Skip to main content

Unity, Peace & Tolerance= Friendship

KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 6, 2011): A simple 90-second video about unity, peace and tolerance in Malaysian society in the unlikeliest of places – a packed elevator – has emerged as one of the winners of an international film competition.

Ryan Tan Chuan Min, 25, had read about the Plural+ Video festival in newspapers last September, and thought he would give it a try. "I have always been interested in national issues. This was an opportunity to do something for my country," he said.

His video, titled Unity, Peace & Tolerance = Friendship, depicted groups of youths, some wearing T-shirts with the words "Malay, India, Cina and 1Malaysia" and others in traditional costume, in an elevator that was overloaded. Instead of forcing someone to leave the lift, they worked together to solve the problem. The message: unity in diversity.

Congratulations to the winner! It is sure one good short video about Malaysia, our Malaysian people and culture. Even though, we hardly find this kind of situation.. but it does happened in our daily lives somewhere.

Take a deep breath, and the 'beep' sound will go away. Then everybody don't need to move out of the lift. In our real situation, the last person to enter is the first person who need to get out. Plus, who would ever think to hold up their breath like that? And if the lift is from 10th floor, would hold it longer than 30 seconds?

We used to eat at a shop where we find all races ate there, Malay, Indian and Chinese. Our friend, Uncle Khoo called it 'Kedai Muhibbah'. He was the one who introduced us to the shop. He is a Prudential Insurance Agent, and the owner is his friends and some customers there are his insurance customer.

Moral of the story, if we as Malaysians work together to promote peace, tolerance, and unity.. we will see one peace world, without war. Although, it is hard to believe we can achieve that. Thumbs up to video owner! A good message to all of us out here.
Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

ASTRO: Just Because of RM10.45

On last Thursday, we had an issue with our ASTRO. We reached home and as usual, kiddo switched on the TV and click on her fave channel. However, there was a message:

We apologise for the service interruption. To resume service please SMS: Astro RCO XXXXX(Smartcard number) and send to 66688. For customers in Brunei, please call 151. (TCI)

So I sent an SMS, and got a reply:
RM0.00 You are currently not eligible for this transaction. Please make payment immediately to enjoy full ASTRO services again. Thank you.

Our ASTRO has been barred?? Mr. Fruitheart checked our history payment and confirmed we had paid. So, I had to call ASTRO. I called the toll free line and since I'm using the ASTRO IPTV, I was being transferred to another line.

I asked the customer service representative to check and she told me our ASTRO account has an outstanding payment. I was like WHAT? Outstanding payment? How much? Oh no! Did Mr. Fruitheart paid to the wrong account? Because I had 2 under my name.


Confinement Packages / Pakej Berpantang

During my last pregnancy, I hired a confinement lady (CL) from Jemari tradisional to take care of me after I delivered my baby girl. This time around I have not decided yet where I will be staying during my confinement days and not sure if I will get the same CL from JT.

So, I have started to search for confinement lady / confinement packages / post natal packages / post natal care/ penjaga pantang / pakej pantang / pakej urut bersalin on the Internet. I found few that looks OK but some of the websites were not updated. I do not know if they're still on business.

So here are the lists:
1. Jemari Tradisional - (last update Monday, 30 July 2012)
1. (last update May 6, 2012)
2. (last update Tuesday, 23 April 2013)
4. (last update Tuesday, May 7 2013)

Dilemma: Taska / Nursery for The Girls

We're back to square one. Scratching our head, thinking hard and have to make an important decision. My sister can no longer take care of my girls, she has accepted a job offer in KLIA2.

Definitely not going to hire another helper. I do not want face another headache, frustration and have stranger into our house. It would also cost us thousands of Ringgit again which we don't have. Now we're considering sending the girls to a childcare centre. Choosing a childcare centre is NOT easy. Reliable and registered are normally full.

I had done my research on the Internet, browsing the JKM website looking for registered taska / nursery. I called few places and they are no longer accepting new entry.

I had called this centre named Taska Umi Setia Kasih in Danau Kota. I prefer this taska since it is close to kiddo's transit house and school. It is also close to my in law's house. And it is just opposite the police station. Aha. There is a place for Arissa, but I have to wait fo…