well, a bit late, but only because i was busy celebrating...;)
went to hartamas with nic and seow the night before. heck, the place was surrounded with hyperactive malaysians who can't stop cheering. we're the only ones sitting there looking cool, the waiters didn't dare to come over and distribute those free gifts (balloons, flags, and some other stuff for celebration i don't know what they are called). then there's this huge lady standing on the chair cheering with her butt facing me, sigh, i really wanted to kick her ass then. but with all these fanatics around, i figured it's a smarter choice if i just sit further away. we were boring, talking about computers and politics when people were busy yelling and throwing cans. went to play pool after that (both of them, not me) and later mamak at uncle don's. sort of worried that the waiters might beat up someone again, hahaha... national day was terrible, i woke up at 12, had my breakfast and read the papers, then spent the next 10 hours finishing up my lab reports. still feeling kinda dizzy now...
my views in conjunction with our national day. well, malaysia is indeed a great country. i'm proud to be a malaysian because our censorship board thinks that the title 'daredevil' is not appropriate and not suitable for malaysian viewers, but 'final destination' with all those freak accidents is fine. we say we can achieve 4 gold medals in the olympics but ends up with none. eritrea has one bronze to show (no, i don't know where's eritrea, didn't even know it existed in the 1st place). we condemn the cruelty usa did to iraqi citizens, but we beat up our maids who were hired from indonesia. we are always creating records like the biggest ketupat, most golfers in a single tournament, etc and no other countries can match, or should i say, wanted to match. we agree that we should curb crimes together, but everyone's buying pirated vcds and downloading mp3s illegally at home. we give incentives to police officers to lose weight instead of punishment. we organize national service to instill patriotism but girls got raped instead. we kept producing world class geniuses and then deny them chances to further studies locally. we complain that the government is not running the country right, but we elected them back year after year. we have infinite freedom of speech, but we can't question the government, bumis' rights, other religions, etc. we have god knows how many rape and murder cases unsolved and the police are busy giving summons to citizens who hold hands in public. we spent rm 238.8 million on a 1.7km flyover and it cracked after 2 years. we have people whose daily job is snatch thieving, and they own luxurious double-storey houses and luxury cars. we instill meritocracy in university place allocations based on quota systems.
happy independence day. now be nice. ; )