Malaysia at 49
And I remember too how, 9 years ago, I saw a TIME special issue on "India at 50" and wondered where we would be once we got there. I believe in that same year, TIME also ran a profile on Anwar Ibrahim, pre-reformasi days, and how he was one of Asia's fastest-rising leaders. How times have changed.
And though you, Malaysia, can be really frustrating sometimes, I desire to remain committed to you. I get a little afraid sometimes, wondering if I will be seduced by the riches on this side of the world. But I am heartened, heartened by the example of some who have willingly ventured to your shores, even though they have less kinship with you than I, motivated by the love of God.
Happy Merdeka Day, Malaysia. See you soon (but not too soon! =>)
[Regular blogging may resume soon.]