Monday, August 13, 2007

Lulu's Bangsa Malaysia Approach ala "The Big Blue Marble"

This is very 70s/early 80s, and most of you were probably not born yet. It's a wonderful show. For half hour, we would be transported into the lives of children in different countries around the globe.
To quote wikipedia, the show was a very early example of gentle multiculturalism.

Lulu loved the theme. You can click this link here to listen to it.

The earth's a big blue marble when you see it from out there . . .
Closer, getting closer,
perspective start to change
things look a little strange,
as we get closer.
Closer, growing closer,
no need to be afraid
our troubles start to fade,
as we get closer.

Together is a word
we must learn to understand,
if we ever want to get to know each other better.
Together is a word that holds tomorrow in it's hand,
tomorrow's just another day to get together,
and...
Get closer, closer, closer…

Maybe we need to take a cue from these lyrics of a children's tv program to rebuild our Bangsa Malaysia.
The whole lyrics bring so much meaning and hope to the situation we are now in.

We are not close anymore.
Together has been broken up, and segmented. You take care of your race, I take care of mine. Wasnt that ideology thrown out 50 years ago when we Merdeka-ed from those who practised a divide and rule Malaya?

Play the song. Sing along. Live it!

Haris Ibrahim, who is passionate about the Malaysian race, "one nation, one people", got together a few like minded and planned for a Bangsa Malaysia Merdeka Get Together.

Is it a mere get together, we makan minum, do the celebrity spotting thingy - "eee.... that's haris!", "eee.. that's marina m!", "eee... that's azmi sharom!", "eee... that's lulu!", and for those few hours have our emotions stirred, sing negaraku passionately with tears in our eyes, go home all powered up, then sizzle down on sunday?
No
[to quote Haris] For the gathering to be considered a success, you must take it beyond. To our families, our friends, our co-workers. To everyone we know. We must let it be known that ours is an aspiration of love and caring for all.

Bangsa Malaysia
You and I
for our children
for our grandchildren
for your friend's children
for the kids you see in Malaysia
Bangsa Malaysia

Enough from Lulu
Here are the details

Event : Bangsa Malaysia Merdeka Get-together
Date : 25th August, 2007
Time : 8.30pm
Venue : Blog House ( home of Malaysian All Blogs )
No.66, Lorong Setiabistari, Damansara Heights, KL.
Fee: Free of Charge!

Prior to the event, the organising team has also put together a forum / workshop entitled ‘Bangsa Malaysia : The Way Forward’
Time : 5.00pm
same place, same time

Confirmed speakers for the forum / workshop are :
Zaid Ibrahim
Zorro Unmasked
Jayanath Appudurai
Rocky’s Bru
Malik Imtiaz Sarwar
Azmi Sharom

This forum is limited to 30 participants only.
I dont know why it's 30. Probably due to logistics reasons, and we need to respect that.

How you can participate
Firstly, as places are limited, please be sure that you can attend before you ask for the invitation.
If you are very sure that you can make it, please send an e-mail to bangsamalaysiamerdeka@gmail.com if you want to attend the get-together.
If you wish to attend the forum / workshop and stay on for the get-together, please send an e-mail to bangsamalaysiaforum@gmail.com

In your email, please provide the following details :
Name ( as per IC )
IC number
Contact number
A liitle bit about yourself ( where you’re from, what you do ) [ This might help us identify and decline c-t and SB ]
For those writing in to attend the forum / workshop, briefly tell us how you think you might contribute to making Bangsa Malaysia a reality

Together is a word
we must learn to understand,
if we ever want to get to know each other better.
Together is a word that holds tomorrow in it's hand,
tomorrow's just another day to get together,
and...
Get closer, closer, closer…


Let's get together, on the 25th of August!
Let's get together and work towards a Bangsa Malaysia!

HIDUP MALAYSIA TANAH AIR KU!

4 comments:

SK said...

Thanks for the help.

We intend to get 200 participants to take part in this gathering and from there, the whole idea will spread to every single Malaysian.

That's what one race, one nation and Bangsa Malaysia all about.

Shawn Tan said...

What's CT?? Counter Terrorist?? hehehe..

koolgeek said...

I am looking forward to the day when Malaysians in other places (esp abroad), can join events like this real-time via live broadcast on the internet.

lucia said...

oh no, in KL again! we poor folks not in KL no chance to attend... unless we take leave. should i? then also must consider accommodation again. any cheap hotels near the venue? haiya!! next time, hope it will be held in my little island, penang.

good promotion there, lulu! i will also publicise it in my blog.