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Saturday, 16 August 2008

Permatang Pauh

Looks like the media run by BN cronies are at it again. They are trying to fool the people of Permatang Pauh with the word 'pembangunan'. Hmm... will this 'pembangunan' necessarily be beneficial for the people there? I say not at all. Their tactics of exposing disgruntled citizens about dirty water supply for the last 35 years are actually exposing their own weaknesses of the government. What has the government actually did in the last 35 years over that issue of dirty water supply?

Even if the Opposition rules Permatang Pauh, does the wakil rakyat have enough personal funds to pay the Jabatan Bekalan Air for clean water? Of course, one cannot expect the wakil rakyat to withdraw his/her own money to get clean water supply for the people. That's why the funds are supposed to come from the federal government. But what action has the BN government take to fix this so-called problem in Permatang Pauh? I would say little, but I can bravely say nothing at all.

Look, compare the budget of Pakatan Rakyat to the BN government. Pakatan Rakyat has only a few billion ringgit to run on as they are ruling 5 states (not including Federal Territory) compared to the BN government's hundreds of billions of ringgit to rule Perlis, Pahang, Terengganu, Johor, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Sabah and Sarawak. And the BN cronies' media already trying to make a bad name out of Pakatan Rakyat, even though they only ruled for 5 months. Isn't this an unfair assessment of the Pakatan Rakyat government ruling the 5 states? The jury is still out, so... I think the PR has so far done a good job of ruling the 5 states, even on a very tight budget, compared to the wasteful BN government whose funds could have been allocated better for the people.

The RMK9 as you know has an initial cost of RM200 billion. Then, boom! They put in an additional RM30 billion into the project. Just for one simple reason, oil prices. Being a net oil exporter, it sounds a bit ridiculous. I wonder why they have to pay the contractors an extra RM30 billion for this project? Rising costs? Maybe, but supposed it's not that much. What if the whole project is actually under the initial costs? Wow, that's a steamy question to answer. I'll leave it to all of you to answer, especially the government. LOL!

And yeah, as you all know, Saiful swore on the Quran. And that's already weird. He's the accuser in this case and yet, he swore on the Quran first instead of the accused. And during the swearing, Saiful asked God to 'laknat' himself and his family. That's weird too. Tersasul ke? What if God is trying to show us something? Trying to show us the real truth in this sodomy case? This sign of Saiful tersasul-ing during the swearing of the Quran is one of them. However, I would let time to decide on this issue. Let God do the work.

Holidays have started and I'm already undergoing a studying regime to catchup with time. I just haven't started on Economics and English yet. I want to continue tonight. It's 10.00 'o' clock and time doesn't wait for me. So, happy holiday guys. Don't forget August 26. Everything will unfold in time. Ciao!

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Mock exams

The day before the mock exams, I went to Amin's apartment to study French and Physics. In between those study times, I have to relax as I cannot overexert myself on the day before exams, do I?

Then, mock exams came. As I wake up that morning, I was already struck down by flu. That was a serious indication for the rest of the day. Sneezing. It happened during the whole day. I couldn't focus properly during my French and Physics papers. It's really killing me. Not just me, but others as well. They might be distracted from their "train of thought." Oh well, there's nothing I can do about it. So, on we go.

Next day, sneezing continued, but not as frequent as the day before. It really resided during my Econs paper. It was at the time that I could really start thinking again. Business as usual. I haven't touched my Economics book for a long time. So, I have to bank on my memory on what I've learnt. (Do not do this at home.)

I came back home and I watched a bollywood movie with my cousin: "Om Shanti Om".

I was fine at the time and conditions can be really deceiving. As I was taking a bath, suddenly I was freezing... I couldn't imagine how freezing it was at the time, as if I could not let my body be in contact with water. It was as if death is coming towards me in a sudden. It made me remember my past sins and how sorry I was for those things to happen. If only death can be postponed to a later time, then I might be able to change myself into a better person than before.

After that freezing experience, I help myself to dinner. However, I was not in the usual mood to eat as I had my braces scaled during the evening and it was hard to eat. Then, right after eating, I felt a pain sensation inside my head. Headache, fever and cold feet. An indication of exam stress. At that point, I was contemplating whether I should come to school or not the next day.

(To be continued... Zzzzzzz...)