It’s August 31st, 2015. It’s Malaysia’s 58th Independence Day. And I thank God for the peace that He has blessed us all with, and to all our past leaders for all that they’ve done and sacrificed for us.
Happy 58th Birthday, Malaysia.
I hang this flag up in my room, right behind my desk (you can see a part of my TV and files in the bottom right). Why? It’s not merely for decoration purposes, if that’s what you’re thinking.
Whenever I wake up, one of the first things I’d see is this flag.
Whenever I’m stressed up with studies or any of the things I’m doing, I’d look at this flag.
Whenever I feel like it’s not worth it, I’d stare at this flag.
And I’ll think…
Yes, Malaysia’s not perfect.
Yes, there might be corruptions all around.
Yes, sometimes I wish things could change for the better.
Yes, there are better countries out there to live in.
Yes, the economy might be bad in Malaysia that it’s better to stay and work here in the States.
But, no matter what, Malaysia’s home.
Malaysia’s always going to be home, at least for me.
Everything that I am now, I owe it to Malaysia. To them.
I owe it to my parents, to my family. I owe it to my teachers and friends. I owe it to MARA. I owe it to everyone I know in Malaysia. And I definitely owe it to Malaysia.
I am who I am because of them, and I want to give something back to the place I call home.
I might not be actively involved in all that happens in Malaysia (all the conferences, the summits, the activities, etc). I may not be conducting nation-wide community projects or volunteering at the United Nations or joining the Perdana Fellowship. As much as I wanted to do so, that’s not who I am. I’m not that kind of person to be involved in big and formal organizations. I’m not good enough to be in those organizations. I still have a lot of things to learn, a lot of things to explore.
But I still want to do my part, however small it may be. I still want to be a part in helping Malaysia to become a better place, for everyone.
This is the reason for Project #Radiance21.
I want to be a part of someone’s journey to success. I want to help a deserving student chase their dreams. Education does not come free, and it’s definitely not easy to pay for college when it’s super competitive to secure a loan or a scholarship.
Help me raise some money to be converted as a scholarship on SkolaFund. All the money raised will be matched by mother & donated to SkolaFund to be used as a scholarship. Interested applicants can apply for the scholarship, and one deserving student will be able to use the money to pay for their tuition fees.
More information on #Radiance21 can be found here. Please do spread the words out to your friends and family, and do donate some money to help a student in need.
Join me and be a part of a student’s journey to success. To donate, visit the fundraising page here. Thank you in advance, and may God bless you for all that you do.
Until next time, happy Independence Day Malaysia, and stay awesome