Another filler post while I am editing a few pictures for my next post. However disturbingly, I have been reading on the net about this girl that is currently studying medicine in the UK after receiving a scholarship to do so.
[Record Breaking Genius Amalina]
Problem is, as to true Malaysian social media fashion, the attention given to her these days are no longer of her achievements but rather her social life that has changed, supposedly ever since she made her way overseas to study. Blame it on peer pressure, culture shock or anything else, she does look a tad different than how she use to look like in the past.
[What she looks like today]
Truth be told, and before I start I would like to apologise for some of the language used in this post, is WHO GIVES A HOOT?
Most of the reading that I have done, I have seen too many of a times that people are just more interested in the juicy facts of her life rather than what she has been achieving so far. Yes, fact of the matter is that she does look very very very different than what she looks like and that is about it. Yet people are so hung up over it more than anything else.
Let me be the one to say it first people, people would change their personality or even their appearance WITH OR WITHOUT being overseas and it sure as hell would not be THE ONLY INDICATION of personal degradation in a person.
Perhaps I would like to be the voice of logic that more over that not, we have seen even BIGGER drastic changes of looks among girls happening here in Malaysia more often that those studying overseas and funny enough, none of those get into the attention of people as much as those who study overseas. So many times I have seen girls studying locally here in Malaysia also getting themselves involved with "wild" activities as much as anyone else studying overseas.
So what I would want to know, why should we be so hung up over her personal life when what we should be concerned about is more to her academic progress as she is using the country's resources to be there in the first place. Is it because that we are really concerned or is it just because that we are just interested in juicy gossip news?
[Sufiah Yusof - Child Prodigy turned Hooker]
There are concerns that Amalina might end up like the tragic stories of other child geniuses like Sufiah would happen again here.
I concur that fears like that may be genuine but can a situation like this repeats itself all over again just because of a change of appearance? Would a tragic situation like this happen again because of the difference of environment?
In the end of the day people, I believe that Amalina is a grown woman of 24 who should be able to (at least we know she should be smart enough) to know the rights and wrong for her own actions and as decent people, we shouldn't really be to hung up of her own personal social life that may or may not be different as how she was when she left the country.
But one thing is for sure, I WOULD LIKE TO REINSTATE that just because that a person studies overseas, it does not become a reason why a person changes their personality or anything of that nature. I went overseas to study for many years in my life and I turned out decent and randy dandy fine as always. :)