Saturday, April 16, 2011

LIM: Race And Religion, Please!

Malaysians are obsessed with race and religion.  This is because of the New Economic Policy that practices positive discrimination in favour of Malays.

The NEP comes into all sorts of things from getting a discount on your home to whether you can apply for a government contract. 

As a result, every form you get in Malaysia has a slot for Race and Religion.

When the government asks, I have to fill that bit in, but when cable TV, supermarket, and other companies demand to know I get snippy. 

Many Malaysians also abhor the demands to know your R&R.  My friends tell me they leave those bits blank or cross them out. 

I get creative.

Depending on the mood I am in, I am Celtic, Saxon, Frank, Scots and occasionally Anglo-Viking.

I have been a Wodan worshiper, a devotee of Bastet, but my favourite faith is courtesy of T-man: pedestrian.

In case you're curious, I have also been educated at Wallamaloo, Oxbridge, and Peterhead (a prison near Aberdeen).  

I quite like forms now...


Brian said...

Some times you have to have a little fun and I really got a kick out of your answers!

lupie said...

I am so glad you wrote this!! hehehe!

meowmeowmans said...

Glad to hear you manage to have a little fun with it!

Katnip Lounge said...

Gotta start on alien planets! Martian, Klingon, you know.

Too funny...

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Ellen Whyte said...

Callipygian is one of my fave words! Stegapygian too and I'm trying to get Minipygian to describe those practically invisible bums into the dictionary :-)

Ellen Whyte said...

Oh, that removed comment from a visitor said "My humans would say they are callipygians for religion. If you do not know what that is, please google it! Hee hee heee "

It means having beautifully shaped buttocks and was apparently inspired by the handsome posterior of the goddess Aphrodite.

Old Kitty said...

I'd be tempted to put "Earthling"!

Take care

Cory said...

Love it! Mom will never look at forms the same way again.

Kitikata-san said...

Yes, my humans are ethnically dorks. They may be callipygians, but I am sure I am a furrypygian. It is a good religion.

Debra Taylor said...

It's great to learn people can get so creative when it comes to the insanity of filling out forms.

Thanks for this post! I know one lady who lives in Kuala Limpur (?sp), but she never spoke of this.

For other folks reading this, check out my blog. There are some interesting stories there. I manage a homeless cat colony and a few foster cats.

Kat's Kats said...

Thomas says, "For race mom usually says something like 'no' because she has fibro & stuff. For religion, if she doesn't want to say Episcopalian, she'll say:

Omniquantist - If God is omnipotent and all things are possible then it is possible that all religions are correct simultaneously

since this is what mom believes. She just worships in the denomination that men call Episcopalian.

Më| §zë said...

clicks *like*

Maggie May said...

Thanks so much for the birthday wishes!
Maggie May

~CovertOperations78~ said...

Hahaha! That is too funny! What's that about Anglo-Saxons and Vikings? I thought you were a Giantess!

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

This is so funny! Quite creative for sure!
Hope Au is doing well.