Sunday, August 31, 2014

Happy 57th Birthday to you, Malaya.

Fifty seven years ago today, I still remember my dad talking to me about the British leaving the country soon. In school, the day before (I was in standard 3 then), at the school assembly, we sang for the last time, "God Saves The Queen" and the lowering down of the Union Jack, and up went in its place, the new Malaysian flag. For almost three months, we began class by learning how to sing our national anthem, the "Negara Ku".

Fifty seven years ago today, and it seems like only yesterday, that we have come this far in nationhood.


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