My Love to Malaysians

Dear Malaysians,

We used to be one and then we divided- leaving behind an undeniable (almost inevitable) negative stigma that lingers in the air between our nations. It’s not uncommon that we found ourselves not seeing eye to eye; it was a common thing to find fault in each other whenever bad news of the other came out.

But through the year of 2014 you’ve suffered much; be it directly or indirectly.

Countless theories & speculations rose to find explanations to the horrible situations your nation has found itself in- but I feel that the more important thing to do now is to send you our love, care & support.

Till now, no one knows what has happened to MH370. Or at least, the public doesn’t. It’s terribly haunting to have no closure on something so drastic; to have a cliff-hanger to a real-life story that might never find an end.

The crashing of MH17 was a horrible tragedy; it was ugly, ugly, ugly. It just rubbed in salt into the wound- unrefined salt, to be exact. The public lashed at the airline mercilessly, indirectly also hurting the people of Malaysia.

Massive floods destroying homes, lives and ultimately souls deep inside. Businesses couldn’t carry on, schools couldn’t open education’s doors to your young ones, people forced to leave places they’re attached to.

And now AirAsia’sΒ QZ8501 goes missing.

Everything must be really tough on each & every one of you; one way or another.

Some of you lost a family member, some of you lost a friend. Or maybe just someone you knew the face of, but never got to know the person underneath. And you probably start to regret not taking the chance. Or maybe you’re grateful you don’t really know the person- lesser familiarity, lesser attachment, lesser hurt when lost.

It all looks so bleak right now. And I’m actually quite happy that 2014 is coming to an end- because it might mean that things will be different. πŸ™‚ Lets try to keep optimistic, okay?

I believe that life is just this way- things happen for their own reasons. I don’t know what those reasons are; and I doubt any of us are in the right state of mind to understand whatever reason could be good enough for all of this ugliness to occur.

🐻

From what I can see in the news, Singapore is extending our helping hand in your time of need. And as just a normal citizen, I don’t really know what else I can do. I don’t have a lot of money, nor am I able to just ditch my job and go over to do volunteer work- but here’s just a little encouraging note to all of you there.

I always told myself-
The heavier the rain, the more beautiful the rainbow.
Without walking through the darkness, I won’t be able to find the light.

Those words just always kept me going. And I hope that you might find some strength in them as well, if they can help at all. ❀ Please keep strong!

Lots of Love,
just another Singaporean.

XOXO, G.

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