who MC Fong is and what her background is because then, it will be very unfair to me. It is like I have to keep in mind a person living on some credits. For e.g. I am a bereaved mother and I can ask to live on the credit of my status as a bereaved mother. Or a person with disabilities can live and demand sympathies on the credit of their disabilities. Then, everyone will be treading on eggs whenever they speak, right?
As a parent, I would have voiced this matter straight to the Editor of The Star. Though I do not know them very well, I had met and communicate with a few. Whether I had already expressed whatever is in my heart is a private matter. I may or may not have the same line of thoughts as MC Fong. The difference is I will stomp to the highest level, i.e. The Star and get my voice heard.
2. Two separate worlds
There are two separate things here.
As a blogger, I go with the flow. I play the games like most politicians do. In Cantonese, it is call ‘seng mok’. There are bloggers I cannot stand but then, what do I care? I will be on the losing end if I take them by the horns. I stay at my corner, they stick to theirs.
As a mother to so many children, I had done my part. In fact, I had done my part way beyond most individuals. My communities works speak for itself. I do not need to explain that.
3. As for the mention of recreational drugs and etc.
What I want to ask is – how many people are willing to speak up on this? None. I was the only one who pointed out to my fellow Penang blogger that it is not right for her to be helping out in a forum that ‘has undertones of substance abuse’. What do I get? A lot of verbal abuses including the person I was trying to help. Do I care? Nope. I don’t. Why? because it is none of my business how a person wants to glorify their knowledge on recreational drugs and abuse their own bodies. I said so for the interest of that Penang blogger whom often referred to me as a Catholic sister. I said so because if the narcotics make a swoop, she may end up being questioned. I know Malaysia and I know things like these can happen.
4. You need to read ALL of my postings to know where I stand. I had spoken up against the culture of idolising ghosts and ghosts stories.
5. I had written about my thoughts about lesbianism and homosexuals.
6. I had talked about abortions.
7. The flaks I got from the bloggers maybe daunting to others but I got balls, with durian thorns.
As a suggestion, NICU doctor, if you and anyone else want to arrest this matter, start venturing into the internet. Bring some loving kindness, some genuine care, real friendship and find out why there are so many young people who are full of pain, anger and hatred. Let’s not stand by the side and cast stones on them. It will not solve anything. It will only make the gap bigger.
This issue not only touches on bloggers vs. public out there. It goes right back to the roots between parents and their children. And it involves not only this but the future of our country. So, is my eyes open wide enough?
Frankly, for a professional doctor, you could have written to me in private and get my much more polite answers. But then, this is a blessings because I get to say so many things that I had wanted to say. For that I thank you!
To Michael Cheang (hahaha, I do know which blogger you are), that article was great as with all articles that you had written. I had admired the journalist behind so many of articles I had read. So, please do not jump and accept my apologies if there is any misunderstandings.
What cause the flak is not the article, minishorts or MC Fong. It was the frenzy caused by some bloggers who are louder than others. It is also the word quoted by Aiz ‘ambassadors of bloggers’. I certainly do not agree to that. Because sixthseal, minishorts and suanie the blogs (not the person ok?) (with the exception of Simon and Kenny’s blogs) are definitely NOT the creme de la creme of Malaysian blogs.
I know Aiz did not make direct reference. But that’s the message we get. We see the same face again and again. For the article in Star In-Tech, it is a big let-down indeed.
In closing, please leave a comment if you wish. But DO NOT FLAME NICU doctor nor MC Fong. Flame me if you wish.
As for MC Fong – I am sorry to hear about your son and your condition. However, the fact of the world is – If you want to tackle an issue/person, you have to go the whole way. Fight this matter to the end. Write to The Editor of StarTwo, Star In-tech and c.c to the main Editor. Good luck!
One more point brought up by NICU doctor. Don’t remind me about shuttling between hospital, home and children. I had done that for seven months too. I had even written a book about coping.