Last night, a group of bloggers met up for dinner in Tmn Desa, thanks to the generosity of the taikor.
As it was also the opening ceremony of the Olympics, we sat and watched the opening ceremony, totally awed by the whole presentation.
When the fireworks came on, someone commented that the Chinese invented fireworks, and it is "but of course" that they would come up with this beautiful display.
they, the Chinese.
Then "today" happened.
Some people just don't understand.
People like Lulu, we're Malaysians.
We sing Negaraku, not [whatever the Chinese national anthem] is.
We were born here, not China.
We're Malaysians, not Chinese.
I don't know if you get what we are saying.
We see ourselves as Malaysians.
Not Chinese. Or Indian, or Arab or Indonesians and so on.
We never identified with China, India, Arab or Indonesia other than it being the country where our forefathers came from.
Why do some people continue to scream, “balik China”?
It's hateful, it's hurtful and it is so, so wrong.