Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Working with sacrifices


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WARNING
A long and boring entry

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Hey bloggers and readers!


Today is a good sunny day. Unlike any other days, its always raining, damp and sad. But, there is also bad things in every day. For example, this morning I heard, one custom officer, let me just quote it for you guys, it's easier to understand. "Bangang gila kau tengok? Lari ke belakang, pastu bas jalan ke depan, lari ke depan pulak kejar bus. Bodoh betul." And they start to laugh. Oh, want me to translate that for you? Its like, why all this fella so stupid, running here and there for buses. Very stupid. Something like that. Here's a thing man, if you are not experiencing the same experience as they do, don't you ever judge. Do you even know why they were acting that way? Running for buses and all? You should, at least put on their shoes and start walking as they do. Once you feel the pain, the sacrifices that they make everyday, then you will stop talking bullshit about them. People judge so quickly. Judging people is nowadays trend. As if, we can't survive a day without criticism and judging people. That's a real laughing material. People who judge people should be laughed at.

Working in Singapore for Malaysians really worth the sacrifices. Because, it's times three the money you earn there back in Malaysia. When a person tell you they work in Singapore, surely your first impression will be, "Best la kau. Kaya. Darab 3 kot duit!", "Bila nak belanja aku? Kerja Singapore kot! Kaya!", "Orang Singapore weh! Jom lah belanja" and the treat and rich part will go on and on and on. Lots of them out there only know the cash that they earn. Not the hardwork and sacrifices made to earn that.

Here, let me just share a bit of the sacrifices made by Malaysians who work in Singapore to earn a living. Let us call them, superhuman.

They wake up every morning before everyone else does. While you are still in deep sleep, while some young fellas are at clubbing enjoying themselves, while some 'merempit', while some cycle with that weird bicycle across the road, while some are dancing etc. As early as 4AM, some even wake up as early as 2.30AM (to beat the traffic) just to get ready for work. They cook at home to bring along with them to work in the morning just to save money for family and their living. They make breakfast for family members before they even go out to work that morning. Taking bus towards JB Customs. Walk all the way to customs officer to clear passport checking. 

Malaysia Customs, morning and evening after work.
(credit; google.com)

Google it. A lots of terrifying images of heavy traffic between JB and SG.

Walk again downstairs, again taking bus towards SG Customs. This is where buses are like hot stuff where people will start running for 'em. At times where the traffic is heavy, this superhumans will start walking to SG Customs. It's 2KM walk from JB Customs to SG Customs. Probably with normal speed of walking will take you around, 20 min or so. Upon arrival (macam naik flight!), they will again, need to queue for clearing passport with SG Customs. Another crazy moment. After all of this, some will walk all the way outside to take bus, some will just go down and take bus from there. Let see, the whole process for this will take you at least 30 mins to clear. Yes, provided there is not traffic in between the process. This whole process can take you up to 2 hours if you get caught in traffic in between of the process.

Social life? None. All superhumans work in different working hours. Example, 7AM - 3PM, 7AM - 4PM, 8:30AM - 5:30PM, 9AM - 6:30PM and so on. Do you think, when this superhumans return from work after 5PM, they will have time to have social life like you all do? I don't think so. Let say, they knock off at 5PM, from workplace to customs will take about, let say, an hour? Will reach SG Customs at 6PM. And you know what happen at 6PM? Yeah, heavy traffic. Likely 2 hours to clear everything and reach JB. Reach at 8PM. From there to home? Do you really think they live nearby like your neighbour house near like that? I give you one, that I know, the furthest; Simpang Renggam. Yes, they do travel everyday to earn a living in Singapore. What time do they sleep? What time do they need to wake up every morning? You do the calculations. Just imagine those with family getting through all of this just to support their family members? Its so sad to see older lady, in their 50s go through all this. Why aunty why? You should be at home, rest and let your children do all the hardwork now. But again, I can't judge. Aunty must have her own reason. Ganbatte aunty! Show them that you still have the strength to travel across border everyday to earn a living! Show 'em no mercy! (tetiba)

Come on, obviously they were running for buses because they don't want to be late for work and they want to escape the heavy traffic later that hour. You work there (at custom office) no traffic to escape easy to say and laugh lah. Wth man, wth. 

And so, the sacrifices list goes on and on. I told ya I will just share a bit of the sacrifices. If I ever share the whole list, this entry will go on and on and eventually, no one will read it cause its long and have a annoying grammar to handle.

I don't want to flame anyone on this matters, just that, before you spurt any words out of your mouth, just pause and think for a sec. Why they do that? Why they do this. Live in harmony is not hard. Just that for some people, they keep on finding a way to talk shit and throw away the chances to live in harmony. Oh gosh! I wrote to much. Guys, I do the writing, you do the thinking ya? Just my two cent.


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