Wednesday, October 26, 2005

It's just a thought. Only a thought.

So I've stopped feeling so bad about myself for not having anything to blog about things are just in-the-moment-you-gotta-be-there-to-get-it. I can't help myself from feeling bad and obsessing over things,im just neurotic. I'm fine with that. Absolutely fine. And just to prove so, i'm not even fretting over whether anyone is convinced or not. So there.

Don't you just hate it when people hate they're OWN culture? I was bloghopping (yeah,retarded word.i guess i'm more retarded for using it.) around and i notice that asian's are not into they're culture. Of course,not all asians,some. It isn't fair that i'm generalizing but why in god's name are we having some sort of inferiority complex? I mean look at (okay,im living in Malaysia so i'm gonna give an example here) some Malaysians, they're just so darn Westernised. I'm not saying that Western culture is bad,but what happened to our culture? Are we just gonna leave it all?If we were to "*angkat ke langit" just the Western culture,what the hell will happen to ours?

*Malay word for just praise,not literally.

Modernisation does not mean Westernisation,so don't give me the progression of the Malaysian society bullshit to me. I guess we can do what the Romans, Spanish etc. society did and pick out what is good and leave the bad but unfortunately, we're not doing that. What we're doing (we're as in the youth) is picking out what is projected(not necessarily true)by the mass media about the Western countries. So we're really like zombies. The message that the media is saying is "you ain't cool until you look,breathe,think Western culture".After all,even in highschool,the "popular" or "most likely to succeed" students are Americanised. The majority of students who are noticed or are doing well in school ( we don't really have a popular heirarchy) are in fact Westernised. Okay,speaking english and all that jazz isn't what i'm talking about. After all,english is essential to strive in the boarderless world (lingua franca of today,you may say). It's the way we dress, and the way our minds have been moulded that is disturbing.

Even our very definition of beauty has changed. It's now if you're fair and and have caucassian features,your hot!Of course,once again this is a generalisation.Beauty is infact in the eye of the beholder. It's just that most beholders think that. You see in in the TV.If i were to talk about minority,then that will be a long story. In a way,the Western imperialism did work in Asia. They are done colonising us physically,but our minds are very much theirs to own. As a backlash,our youth (lol,i'm saying this as if i'm not part of it) has lost what made us so special,our tradition. That's sad.

I mean,you don't have to go "I'M ASIAN,HEAR ME ROAR" .It's just that seeing asians who pretend to be what they're not (caucassians etc) is dissapointing.

Of course there are two sides to a story. Westernisation has brought along good things too. There's no denying that.It's just that we're so absorbed about sucking it all in, we forget about our own culture. I'm sorry if i offended anyone. It's just a thought. Only a thought.


Blogger chelle said...

Wowiee Anis!That entry was all so 'debate-ey-ish'.Good stuff though.Agreeable.You see,you DO have stuff to blog about..

Your thoughts..dum dum dummm..!!

"In the mind of a Banis.."

5:55 PM  
Blogger Ee May said...

Great post. Love your writings! Keep it up!

11:26 PM  
Anonymous Dinah said...

Anis! Selamat Hari Raya! Maaf zahir dan batin honey. I'm honestly sorry if i've ever done you any wrong, intentionally or otherwise. I know it's a bit belated. And public. Sorry. Also, in the new spirit of forgiveness ,I'm going to overlook the lack of a birthday greeting from you. Love you!

5:11 PM  
Blogger praxster said...

hey its totally ok 2 hav nth 2 blog about....hence u see my blag has huge gaps in btween d dates.. he he he.anyways i agree with d whole asian hating asia thing..its kinda irritating...i mean its ok if ya kinda drift off but nowadays ppl r like so "pantang", its just sad....anyways ur blog rocks so u rock on n always,always "roar" on!! peace out -prax-

9:40 AM  
Blogger THWP said...

Their. Their. Their. Their. THEIR.

Not they're.

They're = they are.

7:27 PM  

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