I have been sitting here all day today, on this lovely weekend, lamenting the fact that how the past year or so has not been that great for Malaysians. First we have that few flight incidents, then there was the terrible flood that hit most of the states in the country towards the end of 2014, and have you seen the news recently about that 6.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Sabah?
You know it was especially terrible when that first flight incident happened, in terms of life in the cyberspace. Malaysia and Malaysians were basically condemned up down left and right by almost everyone else in the world, even when most of us have nothing to do with causing the plane to go missing.
The more I entertained these thoughts, the sadder I became. So to counter this sadness, I decided to search for videos where the foreigners have nice things to say about Malaysia. I’m going to share a few of them with you, hopefully you might want to watch them over the weekend, and help boost your pride as a Malaysian.
1. The Fung Brothers
I’m sure those of you who follow the American Youtube community would know who these guys are. If you know Wong Fu then you probably know The Fung Brothers too. They are an American Youtube comedian duo basically.
They were having Malaysian food not in Malaysia, but in a placed called Little Malaysia Restaurant in El Monte, somewhere on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Well, those dishes looked pretty authentic and delicious to me, if only the looks. But they seem to love all those dishes though. That did wonderful things to my Malaysian ego.
They cracked me up with their pronunciation though. Left me in too much tears due to too much laughing! Roti Kanai… Curry Laska… Narnia Pie Tee… LOL! 😀 😀 😀
2. Emmy Made in Japan
Emy is a Japanese lady who currently lives in the United States, and she speaks perfect English. This is the first time I have seen her video. In this video, she got a box of Malaysian snacks from her Malaysian friend and decided to taste and review them.
It is probably a boring video, but I kept watching, because Emy kept saying “Oh wow! This is actually pretty nice!” and “I love it!” and stuff like that. Yay, Malaysian snacks rocks! Malaysia rocks!
Since she loves Malaysian snacks so much, I love her much much too! I have subscribed to her channel to follow more of her adventures.
3. Amanda Muses
I think I’ve seen some of Amanda’s vlogs before, but never really followed her. She is a Canadian who used to be an expat living in Penang but has since returned home. Today I am going to start following her, just because… you see how she was in tears as she talked about leaving Malaysia? Those are genuine tears, so she must love Malaysia. Malaysia is awesome! I love Malaysia too!
And she’s probably a good source of reference if any of you mommies want to see how white people raise their kids while remaining fabulous looking, I think…
4. The Food Ranger
I seriously don’t know who the heck this is. But he is white, and he eats Malaysian street food, and he keeps saying wonderful things about the food. So we’re cool…
Absolutely amazing! I can have this every day! So delicious! … Yes! Malaysian food rocks!
I just realized, it has mostly been about food, hasn’t it? Oh well, we all love food, don’t we? And anyway, it was great seeing so many 老外 lao wai (foreigners) spewing compliments about Malaysia. I am feeling much better already!
Have a great weekend!