Yesterday we( my wife and I) met Angie (a school teacher) who greeted me as I was coming out for a walk from the hotel lobby of Selesa Resort. She asked whether we are residence there, but I said no, we are just there for a short working retreat.
After awhile of sharing views, we got to know that Angie actually teachers in Gombak, Selangor but commuted to her school everyday. When I mentioned that its gonna cost her more with the new petrol price hike, she seems not to be bothered. It took her only 20-30mins to reach destination everyday so its not really a problem. She was born and raised in KL, but chose to stay at the Resort because she likes the area and surrounding plus she got a very good deal (in her own word damn cheap) for the apartment. Thats why she said : Not many Malaysian know their country.
Out of the half an hour conversation, we found out that Angie is one of many Malaysians who enjoyed the beauty of the country and what they have decided for themselves, and not the critical group who only find faults all the time. She said when she greeted me, she saw the smile on my face and therefore wants to strike a conversation. Its sure is nice that smiling doesn't cost us anything but gets us new friends.
As long as we learn to appreciate one another and our country always there are always fun in our daily life.
Selesa Resort is about an hour drive from Shah Alam and it is quite good retreat except that they should improve the food and the service more.