Has my work-life balance deteriorated so badly that I need to resort to free online image generators to muster up content for a blog post?
It’s true though.
If you happen to see someone who looks like me, it’s probably my ghost. Or Ayumi Hamasaki HAHAHAHA.
I foresee all this letting up in about two weeks. But right now it’s taking all my strength just to keep going.
And I’ve got so many things I want to say! But I think I’ll just keep them for a time when I feel a bit more rested.
Oh ok sorry I just need to say this.
I heard a message on the radio the other day that said that we would be considered patriotic if we worked to show the world the good side of Malaysia/being Malaysian (or something asinine like that go ahead and correct me if you know the exact message)
I don’t know about you but I took it pretty badly.
It sounds to me like this ad is telling us to shut up and put on our best show for the world because it is unpatriotic to show the world that we have issues.
What kind of dimwits do the people behind that radio ad take us for? Patriotism is defined as love and devotion to one’s country and that is highly subjective depending on the context isn’t it? For example, if you happen to be Mubarak, you probably wouldn’t regard the Egyptian protesters as “patriotic” would you? But do you think the Egyptians would agree with you? wtf.
My point is, patriotism is about love and devotion to your country, but not necessarily the government. And for that matter, patriotism is not about white-washing the negativities of your country because you’re afraid the world will laugh at you. It’s about working to correct those flaws for the betterment of your nation and fellow countrymen. If you don’t point out the flaws, how would you know what the problems are and how to solve them?
It’s preposterous to imagine that whoever is behind that radio ad thinks that anyone would actually swallow what drivel this idiotic ad is spouting. /rage