I'm Muslim Nu Matter What Skin I'm In And Whatever I Have Been Name To. I Do Respect All Religions.. Peace!

I'm Malaysian, MALAYMUSLIM GIRL. but both my parents are Indonesian. My mum’s was Baweanese (sumthing likes javanese) while my dad is Bugese. Due to my skin colour, I am often mistaken for a Chinese, sabahan or Philippines. I’m happy that I don’t have the typical Malay look but I do get annoyed when people call me Ah Moi or ask me straight up “Are you Chinese? sabahan? Filipinos?” why does it matter? Before I used to answer “Malay” but now I’m trying to consciously answer Malaysian instead. My full name is Sarwendah, its a Sanskrit name and the meaning is beautiful. Since im in a very young age, all my friends even teacher will said that i have a very weird name, its not totally Muslim name. I felt so sad when they said that. I used to blame my dad why he giving me such name, he felt so sad when i asked that question, when i grew up, I felt guilty when i said that to my dad, I realize it doesn't matter what is my name, i still his daughter and i'm proud of it. There’s this incident from primary school that I remember till today. Someone told me that I will be called last during Judgement Day because I don’t have a Muslim name. Of course, I was scared then but now that I’m older, I realize that a name is just a name. It doesn't define you as a good or bad person and there is definitely no such thing as a Muslim name. You can be named Rashid or Ali and still be a Christian. I wish that Malaysia would truly live up to the tourism spin of Malaysia truly Asia. Malaysians to lead whatever their ethnic background. Only ONE NATIONALITY MALAYSIAN. No Malays, No Chinese, No Indians – ONLY MALAYSIANS…. just like ordinary people, I have my own strength even weakness, i do adapt myself to any situation with what i had in myself. Nothing very special things to remember in every year in my life, because for me everyday, every moment, every sec, every minute I've spent my time with my loves one is a special day for me... My loves one was my parent, sibling and my besties... i love them all... why i'm here, just like in every people will answer, seeking new people to talk and to share what we common with.. whatever it is, i'm just me, real, simple and easy to get along with.... share wut u want, and just be what u are....End my story about I'm proud to be a Muslim and I'm not terrorist..hahahah peace!
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3 Responses Nov 27, 2012

i like ur decency.

Thanks for sharing. :)

Great to be a Malaysian,thank you for the post