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Malaysia: Why so Desperate One?

Ahhh my first post…probably one of the reasons why I decided to start a blog. Why is Malaysia so desperate for International Intention that is has to draw on the likes of “Miss Georgia” or “Hang Tuah” as “Malaysians”? So what if they have Malaysian parents!! Both for 1. can’t speak BM, 2. never lived in Malaysia and 3. (in my opinion) know nuttin (or very little) about who we are.

We call ourselves “Truly Asia”, don’t we have well nutured home grown Malaysian talents that can carry our flag internationally? What about Nicol David? Again, only after becoming the world number 1 is Malaysia taking notice. How does that make her feel? She and her family probably carried themselves through all the development as a young athlete without much (financial) support from the Malaysian govt. But thats great! People shouldn’t expect anyone to help them live their dreams. But nor should Malaysia hope to be internationally recognized by looking for fake Malaysians abroad!!!!

Lets focus on our own people and let them make us proud as Malaysians. Kalau tak ada then lets not pretend that we are.

Malaysia seems so desperate for international fame that the first olympian gold medalist will surely be idolised and made into an instant national icon. Somehow I don’t even wanna see it happen coz its pretty lame. Macam jakon lah.

Malaysia is a great country with awesome potential but lets focus on what we have in our homeland. Lets focus on the problems we face and find a way to solve them.

Its embarressing to make use of someone else accomplishments as Malaysia had very little to do with the “success” of Monica Pang, Stephen Rahman and or Nicol David. They owe their success to themselves and are taking Malaysia for a ride!

Kevin Zahri

I am a US certified personal trainer and nutritionist with over 12 years experience. Over the years, I have published over 10 books, written for Men’s Health, other fitness and lifestyle magazines, hosted TV shows and appeared on various TV shows, programs and magazines. I am also an avid corporate wellness speaker and web entrepreneur.

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25 comments

  • DUDE,LINK ME TO YOUR BLOG.I’LL DO THE SAME HERE…PERHAPS WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE?HAHAHAHA…NEVER KNOW MAN…

  • DUDE,LINK ME TO YOUR BLOG.I’LL DO THE SAME HERE…PERHAPS WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE?HAHAHAHA…NEVER KNOW MAN…

  • Have your blog died? Come on, where are all the articulate thoughts and numerous insights to the Malaysian pysche??

  • Have your blog died? Come on, where are all the articulate thoughts and numerous insights to the Malaysian pysche??

  • good points and not based on rhetoric. but i believe not all malaysians perceive the same way you do. Based on my merely observation, we do not have the feeling of self- belonging to our own country, “MALAYSIA”. The Malays methaphors such as “Tanah Tumpah DarahKu” & “Ibu Pertiwiku” seem to be nothing or have no value to Malaysian nowadays. But one thing for sure, I AM VERY PROUD TO BE MALAYSIAN AND HOPE THAT I COULD CONTRIBUTE MORE!

  • good points and not based on rhetoric. but i believe not all malaysians perceive the same way you do. Based on my merely observation, we do not have the feeling of self- belonging to our own country, “MALAYSIA”. The Malays methaphors such as “Tanah Tumpah DarahKu” & “Ibu Pertiwiku” seem to be nothing or have no value to Malaysian nowadays. But one thing for sure, I AM VERY PROUD TO BE MALAYSIAN AND HOPE THAT I COULD CONTRIBUTE MORE!

  • errr… Kevin, are you trying to imply that Hang Tuah is not a Malaysian? Well, I know there have been debates regarding the origin of Hang Tuah recently. About him being from China and stuff like that. Hehe. Sorry if it seems like a trivial matter to you, I’m just interested to hear more about your opinion on that since I’m a Malaccan, born & bred *wink* Kobar Melaka tu :P

  • errr… Kevin, are you trying to imply that Hang Tuah is not a Malaysian? Well, I know there have been debates regarding the origin of Hang Tuah recently. About him being from China and stuff like that. Hehe. Sorry if it seems like a trivial matter to you, I’m just interested to hear more about your opinion on that since I’m a Malaccan, born & bred *wink* Kobar Melaka tu :P

  • hang tuah is malaysian. I’m talking more about the musical “hang tuah” where you really elect a non-Malaysian to play a local hero. I personally have no problem with it but some do :)

  • hang tuah is malaysian. I’m talking more about the musical “hang tuah” where you really elect a non-Malaysian to play a local hero. I personally have no problem with it but some do :)

  • i just finished blogging and surfing the other blogs and notice ur familiar face..i said ini cikgu AF4 ?? or ?? who ??….hey your blog kinda kool dude …got substance and topics chosen pun kind of wokay gak …keep it up dude !ciao

  • i just finished blogging and surfing the other blogs and notice ur familiar face..i said ini cikgu AF4 ?? or ?? who ??….hey your blog kinda kool dude …got substance and topics chosen pun kind of wokay gak …keep it up dude !

    ciao

Kevin Zahri

I am a US certified personal trainer and nutritionist with over 12 years experience. Over the years, I have published over 10 books, written for Men’s Health, other fitness and lifestyle magazines, hosted TV shows and appeared on various TV shows, programs and magazines. I am also an avid corporate wellness speaker and web entrepreneur.

More about me here or follow me on Facebook or Twitter.