After I read this article from Vulcan Post, I instantly wanted to share it!
Every now and again my dad gleefully comes up to me with an article open on his phone to point out the occasional missed typo or to gently mock something that I’ve written.
As a man who once gave up an engineering career to pursue a passion job in computer programming (a risky job back in his days), he’s very understanding of my situation and current job.
My mother, however, disapproves.
She has dreams of me working in a Fortune 500 company.
I was meant to climb the corporate ladder, eventually earn a lot of money and be taken care of in the future financially.
She doesn’t think that’s the case here as a writer.
In Malaysia, online publication is somewhat new. Not in terms of presence but in term of exposure.
Thanks to the rapid growth of internet, it gets easier to read and share news now. I find them amazing, these writers. They believed in their passion and pursue them. Even to find the slightest chance towards their passion, they didn’t waste it.
Some of their parents were supportive enough and some are not. However, they have proven themselves that they CAN! They able to do the things that they wanted to do.
I believe in the growth of this industry. I’m an avid readers of these sites and their content have captured this heart of mine. They were entertaining, fun, silly and sometimes so pedas (spicy hot) with their words and trolls.
In my opinion, they are the one that express Malaysian more and captured the attention of younger audiences. I do read news and such but they added their own flavor in their content. I believe that some of older audience would enjoy their content as well.
I am totally supporting these writers and more to come! Be proud and I am sure that your writing will shape the future.
As for my case, my parents did not stopped me from being a writer. They did encourage me to do the things that I like. The same thing that I will tell my children later.
Life is already short for us not to live in adventure and chase the future that we wanted. You are the one who define, who you want to be. It’s totally your choice!