Before I start my raw and unfiltered opinions about my fellow Bruneians, please be aware that I have no intention to offend people or their idiocracy but, yes I will say that I do not have the right idea or answers as I am indeeed contribute more flaws and errors than deeds.
As I mentioned before, I decided not to go to the Junjung Ziarah this year. I agree it is a golden opportunity but, believe me with my unfit condition to travel at the moment, it's better for me to stay. I am currently unfit to travel in an 6 hours journey or even waking up in odd hours. The motion sickness hits me hard that it causes disorientation to my sleeping pattern. I get grumpy if it happens. Yup.
Well, another reason I said that I was unfit is because I was unfit to withheld the surge of people and managing the claustraphobic environment AFTER the event. Recalling back my experience last year, it was the same ordeal like the one they did this year. People seemed to forgive and forget on what happened but, it's still a fact. Maybe because there is no one to blame on but ourselves. It's funny that these people that contributes to the massive crowd traffic ARE people who are educated in the UK along with the manners and civilised approach thought both here or back home. These people are the ones who proclaimed in the scholarship interviews or life philosophy that being polite, well mannered and patience is one of the criteria of an ideal Bruneian. The same people who learn and embrace the culture in the UK that saying sorry, please and thank you is necessary while queing up is a must and YET... the sad part; the real character unleashed on the ordeal.
I'm glad that I'm not the only person who feel the same way that we have to avoid from going. Despite of the grand impression, I will not be a witness to the failed management. Forget about the Kurnia; my only wish is that everyone is safe and atleast set in their mind that the culture practice they learn throughout their time in the UK does not just apply to shopping or socializing. I rather have Queing as part of the ethics that need to be adopted to the country rather than the ethic of brands posession. My dignity is not define by that.
You know, I can list out a lot of things to be complained about our people back home. It's really easy to do so because, everyone can do it. The mouth have infinite chance to express curiosity, regrets or dissatisfaction but, what we as Bruneian are lack off is expressing ideas and solution. We keep pointing fingers but, no one use the fingers to help each other.
'Melahirkan generasi yang berkapisiti untuk berfikir dan berpotensi untuk menjadi ahli cendikiawan' is a phrase I aspired to reach not to myself but for the future generation. Yes, it is difficult but look at us now; A high of percentage adapts the western consumer culture as standard, the next percentage believes that those people will corrupt our youngs and keep implementing boundaries to maintain status quo, a number percentage lives lavishly but, burdened with debt just because they don't want to be left out, another percentage resides comfortably gaining profit from all these people and a few percentage are those who feel rebelling is the best idea and seeing living in the country apprehend their freedom.
There are a number of percentage who are good people that lives in their simple environment which most seem to ignore because they didn't amount to nothing. On the other hand, for those who have seen the western culture (budaya barat) never come to realise that the westerners itself are not far much of a difference to us when it comes to living; some prefer living lavish, some love their simple life and some struggling to support their family. Not all are as what depicts on our expectation. Yes, I agree it populate the thinkers and professors, the people who climb on the business industry and flourished. It's the same as Indonesia, Japan, Middle East but, I don't see a lot of us take pride much on that.
Albeit of the circumstances, it can be observe that the authority struggling to ensure western influence in terms of social ill concept to be avoided by closing down enterntainment centre, enforcing strict rules on premises that can promote bad influece to the youngs but, the truth is...Bruneians are clever and cunning. they can find loopholes and seek better solution or easier just leap out of the country and enjoy their freedom somewhere else. No matter how many were stopped and closed, it does not aid to answer of the social issue.
Our social issue is we are Bruneians that became bloated internally. There's a lot to be consumed culturally, ethically, means of interest, leisure or even education that we feast daily until we became bloated and yet, none of the elements or so called nutrients to our life is embraced and seep into our soul and body because a filter is non existent. It store the bad cholesterol sagging every inch of our organs. The only excretion is just these side effect of social issue not just from the youngs but the adults or so called parents. When will it set and sink in? No one knows not until someone say no to the offer and select wisely to maintain a healthy living.
I'm not saying living abroad is the life to be envy of, in fact I can't wait to go home to dig my toes on the soil that feeds me to keep me alive and well. I'm just pointing out what holes I can see when I'm out of the box. Dear brains... please let them know that stopping is not a good idea. To gain a well balance life principle you must atleast have a place to vent out their creative expression as part of the reward for adhering to the rules of conduct. It doesn't have to be singing but, what did you have allowed so far? A media that channels entertainment industry. Funny it's all singing, acting, and art performance...you don't expect people here to copy and duplicate the lifestyle they adore of or did you?
As I said, Bruneians are clever especially when it comes to gaining profit. So, if it doesn't produce profit, no one see it as a potential and fund upon it. People used their own initiative to became a change in the community. I simply admire http://songketalliance.com/ because they are the young generation that started a revolution in literature expression. Using the social network as a strong point of their promotion, it helps to spread the word better hence an established reputation although still fresh in the media industry.
I wonder what can I contribute to the community? What can you contribute to the community? Of course you can't answer it at the moment when you are overwhelmed by the sale on that item you were ecstatic to show off to your friends :)
Well, that's the end of me venting out my thoughts. I need to prepare for my New Year post. Yikes! it's less than 24 hours!