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"Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don't do that by sitting around."

- Katherine Hepburn -

"Live life as it should be,
See with the eyes of a child,
Hear every beat of life ,
Feel from deep within the heart
And smell the breath of love and life every second of the day."

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Date: August 30th, 2001

Today is the eve of our national day, the day in memory when we acknowledged our independence from the British.

What do I think of my country, Malaysia?

The question is similar to asking me what do I think about my home, where I have lived for 35 years and probably many more in the future. Despite the many disagreements among the political camps, somehow, the people live in harmony. It's interesting being a Malaysian. We learn to tolerate each other, the different cultures and characteristics of the different races.

Some visitors complain that we seem to eat 24 hours a day! No, we don't. It is just part of courtesy that when we have visitors, we would serve them food and drink. You do not need an appointment to drop by to say hello.

There are many mix marriages. My parents are an example. Mom is eurasian and dad is chinese. Back then, people did not like mix marriages, they wanted their children to marry a person of the same race. But things have changed and there are so many mix marriages.

Very soon, there will be no division by race because we are all Malaysians.

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