But seriously, last time, i used to buy things blindly - maksudnya, buy without thinking. But suddenly after america's response to the 9/11 episode - i was quite angry with their reaction, and jadi menyampah sey, nak beli their products. But now the anger towards america, except for a certain
Between BOH and LIPTON, which tea would u buy? Between MILO and VICO? kaza wa kaza..
It looks like some trivial choice right?
In every choice that you make, no matter how simple, mesti ada reason, behind the choice. Tak kan lah kita beli Lipton because the TV says that we look good drinking it, and we believe it. KAN?
Maybe for the local/regional products, diorang takde budget sebesar companies held by big giants to create such incredible advertisements, but the local/regional products are, sebenarnya, just as good.
(extra info: In Msia, Permanis Sdn Bhd, spent about RM6,000,000.00 on marketing JUST lipton ice tea alone. Have you ever wondered, who is covering the costs of these?)
So, when you buy something, you should give the local/regional product a chance - and if it is just as good, support them - they should be your first choice. Time nak beli groceries ke.. or apa2 barang pun la.. make a conscious choice. don't just buy because it's advertised widely.
I'm not saying we totally boycott western products..i'm saying our first choice should be our local or regional product. MasyaAllah.. omputeh2 tu.. da cukup kaya.. dah terover kaya. It's time that we support ourselves.
cakap pasal tea/teh ni, i can already imagine Sheila on 7's "kau kini ada" jadi advert song for some tea product.
semua kecupan darimu cukup membuat duniaku terasa lebih terang
secangkir teh hangat darimu cukup untuk awali hari terindah dalam hidupku
have a good weekend, and if u're getting groceries.. ingat eh pesan makcik.
*globalisation - makes the rich, richer, and the poor, poorer.