Friday, May 23, 2014

Its not about religion...I am very sure of it!




I am sure by now many of you have this one figure out.
Well people, it is not about religion that separate us, it is culture, habit and all the idiosyncrasies that we are not familiar with, with one another.
Give and example you might ask?  Well, take the Chinese and the Malays, one eat pork forbids by Islam, the other one wants everything halal.  What about the Indian, someone asks, well the Indian are loud and shriek when they speak, the Malays are polite (sopan santun).  Their politeness may be different as compared to the Malays.
Now stop it, I am not saying Indian and Chinese are not polite (sopan santun) it is just that they will be genuinely polite to you and at the same time spit in the drain at full view of everyone, its the habit that gets in the way for national reconciliation.
Then there is the level of languages decibel that varies from race to race.
For example the Chinese-Canadian, East-Indian-Canadian, Sikh-Canadian born and bred in Canada, while some may be ugly, but not as obnoxious as the same races in Malaysia.  They all speak Canadian!
Ethnic-Canadians speak English just like any other Canadian, they have the same habit when they are out in public, they will have Tim Hortons coffee, hangout at the mall like any other normal Canadians do.
On Canada Line my favourite game is to see an ugly looking Chinese or Indian person to come into the transit system carriage and them offer them my seat just to hear them express their willingness to stand up in Canadian English.
 "No thank you I am getting off at the next station."   Or, "Gee thanks I have been sitting the whole day I need to stand, thank you."

Come visit my brother's house in England Garden, Seremban, and right behind the house there is this very irritating loud jingle and a drum beat that come out every evening from the Hindu temple at the back of his house, the temple is smack right in the middle of a Malay community.
When asked how he could live with this irritating sound, he growled and said he had put up with it for four decades.  Now I understand why he was never a happy person.
Back where I live in Ampang come evening there will be three muezzins making a loud and cracking out of tune prayer calls.
Paul, my civilised Malaysian-Chinese friend call me and ask whether there is something I could do to lower the prayer call decibel.
You see it is really not about religion it is about nuances, culture, habits and more bad habits that divide us apart. If we can figure out not to irritate one another we can be happy.
So why can't we be just happy!?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Because each and everyone fear losing their power, wealth, religion, language, culture, way of life.

For some it is fearing their own created shadows and convincing others to follow them.

The whole world is full of morons.

Anonymous said...

"the Indian are loud and shriek when they speak, the Malays are polite (sopan santun)"

OK, I agree because in the case of the UMNO hooligans in Penang I did notice that they are actually Indian although they are working hard to be identified as Malays

Anonymous said...

Sir, The biggest bullshit dish is now served by the Singaporean Trojan Horse DAP which thinks they are smart like their brilliant Lee Kuan Yew with his 17 failed Policies for Singapore. With the bullshit, the DAP uses swallows, ducks, tycoons (who think they are supporting th brilliant Lee Kuan Yew in our Malaysia ) How can a person be smart when he screwed up his very own people in 17 different ways.
And how can the DAP be smart when they could not gain power at Putrajaya in 3 EASY STEPS ?

Anonymous said...

Sir, This is how the Singaporean Trojan Horse DAP did not gain Power in 3 EASY STEPS.

1. 1997. 15 years ago, If the DPM and his family had taken a holiday in Disneyland, he would have returned as the Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia. He listened to his kitchen cabinet who are still with the BN ! And the consequences which followed would not have happened ! ONE EASY STEP !

2. 2008. 6 years ago. If the Opposition had sorted out the 32 seats BEFORE AND NOT AFTER the General Elections, they would have won 2 General Elections by now. They forget it would have cost them NO MONEY since they would have controlled the Khazanah ! ONE EASY STEP !

3. 2013. 12 months ago. If the Opposition had declared a 100 day fast and boycotted the 13th General Elections,they then ensconced themselves in the 1st Class Ward of the KLGH,in the full glare of the international media,the BN would have won 100% of the seats with 49% votes. The whole World would have condemned this and they would be in Putrajaya in 2913. ONE EASY STEP.

But the Singaporean Trojan Horse DAP did not have the intellect nor their spiritual leader in their spiritual homeland Singapore.

AND MISSED PUTRAJAYA POWER BY 3 EASY STEPS!