Merging cultures, the beauty in diversity

Merging cultures, the beauty in diversity

Nasi Lemak, please!

“I want four packets ‘nasi lemak’.

More ‘chilli and sambal please’!”

“It’s very, very ‘hot’, boy! Lu boleh tahan chilli? (you can stand the chilli?)”

“Bolih, Mak Cik, no problem!”

Some pick with chopsticks

some with fork and spoon

or better still, with fingers

Oh, a versatile tool at hand,

only that, the food would slip

through my fingers

before they reach my mouth!

A water-color painting by author, many years ago!

Some are good in arts,

some in workman skills,

some have head for figures

some for business and economy.

Over time, with adaptation

and enculturation

leading to a new cultural synthesis

in languages, pronounciations,

fashions, lifestyles, and food.

Such is a beautiful melting pot

of differing elements

each has its own beauty and strengths

that one should respect and be respected.

Quotes:

1. Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization. ~Mahatma Gandhi

2. When everyone is included, everyone wins. ~Jesse Jackson

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Pengabungkan budaya, keindahan dalam kepelbagaian

Saya mahukan empat paket ‘nasi lemak’.
Lebih banyak ‘cili dan sambal tolong’! “
“Ini sangat, sangat ‘panas, Nak! Lu boleh tahan cili? (Kamu tahan cili?)”
“Bolih, Mak Cik, tidak ada masalah!”
Sebilangan memilih dengan sumpit
beberapa dengan garpu dan sudu
atau lebih baik lagi, dengan jari
Oh, alat yang serba boleh di tangan,
hanya itu, makanan akan tergelincir
melalui jari saya
sebelum mereka sampai ke mulut saya!

Ada yang pandai seni,
ada dalam kemahiran pekerja,
ada yang mencari tokoh
beberapa untuk perniagaan dan ekonomi.
Lama kelamaan, dengan penyesuaian
dan enkulturasi
sintesis budaya
dalam bahasa, sebutan,
fesyen, gaya hidup, dan makanan.
Ini adalah periuk lebur yang indah
unsur yang berbeza
masing-masing mempunyai keindahan dan kekuatan tersendiri
Seseorang harus dihormati dan dihormati.

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融合文化,多样性中的美丽

我要四个小包“ nasi lemak”。
“再来个辣椒和桑巴尔吧!”!
“这是非常非常’热’,男孩!Lu boleh tahan辣椒?(你能忍受辣椒吗?)”
“ Bolih,Mak Cik,没问题!”
一些用筷子摘
有些用叉子和勺子
还是用手指更好
哦,手边的多功能工具,
唯一的是,食物会滑落
通过我的手指
在他们到达我的嘴之前!

有些人擅长艺术,
一些工人的技能,
有些人有数字
一些用于商业和经济。
随着时间的流逝,有了适应
和文化
文化综合
用语言,发音,
时尚,生活方式和食物。
这是一个美丽的熔炉
不同元素
每个人都有自己的美丽和长处
一个人应该受到尊重和尊重。

Published by Chen S. P. @ TPTan

Serena Chen @TPTan, Master degree in nursing (Monash) . Serena teaches local and overseas nurses in a stomaltherapy program. She had presented papers internationally. Serena is a member of the ‘Golden Key International Society (Monash). She was an editor of a mental health bulletin and she enjoys pottery works, cartoons, painting and poems. She shares insightful experiences about being a carer for people with mental illness and cancer in this defining society.

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