On the surface, everything seems to look the same as in previous years.
Met and said hello to some old friends there but didn't stay too long.
Saw some faces which I'm allergic to there and decided to return to office.
Got better things to do.
Being there for that short while actually made me realised that among those whom I know connected to Umno, there are actually now more people that I dislike than those whom I like.
That's quite bad I think.
I used to enjoy listening to the speeches and being among friends at previous Umno general assemblies.
But not this time.
There seems to be more arrogant self-serving individuals among the people who work directly or indirectly for Umno.
Maybe it's just me being too negative again, but that's my true feeling this morning as I saw those faces which I knew were faces of arrogant hypocrites.
Well, there are many more good Umno people out there, but somehow a lot of those I know are of the type that I dislike.
Some, I discovered only recently, were supporting Umno just because they want something for themselves.
They don't really give a shit for Umno's true struggles or even what would happen to this country.
But these people are the ones who were given recognition and high ranking posts in organisations supporting Umno.
That for me explains why the opposition, despite their troubles, is fast gaining ground on Umno and its BN allies.
These mercenaries hired by the Umno top brass to make themselves look good never bothered to put themselves on the line of fire for the sake of the struggles.
They just play safe by doing things that the Umno bosses like no matter how stupid or damaging those things are.
Their motive is to keep the Umno big shots happy so that they can keep their high paying job even though they knew what they are doing will further erode support from the party and BN.
They just do the syok sendiri (self-pleasing) work.
As long as the BOSS is happy, they will do it.
My bet is, in the event the people become so meluat (disgusted) and voted Umno and BN out in the next general election, these mercenaries will immediately declare that they have never really supported Umno.
"Hey! I was not doing politics during BN's time, okay," I can imagine them imploring the next day after BN lose the election.
I really can't stand these people.
Well, unfortunately the current Umno bosses and their handlers prefer that sorts of people to serve them.
They don't care much about loyalty, I guess.
Or maybe loyalty to them is cheap and can be bought.
Anyway, rather than hanging out at PWTC and bumping into those people that I dislike, I prefer watching this beautiful documentary which teaches the importance of comradeship, loyalty, love and reconciliation.
There is also a bit of sex.
This hour long documentary is narrated by Liam Neeson. Watch it if you have time. It's really good.
There's so much we can learn from the Japanese...people and monkeys.