To-day is Christmas Day, a day for celebration for all Christians throughout the World, though one half is still celebrating the Christmas Eve because we are ahead of many millions by twenty-hours or more. There are others who had celebrated it hours before us- New Zealanders four hours ahead, Australians two hours ahead, etc all to the East of us. The Christians celebrate the official birthday of their LORD and SAVIOUR, JESUS CHRIST.
Six days later we will be welcoming the New Year throughout the World, while the Chinese will have to wait another twenty-seven days before their New Year bash.
The celebration is also the celebration of all of us to that very hour. What we have achieved is what we have been able to do to our varied goals and actions. Some just reap without effort to get more than they really need while other have toiled to their bones and yet may not be able to afford a decent meals to celebrate. To those with excesses obtained by guile and deceit we have to pity them for that will be all they can ever achieved. Normally they end with a dismal old age with less friends and more enemies… so pity and bless them that they realize futility of their greed in the coming years so they remember those who toil but not be able to afford a new shirt for Christmas…
For all who still have to struggle for a better living, I would like to give you food for thought so that the celebration for 2009 will be happier and better…. Tecman final eight lines to ponder while you celebrate this year…
IF YOU THINK YOU’RE OUTCLASSED, YOU ARE.
YOU’VE GOT TO THINK HIGH TO RISE,
YOU HAVE TO STAY WITH IT ,
IN ORDER TO WIN THE PRIZE.
LIFE’S BATTLES DON’T ALWAYS GO,
TO THE ONE WITH THE BETTER PLAN.
FOR MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, YOU WILL WIN
IF ONLY YOU THINK YOU CAN..
The above are for all Malaysians.
Now we are supposed to be developed along on the principles of RUKUN NEGARA which were the reasons for Malaysia to be born…..but now actually on the principles of inequality of four main pillars for wealth distribution while little or stress is made on wealth creation except as campaign promises….and political strategies to win support after the May 13 th riots heralding the birth of NEP.
While those who are in the corridors of power can make millions or billions just by dropping the right names at the right time or married to the right husbands or wives, there are many who work and work just to ensure that they food on their tables. While the BN MPS enjoyed their free and sponsored trip to Taiwan and Hong Kong to stop any possible political hijackings in September this year, many Malaysians cannot afford their airfares to visit families within the States they live in… If fact some of them even dared to complain to a senior journalist that they were given only RM1,000.00 in Taipei and US1,000.00 who they moved to Hong Kong when threatened by the typhoon in Taiwan. Imagine free trips etc and almost five thousands of pocket money they are still complaining, but they have a basis though because they alleged that they were promised FIFTY THOUSAND each!… Yes these are the “lucky” people but pity them for their dignity and souls are that cheap also. One would expect them to have better principles and goals to help this Nation…
But for the many Malaysians, who think that too much have been taken by the privileged few, it is important to remember that it is up to each one of us to make sure that to-morrow can be better by thinking positively what one can do to bring in the right changes. While the privileged will use all the advantages to reap and reap, you can determined how far and how long they can do that to you.
As this is Christmas day, be happy and be Merry. MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone…..