There are people who do not realize that yesterday was Malaysia Day — myself included. Although, I did have a feeling that I am forgetting an important date lately. After making sure it was not an anniversary or birthday, I did not bother about it any longer.
Then, I started reading all this birthday wishes on twitter going out to Malaysia. How could I forget something this important? Well, not life or death important but important nonetheless. Thankfully (just for the sake of not feeling such a big arse myself), I am not the only one around me who have forgotten about it.
Strange, isn’t it? Such a significant date — the day Malaysia was “formed” — yet it seems like not everyone gives a shit about it. Well, at least no way near the importance of our Independence Day on 31 August. That is if they even bother about 31/08.
I would like to describe the atmosphere as sad but I think strange is a more accurate feeling.