Independence day has brought all 3 races (The Indian; Chinese + Malay) together as Malaysians.
While studying abroad here in Australia, I introduce myself to strangers saying;
"Hi I'm Su Yin. I'm Malaysian"
and they often reply; "but you look Chinese"...and I say; "Of course!...I am!" *laughs*
I'm so proud to speak about my country...how its so unique; why it allows us to speak multiple languages...and how we build a strong understanding of cultures we live amongst.
*sigh*.... enough rambling...I made cupcakes...*grin*
It's Malaysia's 50th Independence! I couldn't resist!
Malay girl with our National Flag
Little Indian cupcake with plaited hair and a bindi!
It was on 31st August 1957 when history was made as the Union Jack was lowered and the Malaysian flag hoisted, with the first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj leading the people in the famous shouts of Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka! (Independence!)
For more than 30 years, Merdeka Day celebrations have been marked by parades involving uniformed personnel, corporate players, school children, cultural dancers, athletes and Malaysians from all walks of life. However, in recent years, the event has grown into a much anticipated and exciting month-long celebration nationwide.
Us Malaysians in Sydney are missing out on the National Day celebrations! MALAM GEMA MERDEKA
Su and her beautiful Indian housemates (Amrit and Pinky) have been busy! We will be participating in an Indian Bollywood Dance featured in the play. Come cheer us on!! *laughs* It's real hard work practicing for the dance; but I know it'll be worth the effort and time.
Here are more details!
Malaysian Revue: Malam Gema MerdekaFifty Blessings: Celebrating 50 Years of Nationhoodin conjunction with Malaysia's 50th year of independencein aid of MERCY MalaysiaMalam Gema Merdeka (MGM) is an annual event that serves to reflect on the journey of Malaysia as an independent nation and all the trials and tribulations that comes with its fight for independence. The year 2007 brings the celebration to another level where it marks our 50 years of nationhood, hence the Golden Jubilee celebration.The night will kickstart with an all-you-can-eat buffet style dinner featuring mouth-watering Malaysian cuisine. Then guests are ushered into the theatre for a full 2-hour musical sketch entitled "Fifty Blessings" with its storyline cleverly correlating to the night's theme of love to the country.If you're still not thoroughly convinced, think revue with some Malaysian flavour to it for something new.
Details of the event are as follows:Nature of event: Contemporary cum Malaysian traditional musical sketch with buffet-style dinnerDate: 1st of September 2007 (Saturday Week 6)
Venue: Matthews Pavillion (Buffet-style dinner*)Science Theater (Musical skecth)
Time: 5.30pm - Buffet-style dinner*7.00pm - Guests are ushered into the the Science Theatre7.30pm - Musical sketch begins10.00pm - Show ends
Tickets: *Gold - AUD 25*Silver - AUD20Red - AUD10* Gold and Silver ticket holders are paying for the musical sketch + buffet dinner.Red ticket holders are paying for the musical sketch alone which commences at 7.30pmTickets are sold at ticket booths at the Quad from Monday-Thursday (Week 6) and also at the door on the night itself (still at the same prices). Ticket representatives also include all MSO committee members, so you can purchase directly from these representatives if you know them in person.For more details, visit http://www.malamgemamerdeka.com/or contact Din (MSO) at 04 33816566
CANt WAIT!!! *gets excited*