I know last year we have this meme going around between AhPek, Wingz and I which spread to more people. We actually wrote some pantun in BM and we were excited about it. I even bought a flag and fly it proudly in my home, sticking it at my grill door. Sadly, this year all I see are rantings about the current situation.
Another year earlier, I even make an effort to post a bunga raya photo a day. This year? I am happy enough if I don’t make a rant a day. The reason I have less rants is because my hubby took the newspaper to work with him in the morning. So, I don’t want to know what’s going on. (no one can force me to click the online version but if the papers lie there on the floor outside my main door, my neighbor may think I am a messy woman so I gotta pick it up and read)
Yesterday evening, my sons said I must change my image. One suggested I wear hip-hop jeans, one say I should braid my hair into those cornrows
plaits, one say I should wear sports shoes. (that’s the result of having only sons, they suddenly found that you being the only woman in the family doesn’t quite fit in) Then, I asked me them, “Should I also go, yo, yo, yo, Negaraku, Negarak……” (ok, self-censored)
Do you see what a big difference a year brought? Where are our excitement? Where is the national pride? What has happened to us? Are we being overly negative?
Can we forget for a minute what we don’t like? Let’s see what we like about our country?
1) Teh Tarik
2) Nasi Lemak
3) No natural disaster
4) Almost perfect weather (haze not our product, Made In Indonesia, not counted)
5) The friendly multi-racial folks
So, what are the things you like about Malaysia?