Last week, I went back to Jitra,Kedah for my cousin's wedding. We receive the invitation a week earlier, but it left me and my dad feeling...perplexed. Apparently, her dad was somebody in politic stuff, so he got a lot of acquaintances with title "Datuk" . Meaning his mates from politics party he joined.
The invitation stated that the event started on 12.00 pm to only 3.00pm. As they held the event in a hall, they need to clear it up early as to prepare for the night event(talking about discrimination), involving only those "Datuk"s . Simply prove that the night event will have a better feast compare to "public" event that held on the afternoon.
Somehow, I felt that this is wrong. The time limit given was so short, guest hardly able to meet the couple, and it seems like he prioritize his politics mates over his own relative eventhough what is more important, who he blood-related with are, his relatives, not those "Datuk" . There are even relative that took care of her daughter that married that day when she was still a kid, but still had to attend the 3-hours short "public" event. No sort of appreciation offered.
What I'm trying to say, we want to have a grand event for our daughter's wedding. we want to make a feast for our politics friends, for the "Datuk" and all, but we forgot about the most important thing, our blood-related relatives. They are the one that mean most for us. They are the one that support us when we got into any trouble.
This kind of stuff can be avoid by having the "public" event and the "personal" event on a separate day. So, the quest for "public" event like us the relatives, wont have to like, rush throughout the event. We will have enough time to eat and to meet with the couple. So, nobody is left out this way.
The same goes to my previous comic strip. Why I put up that kind of post? Because the restaurant that I mention was so great with its wonderful interior design, yet the quality of the product it offer, which is the food and drinks, was not on par with its design.
In my case, how can somebody be so stupid to use a very small straw for ice blended? Obviously the ice will stuck half-way through in the straw. Even at pasar malam (night market), they smart enough to use a big, slurpee-like straw. They use 1000 watt blender, yet the ice didnt crush properly. Its like, they didn't do it properly, for the sake of business. Its like they come, open a shop, spend capital for hundred thousands ringgit, just to play around.
This what happen when we overlook the important aspect over a trivial one. What determine a restaurant quality is their product, which is the food and drinks, not the chandelier and whatsoever. How can we improve, or excel in business if we can take care such an important aspect.
Same goes to studies, it doesnt matter what university your in, what count is the courses that you take because that will pave your future and its direction. Doesnt matter whether its matriculation or diploma, or degree, government educational institute or private one, doesnt matter which is superior to the other, because what matter is the course that you take must co-related to your interest as it will determine your job in the future.