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“Love Conquers All” Preview

 


Swifty wrote:

As I sat through the film, I grew increasingly satisfied that the earlier predictions I made in Suanie’s car were correct. This film would be a slice-of-life film, and for me, the film’s biggest appeal was its accurate depiction of Malaysian everyday life. The streetside mamak stalls (Indian restaurants opened for 24 hours), the ‘economical rice’ stall (a 20+ Chinese dishes were displayed for customers to choose for their rice), the guy who would interrupt you in a restaurant to sell you lottery tickets, the pasar malams (the night markets where lots of stalls were set up to sell cheap wares, clothings, food etc.), a Chinese family sitting together watching soap opera, a mom helping her young daughter with her homework.

It was Kuala Lumpur of the 80s, before the advent of mobile phones, computers and Internet, when all distant phone calls were made through public phones, and a young girl would check her mailbox everyday for a letter from a pen pal. Portrayed for what it really is, without being romanticized at all for Movieland.

My review of ‘Love Conquers All’, an independent Malaysian Chinese film by female director Tan Chui Mui that won an award at the Pusan Film Festival. Went to the preview, thanks to Suanie, yesterday. Support local films!

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Racism…

 


[pic says “Europeans Only” on the bench, found in Apartheid Museum]

I have never noticed that there is such a “huge” racial issue back home. I thought most of the people are just accepting the fact. I am not politician, I am not those with tons of passion to spare too. So, I will just be quiet and enjoy my durian when I am in Malaysia.

The relationship of Malay and Chinese in Malaysia is at least not as bad as the relationship between Australian and migrants! At least Malay do not randomly curse Chinese on the street like those xxx australian do! Malay do not scream at Chinese and said, “You fxxxking Chinese go back to China!” I wonder which country has the worse racial issue here. I am a Malaysian. I am not ashamed of being born in Malaysia. I am not saying that the politics is stupid that letting Malay have all different benefits. New generation of Chinese get over the barrier and achieve in their lives. Not sulking there and complains about the statistics!

Malaysian Chinese gets worse treatment in Australia compared to Malaysia?

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Malaysian Middle-Class Chinese Like Shopping and New Condominiums

 


via theStar columnist:

The Bangkok-based cartoonist, whose cartoons have also appeared in Sin Chew Daily, is no stranger to Malaysia. Lat’s books made him interested in Malaysian life.

Stephff finds many similarities between the middle class in Thailand and Malaysia. “In Lat’s cartoons, there are Chinese who like shopping and new condominiums, which is similar in Thailand,” he said in a thick French accent.

In the last 13 years, he has satirised Thailand, politically, culturally and socially. And his recurring themes are nepotism and cronyism.

“This is a Thai-Chinese thing. Whenever you are in power, you have to share it with your family and friends,” he said. “Nepotism and cronyism are not bad in Asia. They make sense. You are supposed to help your family and friends.”

Kinda true…except the condominiums part, I think Malaysian Chinese prefer landed property.

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