Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Time has Changed!

I am not sure about 40 or 50 years ago but 30 years is enough to say that our society has very much changed and 30 years is good enough to be the benchmark. Don't complicate life but look around us and ask yourourselves!!

I still remember when I was a little kid (suprisingly I still remember!..kehkeh) me and my friends really enjoyed each day of ramadhan and for sembahyang terawih, not to forget the moreh. I went (sometimes 'we' - me and friends) to a surau alone located about 2 km away from home without the need to be accompanied by my parents. I prefered to go with friends. My perents didn't worry I will be kidnapped, missing or hit by a lorry or a car.

When 1st Shawal came, I think I was the happiest person on earth. I could just knock door-to-door for kueh raya or ketupat or else ask for a 10 cent duit raya (no such thing as 'green angpow' at that time) until my two baju melayu's pockets full with coins. Those houses that gave us 20 cents, we considered them as 'rich people'. That night, we will count the coins. RM6.00 was a lot of money 30 years ago.

I can also remember no such thing as 'open house'. We could just go visit friends without even being invited. Nowadays, don't ever ring other people's bells if you don't know those persons because they might ask 'who are you?'.

R.A.S.H.I.D.I.SAID

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