42 years ago to this day, Sarawak, Sabah and Singapore joined the Federation of Malaya and formed a nation called Malaysia. Singapore left two years after but this post is not about them.
Happy birthday, Malaysia. You rock in some ways and suck in others, but I'm stuck here so I'm making the best of the situation. Guess what? I'm doing okay.
Others have made better posts than me, so go read them: