Ahmad talking to the owner of a computer shop in Low Yat Plaza:
Ahmad: Hello uncle, how much ah this com?
Uncle: 2000 dollar. Price very cheap one?
Ahmad: Cheap meh?
Chong talking to his friend, Ali at a bus stop:
Chong: Ali, lu mau naik teksi ka mau naik bas
Ali: Naik bas senang sikit maa..
Aminah talking to her friend Natasha(eurasian)
Aminah: Natasha, you nak drive ke to KLCC
Natasha: Of course, darling
Aminah: Maybe jam lah that area..
Aminah talking to her friend Husnita(Kelantanese)
Aminah: Awak nak belanje saye ke?
Husnita: Tak boleh ke?
Aminah: Boleh je...
Spot it yet? There seems to be an hierarchy in the power of accent; and as the conversations above proved, the most prominent accent is Malay-chinese, the second prominent accent: Malay-english followed by KL-malay and lastly Kelantanese-malay.
It becomes more than enough prove to stir this concoction into a ready to be eaten dish: malays are simply frail, bendable and culturally.....
Racial tolerance doesn't mean we should give up our persona and simply adapt in accordance to our surrounding.
I think it means we should have an understanding of our diverse culture and to unify such values are only possible by understanding them. We could indulge in other people's culture but at the same time, keep a keystone of our own.
In a simpler and more understandable context, this underlying message could be applied in our accents. Speak malay like we do with our family lah, and people should do the same, with a certain understanding of our diverse culture...
What do you think..
It's weird that this is a mild, light purple entry... well, that's life sometimes... light purple..