GE13 stands for the 13th General Election in Malaysia. There were many heated ¬†utterances along the racial lines peppering the period before the election. One of them being a remark by a politician addressing certain races as “pendatang haram” or translated as illegal immigrants.

I had done some work on the Koh Lay Huan series and wanted to flesh it up further which led me to do a research on the Sparrows.

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.”

Sparrows are often undervalued. They are like “pendatang haram” but they thrive where they are because their Creator looks after them even though many homes find them an unwelcomed guest!

I am a Malaysian and all that I know is this country. I love this country and am grateful to be living and working here. But every now and then, I am reminded that I am an illegal immigrant not deserving of the full rights of a citizen, I can fight it or I can work round it. I choose to focus on the good !20130510_172527

A sculptured Pendant necklace of Sparrows and Rainbow Moonstones – very reminiscent of Georg Jensen! Inspired by GE13!

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