December 24, 2012

Christmas and then 2013

~ Betch

I don't know about you guys but I felt 2012 went by so quickly. I feel like I'm being repetitive, considering the number of times I've actually indicated that time has been passing by without any of us realising it. But think about it... the months just slipped by me.

Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that I've had the most fun in university this year. I met amazing people, did a musical, performed in one... of course I did more singing elsewhere which probably made this year much more eventful for me. I've also been doing much better than I've ever performed in my academic life. I won't reveal the details, but it was more than what I had ever dreamed. So God has been very generous, praise Him for that. :)

As I look back on this year... with all my experiences, both negative and positive ones... I feel that it's shaped me to understand the future and the events that may follow. So this Christmas, I am thankful that I still have much with me... like God, family, friends, goals, achievements of 2012, etc. 

About 2013... I don't mean to be a pessimist, but I keep having this dark feeling about next year. A year of challenges, tragedies even... I don't know. It's only a feeling, and I'd like to think I'm wrong. But it's undoubtedly present in my heart. But life must go on. So I intend to treat 2013 the same way as I have with other new years... and that is with purposeful hope.

*lifts a glass of wine* Here's to all of us. Here's to a happy Christmas and an excellent conclusion to 2012. Here's to a great start to 2013. Cheers and God bless.

“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?”- Bob Hope

December 03, 2012

Not Happy, Go Overseas?

Being Malaysian, I have come across suggestions and some who had even done it. Parents or individuals who are not happy with the current situation in Malaysia, they will just choose to leave or migrate to another country.

Prior to this, I used to accept the suggestion and left it as it is. I didn't agree nor disagree. However, I think it is unacceptable, now. I will just write in a more generic manner since I can be arrested in Malaysia for posting my thoughts online.

Let's say we are unhappy about Malaysia because we do not have the freedom of religion. If not that, it could also be that corruption in Malaysia is at its worst. What do we do? "Go OVERSEAS!" That was what others often pitch me. But when you ponder again, do we really solve the problem or do justice? NO.

For those who are able to go overseas, you can avoid the problem. What about those who can't. The poor, oppressed, handicapped and abused... Matters will just get worse with the stronger becoming more dominant.

These are the things that are currently happening in our country. Regardless of what religion we are; Islam, Christian, Hindu or Buddha, I am sure we should uphold justice and defend the weak. Not just leave and let those who cannot do anything suffer. By suffer, you can see what are happening to these awesome country and yet being run by ass holes. Food for thought..

The Politician.