Sunday, June 20, 2010

It's over and my thoughts...

Exam's over. I think I can get an A for my Korean Reading but not for Korean Speaking. I am not good in Korean proverbs and I am limited by my Korean language proficiency. A majority of my classmates are all second, third and final year students, hence it would be difficult to obtain an A in that Korean classes (with exception for Korean Reading Exam because I think I did well :))

The subject that I think I "might" flunk is Chemistry. The exam is the last of all exams and I was like in a holiday-mode - no study.

Now I am having my holiday, albeit a short one because my summer class will continue tomorrow (Sigh...), for a month. Actually the course is NOT free and I have to DIG my own POCKET to pay for that expensive course. Well, a bit regretted now because most of my batch mates are not taking any summer courses, only 2 guys including me (the other guy is a Malaysian too) are taking it too.

Yesterday, I had moved out to another dormitory, this time on the 5th floor compare to 2nd floor on my previous dormitory. I miss my previous dormitory... hmmn... the facilities in my previous dorm is way better than now. And I haven't start talking on the bathroom.

I think Malaysia as a whole is not moving anywhere upwards the ladder because of too much politics. I believe in strong leadership, a leader that is voted by the people and not the winning party. I find that the leader chosen by the winning party must always submit to the whim and fancies of his political members. Look at Japan, look at Badawi. I don't fancy America too, because the basis of American politic is through lobbyists.

Lobbyists are paid to fulfill their obligations to his/her patrons. By accepting money or development promises, doesn't it equates to corruption? Malaysia is well known for that, sadly. Though through the eyes of others, it might turn out otherwise. Everytime when we look at the government audit, it always amaze me that buying small things like a screw driver can cost more than a hundred ringgit each, by buying say a set of screw drivers, one can feed a household in a develop country for a month. And nothing is been done.

I always have a good impression of some companies in Malaysia, I admire our national oil company, Petronas. Imagine a company that can contribute nearly half our our national income and sponsor a team in F1, how great it would be. I am always proud to say that I am a Malaysian not because of Petronas, but because I am born here. But sometimes when there are certain people calling some Malaysians (whose forefathers are not born in Malaysia) to go back to the country of our origin when we are not satisfied with the government, it upsets me.

And again, nobody can claim the land is his or her forefather's. We are all originated as one, if you don't believe, read Bible or Quran (originated from Adam and Eve) or if you are not religious, do read science book on evolution. We are from the apes! and we can be said to come from Africa and our ancient ancestors felt the kick (urge) to travel and they travelled far and wide until they reach here in Malaysia, China and India.

Honestly, we can go back if we want to. Opportunities are everywhere and hardwork will bring in success. Unless a person is working hard and not relying on subsidies or crutches, opportunities are limitless. Some might say policies that "help" certain people are important, but lets get it right will you, does it help the "needy people" after all these years? or does it widen the wealth gap that makes the poor gets poorer while the rich get richer.

Certain groups might not like it when we remove the crutches from the people. They might say that their rights are threatened. But it is a lost cause if we keep going on this way and not doing anything to rectify the brain drain that our country is facing every year. When people see that their talents are well regarded and appreciated, one will definately stay on. On the other hand, we see some groups are shooing away talented Malaysians.

To remove a policy that is deeply engrained in our society is not easy, but to let it continue and grow bigger, it will bring to no good. For our brothers, sisters and country, the best pill is always bitter to swallow. Nothing is sweet and free in life but do help the poor and let us not judge the people based on the colour and status. Don't judge a person by his race but by his ability. If it can be done, Malaysia will be a better place than what is it now.

I like politics but I hate politicians especially in Malaysia. Wanna migrate? lol. Just kidding.

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