"A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, that’s the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
Malaysians share the same taste. It is the same exact taste that Malaysian households have always favoured and grown accustomed to. This taste of homes, although vary, the concoctions and blends are of the same ingredients.
Such are the ingredients that carry the much culturally cultivated Malaysian DNA shaped into one strong identity. Further, this identity has become one significantly recognized entity placing Malaysia on the map with strong economic potential and prominence.
The little things made up for our differences. The little acts of thoughtfulness such as sending a neighbour of a different race a small meal portion as a kind sharing gesture once helped bridge the gap among us. This almost forgotten act that would often be reciprocated with the same courteous act brought us together.
The variety of our delicacies has shown us that our cultural essence and ideals are only further compounded by basically very much the same ingredients. Nevertheless it is always the thoughtful consideration and the deed of always thinking of others that count. This bond far exceeds the spheres of similarities we share in taste and racial relations.
Most importantly, it shows that we care.
And we have cherished this bond by placing trust and sparing lots of consideration for one another to an extent that goes beyond racial, political or religious divides and interests.
Here at zubedy, we make it a point to respect our fellow staff members by restraining from consuming beef and pork, at least within the compound of our office. We hope that this gesture will instil a sense of respect for the differences that make each and every single one of us unique.
Though little, sparing a thought means a lot to others. Here are some tips for things you can do:
- Wish someone’s birthday
- Show gratitude by saying thank you
- Be generous with compliments
- Greet someone with a sincere smile
- Be courteous enough to listen to the people around us
Next time when you are savouring a good Malaysian meal, take some time to think about what goes in the recipe and let’s not forget about the little things that could add value to our lives.