Sunday, March 9, 2008

The Wind Of Change ...

'Take me to the magic of the moment
On a glory night

Where the children of tomorrow share their dreams

With you and me

Take me to the magic of the moment

On a glory night

Where the children of tomorrow dream away

in the wind of change'


That was from the chorus of that famous Scorpions song entitled 'Wind Of Change' and that exactly sums up the atmosphere here after the General Elections.

I've never been into politics and I never will be. In fact I've never really written anything here about politics but today will be a slight exception. I did my part yesterday (Saturday) in selecting whom I thought would be best to be my voice in the Parliament. I'll be blunt. I voted for the opposition and the candidate I voted for won, so I'm glad my vote did indeed make a difference :D In fact the state in which I live in was also won by the opposition for the first time ever. I was utterly surprised by that but I'm glad they did win.

Now comes the hard part, I hope that the faith I put in the opposition party this time around would be justified. Let's face it, all politicians, be it the ruling coalition or the opposition party are no different as far as I'm concerned. The both have their own agendas. For me, it was the case of choosing the lesser of two evils. And hell, it's only 5 years. If they don't actually do half of what they promised in their campaign run up, I'll just not vote them in the next elections. I thought they deserved a chance to prove themselves after the Government I voted for in the previous elections screwed up the ordinary people every which way this side of Sunday!

I'm not going to even go into the dissatisfaction I have with the Government and judging by how badly the ruling coalition was mauled in the recently concluded elections, I wasn't the only one. Every single race in this country, well we basically only have 3 main races in this country plus one categorized under 'others' which I fall into being a Eurasian and all that. And for once, nearly the entire country was on the same wavelength on their views about the Government. This time around the people were not helpless and not stupid enough to believe everything they were fed with in the very 'biased' government controlled media out there. With the internet and with all the bloggers out there, the real truth about what was happening was easy to follow. No longer could we be fed with propaganda and lies.

Some very learned ministers even went to the extent of calling bloggers stupid monkeys who spread lies or something along those lines and I am utterly ecstatic that that particular learned minister or rather ex-minister lost his seat. That should tell him a thing or two about those stupid monkey bloggers who spread lies. Hey, you guys know I'm addicted to blogging and anyone who insults any blogger insults me too, so he deserved being booted out by the people. Well, I hope that with this trouncing the Government had, they will at least sit up, take stock, and listen to what the people has to say once in a while. It's not about the price of things going up. That will always go up no matter what. That's life, things go up and down. It's about giving us ordinary citizens a little credit and some respect. Be honest with us, show some accountability in life and most importantly, be a little more humble and a lot less arrogant.

So, with that said, I hope the Opposition party will at least make a little difference for me and not make me regret my decision to give them a chance to see what they can do. I do after all love this country. I mean where else can a bunch of people from different races and various cultures and religions live in peace and harmony together? That's what makes this country unique. That's what makes us all Malaysians and not just Malays, Chinese, Indian and Others! And besides it's the only country I have. So, here's to a much better Malaysia. Sorry for deviating totally from what I would normally write but I just had to voice out my thoughts.

Oh and remember I wrote something a few postings ago about replica Rolex watches? Well, I was kinda curious about just how much a genuine Rolex would cost, so I check out a Rolex Datejust watch just for the heck of it and my eyes nearly pooped right out of it's sockets! The blooming things cost in the range of RM26,000.00 and for that price I could get a car over here! I knew they were expensive and all, I just didn't know they were that expensive! I'll just stick to my old tried and tested cheap Casio watch for now ... LOL!

45 comments:

  1. I have a Casio watch too. hehehe

    ReplyDelete
  2. Tammy - Cool :D I've been wearing Casio watches since I was 7 years old and have not really use any other brand since ...

    ReplyDelete
  3. I did my deed too but unfortunately I am utterly disspointed with the results over here :( I honestly think we could have done better...

    ReplyDelete
  4. Nick,
    I was to disappointed even to write abt the election in my blog. Sad to say, I didn't go out to do my part and judging from the results, most of us didn't too or else I believe it would have been totally different result. Guess we were being too confident and believe that we will have an easy win, and hence, no need to go do our part......how wrong I was! Too late to regret, nasi dah jadi bubur...

    ReplyDelete
  5. Well said, Nick!

    I just hope that this doesn't cause strain amongst Malaysians. 'Coz some people are getting a tad bit emo.

    Anyways, whatever it is.. I'm all for a better Malaysia. :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. When the people are dissatisfied with their government, voting is an important part in the process of change. So bravo to you and hopefully you guys see some changes over there!

    I'm looking forward to see what's going to happen over here in the states. Although like you, I am not much into Politics either.

    And I have neither Casio nor Rolex...lol, everyone knows it's all about G-Shock!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Our papers have been talking about the election for days...but I'm not into politics so I don't really know what's going on. Well, I hope you made the right choice and life gets better with the new party.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Aunty J - Well, good for you :D I guess now the best would be to hope that the people we voted for actually do their job properly. The results were really surprising though ...

    ReplyDelete
  9. Jen - Well, there's always the next elections, ya. Would you believe I've only voted twice in my life?

    Yeah, I guess a lot of people were over confident, so don't ever give up your right to vote to make a difference :D

    I know my vote made a difference, at least I'd like to think so.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Shemah - Yup, some people are just too emotional about things. But personally I don't think it will cause any strains cos we've all been through this before and I would like to think we're all a little more intelligent than given credit for ... hehehe ...

    Yes, I'm with you on the better Malaysia for all of us par :D

    ReplyDelete
  11. Jillian - I hope the change is for the better though and I'm really keeping my fingers crossed.

    I'm looking forward to seeing what happens over at your end too ... I've been following it on and off through the net and stuff and it looks pretty interesting ...

    ReplyDelete
  12. BT - I hope I made the right choice too. It really is time for a total change over here.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Like ya and all Nick, but when it comes to Politics....

    "La la la la ... I cant hear you"

    sorry dood!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Meleah - LOL! Don't worry I'm most definitely not into politics at all. That would have been my first and last post on politics, I just had to air that out ...

    ReplyDelete
  15. I didn't vote.. It just doesn't feel right voting for a party I have no confidence in.. :-S

    Btw, even if you could afford a Rolex in the future, don't get one. It's totally overrated.. Get one that you could pass on to your kids and grandkids.. Get a Jaeger LeCoultre or Harry Winston.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Did you know that in Australia we don't have a choice about voting? It's compulsory. You go to wherever our local voting booth is and get our name crossed off. If you don't front up to vote you get fined. Yes that's what they call the democratic process.

    Btw I love that song.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Here I am afraid it is not time for a change, or at least that's what Maltese have decided. The opposition lost and this year will be in power for another 5 years. They have been in power since 1987 with a two year break only! That means that they have been in power for 19 years and now 5 years more: 24 years! Anyway...

    How bad those comments of that minister, calling bloggers stupid monkeys...I guess politicans are scared that nowadays they can't manipulate and control the media they used to do before. Viva the democratization of the media! :)

    Have a great week Nick!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Correction: "this year will be in power for another 5 years" I meant that "this year, the government that was already i power will govern for another 5 years"

    ReplyDelete
  19. No vote here but, GOOOOOOOO Others!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. If you read about brazilian politicians... You would drive nuts!!!!
    I don't see any wind of change... Politics suck!

    Have a great week, my friend!:o)

    ReplyDelete
  21. Nick, I never get involved with politics.

    I guess I do the ouiji board trick to determine who I'll be voting for during the next election.

    I know. sad. pathetic. no excuse.....

    ReplyDelete
  22. Err... Malaysia Boleh!!! lolzz.. I didn't vote coz cannot vote lahh... eh PR can vote or not??

    ReplyDelete
  23. Syura - Actually I have no confidence in any Politician. Period! But I needed to speak out with the majority out there. Hopefully I don't regret my decision later.

    Gosh, all those watches sound way above what I could ever afford. I think I'll stick to my tried and trusted Casio, murah lagi tu ... LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Gypsy - I didn't know that. Voting is a right and should not be a law. Being forced to vote sure sucks bug time!

    I love the song too, one of my favourites and the words were just so proper for what I had to say :D

    ReplyDelete
  25. La delirante - You should hear some of the other remarks a lot more ministers here have about bloggers! As far as I'm concerned, they're just so afraid of bloggers cos they can't stop them telling the truth as they, fortunately don't control the world wide web. Thank god for small favours :D

    ReplyDelete
  26. La delirante - Ok, thanks for the update. I was a little confused earlier ... hehehe ...

    ReplyDelete
  27. Rozella - Yeah, gooooooooo others!!! I have to agree wholeheartedly ...

    ReplyDelete
  28. Cidao - I guess politics is the same everywhere around the world isn't it?

    Great week to you to buddy.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Sharon - The ouiji board trick seems like a great idea. I only wish you told me this earlier ... LOL!

    Same here, I'm never into politics. I leave it alone and it leaves me alone until recently ... LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Lady Java - LOL! Yeah, Malaysia Boleh!

    Hmmm, good question la, I'm not sure if PR can vote or not.

    ReplyDelete
  31. am hoping that for the next 5 years, the ruling and opposition parties will be there for check and balances and transparencies and not to bicker around! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  32. Hey Nick, I'll only get a Rolex if I'm a millionaire, or when u get me one with ur million bucks he he he... :)

    ReplyDelete
  33. Sting - Yes, that is my one main worries. You know how loosely the opposition coalition is formed. I just pray they do justice to my faith in them. I don't want to be regretting for the next 5 years.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Marzie - If I become a millionaire, I'll get you 2 Rolex watches la ... LOL! You just hang in there for the next 2 million years or so and I promise you I'll become a millionaire by then ... LMAO!

    ReplyDelete
  35. The elections this time round had been pretty drama.

    By the way, I really, really hate that song. :P

    ReplyDelete
  36. Hi Nick! I think Malaysian politics are pretty interesting and your country is very unique. I'll say this: I have met some of the most wonderful people I've actually ever met from there and you guys are so friendly!

    Would you like Bush to come work in your government after he leaves the American presidency? Hahahaha:)

    ReplyDelete
  37. Bud!! It's a beautiful day!! That tune (don't ask me who sung it) is stuck in my mind ever since Sunday!! Now lets see what the future holds!!

    Cheers!

    PS Put in a comment earlier but think it got lost lah!!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Have you heard what the losers been saying lately?? Why is it so hard for them to accept defeat? I haven't bought The Star for so long... propaganda and bu!!sh*t only. Bleh... Uwekk...

    ReplyDelete
  39. Lis - Oh that is has Lis, that is has. Drama to the extreme max. One of those on the edge of your seat thingys ... LOL!

    Hahahaha ... I don't know, call me tone deaf, bad taste and all but I like that song ... :D

    ReplyDelete
  40. Bobby - On behalf of all Malaysians, I thank you Bobby :D Actually, everyone I met from your side of the world are a great bunch of people too. It's just the politicians that are crooks :D

    That would be great Bobby, sending one good for nothing fellow to replace another good for nothing ... LOL! I think I'll let you guys hang on to Mr. Bush a little while longer :)

    ReplyDelete
  41. Adrian - I know that song too and now the tune is stuck in my head too ... LOL! But for the life of me, I can't seem to recall who the heck sang it?

    I'm hoping it's a better future ahead for the people of Malaysia, bud. Let's keep our fingers, toes and anything else that can be crossed, crossed :D

    ReplyDelete
  42. Nessa - Oh, it really is interesting what the losers are saying. I'm actually enjoying reading them and having a good laugh ... LOL!

    Some people just cannot see the fault in themselves and need to find something or someone else to blame for their shortcomings. Well, we know better don't we :D

    Can't blame to media at times cos the government controls the issuing of their license so they sometimes have no choice but to bow down and print their propaganda ...

    ReplyDelete
  43. I have done my part and I hope they do too. I just wish nothing bad affecting my children's future and us. That's all. Develop and progress.

    After all, we malaysian should stick together even though it is easy to say than really doing it. :)

    ReplyDelete
  44. Papajoneh - I absolutely agree with you. We should all stick together.

    I just hope they actually don't make me loose the faith I put in them to make this a better country to live in ...

    Keeping my fingers crossed!

    ReplyDelete
  45. You can use tap water links london but if you live in an area with links london jewellery really hard water, then you may use distilled links of london sale or bottled water.Before we go into the links of london silver how-tos, you need to gather some items first such discount links of london as an ironing board, an iron and a water links of london watch charm bottle that has water in itTo start ironing a shirt links of london friendship bracelets we will be starting with the front of the shirt. Slip the shirt onto the board links of london sweetie bracelet so that the left hand side of the shirt is facing up on the board and the rest of the discount links of london chains shirt is hanging off the back of the board. Imagine as though the ironing board is acting as though links of london pendants it is putting the shirt on by entering the left side of the shirt first.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for leaving a comment on ANYTHING GOES!