Got back home at almost midnight last night.
Attended a rather fancy dinner function in down town KL.
I was actually not that keen to go, but the invitation was from a very charming Sabahan Datuk Seri.
It was simply not very polite for me to decline.
Really, the guy is charming in an elegant way and it's quite hard for anyone to say no to him.
Not all Sabahan charming men are of that Bung Mokhtar Radin variety, okay.
The crowd at the function was very international, so to speak.
Fine dining and lots of dancing.
I didn't dance. I simply don't know how.
But I did enjoy the dinner, though I really shouldn't had eaten the durian at the end of it.
I'm really getting fat.
Anyway, I bumped into a Japanese friend there and spend most of the evening talking to him.
The Datuk Seri was busy entertaining the others, so that I didn't bother to hang around with him.
Just in case you all have funny ideas, the Japanese guy, though quite handsome and charming too, is just a friend.
And no, I'm not interested in the Datuk Seri either.
They are not my "type"
My Japanese friend and me mostly talked about politics.
He was quite concerned about what is happening in the country now.
He once told me that when he first came here to work, he couldn't care less about this country but after a while had grown to be quite fond of it.
I want to share a bit of what we talked about last night because the guy made what I think was quite an interesting observation.
Our conversation went something like this -
Japanese friend : Doesn't your PM worried that his reputation is going down the tube the way he handles the challenge to his leadership?
Me : I'm quite sure he is worried, but what choice does he have...it's either he purged the threat or he goes down.
Japanese friend : Can't he be more subtle?
Me : The situation is beyond that now. He could try the subtle way at the start of the crisis but somehow I think he was not properly advised and it's now too late to do that, anyway.
Japanese friend: Are you sure Najib is not being sabotaged so that his reputation will be beyond repair?
Me: All the threats have more or less been neutralised. Who else are there to sabotage him?
Japanese friend : His new deputy Zahid? The guy is quite popular among Umno people. He could be the one who ordered things such as the police raid on the MACC (Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission) headquarters which I think makes Najib looks like a third world country dictator. Zahid could later pressure Najib to step down when he has become very unpopular.
Me : No. I don't think so. I think you have been watching too much Korean drama about palace intrigues.
Japanese friend : Hey, I could be right, you know.
Me : No lah...you all Japanese have too weird imagination, okay.
Japanese friend : Hahahaha...you all Malaysians are too nice. That's why you never expect that sorts of things.
Deep in my heart, I told myself that the guy does have a point.
But of course I refused to admit that to him because he is a foreigner.
I want to believe that my country is not all that screwed up.....that among us, we still know who are our friends and who are our opponents.
At the moment it's all rather blurry.
All we can do now is to calm down, pray and hope for things to be okay again.
I know,,,it's all very depressing and tiring....but what other choices do we have?
Okay, I'm taking a nap now...still sleepy from the lack of sleep since last night.