Fever, flu, coughing etc.
Tried not to go to the doctor for drugs but guess I simply need the antibiotics.
Will go to the clinic later in the afternoon when I have a bit of extra strength.
I have been mostly sleeping the past four days.
Yesterday, was however an exception.
Got a call from an old friend saying there was going to be a gathering of my former Johor team.
Sorts of a mini reunion over lunch.
I hauled myself off the bed, ignore my mighty headache and runny nose and went for it.
I can't miss meeting my old friends from Johor.
Of the old gang, I am the only one who is not an Umno member.
I always feel privileged that my friends allowed me to be in their circle and contributed what I can for the defense of Johor back then.
Back then, my friends were on the frontline, trying to stop the Pakatan's onslaught and the Chinese tsunami.
Now they are all standing by the side line as the new team led by DS Mohd Khaled Nordin pushed them aside and tries to run the show in Johor as according to their whims and fancies.
My friends are all loyal Umno members.
They were worried over the development in Johor and were discussing ways on how they may help to prevent the state from falling to the opposition in the next general election.
The risk of that happening is very real.
My friends did some calculations and concluded that the following parliamentary seats in Johor are at high risk of falling to the opposition in the next general election:
1. Johor Baru
4. Pasir Gudang
5. Tanjong Piai
Parliamentary seats already in opposition's hand in Johor are:
1. Gelang Patah
5. Batu Pahat
If Pakatan's plan in Johor goes well, they will have up to 14 parliamentary seats from that state after the next general election.
There are a total of 26 parliamentary seats in Johor.
Due to my poor health, I was mostly quiet.
I was actually quite impressed by my friends' loyalty to their party.
Despite being hounded out of Johor by the new Umno people in power after GE13, they could still think of how to help the party survive in the state.
The leader of our gang still talked about how Johor Umno could win back the votes of the young urbanite Malays and lessen the political split among the community in Johor.
He also talked about the need to win back as many Chinese and Indian votes as possible.
I was skeptical of his suggestions but kept my thoughts to myself.
After all, he is our leader and he is the wisest and most knowledgeable among us.
Maybe what he said could be done.
Maybe I should not be too hard on Khaled as every time I criticize him and his thieving boys, Johor BN and Umno probably lose more votes.
I don't know...
But I surely wish they could mend their ways. No more muscling their way for contracts, no more behaving like assholes, no more flaunting their ill-gotten wealth around....come on la, a political secretary driving around an almost RM1 million Range Rover....
See lah how....I will think about it.
Anyway, the lunch was good and I was happy to see my old friends again.
It always feels great to be in the company of good people, especially if you knew that you belong in their gang.