We went home to Kuantan for Himpunan Hijau. We were there from 6am. And very happy to see many pakcik makcik abang kakak adik popo koko cheche thatha patti annei akka there too!!!
We all stood on the beach and watched the sunrise to the beat of chinese drums, kompang and urumi melam.
Then we all stood tall and sang the NEGARAKU. I had tears in my eyes as we stood united, MALAYSIANS, standing up against an alien invader about to colonise us. I had tears in my eyes as those who were supposed to protect us had sold our land and the future of our children. I had tears in my eyes as I wondered if my children would still be able to stand on that beach and watch the sunrise in the years to come.
Then I looked around and saw that the people around me also had that same sad, scared look.... sad that we continue to have to fight for the freedom of our environment and our green land, scared of what the future will bring.... sad and scared, irrespective of race, religion, colour or creed.
Jeya (from Kuantan)
October 14, 2011 11:30 PM