30 September 2011

SABM's Bodacious Sale 2011


I say, it's going to be BODALICIOUS!!  

Date and Time: Saturday, October 1 · 10:00am - 5:00pm

Place: Rumah Anak Bangsa Malaysia, 66, Lorong Setiabistari 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490

Who are we?
We are ordinary Malaysians trying to do something extraordinary. We are part of the Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia movement, which was launched in 2009 at its Rumah in Bukit Damansara. We believe that we are one people and one nation.

This is our home, we care and we want to make it better.

Why are we doing this?
Our vision is to create and sustain a program that will bring rural and urban children together to instill in them core values, relational and leadership skills, and provide them opportunities to experience our multi-faceted society in a more meaningful way. This is a long-term project which will involve rural and urban children coming together for regular holiday camps in the years ahead.

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SABM's Bodacious Sale 2011

16 September 2011

Malaysia Day at RABM

“People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.”, said Zig Ziglar.

I now understand what he means.

When SABM had their launching two years ago today, I was all fired up and eager to go. Somehow, that didn't translate into anything. Not all the time and energy I thought I would commit materialised into what my heart and head had hoped to do.

Motivation doesn't last and Ziglar hit the nail on the head when he said that we need daily doses. 

There's something special about rubbing shoulders with fellow Malaysians. It holds a kind of magic that transports the mind to a special place where dreams of a better Malaysia seem to be within one's grasp.

I am a full-blooded and able-bodied Malaysian and I haven't lost hope for Anak Bangsa Malaysia. As I sit here with their little black souvenir booklet in my hand, I feel the stirrings. I feel the struggle. I feel the pride. I feel the tears stinging my eyes.  

There is hope.

Some pictures from the gathering can be seen here.

15 September 2011

Happy Malaysia Day!

In the last year, I've made more friends than I ever did since I left school.  Thanks to Facebook, we interact and have groups and, often, a friend of a friend of a friend can turn out to be a good friend.

One thing I've noticed is that the Malaysians on my Facebook list seem to not notice race, colour or creed.  It's what I don't take for granted at all.

No one makes an issue if there's a lame joke about a particular race or religion.  People seem to be easy-going and understanding.  Tolerance and kindness become the order of the day.  Yes, in the comfort of my Facebook Account, I've the luxury of choosing who surround me.  Be that as it may, I still get the feeling of one bangsa and one country. 

United we stand and divided we fall.  So on this Malaysia Day, let's carry our kindness and goodness to beyond the virtual world and into the real world.

By the way, there will be a celebration here at 7.00 pm on Friday, 16 September 2011.  Jom!!