Monday, March 26, 2012

Sick Society

What a sick society we are living in? What triggered me to write about this issue is just moments ago I was at the bank lining up to bank in my check at the machine. As I was waiting for my turn, there was this guy at the machine banking in his cheque too. What I saw was that he got a shit load of cheques to be banked in. First of all he dont even know that they can insert at least 10 cheques at a time instead he bank in one at a time which you know is a fucking long time. So as I saw what was happening, I just ask him whether he can let me do mine first as I have only one cheque. I asked him in a very polite manner and he looked at me and told me "I wait very long already you know? you go use other machine la!!" in a very assholic way! 

At that moment what triggered me was to punch the living shit out of him. But then a next thought came in, how stressed up have our society been. A polite and calm question to be replied by such a fucked up way.

If you noticed, in recent times, the people, the society have became rather stressed up. Based on my observation, this is caused by several things. 

1. Bad town management
 Why? When it is managed badly such as commercializing an area that cant handle the volume of traffic will cause traffic jam. Simple as that. And not that, when it is done, there is very little public transport to support the system. Hence more cars coming in. Then got not enough parking, hence more car park illegally by the road side causing a 2 lane road become 1. This will cause more? Jam...

2. Fast communication
If you notice our parents generation or the older generations are more patient compared to us. Why? because during the pre internet, smart phones, email days. Everything needs to have a waiting period. Send a main doesnt mean you can get it now. It takes days or weeks, depending on distance. Secondly, to process a picture, you have to go to the photo shop to develop the picture which takes 1-2 days. To get information, you need to go to the library or borrow books from friends. So everything requires waiting.

But with the internet now, everything needs to be fast, convenient, easy. Once it slows down, we will get angry. Why? because we are spoiled by this. We are constantly on the move and constantly needing something fast. 

3. 3 in 1
Like no. 2, everything is convenient now. 3-in-1 coffee, instant develop, fast informations, package deals, instant meals etc. We are again being spoiled when it comes to this. We need everything fast and convenient because we are "busy" and on the move. Where actually we are just fucking lazy. We want fast results. Fuck the details! right? There is one saying, if there is no more time, then make it! 

Dont you agree with me? We are fast becoming a sick and insane society. Just look at the daily news and you can see how sick this society has become. We have kind of lost our souls and ethical mind. There is no patience anymore. 

I just cant imagine how bad it will be. But for me... I have learn to look back and learn from our past generation. Not only our past generation but or past. What did we do and how did we survive it and yet enjoy it. 

Friday, March 23, 2012

We are Malaysia!

What does it mean by being a Malaysian? Let me ask again, what does it mean by being a Malaysian?

Try asking this question to many Malaysian and you can get a similar sets of answer.

1. Coz it my country, I was born here
2. I pay my taxes... have to la...
3. This country ah... not good la... go XXX country better la...


The question again, What does it mean by being a Malaysian?

Let me share with you my version of what does it mean by being a Malaysian.

Ethnically I was born and raised in a Chinese family. As I was growing up I was exposed to quite a number of cultures. My dad will take me to eat all kind of different food and explain to me their cultures, My sister's god parents are Peranakan mix Portugese/Indians and we visit them once every few weeks. Then I was enrolled into an all boys semi government catholic Sekolah Kebangsaan school called La Salle. This was where the whole "government" plan of Malaysianised comes in. I was exposed to different cultures. 

Then I went to a Chinese dominated college called Tunku Abdul Rahman college. This was where I found out that I dont belong here at all as it was a really uncomfortable 3 years for me. 

Then I dated and still dating a beautiful sumandak from the land below the wind. (Sumandak is Kadazan for young girl). My best friends are Indians, I am working in a Malay based company.... 

and you know what is the best thing about all this?

I DONT FEEL LIKE A CHINESE! honestly. Once I got really offended when one of my superior said this to me "Eh this is not the way to do business la... you are a chinaman and you dont know this ka?". What the Fuck man! with leaders that thinks like this how can we be a united nation?

I hate it when people assume that I do this because I am chinese. That is just the beginning of racism. We preach about saying no to Racism but yet we are still practicing it. My ethnicity wont determine who and what I am. Its just a name and the skin colour. Yes I am proud of the chinese heritage, history and culture. but do I live and practice it? NO! coz I dont know half of what it preaches.

When I went to China recently, I cant grasp their lifestyle. Its so different than us. When I got back to KL ,I was kneeling down and touching the floor because I have come back to "Tanahair ku". I was so eager to speak Bahasa Malaysia to the first person I saw. It was a joy. Coz I am home...

If you look at our modern lifestyles and cultures, Malay, Chinese or indian or even Kadazan. We are doing almost the same thing. So how am I chinese again? i eat char koay teow?  play fireworks? give ang paus? condemn about our national cars? laugh at our local football? watch stupid reality shows... ? dont we all do that?

So what makes us a Malaysian again? by being Malaysian! Stop segregating us based on race... coz honestly I dont belong to one coz I dont practice it... as corny as it seems... my ethnicity? M-A-L-A-Y-S-I-A-N

What race race all... race is what we do at tracks not skin colors. We have such a beautiful country... dont let it go to waste! 

If the country got a problem.... fix it! dont run away from it...

"If you wanna make the world  a better place, take a look at yourself and make that change" -MJ-

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Its been too long - This Town: Episode 7

Yea its been so long since I last blogged. Been so busy with so many things. Work and other work and my the other work. Its kinda nice and kinda depressing too. Nice is because I am occupied with so many things and depressing because I lost almost all my social life. But then again this is why it is nice.... my cartoon that I did with a few of my buddies! finally Episode 7 is out! Enjoy!

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