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01 April, 2011

April Fools' Day


April Fool's Day? I don't think so...

April Fools' Day is celebrated all around the world on the April 1 of every year. Sometimes referred to as All Fools' Day, April 1 is not a national holiday, but is widely recognized and celebrated as a day where everyone plays all kind of joke and foolishness. The day is marked by the commission of good humoured or funny jokes, hoaxes, and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, family members, teachers, neighbors, work associates, etc. (source : Wikipedia)


When I was young, I thought April Fools Day is something funny and a day where we can play all kind of jokes to our friends or family members. And seriously, I thought it is OK and a must too to ‘gotcha’ someone with a hoaxes. But nowadays, I think it is not funny anymore...maybe irritating is the suitable word. Especially, when the jokes become excessive, cruel and sometimes end up with a fight, injury or worst…death.

Of course, sometimes we need to have some fun otherwise you are willing to live a dull life. Just a light humor is OK to me but when your jokes become too much until the jokes is not a joke anymore but turns out insulting peoples, that is not acceptable. Imagine, someone is insult you with a joke and everyone is laughing at you as they thought it is funny but deep down in your heart you were hurt. Believe me, if you fled (doesn’t matter if you were in tears or not) from the scenario they audience will laugh even more especially the person who ‘gotcha’ you. It only adds to the feeling of humiliate, hurt, embarrassment…  

Each year, the gags become more and more extreme. Before this, we only jokes about there is something on our friends head, the socks is not matching, there is a hole on the pants…something like that. Now, you are calling your friend that her house is on fire. Your friend make a haste, speeding home only found out later that it is just a prank calls! If something happen to your friend during her speeding home, can you forgive yourself for it? Seriously, that is a sick joke.  


In my humble personal point of view, this April Fools’ Day is not appropriate or should I say contrary to our eastern culture. We already have a beautiful culture, why we must taint it? Alright, don’t get me wrong I didn’t say that we cannot joke. You, me...everyone of us can. I myself enjoy laughing very much since laughter is the best medicine. Furthermore it can help you to look younger (hahahaha). And it is up to you about this April Fool's Day thing. However please keep in mind, we can joke but there are limits for us as a cultured person. Avoid a joke that can disgrace or sensitive to others.

PS : Happy Friday everyone…
  

6 comments:

  1. "we can joke but there are limits for us as a cultured person. Avoid a joke that can disgrace or sensitive to others."

    i like, and totally agree!!

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  2. Masa dulu rasa seronok la buat2 april fool. tapi la ni dah tak best.

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  3. joke tht lead to dangerous scene is really bad.. it's always better to avoid it

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  4. taknak la buat jokes yg cenggitu...naya namanya kan?

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  5. dulu waktu sekolah..durang kawan2 saya kasi sangkut baldi sama santut saya sana atas puku...ahha

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