Thanks Jordan for tagging me as the 39th person to contribute to Nizam Bashir's 50 Posts to Independence Diclofenac For Sale, project. I'm going to only take one night instead of the whole week to write this, mainly because Idris is asleep, and as you yourself would know by now, 10mg Diclofenac, I should make use of any quiet time I can get and not assume it's going to happen again for a long while.
Here goes number 39.
50 Posts to Independence - #39
After having lived my life in several countries, 200mg Diclofenac, I can say that I'm quite an adaptable individual. I've learned that I can make my home anywhere I want and with enough resources, family is just a call, email, Diclofenac usa, drive, or flight away. Diclofenac paypal, Looking at how Malaysia has gone to the dogs lately, it's easy enough to pack my bags and leave. In fact, I already have, Diclofenac japan. I've also done what a lot of Malaysians would categorise as one of the most unpatriotic things you can do - make my one and only son Singaporean, Diclofenac For Sale.
This was when my Malaysian identity and my feelings about my own country truly came into question.
Over the years, 500mg Diclofenac, I've always thought that patriotism has a lot to do with the future. Patriots are concerned with the future of our country, perhaps as a legacy to our children. But what happens when our future, Diclofenac mexico, for various pragmatic reasons, may no longer be with the country of our birth. Diclofenac For Sale, After Idris was born, my interest in local (Singaporean) current affairs peaked. Diclofenac coupon, I wasn't concerned for myself, more for the kind of world my son will grow up in. And to me, this world was this little island down south of my homeland, Diclofenac craiglist. I had a vested interest in their education system, tax schemes, Diclofenac australia, job market, real estate market and so on because as a parent, it's often that my conversations with Fische start with: "What will happen to Idris if [fill in the blanks]?" Further to that, I've wondered about what legacy would I be leaving my son, 20mg Diclofenac, especially in a place where I am myself, a migrant. Diclofenac uk, I thought I would lose interest with what goes on back home. It's easy enough to want to when things get more and more ridiculous and there are less things to be proud of and more to be angry about when it comes to how my own country is being (mis)managed, Diclofenac For Sale. I realised after reading my blog archives that I am still in tune with what's happening back home, so much so that some of my unpublished posts are what you would call angry writing. These posts say a lot about my relationship with Malaysia, Diclofenac india.
I'm angry because I care.
To me, 750mg Diclofenac, Malaysia is like a mother with all her glorious imperfections. Diclofenac For Sale, She has raised me to be the person that I am today and as with any child, I get furious when I see her being taken advantage of or abused. I get angry when I know that my taxes are paying the salaries of warlords and their sycophants. I get angry when I see other Malaysians living destitute, when I know that there's technically enough in our coffers to help them out of their situation, 100mg Diclofenac. I get angry when I see people instigate Malaysians to fight among ourselves, when there are clearly bigger challenges to be overcome. 1000mg Diclofenac, I get angry when I see Malaysian schools look worse than they did when I was a child. Seeing how beautiful neighbourhood schools are here in Singapore only gets me angrier, Diclofenac For Sale. What's so hard about making decent schools.
When I wake up in the middle of the night and get a glass of tap water to drink, I ask myself, Diclofenac overseas, what is so hard about getting reliable water supply to my grandmother's house.
In the past few weeks, 250mg Diclofenac, I've had to visit relatives and friends in hospitals on both sides of the causeway. Even the poorest Singaporeans here has access to decent medical care, at least decent by the standards of Malaysian government hospitals, where floors look unmopped and there's no way I'd let Idris touch the chairs and walls and the facilities look like it belongs to a bygone era, Diclofenac canada. Diclofenac For Sale, What is so hard about keeping hospitals clean and its equipment up-to-date.
Yes, I know that whenever anyone compares anything with Singapore, 50mg Diclofenac, we Malaysians unsheathe our keris' and get ready for 'battle', but isn't this what should happen when we leave our shores. Shouldn't we get a little perspective and remind ourselves, and others, 30mg Diclofenac, that Malaysia can, and should be a better place. 150mg Diclofenac,
The point of this rant is that I love my country. I'm proud to say that for the most part, Malaysia was a good parent. It has made me who I am, Diclofenac For Sale. My children may not be Malaysian, 40mg Diclofenac, but my parents, siblings, Diclofenac ebay, nephews and nieces, cousins, aunts and uncles so on and so forth are Malaysian. My best friends are Malaysians, Diclofenac us. Some of the most remarkable people I've ever known are Malaysian. And I am Malaysian. Diclofenac For Sale, No matter where my feet take me and where I choose to build my little home and continue my bloodline, my heart belongs to Malaysia. While it's still beating, I will get angry if someone screws with my country. Even if they too, claim to be Malaysians.
When I decided to write this post, I hadn't read Jordan's thoughts on the matter in full, mainly because I wanted to see how my own thoughts would flow. After I was happy with my final draft, I went back and read about his experiences. Then I went back even further and read the other posts and I saw some striking similarities. Hint: It's not really what we wrote about, it's how we felt when we wrote our posts. Interesting.
It was great to have been given the opportunity to participate in this project and now I'd like to pass the baton to the ever-eloquent, ever-insightful Pokku (Di Bawah Rang Ikang Kering). .
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