Assalamu'alaikum. I have always loved modern baju kurung since time immemorial, a fact of which is known to those who are close to me. Not many Malay ladies feel the same way that I do anymore, especially the younger generation. There was even an advertisement recently that said more or less -'traditional doesn't mean to be boring' and I went like, Okay, what does that suppose to mean? Then I saw the pictures of modern or should we say fusion modern kurungs below the heading. Okay, so in order not to appear boring, we are now told not to wear traditional outfits like we used to before. we are now supposed to be wearing 'out of the box'. Then I knew immediately how old I had become. But that didn't sadden me a bit for I'm proud of my vintage modern kurung kinda preference.
In my eyes, my heart and soul, traditional has never been boring. It's rather how we perceive things and how we present our personalities by being ourselves. We don't have to like or dislike anything because the advertisement campaigns cajole us to do so. Never once that I ever stop loving Malays' traditional pesak kurung, let alone modern kurung. And I have no problem with fusion kurung either, really but don't go around saying things which give an implication that traditional outfits are boring; that's all.
I guess that has moved me to be wearing vintage modern kurung more often now. To the extent that I even wore it the whole day when I was in Penang from breakfast at the hotel coffee house which was apparently full with international tourists right until lunch at the packed Nasi Kandar Line Clear and at the airport later in the evening. I could tell that it was such a rare thing to see nowadays that a woman wearing traditional modern baju kurung in daily basis has become unique.
That's all for now, thanks for dropping by. Remember not to lose our individual heritage. With that, I sign off. Assalamu'alaikum.
- Posted With Loads of Love By Nai at Tak Pe Je.