Spend the Raya day mostly eating and sleeping. Taking it easy. I don't go around visiting relatives because I don't really have any. Just my siblings. Well, we are fine. Anyway, it was so hot outside today.
Everybody in the house are now asleep. I just finished watching Astro's Asian Food Channel. It was the River Cottage Treatment show. It's about a bunch of city people who were used to ready made food being taken to a farm where they were teached how to cook and getting to know where their food come from. Very nice show. it's kinda lesson about reality of life. You like lamb chop, then: you should know where it comes from - from feeding the sheep till its slaughter.It makes one more appreciative of what there is. No wastage and grateful with each and every bite of the food.
It's a lesson we Malaysians should go through. Appreciating this country.
So much was said about how horrid our country is, by our own fellow Malaysians. We are nearing a failed state status, said Anwar Ibrahim. Remember? We are like Zimbabwe, worse than Myanmar, overtaken by Indonesia, the Philippines and other countries which millions of people risking their lives to come and earn a living in this horrid country of ours...illegally.
Maybe it's a good idea to have something like that River Cottage Treatment for Malaysians. So that we appreciate our country better. For instance, a month of living in the slum of Mumbai. Don't send the hardcore ones as such an experience would be wasted on them. Send the ordinary people and then interview them on what they think of what we have in this blessed country of ours.
A sense of reality is a valuable commodity. This is the thing that the people of Pakatan are trying to deprive us Malaysians. They are selling different visions of Malaysia ruled by them to different segments of society. They are telling the Malay muslims about having a more strict Islamic society while for the non-Muslims it's Malaysia turned into Singapore kind of secular dream country.
BN is admittedly not perfect, but it has always been willing to improve itself and get rid of its corruptible elements. It has been doing so for the past half a century and we are not so bad in the eyes of the world because of that.
And our country do not come from some microwave friendly container. It's made up of wonderful ingredients mixed with care by the founding fathers of our country....like in that River Cottage Treatment show. Let's appreciate it.
Today was a good example, almost everyone takes part in celebrating Aidilfitri. Even this ultra Chinaman - Melayu, On Your Aidilfitri, Raya – SALAM
See, we are not so bad, eh.