Last saturday i attended an in-house training (school level). They asked us to wear 'baju koprat" which i dont have, cos when they were busy ordering i was pregnant and refused to be measured. lol...So, till now i still dont have one cos i see it's not worth it. Very unattractive. So , for the training, i decided to wear a similar colour to that of baju keparat...ooopsss...
Anyhow, i only have my green colour punjabi suit that really matches their 'baju'. So, thinking it's a saturday, i dont think there's a problem of wearing it.
I was greeted with a hindi song (kuch2 hota hai) sang by my colleagues who asked me to dance to the tune. :-) But, the annoying part is when one of the talk is on 'protocol'. The speaker said i didnt follow the protocol cos only the punjabi people can wear the suit for formal function. Other formal wears are acceptable for example baju kurung, kebaya, batik and so on.
I was irritated with the circular then. Why is it okay for me to wear baju kurung eventhough i'm not a malay but not the punjabi suit? At least my husband is an indian. So, the punjabi suit is closely related to me as compared to the baju kurung. Does this mean i can wear my traditional costume (kadazan) to school and teach? I think the circular is quite biased. Specially to Sabah and Sarawak people.