Wednesday, May 14, 2008

An Unexpected Pleasant Night

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.

16 comments:

mOEha Aziz said...

salam ya akhi,

great.. a pleasant moments are rare...

this is sumthing that other party just dont seem to get it... to appreciate!

glad that u were enjoying ur time at the dinner...

p/s: bet that u missed the wild days... well, i do! hehehe

Shirzad Lifeboat said...

Dear Shah

Some nights are better than other nights. Last night is certainly better than the night before. It was great to have you around. Just that we didn't talk about S&G's Bridge Over Troubled Water. Otherwise we could have entertained the guests with...hmmm...let me see. There was no piano in the vicinity. Ah yes, Scarborough Fair. Basically C and E minor right?

tokasid said...

Salam Shah:

I was a wise decision for you to go.And you get to meet a new blgging friend shirzad.Alhamdulillah.

Ydiana said...

Hi Shah

I'd like to add on your observation of this Perak MB. I never heard him speak, but in the news I read, he always had good solid anwers to any siuations that we can accept and come to terms with. And the Selangor MB's interview in the Star,all his responses are brilliant. Shows a true educated, knowledgable and sincere politician.

cakapaje said...

Wa'alaikumusalam ya Muha,

Ssshhhh...you too also lah, keep quiet about those wild days! Otherwise, there goes by chance to be the PM of this country! lol!

Yes, it was a pleasant night with great company which I enjoyed. And yes, appreciation is a word not only the Sarkas forgets, but sadly, quite a few people too. Myself included.

cakapaje said...

Salam shirzad,

It was a pity I didn't read about your comment on S&G earlier too. Otherwise, we would be the livewire for the night! lol! And no, sadly there were no piano around. They had it in the lobby though...I think. But you would never get me to play in public. Hmm...long time I've not heard anyone mentioning Scarborough Fair. Can't remember the notes though.

cakapaje said...

Wa'alaikumusalam Doc,

Alhamdulillah, yes, it was. Glad I followed my heart. Sad though, no one else does :)

cakapaje said...

Salam ydiana,

Aaah...it warms my heart to note you are in favour of the 2 MBs. And yes, the 2 are amongst the better, if not the best of the new breed of politicians. InsyALlah, with support, they will work even better, fulfilling the amanah entrusted to them.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

ahh yes, DS Nizar is one cool MB. amid a dumbass who stirs some shit up, Nizar made sure this wont distract him and his men from getting down to business.

* you mean A Voice was at a PAS do? interesting development. he's name is salahuddin if i'm not mistaken. even unker zorro was there...aiyahh...

Kata Tak Nak said...

You people have it good there in the federal capital. Over here we only get invited to PTA meetings.
Good step forward there. Soon you'd be invited to give talks then jadi YB and PM and I would be going around saying I know the PM, I know the PM. Jangan lupa ya, jadi penjaga of all your young female stuff pun jadi la.

cakapaje said...

Salam kerpie,

Yes, A Voice was there and quite a few others as well. Even Muda of Mkini was there.

By the way, is it Ir or Dr Nizar? Honestly, now I'm confused.

cakapaje said...

Salam Cikgu,

lol! If I become the PM, it would be the day the illegal entity in Mideast die...but my becoming that, is a very remote possibility. If I do, you becoming my advisor and speech writer lah! I'll provide you with the 'stuff' needed, lol!

jaflam said...

Salam Shah,
It's good that they invited you and you did go. Your support to them is very loud and clear, if they forget you it means they are getting closer to the Sarkas community.

Sometimes power make even good people crazy, let hope the new leaders remains solid to the ground even with times.

cakapaje said...

Wa'alaikumusalam Dato',

While its true "Power Corrupts; Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely", insyAllah, Muslims and God fearing people will always remain true.

Sometimes though, I think the mistake also lies with the followers, obeying blindly to a mortal, when it is Allah s.w.t. they should obey faithfully.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

its DS Ir boss. it was only Ir je before this.

cakapaje said...

kerpie,

wokay, thanks :)