Friday, 3 September 2010

FuFu Malaysia Project - Malaysia Needs Everyone




FuFu Malaysia Project
24th August - 16th September 2010 | Episode 6


FuFu Malaysia Project - Episode 6 : Malaysia Needs Everyone

Most of you must be curious why i didn't go back to Japan for my master degree. Well, i actually was fascinated with German's sustainable development during my previous trip in Europe 3 years ago so i decided to pursue a master's degree in Urban Agglomerations in Frankfurt, Germany. To be able totally reaping the benefits, i am glad that i made the correct decision taking up this course in Germany and now i am here in another sustainable city Curitiba, Brazil, doing my exchange semester, leading my advanced tertiary education to a successful completion in part of my life. The course offers me the correct type of environment to better understand the sustainable development and gradually enhance my knowledge and develop my future career.

Having coursemates from all over the world, I have the opportunities to broaden my international perspective and learn from completely new and different educational background people. This reminds me of my working life in Singapore as an assistant Civil Engineer right after my round-the-world trip. My ex-company was a multi-national Japanese Construction company, in-charging the reclamation project of Pasir Panjang Terminal. We were working with Hyundai (Korea) and local Singaporean construction companies for the huge project.



Under me were workers from Thailand, Pakistan, Bangladesh and India. One very important thing i have ever learned is we can't live without anyone. Even though we have architects doing the designs, engineers precisely checking the calculation, managers evaluating the plans and once the project had been approved, we still need skillful foreign labours to get it constructed, of course under our supervision.

Apart of these groups of people, we still need safety officers to ensure all the safety precautions had done properly, good and supportive team from administration department and staff who cater our meals everyday so we would have energy to work productively. Seriously, no matter how different our status are, how much we earn, how intelligent we are, how capable and diligent we are, we still can't survive without anyone.

Everyone has his or her own special role to play. I couldn't do the design yet because i was still new. I couldn't do the welding jobs, and the workers are skillful enough to do every little single stuff though they are not educated. The safety officers knew everything about the consequences of all accidents and able to act fast, handle and solve the problems. The administration department did all the paper works for me nicely. What was my role then? I was the mediator between my boss and workers. Well basically i was supervising and making sure the construction work was being properly done.

I worked almost 12 hours a day with my Thai and Indian workers. Our relationship was beyond engineer and labours. My superior told me to keep a distance with them, but i still have have own stand! They are human beings too. We worked together. They knew i love Thai food, so they always invited me to join them for lunch. Though they only earned nearly 30% of what i received every month, they never fail to cook more, just for me. They taught me Thai too. When someone like you, they would prefer you to know them well. To know them well is to speak the language and communicate in the same language. My boss was impressed because i know all my 80 over workers well. I even knew their names and also characters.

So i speak a little bit of Thai. Some of them were really sad because i would be leaving the company soon. Frankly, i do miss them once a while. There's a reason for everyone to come to this world. We have our own specific role to play in this big arena. Not only doctors, lawyers, engineers, businessmen, investors, we still need policemen, teachers, nurse, postmen, and definitely we can't exclude the existance of mechanic, scavenger, maid, etc.



After going to Germany, i have been attending lectures related to urban planning. Likewise, to design and build a city, not only the design from architects, we need engineers from different professions such as traffic, water and sewage, landscape, environment, geology, management as well as the intervention with socialists, urban planners, investors and the representatives from the municipal and federal government, etc. To have all these people working together with, only can we collect different perspectives and experiences from their own related fields to plan a city that would be integrated with everything well for everyone.

Malaysia has reached a stage where our society has made progress that can be described as nearly excellent. We have almost everything such as the world's tallest and beautiful twin towers, renowned international airport, steady economy, as well as a strong multi-racial society that supposed to live together happily. We have five main races, Malays, Chinese, Indians (mainly in the peninsular ) and also Iban and Kadazan (Sabah and Sarawak). What should we do further?

You need someone. Somebody needs someone, but Malaysia needs everyone. We all should be integrated as one team. United we eat, divide we slim. Stop letting our elites and scholars flowing out the country. We should review the strategy and start reinvest on our own people. Unconditionally loves and supports will make them contribute more to the country without asking any return, just like what Tunku Abdual Rahman, Mr. Tan Cheng Lock and Tun Sambanttan had done for Malaysia 53 years ago. Working together we can improve the current chaotic situation. Like what i have learned from my master course, going through all problems with the knowledge and experiences everyone has, only can we develop an ideal piece of land for all.

p.s. : The 14 pointed star symbolises the unity of the 13 states and the federal government.



富富默迪卡行動 - 馬來西亞需要大家

你們一定想知道爲什麽我會選擇德國
日本那麽好爲什麽不回去繼續深造呢
原因就是我曾經去過德國背包旅行咯
當時的我很喜歡德國獨特的城市規劃
所以就嘗試申請了幾間出名的大學院
竟然給我申請到然後就去了法蘭克福
同學們都是世界各國不同教育背景的
很高興可以跟他們一起上課討論課題
他們不一樣的角度讓我學了很多事物
這讓我回想我兩年前在新加坡的工作

跟一班日本及韓國的工程師與建築師
他們真的非常能幹做事又認真又準確
還向非凡的精英看齊努力吸收其精華
還跟泰國印度孟加拉等外勞一起工作
在外勞的身上我也學會到他們的智慧
雖他們沒有受過什麽教育工資也不高
身份地位很渺小但還是很重要的角色
而且他們非常能幹什麽都難不倒他們
如果我們的工程沒了他們就做不成了

這個工作環境我學到分工合作的精神
大家都有各自的角色我們需要大家的
在這社會裏我們需要醫生律師生意人
我們也要護士警察郵差老師公務人員
更加不可以缺少清道夫以及建築工人
沒有了大家我們就無法維持一個國家
就好像我在德國學習城市規劃的時候
城市規劃需要建築師土木工程師以外
交通水道土地利用土質地理環境之外
我們還需要社會福利當地官員及政府
集合大家一起來計劃規劃討論及檢討
少了一個成員都不可以完成整個計劃
通過大家全方面廣闊視野及寶貴經驗
我們才可研製出一個刮目相看的城市
和睦共處環境舒適居住宜人的安樂窩
各有千秋顯出大家獨特優美的大都市

我們現在的馬來西亞什麽都已經有了
世界最高雙峰塔國際機場多元化國家
記得人類是群體動物我們要團結一致
無論角色有多麽小我們都要扮演下去
不可以那麽快就放棄我們那一份精神
你需要他他需要她馬來西亞需要大家
一個人計短兩個人計長三個人計將來
更何況我們有各種族優良的人才精英
要懂得如何善用我們培養出來的棟梁
一砖一瓦慢慢地把起我們的家園改善
大家要結合起來把家園邁向新的一樓

62 comments:

单身汉 said...

國慶日已經過了, 愛國宣言還在繼續? 為了16/09/2010?

fufu said...

单身汉 : 對呀 916是馬來西亞日 :)

ladyviral said...

I like the 4th picture :P Passport as proof! haha!

[SK] said...

haha, so you're gonna have this Merdeka Project till when.. coming 16th September is Malaysia Day woh, going to have another Malaysia Project then?? :)

fufu said...

ladyviral : hahaha yeah nice idea right? lol

SK : guess i gotta change the title to Malaysia Project :) hahahaha i still have 3 more to go!

Lily Riani said...

wayto to go fufu!

fufu said...

Lily Riani : hahaha not that far away too... speed up!!

Caroline Ng May Ling said...

NICE! okie this will be till 16th right? yea shud change it to Malaysia Project instead . hehe

fufu said...

Caroline Ng May Ling : yeah it's malaysia project now :) hahaha

垃圾魚-stacey said...

fufu so geng....can remember all ur worker name...

JIPP said...

Hi fufu. All that you said, or rather, wrote, about the construction team needing each other is so so true. I'm in construction too so those scenarios seem to be all so familiar to me. And just like u, I got warned by my superiors to keep a distance from the workers but I never agreed to that. For me, we are all human beings and the only difference is that we probably a bit 'luckier' than they are. Oh well, thanks for sharing this. I really wanna write more but I might need a whole blogpost to write everything. This is so interesting to me. :-)

fufu said...

垃圾魚-stacey : yeah i treated them as my friends ya :)


JIPP : yeah finally there's a blogger here who understand me...at least this post!! hahaha :) give me five ya =p yeah i treated everyone as friends...i know i should not do so...because of the office politics but my workers were all innocent people... lol

levian said...

it is so impressive that you can remember all your 80 over workers, together with their characters! we can clearly see that you put it much effort into building a relationship with them. keep up the good work! :)

海市蜃樓 said...

死囖,完全我脫節咗。點解無端端有個916馬來西亞日?幾時宣佈架?點解揀9月16號?

Akira 思胜 said...

Wow, so many Malaysia Project from you! Really patriotic! :)

Che-Cheh said...

Wisely said. :)

Ayie said...

keep going fufu!

Nick尼克仔 said...

大佬大佬~
让你开心一下下~
我很久很久很久很久没有留言了~
这次过后我会尽量一直来这里留言~
看过了这样多你的爱国文章
就看得出你真的很爱这国家
其实我也很喜欢这国家的
我也很想学你这样
不理会道德这个国家给过我什么
默默付出
让这个国家蓬勃发展
但是或许我不像你
周游列国体验过那种离乡别井的感觉
所以我对我们国家的感觉
没有你这样的浓烈
可能日后我有机会出国
才慢慢会像大佬你这样
强烈的喜欢马来西亚
这个国家呢
地杰人灵五谷丰收
但是就是少了团结这东西
每个种族都要把权力紧握
却不知道什么是团结
如果这个时候
有外面的国家打过来
我看我们应该也不能抵御咯
就只能白白等死。
真的希望每个人都能像大佬你这样
爱国而且主张和平
这样马来西亚就会是一个
你我他完美的家园。

Xjion89 said...

fufu bro, u r rite! She needs every1.
and u look like u ~~ actually^^
u r urself, u hv ur own identity~~
Lam Ching Fu from Malaysia~~

said...

fufu very yeng chai :)

dong ho said...

i should teach you tagalog. hahaha...

fufu said...

levian : yep, i remember all of my workers... because we worked together for almost 12hrs a day :) hihihi :) really miss them all...


海市蜃樓 : 916是沙撈越+沙巴加入馬來亞的日子... 你應該留意報紙...應該會有相關新聞的


Akira 思胜 : yalah... because i love my country mah... hehehe :)

fufu said...

Che-Cheh : yeah thanks :) hihihi


Ayie : yeah thanks i will keep going ayie!


Nick尼克仔 : 對呀非常開心
終于看到你的留言了
看來我今晚睡不着了...haha
對呀 周遊列國之後真的會想念家園
真的很孤立你們有機會就到處走走
體驗一下國外的風土人情
那樣就知道我們國家的好與坏
然後作出改善 馬來西亞一定會更好
我不知道我們可不可以抵抗我們的家園
但是國家與國家的戰爭一定不會發生
我最怕是我們自己發生内戰
所以哦 我們要團結在一起
不要再搞什麽分裂了
那些領袖都是沒用腦的
一直要權利而忘記了人民的福利
我們就要期待一個能幹的領袖來代替
希望我們的家園可以重整
再次的出發 邁向高峰!
記得不要放棄哦 :)
還有就是要常來留言哦 :)

fufu said...

Xjion89 : yeah i am lam ching fu or fufu :) no worry i will always be myself...


L² : of course... always very yeng one lah...now only you know?


dong ho : hahaha good, you have to! if there's a chance =p

rainfield61 said...

Kami anak Malaysia..

fufu said...

rainfield61 : yeah kita semua anak malaysia :)

Chris said...

哇~ 你越来越帅咯~ ;)

fufu said...

Chris : 哪裏有...上鏡罷了... lol

bluecloud said...

everyone will have their own role,their own professional, their own skills in their own field...
that's y we need cooperation, need socialize to live better in this world....
sometime the people with the low education, u will learn something from them through conversation...
they didnt have a cert but they have the experience we didnt have at all....

fufu said...

bluecloud : exactly :) we cant live without anyone ya :) really wish the government knows this!!! and everyone of us wont give up contributing also XD

London Caller said...

You should have come to London to do your Urban Planning at University College London (World rank No 4 in 2009).

I did my MSc in Urban Regeneration there in 2007. Prof Peter Hall is very famous in Urban Planning at UCL.

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/Rankings2009-Top200.html

UM ranked 180th in 2009!!! Alamak...
Thanks to quota system lah.

fufu said...

London Caller : hahaha london is very expensive lah... i also wanna go but >< anyway anyway, germany also not bad...at least i am enjoying my life here in brazil now...hohohoho

Sasa said...

好一篇《Malaysia Needs Everyone》
Without you,and others
we can't do everything
but sometimes when we try to change something to be new,
sure "someone" will not allow us...

馬來西亞真的需要大家一起來創造一個新天地
但願明天的馬來西亞會更好
而不是好多對個種族歧視的新聞
真的叫各種族難受
希望一個馬來西亞
真的能夠做到正真的意思

micki said...

I like your self portrait which can see differnt roles of you! Way to go and 加 油, 加 油!

Life for Beginners said...

Hmm. I've certainly never seen the Malaysian passport popping out in such a provocative location. ;)

Agnes Valerie said...

support ur project

Recently i mix with a few thai frens.. and learned a few thai words and thai food from them. It;s really interesting to mix with diff ppl from diff culture and races.

Racism is a huge disaster that can ruin the country. Hopefully there will be more tolerance and understanding between diff races in Malaysia and also less problem-makers stirring up racist issue. I still love malaysia a lot because it's the place where I had grown up

edward said...

你还记得大红花的形状吗?五瓣叶子+一条心!

猪公主 said...

nice fufu msia project !!! *thumbs up* interesting ~

嘻!而且还附上很多“有照型”的照片哦!!

三吉 said...

不管哪一张。。你都很上镜好看。。

Rafael Lam said...

Hey FuFu you have clear mind and intelligence!
Do you want to be president or prime minister of Malaysia in the future?

London Caller said...

London is not the most expensive city in the world.
It's Tokyo.
Now, Yen is so expensive...

云之站 said...

真的可以1Malaysia吗?

请原谅我有这怀疑想法。

我同意你的说法,Malaysia Needs Everyone, 但是我们的政府还是会偏帮和他们同肤色的人。
大学生的选科分配问题,华裔每年都好像有这样的问题。
到最后,还是流失去国外。。

keeyit said...

wow.. you so stylish

Vincent Cho said...

最重要还是大家的理念一致,不然还是很难达成共识。

vialentino said...

wa...like the first one...sorry for my late reply...busy with work...

shloke said...

Hey fu, I do agree with you 100% - we need everyone on board working together to build and reform this country.

"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'" - Martin Luther King

Proud of fu when you mention these words --> Everyone is important regardless of culture, gender, race, social class or religious beliefs. I have the same belief.

冒牌周武王ΨomsΨ said...

cool man!

fufu said...

Sasa : 對呀 希望這一些種族事件不會發生就好了 :) 讓我們一起把我們的家園搞好吧 =p united we eat, divided we slim!!! we gotta stay together and move forward, no one could block the way!


micki : thanks :) wish you would enjoy reading ya :)


Life for Beginners : hahaha am i very creative? well i also didnt know why i would put my passport there... lol

fufu said...

Agnes Valerie : yeah you are right! we gotta work together with others so we could go further, otherwise we would only fall back ><


edward : 記得呀...但是不是全部人都記得 >< 悲哀...


猪公主 : hahaha 希望在視覺上你們可以看到我要表達的意思咯 :)

fufu said...

三吉 : 對呀 我就是很上鏡的說 haha


Rafael Lam : hahhaa i am still way behind to be a leader... thanks for your compliment though... hahaha


London Caller : oh really? lucky i have friends staying there... so dont need to pay for accommodation in the future... hahaha :) ops i have Yen also!

fufu said...

云之站 : hahhaa 一定可以的...只要我們不放棄的話...一定會守得云開見明月的 :) 要堅持哦 :)


keeyit : hahaha just photogenic and have a little sense of fashion :)


Vincent Cho : 對呀 只不過有一些人在背後做壞事 ><

fufu said...

vialentino : it's alright...just come back when you have time ok?


shloke : yeah give me five!!! we need more people like you who agree with me, so we can all reform the country and move her to higher level...we gotta be king martin luther too!


冒牌周武王ΨomsΨ : haha thanks :)

MKL said...

Wow, you even learned Thai? You're seriously admirable and the things you write are something many people should read and abide to.

fufu said...

MKL : yeah i still can speak Thai now :) though very broken one! anyway glad to hear that my articles are worth to read... hihihi :) all are my own stories and thinking :)

foongpc said...

I agree everyone needs someone and Malaysia can only succeed if everyone is united as one.

San said...

謝謝你的留言,
大大很帥喔,
大大是model嗎?
把衣服都穿等很好看!

fufu said...

foongpc : good! "Malaysia can only succeed if everyone is united as one."


San : 誰是大大??
hahaha 那個是我...ok?
不是什麽model...我上鏡罷了

Matt said...

Fufu - with your passion and attitude, you're gonna go far in life. I love your approach to life and your down to earth personality.

fufu said...

Matt : hihihi thanks matt! i am not sure if i could go farther than what supposed to be, i will do my best :)

Harumi said...

So this time it's a lesson on different careers and fields. =D What you say is quite true, and it's a pity nowadays that most people seem to forget these morals.

fufu said...

Harumi : yes...sad ya! not only in malaysia but the whole world >< we should get the people back to this morals and start treasuring the stuff we have around us :)

ardee sean said...

such a nice post... ;)