reading kak iza's and marina mahathir's articles today make me want to give my 2 cents. first, let me comment regarding neighbours like in kak iza's article. i was quite surprised with her comment regarding one of her neighbour. i know i am not a good neighbour myself.. but i try hard to be a good one. having a good neighbour can ease us a lot. i mean, like me who frequently travels (more than once in a month), i depend on my neighbours to watch for my house. in my row, there are about 6 malay families and another 6 are occupied by chinese families. let me tell you something.. although there 6 families (including ours), only 2 families maintain good relationship with us.. i dont know why the other 3 treat us like strangers. i mean, i always smile at them, try to be friendly, but it seems that they dont care. i thought that living outside KL ppl are more friendly than those in KL.. but i guess i'm wrong.. or maybe they thought ppl in KL behaves like that.. how wrong they are. like my family house in Bandar Tun Razak, everybody lives happily. although some of them rank higher than my dad in DBKL, still we can have a good chatting when we met once a while.. we even had raya feast for about 3 'lorong' every year. we did pot luck and even enjoy entertainment from children at our 'taman'.. serious! i really cant wait for this raya's celebration. we've been living there about 23 years and we love each other like our own family.. all 'makciks' there treat us like their daughters too.. even there any mishaps happening in our neighbourhood, we keep in touch with each other to give our concern. ya la, Rasulullah even said that the next 40ppl living next to us are family.. ini, just like 6 families in my row but ppl behave like seeing UFO or something.
and the other thing about my row is that, the chinese families next to us are really friendly.. they like to gather outside our lane and have good chit chat.. even if they sees us, they will smile and wave at my son.. huh! shame on you those family.. the two family i mentioned earlier are the only families who maintain good relationship with us.. eventhough sometimes i can't stand my neighbour singing karaoke loudly (the malay sing karaoke but those chinese dont.. malu je kat row tu) but still he's a good man.. and another funny thing about the family that doesnt bother about us is that one of them even work in USM.. can u imagine that?? malu je.. dah le older than me, but does not behave like a true gentleman. chait.. and even their elder children behave badly like 'lepak'ing at infront of the house and i even once caught their daughter sneaking out to ride bike with her boyfriend but still i dont 'tarik muka' in front of them..
sometimes people outside KL are much worse than those in KL.. i mean those who born in KL.. i am proud to be a KLite.. me and hubby both were born in KL, raised in KL but we dont behave like that la ppl.. please respect others.. then others will respect you.. why dont you behave nicely with your neighbours.. maybe one day you'll need their help too.. rite??
sekian, panjang lebar 2cent saya harini.. comment regarding marina m's article will come later