How sometime I fucking hate being in Malaysia

Seated next to a Caucasian on a flight coming back from Kota Kinabalu a while ago
Seated next to a Caucasian on a flight coming back from Kota Kinabalu a while ago

2 things I observed on my recent flight coming back from Kota Kinabalu on Malindo Air.

Let’s start with the most irritating one, seated next aisle, a Caucasian male and a Filipino girl friend/wife/partner.  He left his legs on throughout the flight, even though the curtain closed (for Business Class passengers to feel differentiated from Economy passengers).

I feel, there should be some form of common courtesy preached in the country for Malaysian, as well as foreigners visiting Malaysia or residing in Malaysia.

Some time ago, I had a conversation with some American, Australian as well as French, they told me Malaysian drivers trained and incentivised their bad driving behaviour.  However, I am glad none of them adapted to the bad driving behaviour of Malaysians.  Ok, actually Malaysian drivers are not the worst, just yet.  I have seen Indonesian and Thai drivers, they, from different class all together.

Also recently I was with our clients – consist of French and Japanese, we were attending meetings and interviews together, and I offered to drive them around.  I noticed the people treated us differently, as compares to if it was only me.  You do know that quite often we think very highly of Mat Salleh even though we can do the jobs way many times better than them?

So, the next thing I find really weird on the flight – a mother taking her son on the flight, using a leash.  Ok, I used to have a backpack with an extended leash for Inez too.  But when we were walking together, I generally prefer to hold her hands, than pulling her around.  You now see where I am going with this?

What fuck was wrong with this mother to hold her son’s hand instead of pulling him around like a dog?

Parenting fails?

Something I observed about this boy, he seems rather hyperactive.  I am generally quite careful using this word hyperactive, as in the past, some idiots from the twins schools and day care mentioned hyperactive is on the same level as psychologically impair.  So, you see, this is kind of serious when you termed a kid hyperactive, he or she could be doing things, just because he or she does not know what was going on.

For me, I overcome the twins with holding them tight, talking to their ears, telling them to stop, behave before I put them away in a corner by themselves.  I do not shout nor yell at them in public.  Because it is kind of embarrassing and annoying for me and everyone else around me.

Coming back to managing kids.  Do not use a leash to manage the child, but talk, and guide him or her, not pulling him or her around.  Do you like when being pulled every where?  No right?

I have not been to many countries, but those I have been, I noticed generally Japanese has a way dealing with their kids.  They some how could sit still, quiet in a restaurant.  Unlike the Malaysian kids, noisy, loud and parents need to hire helper to control their kids, or simply get more plates or bowls for the kids to throw around.

Finally, for parents, manager your kids, before they start to manage you in return.

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