Sunday, August 31, 2008

Malaysia is 51 years old!

Today is Hari Merdeka (Independence day) in Malaysia. Since it falls on a Sunday, Malaysians get to enjoy a day off on Monday as compensation. Note that this practice does not apply to France, a country that claims to enjoy the most vacations in the world.

I don't know if Malaysians elsewhere in France celebrated this event, but certainly not in Brittany. I only know of a Malaysian in Nantes, it doesn't seem that we have a huge community here. So, the only thing I did was declaring to everyone around that Malaysia is celebrating it's 51 years old birthday.

My wish for my country: peace, harmony and equality.

Ps: In case you don't know, it is not appropriate to bake a cake with Malaysian flag on it. Here's the explanation taken from 5xmom's blog.

Friday August 10, 2007

PM’s Dept: Cakes with Jalur Gemilang disrespectful

“Some people think that it is all right to bake cakes with the national flag design on them, but actually, it is inappropriate because later, they will be cut and eaten. The gesture is not appropriate,” a spokesman from the secretariat said today.

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