My society, is your society too...I'm afraid of my society, I'm afraid of going outside, I'm afraid of meeting this kind of society...Why should this society becomes more individualistic especially the society in the big city? Houses are being locked all the time, doors are being shut or even the windows. Children cannot play in front of the house without parents’ supervision (I understand that they do all of these to protect their children and family because there are lots of crimes). But indirectly, it's more likely like living in the cage! It is rare for the neighbours to have a conversation together or even worse, some of them didn't know their neighbours' name. Then, the saying "Mind Your Own Business" has been used as the symbol of privacy and people feel really contented when there is a disaster such Syafia's death.
While I'm writing this entry, it comes across my mind, my hometown and my beloved nephews in Alor Star who always playing in front of the house in the evening with other neighbours' children. I am so happy to see them running, cycling and playing. Even I myself sometimes joined them up to play "Mencari harta karun" , "Fishing", "Quiz", "Cycling" or I'm just laughing to see them act like one of the famous TV shows, "Seekers" (they act exactly like 'Uncle seekers', 'the crew' and also 'orang yg kena tunggu hantu tuh'...hahaha). I also know my neighbours' children very well and my mother sometimes give them some 'makan-makan' like 'biscuits', 'nuts' or 'cucur apa-apa yang mak buat'. Sometimes, they always asked me "Kak Lin nak join tak main aci ligan, nenek - nenek, aci sembunyi...and bla..bla..blaa..?? hahaha...I answered, "I'm already 21 yo lar Dear, malu nak main dengan budak-budak kecik berlari ke
I always think that my neighbourhood in my 'taman' can be considered as a safe place (Alhamdulillah, there's no cases on child abuse and crime yet). But I think I'm wrong. Regardless of wherever city/state/place that we stay, there is a threat. Expect the unexpected! So, keep an eye on your children, little bro and sis, nephews, nieces, cousins or even your neighbours' children too. This advice is meant for me and you, "Please don't be too individualistic" if you love your own society and your own flesh and blood...
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Glossary Bahasa Kedah:
*hampa - korang/awak semua (pelat KL/bahasa