SUBANG JAYA: Chinese elders prefer not to discuss the country’s controversies, especially the state of the economy during this festive period.
In fact, many senior citizens interviewed by FMT would rather go into the Lunar New Year with peace of mind, stressing that it should be a time to celebrate and spread positive energy instead.
“Why do you want to talk about something negative at a time like this? You told me you wanted to ask me questions on CNY(Chinese New Year); this is not a CNY question,” Kok Mei Sum told this reporter when asked about how the economy is affecting her, this CNY.
Kok’s husband Lim Hsien Loong, a 63 year-old retiree, said that he and his wife worry “enough” the entire year, and prefer to “take a break for a week or two”. “We think about our children who are all newly married, all year round. Every day we worry about how they’re coping financially.
“CNY is the only time where the entire family can be together, and we’d rather be happy and free from worry,” said Lim. Another senior citizen, Lily Chong said that she was “sick and tired” of listening to her friends and colleagues talking about Malaysia’s controversies.
“Enough-lah. Every day I listen to my friends complain.
“We as the elders should be spreading positive energy and good vibes to the younger generation. I just want to spend this CNY with my family in peace,” Chong said.
Source from FMT NEWS