Assalamualaikum / Peace Upon You
You know how people tend to make fun of you when your hobbies are slightly different from theirs? Like when you said you’re not into football and such, they treated you like a weird person just because you’re different then them.
I’ve encountered these types of people every time in my life. They tend to make fun and ridicule you when you stated that you enjoyed watching animation, reading comic books, and watching toku series. They will label you as childish and immature. Poke at you whenever they had the chance even though you didn’t do anything to them.
I got this person where I used to know. He likes to ridicule me whenever he saw me watching any animu or toku series. He would say; “Kau ni macam budak-budak ah, tak matang langsung. Dah besar tengok cerita macam ni. Bazir duit langsung.” (You’re just like a kid, very immature. You’re a grown up but still watching this sort of shows. Only wasting money). So I then reply; “Bazir duit? Sekurang-kurangnya aku tak bakar duit aku dengan beli rokok. Dah la rosakkan diri pastu nak bunuh orang lain lagi. Mak bapak aku tak kisah pun aku ada hobi macam ni. Yang kau nak sibuk kenapa? Mak bapak kau tahu ke yang kau habiskan duit dekat rokok?” (Wasting money? At least I don’t burn my money on buying cigarettes. Not only killing yourself but others too. My parent doesn’t mind of me having these kinds of hobbies. So why do you like to nag about it? Does your parent know about you smoking?).
You know the funny thing is? The people who like to ridicule people who like to watch animu and such, likes to watch the so-called kiddy shows such as Naruto and Bleach. Hypocrisy? I don’t think so, they are just to imbecile to see that what they are watching is also called a kiddy shows. Sure, animu is made for kids and so does mango and toku series. I only watch it because it is my hobby since I was little. I’m not stopping just because I had grown up. It’s a hobby. As long as I got a life and not neglecting my job as a Muslim, it is fine.
I remember one time there is a guy how made fun of me about my hobby but a few months later, he asked me either I have new animu for him to watch. I only managed to laugh at him and told him that I thought he would never want to watch kiddy shows. He replied that he was bored and it was the only thing that he could borrow from me.
In this world nowadays, people will only like things that they had familiar with and tends to make fun out of something that is new. Up until now, this type of hobby is nothing more than child’s hobby in the mind set of some of people not only in Malaysia but across the world. For me, I don’t care what others might think as long as I only treated this as a hobby and not get too hype with it.