Last night, PAS held the Media Appreciation Night, at a hotel in KL, and I was unexpectedly invited. I was initially rather reluctant to go as I was not informed of the occasion, nor do I know what was on the itinerary. But somehow towards the last minute decided to show up.
Soon as I entered, I saw the familiar faces of our blogging friends and brothers. Apart from RPK, there was Shar, Brick in the Wall (ampun pak, if you happen to read this, keep forgetting your real name), Sang Kelembai, who were sitting around one table and having a jolly good time. Later during the break though, I came across Uncle Zorro, OBE and several other bloggers I am not familiar with. For the night, RPK was given a special mention by Hj Mahfuz Omar, especially in his defiance to pay the bail money and rather spend the night or 2 in Sungai Buluh. Hmm...something I don't I can do.
Anyway, the GoH for the night were TG Hadi Awang, along with the 5 MBs. Unfortunately, only the MB of Perak was able to make while the other 4MBs sent their representatives.
Apart from mentioning appreciation to the media who had helped to open the minds of many citizens of this country, the bloggers too were mentioned as one of the driving force for the unexpected victories of Pakatan Rakyat during the PRU12. Not being a blogger of the same calibre, nor a media crew that's recognised, I just sat there with my mouth agape large enough for a fly to enter. Hehe, I'm kidding off course. But it was nice watching our friends and brother being recognised for their contribution. Nicer still, was the surprise I had.
When I stepped into the hall, I really had no idea who to sit with, and expected myself to be more like one of the decorations. But luck was with me last night when I received a call from a friend who was also invited. And soon, there I was sitting beside my new found friend and blogger, Shirzad Lifeboat. Now, you did not really expect the organisers would call me to the podium, did you? A small fry like me?
Overall, I was really impressed with the MB of Perak. The guy spoke fluently unlike many Sarkas politicians I've seen. Well, when you come to think about it, almost all Pakatan Rakyat MP's are well informed and would live up to the occasion when called for. Looking at it all, I sincerely do hope and pray that the nightmare of our Sarkas days is coming to an end real soon. Amin.