Sunday, October 20, 2013

The long and narrow lane to an Open and Fair Country

 
I was in town the other day, it was at first cloudy, then heavy rain started to pour.  I couldn't get out of the car when I was near my destination, so I drove to a very narrow back lane of a shop-block.  At first I didn't pay much attention to the surroundings but gradually, as the rain started to subside and after slowing down the windscreen wiper, I began to look around and the view in front of me began to materialize although still quite 'blurry'.  It was to me, a beautiful view.  Suddenly, I felt like painting the scene in front of me and quickly took a few photos to refer to when I get back home. 
This scene is not an uncommon scene here in streets of Malaysia.  Especially when you're near china town. These streets, and lanes, they were a familiar scene in my daily life when I was very young so it is not a surprise that everytime when I am in town, i'm enveloped by a feeling of nostalgia. 
 
When I drove away from that spot, I realized that the lane actually leads to a Chinese school (Confucius Secondary School).  In light of the recent disturbing and sensitive events/issues on religion, race, etc...this scene, is to me, very apt.  A narrow and dark lane, a Chinese school at the other end in the open.   I hope we as Chinese will be strong enough, wise enough and most importantly, calm enough to face the challenges ahead in this country.




3 comments:

pretty day said...

I really like this! Very interesting atmosphere you created.

Unknown said...

Thank you so much pretty day! I'm glad you liked this.

constance wong said...

hmmm...something's wrong with my account...now sure why it appeared as Unknown....