Today (actually celebrations ended a few hours ago, Malaysian time) is Hari Merdeka in Malaysia, aka our independence day (from the Brits).

Usually, because it’s a national holiday, Merdeka eve is celebrated with lots of parties and fireworks and, of course, drinking. Which may be surprising to lots of people outside of Malaysia since we’re a Muslim country. But what’s a celebration without liquor, right?

YAY! We’re independent! Lets get sloshed!

Well, here’s to another year to you, Malaysia. Not that we’ll be doing anything crazy even if we’re home, but we sure miss celebrating Merdeka with you.