Thursday, 20 November 2008

Attitude check


The Klang river and Jamek Mosque,Kuala Lumpur.Yes, it is irrelevant to my story,but this is my blog.Its all up to me!


Apart from thinking about how to improve the cleanliness of my beloved Bukit Bintang neighbourhood ,The possibilities of giving free drugs and treatments for Lupus patients and the mechanism of doing it and how to make my super chocolate pudding into a super duper chocolate pudding (and maybe patent it too),I still have the time to think about people and how I loath some of them (not you of course, because you are reading this).In Kuala Lumpur they are expatriates communities, lets just call them f people (no that F THAT , it stands for foreign).Being Malaysian I love all colours and I just like other people my age, don't really care about you being of other races, That is the beauty of my country and its people.

BUT I have to say that some of these F people who comes to my country to earn living can sometimes be rude towards us the locals and how they said outrageous things and making weird comments. and of course how can we forget the reputation of "white guys"in Kuala Lumpur always trying to get under my Malaysian sisters pants(but of course this issue, it takes two to tango and love ,lust and sex are blind)

I myself had spent my time in Europe but not even once that I had the courage to be rude to the locals.Just like that song from Malique said-"masuk tempat orang bawak otak bukan pisau" translation- Bring your brain and not knife when coming to to other people's place.

Few days ago, a German bloke said to me that he could get any girls he wants in this country because he is white! :o and this was at a Coffee outlet because I have decided not to give him my phone number(Monday morning is never a good morning to ask for my number and why on earth would i want to give my number to a stranger? F that!).So, I was offended by this comment, why do you have to add a racial , colour sentiment to your comments?as if you don't look stupid enough! So I added something to it ... wealthy white man not just ANY man, if you are a brain surgeon or a founder of multi million dollar company maybe I would.That shuts him off and I think I swear I could feel that his guts are shrinking and the guts are not the only part of him that is shrinking.

But then again foreigners, especially "matsalleh" the deragotary term for Caucasians have a special place in some stupid community who look at colours rather than looking at one as an individual and I feel like this people (most of them are some illiterate people who works here )who judge others by race and saying that mat sallehs are better than the locals deserve a huge slap on their face and doses of belacan to wake them up.Where I live now, I found many of them came here without working permits and still HAVE THE GUTS to say that they are consultants for this minister and that. How many mat salleh have ran out just like that without paying their rentals here where I live now? , but then again serves the landlords right for wanting- only expatriates to rent their houses.

As Ali G always say, RESPECT and I think maybe we could always do that to others regardless of their colour but most of all... from one Malay girl making a shout out to my foreigner friends, be nice when you are in my house ..especially to me.I know I'm a good host maybe its time for you to be a good guest.

3 comments:

Angel said...

hmmmm my friends are F, my friends boyfriends are F, some of my friends even got married to them, i have to say, i do not encounter such behaviour as yet, but they are kinda arrogant at times ......, just kick their asses tell them where they are, remind them of that - they usually come back to earth!

Lisa Teiger said...

arrogance and predjudice needs to be broken. we need the courage and conviction to stand up to @$$HOLES like the guy at the coffee shop
but don't let it color your world and prevent the sun from shining in. Especially after battling a horrible disease that takes you over - the only thing we can really control in life is how we react to life. so my new motto for 2009 is life is a journey make it a delciious one and everytime I get terrified or sad or mad I just try to find a way to shift back to a better place that works for me. I hope this doesnt sound pompous, I just meet you on facebook because you seemed interesting and I love your culture - and have fond memories of a fantastic food and people experience in KL back in the 80's. It sounds like the city is more vibrant than ever, Love to travel and visit in SEA - because the culture is so different to my native one - but am always struggling with the ugly american or expat attitude that one runs across. my direct email is on my blog
www.cuisinetc-catering.blogspot.com or pm me on facebook if you are interested and I would love to have an opportunity to continue this conversation

Your job sounds great, have you ever done off prem catering? its been fantastic to be able to pick and choose jobs (catering jobs) based on my health situation

Salt N Turmeric said...

"I found many of them came here without working permits and still HAVE THE GUTS to say that they are consultants for this minister and that"

That sounds like the guy I used to date before I got married. I never knew it is a rather norm thing in Msia. And he was a consultant with 1 of the banks in KL raking in a few hundred thousand Ringgit a year!