“A Butterfly in Malaysia”
Distant countries have a certain intrigue about them and Malaysia is a good example.
While journeying over this spacious land I had the good fortune of meeting a Lady
who insists I call her Butterfly to remind her of a long time friend from Canada.
She has a story to tell but let us learn a bit about Malaysia.
Malaysia is a thirteen state and three federal territories monarchy in southeast Asia.
It is separated by the South China Sea, Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo. It
shares borders with Brunei,Thailand and Indonesia and ocean borders with Vietnam,
Singapore and the Philippines.
The population of 27.5 million has their capital in Kuala Lumpur while the government is
run from Putrajaya. Since its independence in 1957 the Malayan kingdoms merged with Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore to what is Malaysia today. Singapore was expelled from
this union in 1965.
This country has one of the best economic growth records at 6.5 % per year for the
past 50 years! The economy is stabilized on its natural resources but is highly successful
in science, medical, commerce and tourism. Their motto “Unity Is Our Strength” holds
Butterfly confessed that she was worried about her Canadian friend who was undergoing his
last blood transfusion and chemo treatment. He was so weak and had no family to be with
him! Good thing there are people like Butterfly to Brighten Our Lives!
“My children are still staying with me and none married yet. The third son was in the police academy for two months then his training was terminated when they discovered he had heart problems. My second son was teaching at a secondary school on a contract since he hasn’t
earned his credentials yet Recently all the temporary teachers were laid off by the ministry and he was laid off with a promise that his contract would “some day” be renewed.
My eldest son is driving his truck doing odd jobs when he can while studying at a local university. My daughter has a degree in pharmacy but is not working yet. It’s very hard to get a place in the local university and I can’t afford to send her overseas to further her education.
I am worried about my children’s future!”
“My salary as a Head Mistress is not as much as the teachers in the USA but I’m so thankful
to God to have this job and my health and a husband who works in a blood bank at a local hospital and my family under one roof at our HOME in Malaysia. I retire in 2014 at the age