I am just laying in bed now.
Not much energy to get up. Tired.
It is quiet here.
I wish I could had watched the Merdeka parade this morning, but the room has no TV.
Can't watch it on the internet too because there's no Wi-Fi.
I'm just using the hotspot of my phone for the connection to write this. Not much bandwidth to watch video. It keeps breaking apart. Celcom people really need to get their act together.
Well, never mind. I am not much of a patriot anyway.
When I was much younger I actually wished that I am Finnish.
Finland is a beautiful country and the people are cool.
And Kimi Raikkonen is very handsome, okay.
Stupid, but that how I was.
I only started to really appreciate myself being a Malaysian after I travelled overseas a couple of times and people I met kept telling me how wonderful is my country.
Mostly, they would talk about how they envy the development of my country, how friendly Malaysians are, and their awe and respect for former PM Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
One of the most memorable of such conversations was the one I had with an American lady from California in Beijing a few years ago.
It went something like this:
AL: Oh, you are a Malaysian then. It's such a lovely country. The people are nice.
Me: Thanks. I believe your country is lovely too. Well, I have never been to the US but that's what my aunt who studied in Minnesota told me.
AL: Very nice of you to think so. I admire the way your country progress.
Me: We are trying our best (smile).
AL: Anyway, how's your prime minister Mahathir? The guy is really something.
Me: Errrr....Mahathir is no longer our prime minister. He retired for quite a while now. Nowadays he just make some noises whenever the younger people try to wreck the country. That's about it with him these days, I think.
AL: Oh yes, I forgot, he is indeed retired. I always have Mahathir in mind whenever your country is being mentioned (laugh).
Me: So, when was the last time you visited Malaysia?
AL: Well, I actually haven't been to your country (smile). I just read about it and saw some documentaries in the net and on TV. But, I intend to visit it one day.
Me: Oh....yes, I hope you can make it to my country. It is indeed as nice as what you read and saw on TV. Maybe you can skip that trip to Indonesia you said you are planning next year and come to my country instead (smile).
AL: Well, I'll think about it...(laugh).
Well, I am still not going to lie and say that I am the most patriotic Malaysian.
There are actually so many things that I don't like about Malaysia.
One of which is the lousy political culture.
But still, this is my country, and for that I have to love it and protect it in which ever way I could.
It's something like how I wish my mother is not a garang Cina bukit and my father is not overly in love with her that he just follows what ever she said.
It makes me so geram every time I think about them that way.
Yet still they are my mother and father and I have to love and protect them no matter what.
The same with this country, don't you think?
P.S Nowadays, I am so not into Mat Salleh anymore. So, Kimi Raikkonen is out, okay. Come to think about it, I am not interested in men that much anymore notwithstanding their race or nationality. I am getting tired of their bastardly ways.