The DJs over Mix FM asked the question this morning: would you rather live in a country where the sun shines most of the time, and dreary wet Mondays like today happen sometime or in a country like the UK where its dreary, depressing and wet most of the time and the sun shines sometimes.
For me that was the wrong question to ask, and its answer is absolutely misleading. If that country can offer me a 1st world lifestyle with a 1st world quality of life, with world class institutions, a free press and a transparent Parliament, where the purchasing power of the dollar earned is actually worth something, that's definitely what i would prefer even if it came with all the rain and gloom in the world.
Malaysia has a lot of offer its people, and there is still much room for improvement. But life is short and opportunities are limited. What would you do if you could do something, go somewhere where you could dramatically improve your quality of life? Would you say no for the sake of patriotism? What does that mean, really? Is the only way to be patriotic is to stay in Malaysia? Or can you live beyond our borders and still be Malaysian?
Its time to make a move, to improve my life.