Saturday, January 28, 2006

Gong Xi Fa Cai, Koong Hei Fatt Choy, Keong Hee Huat Chai, Selamat Tahun Baru Cina...


Here's the Teoh's, Min, Laura, Adam and me, wishing all of you and yours a happy new year. May the Year of The Dog bring much joy, good health, much prosperity to the citizens of Planet Earth.

Here's my wish list for the Year Of The Dog...

That all Malaysians will be just that. Not Malay, Chinese, Indian. Muslim, Christian, Buddhist or Hindu.
That we stop just tolerating each other and instead understanding, accept and cherish each other's diversity.
That we halt our headlong dive into mediocrity and rise to the nation's call to raise truly towering Malaysians. And oh yes, that we finally understand what a towering Malaysian should be.
That we become truly proud of our work, our communities, our country, ourselves.
That we stop breaking dubious records which make us the butt of jokes in the world community.
That we finally learn how to keep public toilets clean.
That we learn to stop driving like we have spare lives in our bedside drawers.
That our politicians and law makers stop treating us like little children not able to think for ourselves.
That we realise that the "Malaysia" in the slogan Kerana Mu Malaysia is not Pak Lah, Najib, Samy Vellu, Ong Ka Ting or anybody else but US.
That we shall finally try to make a difference in the place we call home, Malaysia.

7 comments:

Nims said...

I'll drink to that - and have another few while I'm at it (hic...). Happy Lunar New Year from Canada, Patrick (and fellow readers of your blog). Many thanks for the laughs. You're an island of sanity in the midst of all the insane goings-on there.

lecram sinun said...

Beautifully said, my friend! Happy doggy year to you and yours too! :)

Sharlini said...

Hear, hear, Patrick! Here's wishing the Year of the Dog is a *wait for it...* BARKING success for you! Tee hee...

All the best to you and your family, Patrick. =)

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

littlestarz said...

Buli Balik rocks! I love tan sri micheal...

patrickteoh said...

Hi Sharlini. thank you for the good wishes. May the year of the Dog bring you good health, much joy and great prosperity.

littlestarz, thank you for the compliment. I enjoyed working on Buli Balik and am glad to know that it is bringing much enjoyment to many people.

Anonymous said...

Great blog you have got Patrick. Best Wishes to you and your family for the year of the dog.

Kong Hee Fatt Choy from Ozz.

mchwen said...

Well said!

I'm gonna make a huge printout of this post and put it up in the classroom where I teach my English & Malaysian Studies students.

Cheers, and Gong Xi Fa Chai to you!