Ko macam indon la..
Ko cindian ker?
Mcm org sabah/sarawak jer...
ko mix ker...
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Hahahaha. These are some of the remarks I get when I let people know that I am a chinese. Well to be precise I can consider my self a Baba Nyonya (since on of the definition of baba nyonya is living in the life style of the malay culture)
Well what ever it is. I am just proud to be gifted with this..ermm how to say...muke oriental. hahaha. Well I did not gave this title to my self. oh no no no =)
I still remebered 2 incident that happen during my secondary school. Eh actually it was 3..or maybe more..hahaha. what ever it is. These are the incident that I remembered.
Back in shool, i think it was in form 4, i join the pengguna club, and was selected to participate in the Quiz pengguna competition. We were called by our principal, cuz he wanted to pass us some notes that will help us in the competition(he was one of the judges of the competition last year) So off we headed to see him. The moment we entered the room..
He asked " Erm kamu dua ya yg akan masuk pertandingan tu"
We (me and my fren) "Ya kami dua"
Principal "kata ada seorang chinese..mana dia.."
..what?? I am standing in front of him and he asked where is that chinese guy ahahaha.
My Fren " Ni sebelah saya ni (pointing to me, and giggling)
Principal " Huh?! ya kah muke macam melayu jer.."
"Betul ker awak cine.(muka mcm tak percaya)
"Yg Cina mcm melayu, Yg melayu macam Cina"
hahaha. Imagine that!
My fren: "betul."
Hahaha well that was my first encounter with such situation
ps: I think my principal's name was A'Saiman
It happen when I was receiving my certificate for the commitment I gave when I join the Badan Pengawas.
Was on Stage to receive the certificate from this high rank police officer, when he suddenly ask.
"Nama awak Daniel Teng Chin Loong ker?" Again muka tak percaya.
Me "Iya..Nama Saya tu"
Police officer " Giggling. Tapi muka macam melayu" My teacher aslo Giggled.
A teacher asked me. You chinese ker? and I answered " ya kenapa?"
Muka awak macam melayu ada, chindian ada, macam org asli sabah sarawak ada and a few more she mentioned. Then bla bla bla( hahaha can't really remember the whole conversation) She said you are special. cuz you have an oriental face. Which mean I can be anyone I like aahaha( no la mean where ever I go, my face will look like the natives)
And that is how I got the title muka oreintal. hahaha
Well there are other incident too happening after that. Like the time I want to pay my celcom bill
Gave them my mobile number to check for the bill and their reaction was like.
"Daniel Teng Chin Loong??!!
" Nama awak"
"Ya nama saya"
With the confused face hee.
Well what ever it is I am just happy to be who I am. Sometime (including me) tend to focus at the the things we lack rather then the things we already have.
We got to be more grateful, cuz everybody is unique in his/her own ways.
Everybody is born in the World for a reason.
Appreaciate life and live life to the max
ps: so now when people ask me "awak org apa"
I just answer I am a Malaysian. Saya anak Malaysia!