In the spirit of a fresh new ‘Spring’ (Chun), the blawg introduces you to a few fresh perspectives from our writers, on reunions, prosperity, and even on being ‘dragon’. First up is Yue-Li, a new writer to the blawg, with dreams of the good old days and her wishes for a reunion with them.
Reunions are pretty special occasions. These are times when you meet up with the people you haven’t seen in a while, or maybe a friend you haven’t heard from since secondary school. It is a time to get together to chat, gossip and, of course, reminisce about the good old days. Perhaps there are also some reunions no one looks forward to at all – but that’s another story.
Me? I am definitely looking forward to a few reunions, festive season or no festive season. They are as below, in no particular order:
Am I being unnecessarily nostalgic? Maybe. But then, is it too much to ask the powers-that-be for the bare necessities of life – safety, security, a sound education for our children and, most importantly, quality of life? In other words, the basic needs of any citizen living in any country? It’s no wonder more and more Malaysians are leaving the country in search of fulfillment. Resources, on many levels, are becoming scarce.
A change in government may not bring about the changes we all yearn for. Not immediately, anyway. But the very least we can do is to give the alternative a chance. After all, we’ve given the current government chance after chance, year after year, for over 50 years. And our reward? Galloping corruption and the intensifying ruination of our country, which seem to pick up pace as the years go by.
If you feel the same longing as I do, and if you miss the good old days too, you and I need to walk into the impending General Election with eyes wide open and none of the sentimentality permeating this article. Vote wisely. And maybe we will have more reunions to celebrate by the next few Chinese New Years. The kind that lasts.
(Featured image accompanying article on the main page courtesy of Giulia Scifoni, source: http://bit.ly/yhzopD)