29 Sep '15, 2am

A Malaysian Abroad

A Malaysian Abroad

I like to think Malaysians are generally a patriotic bunch; at least the ones I know are. We always talk about the beauty of our country – the abundance of good food, the beautiful sights, picturesque islands and of course, our hospitality. Not everyone agrees with me though. At least not the cab driver who took me to dinner at La Mar in Mandarin Oriental Miami . “Where you from?” “Malaysia.” “MALAYSIA? Yo where’s your plane?! What’s wrong with your government? Where’s all the money?!” (feel free to insert a WTF emoji on my behalf) I was caught by surprise and to a certain extent, embarrassed. The cab driver has never been to our beautiful country and all he knows about Malaysia is a missing plane and poor governing. The journey to my dinner place took 20 minutes and he spoke about all he knew about Malaysia – mostly negative. What he doesn’t know about our country is how ...

Full article: http://www.bangsarbabe.com/2015/09/a-malaysian-abroad.html

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