I had an awkward moment just now.
I was standing at this field, lepaking, selekeh like that.
Tomorrow Pak Lah is coming to officiate some Putera UMNO event.
They are testing the sound system. A troop of youngsters cadet are rehearsing their march. Suddenly, the sound system that can be heard 1 mile away blast out :
Tanah tumpahnya darah ku
Bersatu dan maju
(see? I can type the lyrics somemore)
So, I was like, OMG, what do I do? Do I stand in attention like those cadets?
I had been taught from small to do so. Last time, whenever I sent my children to primary school, if the National anthem is playing on Monday morning, I would do the – stand straight, zip the mouth and pay attention.
While some mothers will continue gossiping about the evil hero in Wah Lai Toi.
But I just feel awkward not to do it since I had been taught that way. Hoisting the flag was an honour I used to do when in school.
So, I also did the ‘stand in attention’ just now. In this hawker place. Where no one except the cadets give an eff. Body straight, hands at the side, no movement.
Now, I think I look stupid. I even told my three years old kid to ‘stand straight, cannot talk, got Negaraku must do like that’.
Dear Aunt Agony,
I feel stupid doing the right thing. Was it wrong for me to do something right? If I am right, why do I feel stupid?
Dunno stupid or right Malaysian
Phew…at least I didn’t sing along.