Saturday, September 12, 2009
As I See It: Are We Moving Onwards or Backwards?
I was driving back to Kota Marudu at 8:15 this morning smoothly up till I reached the bumpy stretch along Ulu Kukut up to Langkon...The condition of the poorly sealed road reminded me of the few comments posted on SAM's blog few months back.The truth is out day...Then exactly today I witnessed the actual condition of the stretch...The similar condition like 10 something years ago...Nothing has changed much...I could only see few spots where effort is being put to improve the condition...Is it a genuine initiative?...Or simply to ease the tension among the "rakyat" with regard of their complains upon the road condition...Frankly...I could say that it is the old same "trick" - which implying that "something" is moving "backwards"..you guys out there might know of what I mean about...I dropped by at Kota Marudu town to have few words with my old buddy, Mr.Junicks Dangus at his DMW branch office before I procedeed my journey back to my "kampong", that is Longob...Well the condition of the road from Kg. Masolog to Longob is to some extent is satisfactorily sealed...After years being sidelined due to the discrepancy of political beliefs...ha...ha..That's the very typical of our"bumis" mindset... Then again when I was having my early lunch at one of the food outlets in Kota Marudu town which is belong to a Chinese proprietor), I saw a lady and a tiny boy(probably by the age of 5 or 6 year-old) peeling off the garlics behind the outlets wet kitchen - sadly...the boy was wearing extremely untidy shirt - and I really confirmed that the boy is our "bumi".My heart was really touched - wandering whether he is doing that job at full time basis because of poverty or out of the ignorance of his custodian...What a pity...So, are we moving onwards or backwards? Carl, Kg.Longob P/S I met Mr.Jasing at the place where I was having my lunch - He congratulated our blog..."Bule tahan SAM.." A compliment to all of us here in SAM.