Friday, 31 May 2013

She's Chindian Kot

By Chindian, it means a person of both Chinese and Indian ancestry.

That's what a new girl in the IT department told her colleague. I was looking for someone in the IT department and only the new girl was around. She told her colleague that someone came looking for her. She thinks the lady is a Chindian in the Finance department. Her colleague rightly guessed it was ME! Ahahaha Adoi.

There was one time, I was talking to the office tower guard while waiting for the lift and he remarked about how well I talk in Malay. Mind you, I was wearing a baju kurung that day. My answer : "of course I talk well in Malay. I am Malay" Double adoi.
When nosy people ask about me having only one child, I've heard remark about how "unMalay" of me to have one child. What's that suppose to mean, darling? Malays breed like rabbits? Don't generalise. I have a Chinese friend with 5 kids, you know. 

Also, if you say I'm very different from other Malays - what's that supposed to mean? A compliment to me? An insult to me as a Malay? I've also been accused of being "unMalay" by Malays. WTH?

No, this is not a racial post.

It's just that I feel that sometimes we do compartmentalise people into categories and stereotypes. Don't.

34 comments:

  1. aiyoh, why so many posts today huh?? so "unLina" lah.. hahaha!! :p

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    1. Ha! See! Compartmentalise! LOL

      I just want to stir things a bit here. Haha ;-)

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  2. true lah, it's actually rude to compartmentalise people into categories and stereotypes, but some may not intend to offend lah, no worth to be angry at those lah, life has too many more important things for us to bother.. :)

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    1. I still feel we ALL should do away with "that Chinese" "this Malay" "the Indian" "that Iban" "the Benggali" and such.

      We talk about discrimination yet sometimes unknowingly we do that too. It is not uncommon to hear ppl uttering "Malay... Normal la" or "Cina, macam tu la".

      Why?

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    2. I might sound very tight up about this but seriously in this day & age, using ignorance as a reason just doesn't cut it.

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    3. yes, when i see those that still raise up racial issues, i get very annoyed and frustrated.. it's already 2013 and i don't understand why those people are still kolot thinking.. tsk tsk tsk~~ we are all MALAYSIAN lah, no race!!

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  3. UnMalay...hahaha At least got something amuse me today.

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  4. No matter you are Malay or Chinese or Indian or others, people always love to ask many questions...

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  5. Some can be annoying....just ignored them and continue to enjoy your weekends...

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    1. It's not about me alone.

      This is just a post to remind ourselves, everbody to stop stereotyping. I'm just using myself as an example. ;-)

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  6. If you asked me, I would say you're mamak..or Malay-Indian like the old man M! LOL!!!

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  7. I learn a new word, 'Chindian'. Is it a bad word?

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  8. Nice new word!!! Some of my friend is Chindian!!! =]

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    1. We are Malasysian. Chinese, Indian, Chindian... makes no difference. :)

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  9. Lol I think u been influence by thambee n Annay
    So Indian blood getting into u
    Just tell them u know I always practice malam jumaat
    I m truly Malay lol

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    1. Malam Jumaat thingy is very Malay? Now, that's stereotyping also! LOL

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    2. Phiak this Kuku Bird's head!!!! Dok! Dok!

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  10. oh, that happens..but don't worry. As long as you are one true Malay lady, that's great !

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    1. I am a true Malaysian lady. Period.

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  11. Proud to be pure Malaysian, Sis... Made In Malaysia... Doesnt matter if we r Malay, Chinese, Indian, Iban or Kadazan, our blood is still the same colour, right? ;D Chill Sis... Juz ignore those kepochis... ;)

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    1. I can ignore.

      But do we ignore this for everyone?

      When are we becoming a Malaysia like that?

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  12. One child enough la....even with one child already hard enough to take care. Well it's up to each family whther they want many kids or one kid. I also have chinese friend with 4-5 kids asking me to have another one. Adui think so easy ka?

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    1. I agree Meow.

      Raising a child or more is so easy for them ke that simply can tell people like that?

      ANd for those who can't, these people never stop to think how they might hurt someone's feeling ah? :(

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    2. During the weeks before the GE13 I met a fellow retired man who jaga the pondok with me. He has 4 school going children and he grumbled & complained so much about raising them - time & money gone!!! He concluded that he was stupid and foolish to think having more children is good. Time has changed.

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    3. With the cost of living so high, it's hard to have a big family now. Furthermore it's not just about providing food n shelter, it's about having the time to raise them properly too... Instead of relegating the responsibilities to say... nannies, maids or day are centres. :(

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  13. OMG! That lady has squinted eyes or colour blind!!! Which part of Lina is Chindian, I am curious???

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    1. I always thought you looked like Malay mixed with Eurasian or Chinese la. Chindian??? Bwahahahahahaha

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    2. So in a way, I'm a face of a Malaysian. Byk mix like that. ;-)

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  14. I agree that you are modern in many ways but there is nothing wrong any where. As long as you are happy, healthy and that's your life lah. We often enjoyed your jokes sometimes!

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    1. Being modern doesn't mean a person is less Malay or Chinese or Indian or Kadazan or Iban. ;-)

      Sometimes it irks me that people question my Malayness as they judged at how I dressed. :|

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