Khamis, Mac 11, 2010

To marry or not to marry?

More getting married later or not at all
Source: The Star Online

KUALA LUMPUR: Fewer Malaysian men and women want to tie the knot now compared with 10 years ago.

A recent survey by the National Population and Family Development Board on trends between 2000 and 2007 indicated that the average marriage age of marrying Malaysians would increase to 33 years by 2015 or they may choose not to get married at all.

Universiti Malaya’s Associate Professor Tey Nai Peng said the average age at first marriage for men and women had increased from 25.5 and 22.0 years respectively in 1970 to 28.6 and 25.1 years in 2000.

Also, the number of those who had never been married between the ages of 25 and 29 years had more than doubled for women from 13% to 29%, and rose from 32% to 54% among men, he added.

“Although marriage behaviour varies widely across the various ethnic groups and regions, the general trend is one of rising age at marriage and non-marriage at all,” he said during the consultative forum on population strategic plan research conducted by the board here yesterday.

Tey noted that education and career considerations had expanded women’s horizons, giving them opportunities which competed with marriage.

“Traditionally, women tended to marry men with at least the same level of education. But with higher educational levels, more and more women are now having difficulty finding compatible partners,” he said.

Issues like migration, urbanisation and modernisation had also resulted in women having
more autonomy in making decisions, including in those relating to marriage, he pointed out.

Tey said the younger generation was becoming more self-centred, with modern women having high expectations and becoming choosy when it came to finding mates.

Board director-general Datuk Aminah Abdul Rahman said current marriage trends were contributing to the rapid decrease in fertility rates for Malaysians.

“The changing role of women is the main reason for their infertility. They are getting married later now or not at all as they build a career alongside men to become equal breadwinners,” she said on recent data showing that Malaysians were now having fewer babies.

She said more focus should be placed on ways to increase the percentage of marriages instead of blaming any gender.


Isnin, Mac 08, 2010

I'll be there for you, 'Coz you're there for me too

Sangat tersentuh hati tatkala sedang gundah gulana berduka cita, seorang sahabat dari seberang lautan menelefon dan langsung bertanya, "buu, kamu ok? jangan sedih-sedih ya?"

Tambah lagi bila selanjutnya sahabat itu memberi kata-kata semangat lewat alam maya.

Dan apatah lagi, bila sang sahabat itu, menghantar mesej berbunyi,
senangnya hati, bsa membantu temans yg sdh seperti sista :) istirahaaaatttt buuu :))

*nanges terharu biru*

My dear friend, you're truly a blessing. Tunggu aku di Jogja mu yahh!

Jumaat, Mac 05, 2010

I'll take a walk around the world...

Kalau setiap kali aku kangen, aku jalan kaki selangkah...

Pasti aku sudah mengelilingi bumi ini 7 kali!

Thanks Cah Ayu for sharing the nice words.

Rabu, Mac 03, 2010

The key to Happyness

Here's a note for my special someone who's feeling a lil low,

Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it's breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through for you

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying?
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile

That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying?
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile

Love you.

Happiness Is The Truth

Been a while since I felt so deliriously happy to the point that I fell like telling the whole world how I feel, and why. But, having been...