Thursday, 9 May 2013

Hi, For the First Time in One Month ^^

I've been pondering lately, whether to let my blog simply die out or to continue.  I've been on this tab numerous time, each time opening and then closing it even before I pen the first few words but once I start I guess it's easier to go on rather than stopping down.

I am fine, to all of you kind souls who left me messages asking if I am alright, I am very fine ^^ Just been buried by lots of things lately and it dreads my inner guilt that I have not been visiting each of your blog for close to a month.  I was a bit 'star struck' truth be told and it's not easy to keep up but here I am, my faith renewed and my energy flowing back to me >D  Thanks to all of you so much who has been telling me to not stop doing something that I enjoy.



Godbrother drew this for me in plea of asking me to blog ;_; Thank you, and also the rest of you who encourages me.  Sometimes in life you need that extra push to get you out of that pothole :)


Lately there has been multiple issues that has been popping out and making me think, something thatI don't do often which requires the using of my head to think.  I have a slight split personality:  I either let go completely and just go with the flow for a period of time and at times I just wake up in the middle of this cold reality and  I make a sudden decision where there is no turning back.  It's tiring to even keep up with myself because at times I don't know what I want or I know what I want but I cannot get it so it's frustrating.  Life does not hand you everything that you want in a plate decorated in gold.  In fact it comes in broken pieces at times and you have to fix the pieces and it comes down to whether or not you are able to fix it and get a complete plate or, you leave it hanging and uncompleted.


The current me lol, Godbrother's illustration of me and he calls it "Squished Berries" Orz




That aside, there has been major huh-hah in my country, Malaysia as the election has just passed.  Let me tell you something very briefly about my country.  We are a very interesting bunch of people as we have multiple races (Malay, Chinese, Indian) staying together for the past decades and it is the only country where you can utter a sentence in four (4) different languages but it makes complete sense to us:






"Wei" is the Chinese slang of "Hey"
"Macha" is the Indian slang of "Bro"
"Makan" is the Malay slang of "Eat"
"Tapau" is the Chinese slang of "Take away"

Complete sentence:  Hey bro, you want to eat here or take away? >D


Unlike other countries where you have one or two major celebrations per year such as Christmas or New Year, in Malaysia, we have holidays for festive season almost every quarterly of the year:  Starts with New Year, then comes Chinese New Year, Gawai (Harvest Festival), Hari Raya, Deepavali, Christmas and among others in chronological order.  We enjoy a wide variety of delicacies ranging from spicy curries, rendang chicken to chinese dumplings.  My Godbrother pointed this out to me, from the book of Life of Pi where Pi said "A good day starts with a good meal" and with all this awesome food daily, how can we not be satisfied?  In fact, Malaysians have a high rate of obesity and heart attack cases lol:  Too happy for our own good >D

Our blend of unique culture does not stop here.  We, regardless of our race, we have often extend our hospitality to foreigners.  We practically worship foreigners lol be it you are from Europe, Middle East or Asia itself, we see you we are automatically nicer to you and we itch to start a conversation with you because we are curious creatures with the exception of taxi drivers >D  They see you they see dollar sign on your face hahaha.

Recently, the election that falls on 5th May 2013 could be considered as one of the historical turn of event in Malaysia's history.  Many years back, not many people cared about politics or the ruling Government.  We were blind, shadowed in the dark.  We merely follow the direction of that dim light that was shown to us, totally oblivious to what is happening in the dark around us.  For the first time, we have fully utilize our four senses to hear(ear) what the ruling party and the Opposition has to say, see (eyes) for our own eyes what has been done, not been done or what has been fabricated, investigate via social media or papers of the propaganda (touch) and share (mouth) by word of mouth among friends and families.  We have never once stand so united and this is the start of something new. "We" in this context means everyone from all age of lives: Even those who are not of age to vote to as old as a 90 year old Grandmother.

I would not term this as a revolution but rather a wish for a change and with every want of change, there is an equal want of NOT to change.  There are always two sides to a coin.  Whatever we have, always remember that the other side has it.  Perhaps even more.  We could stand united with this 4 senses, we could harm with this 4 senses too.

Each side has their own good and bad, there is no one ruling party being the perfect one without any shortcoming.  Everything comes with a shortcoming.  Heck, even a mechanical device comes with shortcoming, e.g. poor battery life despite how brilliant it is in every other performance.

Racial tension has never been stronger, but racial unity is not losing out at all.  If we can extend our courtesy to a foreigner who is not even from this land, we should go the extra mile and extend even more to our own fellow country mates because after all, we are all from this same piece of land we call as home.

For those of you from the opposition, you may not have won this election but hey, you've made a change.  You've spoke out for yourselves, let your voices be heard.  You are no longer this small humming sound running in the background but you are standing in the spot light right now and your every voice and breath is heard loud and clear.

For those of you from the ruling Government, you have won this election but hey, you cannot ignore the voices of the masses anymore.  If you want to stay in the sandbox, you've got to learn how to share that one same sandbox with the other big boys who has come to join in the game or you are in for a bad time.

This is what's currently happening in my country.  A tug of war between two strong teams and you can't say for sure who is leading.  It is indeed one eventful historical event.  Just a small introduction to what's currently happening here =p

As for myself, a word from me to me:  No one knows what the future holds.

I know this post is a bit jumble up because my mind are in pieces right now, trying to stitch it back but here's to a good start.  Cheers ^^

P/s:  I had a nice short break back to my hometown <3


Shot taken at 0632 Hour

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28 comments:

  1. most of the time, im guilty of not visiting my friends' blogs. but that's better than giving up blogging ;-)

    better a tug of war election than a violent one. ours will be held this coming week. hope it's gonna be peaceful.

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  2. aww sweetie! well I'm glad to hear you're okay :) please keep blogging, you're such an awesome edition to the blogosphere! We love you!

    this was a really interesting post, that tweet is hilarious and so fascinating!

    Life is really random sometimes, and I'm not one to give advice, but I hope that you stay with us and keep following all your dreams :) and don't feel guilty about not keeping up with all the blogs, it's an impossible task even at the best of times! xoxoxoxxoxo

    Holly <3

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  3. I was wondering where you had got to... but like myself, I just thought maybe you were off doing exciting things and didn't have to time to post (plus mobile internet aint all that ;-) )
    I didn't know these things about Malaysia - that you have 4 main cultures all living together! That's really awesome that you're exposed to different experiences every day - and delicious FOOD!
    I think racial tension is just one of those human things, especially when there are elections and social upheaval. Some want change while others rage against it (they're usually the ones that have been sitting pretty for so long) but the way the world is now - so globalized - I'm starting to think race is just an excuse to do horrible things and to try and make everything stay the same.
    I hope you keep blogging - I like your unique voice - and that you figure out how to go about getting what you want - when you find out what that is ;-)

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.
    http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. weee! glad that you are back in blogging world! :D

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  5. aww but i'm glad you're back! i hope you'll be staying in the blogosphere c:

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  6. whoa! totally agree with what you wrote!! and a lot of people is sharing about that twitter pic too!!
    anyway, i've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award! check it out at my blog to see hw it's done!

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  7. Currently I can relate to the picture of "papier work"!

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  8. What can I say, dear? Our countries share a lot of similarities so I can truly understand where you're coming from. Good read indeed! Sorry for not coming by lately as I've been off blogging the entire mth of April. I'm back now & will be seeing u more :)

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  9. I was wondering where you were! haha, I checked your blog like every weekend for updates =) I kinda assumed you were busy withfun and exciting things (like I would do)
    I am happy you are back and I hope you continue in the blog world even if it's just once every few weeks! =)

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  10. Omg, love your blog!

    <3

    Do you want to follow each other?


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  11. So good that you came back, you know I have told you how much I love reading your stories, your posts! Great to know more about languages, I love it! I know what you mean, many times I also felt like that - ah, delete the blog, Denise! And then I start writing some words and I feel I should go on Mostly it happened last year, and then I started the new blog - the dot com. On Sunday I will go to a similar country, with many festivities and no racial problems at all, and where they welcome everybody - it's a huge trip and change for me, and I think it'll be cool! I love adventures! So nice to see you are OK! I did miss your posts a lot! Came here sometimes to see what was up, but you were off :)

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  12. heyy Im Back

    Glad you are doing fine ! how are things and you had a interesting post and glad to be here and I have updated two of my latest post for your info.

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  13. I knew that this election meant a lot to a lot of Malaysians, but I didn't really know why. Thanks for the education.

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  14. yay, so great to see you back! I completely understand where you were at when you wanted to blog but the words didn't quite come out—I'm glad that at least you didn't end up taking a ten month hiatus like I did when I stopped!
    I found this post on the Malaysian elections really fascinating; as someone who has spent a decent amount of my high school years debating US federal government legislation and election issues, it's interesting to see how elections in other democracies impact their societies. And you're totally right: who can know what the future holds?
    but I'm glad you're well :)
    ♥ vivian | seattleite fashionista

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  15. Welcome back!
    I love that first gif - so cute :)
    and that awesome 4 language tweet, what a fabulous country Malaysia is, I heard all about the election here from my friends back home!
    Glad to have you back :D xx

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  16. welcome back dear! I am actually from Indonesia and everything is pretty much almost the same here!
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  17. love your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
    Kisses
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  18. Really interesting and informative post! Love your blog, girl! So glad to see you back! :) xx

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  19. When's the next post?
    You wanna keep your readers happy you know.

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  20. Glad to hear you're doing ok. I hope you continue to blog and look forward to reading another post soon =)

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  21. Hi, babe, just dropped by to say hi. I was waiting for another post, but now I've realized that it's been a while again and then I thought "she must be so frigging busy!!!" Hope your work load is allowing you to breathe... Hang in there!

    P.S.: I kind of get what you're saying personally, because we have a similar situation here too - Yugoslavia used to be one big happy country and then it broke up into several smaller countries that hate each other more or less. I think that the world would be a much happier place without national boarders...

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  22. I hope you keep blogging, your blog is great!xx http://lifebeingrosie.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. Are you coming back ? :(


    xx gemma @ http://andgeesaid.blogspot.com.au/

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  24. Great blog.
    Haley www.instyleforless.org

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  25. hi dear, im happy im back in track! Lol.. lovely post dear..
    btw, i nominated you for Liebster award dear..:)shiehshieh!

    -itskeicee

    check it out!

    http://itskeicee.blogspot.com/2013/06/liebster-award.html

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  26. Great writing.
    Haley www.instyleforless.org

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  27. Helloooooo berryyyy! Tehe! Sorry for replying late as I was stuck with my studies.. You know that right? It's seems like you were away too.. Haha! Missed you so much though and thanks for stopping by (: You are always a sweet heart! Nice post btw.. love reading it.. The animation above is cute indeed.. :3 Hope you visit me as well..

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