Had a very sad dream about a little boy whom I love so much.
It woke me up about 5.30am.
I immediately called the boy's mother to check on him.
He is okay.
It's just that sometimes dreams can be so real that I have to check, to be doubly sure that it's just a dream.
I think it's the same with other issues in our lives. Sometimes they appeared to be so real in our imagination, though we know they are actually not so.
We just need to do reality checks from time to time to get it right.
1. Malaysians' standard of living is going to the dogs.
Reality check: Actually the people of this country are doing quite well, that others are flocking here by the millions to have a better life. Even girls from the biggest economy in the world are here earning a living giving foot massage and other type of massages.
2. Corruption is so rampant in the public sector, which is manned mostly by the Malays.
Reality check: If the Malays are so corrupt, the country should had gone down the drain a long time ago. There are of course those who can't resist the temptation, but to say that the whole civil service is corrupt is not true. Get real okay. And our anti-corruption law is good. At least they do not have to be such that corrupt people need to be shot dead because the practice was too rampant like in a certain great country.
3. People of certain community are being discriminated as second class citizens.
Reality check: Take a walk down the road and look around. Be honest, and ask ourselves which community is doing well and which community is not doing so well. Something must be so wrong then with the country's allegedly discriminatory policies that those who were being discriminated are doing better than the rest. Don't you think so?
4. Lim Guan Eng is so handsome.
I know, some of you who read this far must be thinking that I'm taking a dig at the Chinese again. Not really. Nontheless, to balance it out, here are some reality checks specifically for the Malays:
1. Malays lacked discipline.
Berapa lama you pegi minum teh tadi? Kerja sudah habis buat ke belum? Belum kan. You semua banyak main sama lepak tau. Nanti orang kata awak malas, awak marah. Tapi kerja cin cai ini macam mana boleh. Sudah, pegi buat kerja betul-betul, okay.
2. Malays like nonsense too much.
Apa lah ini, awak baca Harian Metro cerita "Janda Panas" la, ilmu pengasih la, ubat kuat sex terbaru la, artis kena tangkap khalwat la. Saya tau la Harian Metro akhbar nombor satu. Tapi in semua garbage la. Baca sikit-sikit tak apa, tapi ini dia sudah jadi bahan bacaan utama komuniti Melayu pulak. Ini serupa racun minda orang Melayu lah. Tengok Cina, akhbar nombor satu dia orang ialah Sin Chew. Itu akhbar serious tau. Macam Utusan atau NST. Itu sebab bangsa dia orang boleh bersatu padu dan maju.
3. Malays are too nice.
Awak semua ni tak da self confidence la. Keyakinan diri tu penting tau. Tak pa la jadi Melayu. Melayu pun okay juga macam bangsa lain. Tak payah nak konon-konon nak jadi orang putih ke atau orang arab. Orang Melayu boleh berjaya juga macam bangsa lain kalau ada keyakinan diri dan semangat berusaha. Satu lagi, orang Melayu kena bersatu dan jangan baik sangat nak bagi semua hak dia kat orang lain. Kalau dah betul-betul berjaya tak pa nak bagi, tapi kalau setakat masih merangkak macam sekarang ni, rasanya tak usah la eksyen sangat nak kononnya baik sangat nak bagi segala kat orang lain. Orang lain tu kalau dia punya, haram tak nak share dengan korang pun. Cukup la tu, sekarang pun korang dah baik sangat dah, okay.
4. Anwar Ibrahim is a pious Muslim leader and not a sex maniac.
Betul la. Saya tak tipu.
Okay lah, enough for now. Need to get ready for work.
You all have a good day, ya. Cheers.