Wednesday, August 16, 2006

How shallow can you be?

I was doing my prefect's duty yesterday when I came across this boy prefect. He's quite into the Malaysian entertainment industry. We always talk 'bout the up and down's of the industry together. I watched Puteri Gunung Ledang the musical already and I told him it was so freaking nice that he should go and watch it if he has time.

And he's reply was, "I don't want-lah since it's a Malay production." I was shocked by his answer. I didn't know that a boy from a top class can think in such a shallow way. Fine, if you don't want to see it 'cause it's a Malay production, think in a way that is a Malaysian production since there were various races involved in the making of it.

I came across this person once who thought as shallow as the boy did. I was showing her a picture of a Chinese actor on a newspaper. I asked her, "Hey, he's cute. Don't you think so?" She replied, "Eewww! A Chinese with a squinted eyes??? Of course not!!!"

I didn't know that there were so many people out there who are still shallow in their thinking. I thought that since we live in a multi- racial country we tend to respect each other more and think with an open mind.

But I was wrong.

7 comments:

mysterio4eva said...

now only you know that we're actually still shallow????we're not only shallow but sometimes also racist.you can find them at every corner of your life.

Samantha said...

lol mysterio is rite tho im not sure hu u r....

nik zafirah said...

i agree wif u, mysterio. but racism can be changed if u change our mentality n attitude...

mysterio4eva said...

change our mentality and attitude, huh?true but how many are willing to do that????if they are then you won't be writing 'bout it on ur blog.

nik zafirah said...

for heaven sake, give each one of us time and chances, will ya? our country is only 49 years old.......there's still lot of space and time for improvement.....and i'm blogging on this topic to raise the awareness of others 'bout how shallow some of us are thinking......

Fieran said...

Yeah, doesn't work that way anymore. The older you get, the more you will realise that people don't see each other as equals anymore. Of course, can be changed with a change in mentality and attitude, but I think that will take some time.. :)

BlueChakra said...

^^ how can we change if the government aint changing? They're talking about us being one united country and etc. Harmoni and whatnot, but they are indirectly encouraging racism too. The Government protects Malay Malaysians. And thats a fact. In every arguement, the malay party will be supported. haha. I kind of dont think the society will change if the rulers are showing that kinda example.