“Shin! Shin! Please wake up, you are late to work!” Damn! It is already 8.30 in the morning. Today I have a very important meeting in my office! My wife, Stella, says, “Your breakfast is on the table, dear.”
Yeah. I am Shin. My body is well-built because sometimes I go to the gymnasium to sweat it out. I have droopy eyes and I am proud of it because only a few people have this kind of eyes. On the other hand, my wife, Stella, is a housewife. She is slender and she has the most beautiful cheek bones I have ever seen. When I finish my breakfast, I drive to work in a hurry.
On the way to my office, out of the blue, my car stops moving. Oh my god! My car stops in the middle of a forest! I need to walk at least 5 kilometers to the nearest gas station. Suddenly, on the way, I faint and fall into a dark, pitch black hole.
When I jolt awake, I hear voices repeating the same words again and again. The voices are all shouting simultaneously, “Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka!” Where am I now? With multiple questions swirling in my head, I am helpless. I sit down. A man is quite curious when he sees me sitting on the road and asks, ”Why don’t you go into the stadium to celebrate together?
“Huh? Celebrate what?” I ask.
The man says without hesitation, ”Today is the independent day of our country! We are trying to enjoy ourselves today because the Britons have left our country.”
“What date is today?” I ask.
“It is the 31st of August 1957. Are you crazy? How can you forget the most important date in history?” With this, the man walks into the stadium.
Before I go out of my house, I am quite sure that I am in the year 2009! Why am I back in the 1950s? This is impossible! I think I must have fall into a black hole and go to the past. Today is the independent day of our country. This is history! I charge into the stadium to watch the Father of Independence, Tunku Abdul Rahman, chorusing the word “Merdeka” repeatedly.
When I see Tunku