The future of my kids in Bolehland – Nigel
Nigel suggested this topic. Well, Nigel, you know what? I am not one of those worry-warts who plan for 10-20 years in advance and then, got all worked up that there is no more future for my kids. So, if you are expecting some of the more common opinions such as – we must fled the country, there is no fair competition for them, there aren’t any more future etc etc, sorry lah. I am not one of those parents who insist their kids must learn Mandarin, Japanese, German, French etc so that they can find a job next time.
My hubby and I are the two most cincai parents on earth. We came from nothing and we did not end up with nothing. We may not like some of the policies by the Government but then, which countrymen from which country feel 100% satisfied with their own Government, anyway? So, yeah, we don’t like part of the things about the country but we treat [tag]Malaysia[/tag] as our tanahair. Tumpahnya darah kita.
Basically, what do we expect from life? A roof over our head, a job that feeds us, a certain level of financial position that makes us an average income family and peaceful surroundings. So, there isn’t any worries or doubts about the future of our kids. We do not drill them to excel and grab the best place in school and maybe next time university. We do not plant in their heads that they are second-grade citizens nor will they lose out in anyway by way of their birth rights.
There is no animosity, no hostility and hence, we live one day at a time. They will go to school, then to university or whatever and get a job, just like us. Well, I don’t want my kids to go through the same grind that millions of other kids do, if I can help it. Maybe I would rather they think out of the box, do something different that they enjoy and forget about the Junids, Ah Chongs and Muthus’ kids. You know….parents whom had pushed and pushed for their kids to be doctors.
So, to the question – What is the future of my kids in Bolehland, I would say, it is in their own hands and God’s will. I pretty much believe that our lives are charted. Que sera sera. In God, I trust. 🙂
But hey, if anyone wants to offer a family of six a job and place to stay in a country with green, green meadows, temperate climate, red autumn leaves, cool and clean air….please tell me! I can cook! And yeah, kids say if the country has a rule that kids don’t need to attend school when they don’t feel like going, they will leave Bolehland now.