Sunday, February 17, 2008

A beautiful day..

I sat here at the patio and trying to blog of what's in my mind while my other half browsed the Sunday papers. I had done it a while ago and saw there are no new developments that I had not known already. It is full of stories of the election, mostly of that of the ruling parties, The Barisan Nasional or the National Front. Only one or two articles on the oppositions parties. Well that is politic. So I decided not to read it anymore but to sit here and blog.

It is a a beautiful Sunday morning with clear blue sky. In front of me are those orchids that I posted in my last posting and as I write this I could hear the flows of water from the fish pond nearby. The greens and the sound of dripping water bring back memories of my childhood. In those days being around pool of water in the village are very common but now living in the city it is not the same anymore. The roads are well laid and there seem to be no pot holes anymore. If there are any, folks would write to the local authority and soon it would be repaired. The stream nearby is not that clean any more. It look just like another drain beside the roads. For me who grew up in the era gone by, the scenes of greens, clear water streams and stretch and stretch of scenic beaches as far as the eyes could see are common sights to wonder. It was indeed beautiful days indeed. In the early morning on the way to school carrying the only tool for studying, the Slate. I would throw it gliding on the surface of the grass covered with the morning dew. I pick it up and wiped it clean. By doing that the Slate became smooth and fine, making it much easier to write on with the Slate pencil. It is almost the size of the present laptop. Funny! both have the same function that of writing, one of the past and the other of the present, the era of electronic and the Internet. Who would have dreamed that we would be doing our writing on a laptop computer now. That Slate is history, a very important tool for writing some sixty years ago and now this laptop, the tool of the present generation. What the present generation, that of our grands would be using in the next fifty years would be just something that we have just to wonder. Perhaps one did not have to use the keyboard but speak to it and the words get printed just like we do now with the keyboard. For now let us just wonder!!.

Nearby a political party, [PKR] Party Keadilan Rakyat, the People Justice Party, a multi racial party that is contesting the present election has sat up an Operation Centre. This party is headed by the spouse of Anwar Ibrahim. Anwar Ibrahim the former Deputy Prime Minister is prohibited by law to participate in politic until April this year. Anyways he is doing the campaigning for the party. So it look like the opposition parties are well prepared this time and if they wins sits in the election, there would be some changes in the political arena of the country. It would surely bring some good. For I believe that changes would bring reform, thus it would be good for the political development in this country. By this time next week we would know who are the candidates that would be standing for election come March 8, 2008.

I am not that sure as yet of what to do the rest of this Sunday. Maybe we would just go out for a spin around the city and come back after dinner. Have a nice day..


awang said...

Pak Idrus,
You have a nice and neatly decorated pation.Swak too have no alternative papers to read as most local media now sticking to one-side media sources.So by blogging really open our mind.Sarawak our CM announces NORAH former S'wak CM Tun Abdul Rahman Yaakup daughter as PBB-BN candidate for new seat Tanjong Manis.This Norah evn admitted that she knew a number of village and longhouses in the area only by name as she is new to politic and never have visited the area before.So I can see this is the unique of our politician here(Sarawak).Have a nice day.

svllee said...

Dear Pak, so nice and refreshing not to read something about the campaigning. You do indeed have a 'garden of eden' of sorts in your home, its so green and homely and you look so relaxed. Its also nice to read about the sensations of your senses, the memories, sounds of water etc. Life is passiing us by so fast nowadays, we need to stop, look and listen. Terima kasih.

mutalib saifuddin said...

salam, pak idrus,

perhaps you're certainly right. i personally don't really trust newspapers as they are TOO bias, and rocky's move for Paper Free Tuesday is good.

when i began reading papers during the DSAI issue, it was since then i realised papers HERE are absurd, and coverages are absurd, too. i'm not offending journalists, but perhaps now, editors need to come out with a greater resolution in disseminating news in a proper way, without bias. just like what Ho Kay Tat did, until his THEsun wins an award for free reporting.

AND, why are posters still not hanging on the road (most places)? those days, as i have witnessed, flags, posters, are up just a day after the dissolution. hmmm

take care.

Pak Idrus said...

awang thanks for the visit and the kind words on my patio deco, as well as the sharing of your thoughts on the election especially of what is happening in Sarawak.

Well politic is like that and it look like that our political system has yet to matured. Lets hope that as we progress there would be reform in the political system as well as the politician.

In the meantime we may be able to help the reform by voting for the candidates that we think are good and clean. As well as keep on blogging of reform, for bloggers are citizen journalists and their input do made the differences.

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

svllee, thanks for the visit and the kind words on this posting. I am indeed glad that you enjoy reading my writing of the past.

Well, like you said, time passes too fast now and hardly you realized, it is another year. Let continue to enjoy living in the present for the present never stay for even a second.

In my golden age I have all the times to reflect on the past, enjoy the present and hope that the future would bring greater prosperity to all.

Have a nice day and take care.

Pak Idrus said...

mutlib, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the political scene of our country. Well,that is the reality of politic and to progress with times we need to reform it.

Been young you would have the opportunity to do reform. One way is to blog your thoughts and share it with the society. It would in a small way contributes in making Malaysia a better country for us all.

And do not forget to go the polling station on Election day. Have a nice day.

Zawi said...

Pak Idrus,
You once wrote on the slate too? Thought only rural kids get to use the slate. What a surprise to know school kids in KL did once use the slates. In the kampong we use daun senduduk to clean our slates. Those who dont care about hygiene use their saliva to do it making them smell so bad.
Thanks for reminding me of the slate.
Have a good time on the patio.

Pak Idrus said...

zawi, thanks for the visit and the additional info on Slate. I grew up in Kuantan and not KL and enjoyed those years living on the east coast. The patio is one of my favorite spot. Hope to see you having coffee at my patio when you are next in KL. Have a nice day.

ruby ahmad said...

Hello Pak Idrus,

I can't quite read your entry as I can't help gawking at your beautiful phoyos of your patio! Woo..I can see how relaxing it is to be there sipping coffee and munching keropok...ooh divine.

Pak Idrus, you can be a poet in such a setting..ha ha! So inspiring lah.

So where did the both of you go that day? He he. Take care.

Pak Idrus said...

ruby, thanks for the visit and the kind words on this posting.

Well, that is life of folks in their golden years and enjoying it. That patio, yes that patio with the Kopitiam table somehow became a place that everyone love to be, to sit and wonder!, and whilst the day away, day dreams and get lost into another world.

Just last evening a relative couple came and they brought bungkus nasi lemak and together we sat there to enjoy and drink hot coffee and yarns of old times. Indeed a wonderful place to be. The environment is my creation, to get back the Kampong atmosphere that no longer around.

Well, that evening we decided to have Chow Kuey Teow at the Little Penang Cafe at KLCC. Have a nice day.