WR 121: TR 1:00 p.m.
May 14, 2013.
City or Town?
“Riza, we are planning to move to Kuala Lumpur.”
As soon as my mother said that, my eyes incredibly got bigger and I made a little protest, “What? No! I want to stay here. I love this place.” “Then, what about your dad’s work? You know your dad is working there,” my mom added. I argued, “Well, what about my schooling here?”
Then she said, “We will have to move you to another school.” “No, I don’t want to!” At the time, I didn’t let my mother have a chance to change my mind. The whole family was frustrated figuring out what was the best for all of us. For me, living in a town named Pasir Gudang feels as if everything is going right. But then, since my dad started working in Kuala Lumpur, everything seems out of order. There is a considerable conflict between my father’s work and my schooling. This will be a difficult decision to make since both places are very different and have their own pros and cons. Let me start off with the environment of both places. To begin with, Pasir Gudang is an all-time cozy town, and this is where I was born. As of 2010, the total population is approximately 46,571 (“Jumlah Penduduk Mengikut Kumpulan Etnik” 12). This means there is less pollution; plus the environment is less crowded and cleaner, though there are still factories that cause pollution. Not only that, Pasir Gudang is an ideal place for all anti-stress people. There are rarely hectic days, and there is no need to worry about the traffic in this town. Everyone takes it nice and slow. Moreover, the town folks are very friendly and helpful, and they sometimes help you to brighten your day by just smiling. For example if there is a wedding ceremony, everyone in the neighborhood gathers to help prepare for the ceremony by cooking, organizing tables, and even washing the dishes.
By contrast, Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia, and this city is more or less 350 kilometers away from my...