I thought of not writing for a while as I'm Recalibrating myself, but this morning a friend sent me a Wesak Day greeting.
I was touched by the gesture, and that prompted me to add a Wesak Day greeting on the top right corner of this page (removed).
May all the good Buddhists be blessed and happy.
Well, since I'm at it, I may as well tell you all a story.
Yesterday, I went on a long drive to a town in Pahang for a gathering with friends.
It was nice to meet old friends, some of whom I had not met for years.
We talked about lots of things including our time together in college and also the present day.
One of the guys actually took a break from campaigning for the Rompin by-election to attend the gathering.
He is a BN guy.
I can't help but to ask him how were things over there in Rompin.
"Not very good," he said.
"It can't be that bad, right? It's Rompin, a BN stronghold. Surely BN can win easily, can't they?" I asked further.
"Yes, BN can win but the majority will be slashed down to as low as between 5,000 and 6,000 from the over 15,000 won by arwah JJ (the late TS Jamaluddin Jarjis)," said my friend.
I told him, I just can't believe that.
He then told us stories about some Orang Asli setting up a Pas operation room near their settlement and Felda folks there openly expressing themselves as not being very happy about a lot of things.
These never happened in Rompin before....not during the late JJ's time.
Come to think about it, no wonder PM DS Najib Razak made this announcement yesterday;
Kenyataan Media YAB Perdana Menteri Mengenai Projek Perumahan Generasi Baru FELDA di Parlimen Rompin
I hope that will do the trick.
It will not look well at all for BN if its majority in Rompin is to be reduced by so much.
Rompin is considered a rural constituency and therefore BN should not have a problem there.
The next general election will be extra tough for BN if a place like Rompin could be penetrated by Pas.
Furthermore, Rompin is located just next to Pekan which is Najib's constituency.
Hopefully BN election workers will go all out over the next few days to improve things.
I wish I can suggest a few things for them to do, but since I'm just an observer now, I think I shouldn't.
Nanti orang kata pandai memandai pulak.
I leave that to the Najib administration's brilliant strategists and excellent media generals.
Okay, that's all for politics today.
I'm going out to play bowling with my new boyfriend later.
Really, I got a new boyfriend.
He is coming over to pick me up for bowling after he's done with his Wesak Day prayers at the temple.
I kinda like religious boys these days.
My last boyfriend, the atheist was a bloody bastard, actually. Treated me like dirt.
Well, enjoy your lovely Sunday everyone.