Nothing makes you realise how great your country is until you've been away. Thailand is great, the people are wonderful, the food is to die for and their hospitality is something else but as soon as i set foot on my country's soil without a doubt i know i am home.i have travelled the world and i enjoy seeing kelainan yang ada pada negeri orang, i think the diversity of all people is what makes us great. Granted, if you want to nit-pick, there are a lot of things yang kureeng di negara kita ni dan banyak hal-hal yang saya sendiri tak puas hati dengan keadaan negara kita ni seperti, di MALAYSIA ni tiada respect for intellectual property laws, tetapi, i realised, disemua negara di dunia ni, ada masaalah dan kekurangan mereka sendiri.
When i got back, one of my first encounters was with a security guard who smiled at me and said " Fuuhh... apa gemuk sangat ni?" I asked myself, "how shall i react to this? shall i comeback with a similar and hurtful personal remark about him being a security guard or should i just belasah dia kat situ jugak?". Jangan dia ingat budak gemuk yang tenang tak ada bela buaya. In Bangkok everyone i met greeted me with so much respect and i in turn found it easy to return the respect. Then i remembered something that i learned at ASIAWORKS, Whatever wrong a person does to you, just ask yourself, "if the person knew better at THAT POINT IN TIME, do you think he will still do what he did?. He is making the best choice he can, based on his awareness about life, inter-personal relationships and his perception of the world". I'm sure there was no malice intended behind what he said and although it did hurt my feelings, i told myself, mata abang ni belum di buka. Mungkin ini cara dia nak bermesra dengan saya. Mungkin ini cara orang-orang dalam hidup dia berkomunikasi. Maybe i should have just been honest and told him that i am hurt by his remarks.
We are all still learning how to become better human beings. Everyday we encounter a new problem and these are opportunities for us to make better ourselves. What's important is that we are open to new experiences.
Saya pun masih banyak yang harus saya pelajari. Saya adalah manusia yang banyak kekurangan dan kelemahan. Setiap hari saya cuba baiki diri saya dengan memaksa diri saya belajar dari kesilapan saya yang lepas. Tetapi saya juga recognise, bersyukur dan berterimakasih ke atas pemberian tuhan yang sentiasa memberi ilham kepada kepala hotak saya ni untuk membuat pembaharuan. Memberi saya keberanian, to rise above small minded people who believe that in order to achieve something or win in life, somebody else has to lose. These are the people who are jealous of the achievement and success of others. I was once one of this people,
I believe that if we believe in the win-win formula, Malaysia can and will be a great nation. i want to be a great Malaysian and i want the people i know to be great. I want u to want to be great too. The definition of great is....... up to you to decide.
A lot of people, celebrities, including myself, have wondered about the MAWI phenomenon. Why do people love him so much? Why did 12 million people vote for him for the AF3 finals? What does he have that i don't have? right?
you know, i realised now, the question that i should have been asking myself is , "what can i learn from this boy?
MAWI to me is not just a phenomenon. MAWI is a lesson, a greater power is trying to teach us. I feel people want to connect with someone who is real. I feel the malays want to champion someone who they can identify with, who potrays the common people, with the same values they have. Is the boy next door, themselves going against the odds.
MAWI is what every average teenager, coming from a poor family, dreams to be.
MAWI is a dream realised.
MAWI means DREAMS CAN COME TRUE.
MAWI, Semoga awak sedar kuasa awak terhadap sebilangan besar masyarakat yang look up to you. Macam dialog dlm SPIDERMAN,"With great power, comes great responsibilities." Stay true to your NAWAI-TU or honorable intentions"
i salute you for what you have done to the Malaysian public, you have moved them and in Malaysia that is a big deal.
More power to you bro. You are on your way to becoming a great Malaysian.
Apa yang aku membebel ni ......??!!