Sunday, July 11, 2010

My ONE Malaysia Story

Every good story should start with once upon a time and ends with happily ever after.

Now that we are living together, well not really, but rather happily so let me tell you a story that was told to me once upon a time...

Once upon a time there's this Golden Peninsula that is ruled by the ancient empire of Langkasuka. Repeatedly invaded by different people who flee from empires, some leaders name themselves king, and rule over the land that they resides and multiply . Some manage to pass their legacy down to modern day. Separated by their difference in cultures and traditions, influenced by the traders from China, India and Middle East, it's a truly beautiful peninsula rich with cultural buildings, various arts and most importantly resources. This inevitably attracts the devils who wanted the spices and gems but refuse to pay for them. Using what my text book called "tipu helah" which means tricks and trickery the company manage to control a number of local kings, appointing governors or advisers, controlling their country and render the kings puppets, restricting their rights only to religion and customs affair.

During the industrial age Chinese shipped in their own labor to work as tin miner and Indian were brought here to work in the rubber estate and the Earth Prince were the happy citizen. Now no wonder Bukit Bendera Umno division chief Ahmad Ismail refer to the yellow skinned community as squatters, and Sungai Rapat representative, Hamidah Osman (Umno) referring the dark skinned community snakes. However why they grant the citizenship to those people which they would later refer to as squatter or snakes in the first place, was it merely for the convenience of to dissolve Malayan Union?

After years of negotiation and due to the change of various political and technological factors, we've grown stronger, closer and under the leadership of an earth prince leader, we manage to obtain our independence, and even merged with the government across the South China Sea to form the Malaysia as we know, well disregarding the 2 short years that Singapore were with the federation.

Once an old man told me, our country was build on the land of the earth prince, with the money from the squatters and the sweat of the snakes. Not exactly wise words, I'd say. However through thick and thin we defend this federation, from claims of land made by neighboring countries. After a wave of bloodless war, we come to agree on a pact that was said to be able to settle our differences. A policy that would increase proportionally the share of the economic "pie" of the earth prince as compared to other ethnic groups.

Some earth prince who wasn't that capable aren't happy with the policy, they said that the war refugees who came in to their land and build upon it shouldn't have a share in their wealth, as if there were any if they do not know how to use them. They press the 'intruders' with nonsensicle rules, but a handful of wise squatters and snakes manage to bend and twist the rules and end up showering themselves with gold.

Those earth prince become really uneasy and continues to use various plans to separate the rich squatters and snakes with the poor squatters and snakes, making the rich richer and the poor poorer. Those who are in between work hard until they start to think and grow rich or literally die trying. Of course there are always whiners in any community, some squatters and snake only know how to complain about the fairness of the system and doesn't know how to make good use of the situation.

However, it is never a rare scene to see the earth prince, the squatters and the snake work together, HARMONIOUSLY, especially towards a common economic goal. We've witness the collaboration of artists from various ethnic groups, corporates run by a rainbow profile of important decision makers and fast food chains serving food for all ethnics without any racial tension.

What seems to be the problem is the over concern of certain component in the ruling party that their race is not able to stand up on their own feet, or so they claim. Now are they not having enough confidence and faith in their own race or are they concern about some personal agenda? Do they not see the success that some hardworking and smart earth prince bring to the country? Do they not see the fantastic result they got in their exams? Those who are truly capable have been screaming silently for the government to stop their intervention so that other races would recognize their achievements due to their talent and hard work as a genuine achievement and not an achievement due to unfair advantages they gain through government intervention. It's exactly like the children asking their over protective parents to give them more freedom because they are ready to face the challenges, and it's not because they think they can, but they have proven time and time again that they can!

Malaysia is ONE, we are united, and we recognize talent not by their skin tone but their attitude! To put it blatantly, we no longer not call a lazy person a Malay, a person who is good in calculation the Chinese and a person who can twist and turn their sales pitch to make the sales an Indian. We recognize them as a lazy Malaysian, a Malaysian who is good in calculation or a Malaysian who is good in sales. We are ONE, and there are always philanthropist or social community activist who aid Malaysian regardless of ethnicity. The grassroots are ONE, regardless of the billions of Ringgit pour into the advertising agency, public relationship firms and medias. Now are the politician who have been so conveniently use the ethnicity differences to further their personal gain ready to quit using their propaganda which are usually a cliche and focus on the important factors that will actually grow our country? 

We can live happily ever after!

So I end my ONE Malaysia story, with a happily ever after to make a good ending, this will not be a fairy tale, but it's a story that we can tell our generations to come, if and only if we strongly take our stance to prove that we are ONE and not easily influenced by the evil politician who try to separate us so that they can take advantages on us! Tell them to go screw themselves because we know that we are united as ONE and nothing that they say can change that! Tell them to open their eyes and look around! Tell them we agree should never forget our roots or what made us who we are, but we are always ready to make positive changes for a better tomorrow! So that we can truly live happily ever after!

P/S: If you bother to read until here, why not leave a comment to let me know what you think? Thanks!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Power of One - JCI Impact lyrics

One person refuse to sit on the back of the bus
She changed the ride for all of us
oooh that's the power of one

Her dairy felt a light in the dark
A young girl's hope touch millions of hearts
oooh that's the power of one

*One grain of sand can turn the tide
One single spark can light the night
One simple dream one gentle word
One act of love from someone
Can start a chain reaction
It all begins in the heart
And the power of one

While the other threw stones he didn't judge
He move the world with the strenght of his love
ooooh that's the power of one

repeat chorus

ooooh ooooh

All the little things we do everyday
The smallest still can bring all the change
ooooh that's the power of one

repeat chorus

The power of one~
The power of one~~~ ooohh oohhh ooohhh

It's the power of one

whoooohhh the power of one~~
It's the power of one
Power of one

Heyyy yeahh yeahh
Whooohh whoooo

While some may wonder where goes all the witty nutty lauyeelosophy, some totally forgotten about the existence of this humble blog. Well lauyee is busy with JCI projects, I'm not really that active but hey lauyee got other things to do, and writing structured bullshits needs time!

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It was a little unexpected that this blog is still up at running after so many years, and definitely a huge chunk of inactivity. Started off with nothing but some personal nags, sharing some of the songs that I genuinely like and their lyrics, and some thoughts that I have no one around me to discuss with, bullshits that I've structured.

Soon I'll put everything into a mixing bowl, sharing lyrics with a structured bullshit story. I wouldn't update it as often as I'd like to but for people who like reading, I'm sure you wouldn't be disappointed.

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