Friday, August 1, 2014

--> 1Malaysia. Start Asking, Stop Being A Racist.

Assalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera.
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With the overwhelmed racial issues going on today (if you really notice, mostly on Facebook pages), some of them are way too absurd to be accepted with a rational and sensible mind. Despite the slogan of 1Malaysia that we hold and promote, the prejudice that we (or some of us) have deep down inside is inevitable to remove.

It always starts with racial matters in question and will slowly go down to religious concerns...oh well, even worse if you bring the political occasion into the circle. Here is a formula towards a harmonious life in a multiracial country like Malaysia - We tolerate the differences and treat them as something special that we can be proud of. If you look closely, it is much similar to the theory of a good business, which is the manipulation of the drawback into an x-factor but of course, I don't mean to say that our multiracial element as a weakness, it's just another way to put it. Oh c'mon, you get what I mean right? :)

I read a comment asking, "Does the education fail to educate our society to stand together and unite?" I would like to propose questions to this question. Where does the education start? At school or at home? Nobody was born racist but we ourselves choose to be one don't we? Do you still remember the composition and 'karangan' that you wrote back in high school on how to be united and all? All those good points gave you A1 and A+ but if you fail to be truth to what you wrote, that's when you fail to educate yourself. Correct me if I'm clumsily wrong to put it that way. What is your opinion?

Recently, one of my lecturers said, "I like you guys because you are openly racist." Don't be so quick to judge. We are not racist as in 'RACIST'. We embrace the differences and pull a lot of inoffensive jokes but all of us are well aware of the boundaries for instances the customs and religion affairs. I once asked, "Oiiit, where are you guys going?" and my friends answered, "Mau makan pork haha.". Does it sound offensive? For me it doesn't. It's hard to explain it more, you have to be in our group to feel the joy :)

Some people find it sensitive to discuss and to ask the issues related to races and religions...that's when you go wrong. Malay proverbs, 'Malu bertanya sesat jalan' depicts the idea that you need to ask to know and to be conscious about something. For example, I'm a Malay and I always ask my friends about their cultures and beliefs. Some questions may sound stupid but if I don't ask, I won't know. Would it be objectionable to ask something that you don't know? NO! It doesn't, instead, it is an enlightenment. When you are enlightened, you'll feel the need to respect others because you want them to respect what you practise and believe as well. Am I right or am I am right? hehe. :)

That's all from me, Muhamad Rizal bin Sadiman, a future educator.

"You don't fight racism with racism, the best way to fight racism is with solidarity."

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

--> From IPBA to GAZA

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The brutal assault of the Israeli towards the innocent souls in Gaza, Palestine should be stopped right now. It has been years since this conflict started and yet there is no sign that this occupation will end soon. How many more souls that the world will lose until this issue is resolved? I agree to the advocates which claim, this issue is not just about religion anymore, it's about humanity. To our brothers and sisters in Gaza, Palestine, we Malaysians will always support you by sending the sharpest weapon of all, our prayers. InsyaAllah, Allah will always be with all of you..Aamiin..
PALESTINIANS FIGHT LIKE HEROES? No. HEROES FIGHT LIKE PALESTINIANS.

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Monday, June 16, 2014

--> My Questions on The Feeling of Giving Up

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This photo is to cheer me up :)

To give up is the last thing that I would do. I never gave up in anything until recently. I gave up the friendship that I have been holding for too long. It was not worth it to stick to it despite knowing that a simple explanation could do a big difference to it. See? I have given up. 

What do you feel when someone ignores you when all you need from that person is just a simple pep talk? Or a simple conversation because you were bored doing nothing for five hours? 

What if one day, a friend of yours starts to pick the people that s/he wants to talk to and you're not chosen? 

Can you imagine the feeling of being avoided because someone has the idea that you're a bad influence without even trying to get to know you? Or never even wanted to listen to you?

Would you be able to cope with the fact that after so many helps you have done when your friends were in need, and when it was your turn, they turned you down? 

How would you react to friends who throw shitty excuses just so that they don't have to talk to you? 

These are the questions that I have been asking myself. Sometimes, it makes me wonder of where do I stand in that particular circle of friendship. Am I a slave to you? An information centre when you need to ask for help? I couldn't find the answer. I have been keeping the ball rolling for too long, hoping that one day, you'll treat me equally the way you treat the rest of your friends but what was I waiting for actually? The blissful rain that will never pour down? Perhaps, it was just a wishful thinking I had up on my sleeve.

Yesterday, I prayed to God to always remind me that His plans are better than my dreams. Exteriorly, I am still holding onto that but deep down inside, I don't have any more hope. 'Sorry' is the most frequent word that all of us use just to get everything back to its place and sometimes we win but sometimes we learn. We learn to appreciate the friendship that is walking away from us but there is nothing that we can do to stop it or don't we try hard enough? This is the story of my life, I personally think that I have done good enough on my part to keep that friendship still and the problem now lies on you. This time around, I am positive that I am making the right decision, I am no more indecisive. My decision is final but God knows what tomorrow will bring and when that happens, I will accept anything that He gives me with an open heart. However for now, I give up. No. I've had enough!
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Friday, June 13, 2014

--> Perth in Pictures Part 4

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This entry is named, Animals Are Comel.
Still alive.
This is the swaggiest Kangaroo among all.

So, so I have your attention now?
The land of the Kangaroos. This is my first time seeing these king of boxing. They are super adorable, swagger and never give a shit of who is around them. What an attitude! LOL.
Koala bear. I liked them, not anymore. They're so lazy and not really that cute. The wombat looked too cute to be true. It's lazy as well....and some white chickens.
Over here are the animals. The sheep, blue tongue, big horse, parrot, snake, llama and guinea pigs. 
This is or course the centre of happiness. The Margaret Chocolate Factory...or I would like to say EMPORIUM! It's big. Love it so much. The chocolates are freaking tasty! I didn't want to walk away from the ground because I got too attached to it.

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