Merdeka Fest 2007 - II
Merdeka..merdeka merdeka..talking about Independent day, I have no specific nostalgia that I can refer too. For me independent day is just like any public holiday or weekend where I can stay at home, a good break for the routine. During my schooling time, it’s the time to study, do my homework or watch television. I don’t really go out and watch all the parades or any program organize in conjunction with merdeka celebration. It’s not only merdeka but all other events. The crowd really makes me headache and it seem not worth it to squeeze myself around so many people. I rather stay and relax at home or go out for food..Jalan-Jalan Cari Makan. When I was in UK, the same thing happened. I’m really into anything and busy with my studies. I can’t remember any single think about celebrating Merdeka in UK. But after reading the entry from Jeff Rockers…I just realized that we were celebrating our 50th Independent day and I don’t even have any single story to relate myself with this remarkable celebration. And if my future generation asks me what I did during the 50th independent day, I will have no answer for that. That’s why I decided to go for the Merdeka Fest 2007 at Supreme Court Garden, Perth. Don’t get me wrong, all this while it doesn’t mean I don’t love my country, it’s just that I have my own way to celebrate it. Even though I’m reluctant to join the Merdeka celebration events, but at least I did my own ritual..improving myself, be good citizen and make sure I have all the good quality as being a Malaysian. If you see most of the youngsters take this opportunity as an excuse to indulge themselves with the negative activities. You can read the endless news after the count down of detik 12 malam. How many people get killed, get themselves drunk, and all sort of not harmonized activites? Back to Merdeka Fest 2007 in Perth, Alhamdulilah it can be rated as excellent. Most of the people enjoyed it and Malaysian from different races; Chinese, Malay and Indian had celebrated it together.In fact there were local and international people came and joined us on that day. There were a Lion dances, Joget, Indian dance, traditional games, Malaysian food and etc. We even got a small flag…our Jalur Gemilang. I also had the opportunity to play congkak…traditional games..and I'm so proud that I won the games…uhuhuhu ..Anyway it was just one round and we need to give space to others to play. Kids also have their own activities. Now I have my own sweet memory in celebrating our 50th Independent Day. Hidup Malaysia!!!!!