Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A moment in history - Obama



Folks I have never done this before. That is wait all night to watch the inaugural ceremony of a leader of a foreign country but last night I did just that. I stayed all night until 1.45AM and watch the inaugural of the 44th President of America, Barrack Obama. The swearing ceremony actually happen at 1.15AM Malaysian time. I believe billion of people around the world did just that and saw the new beginning of a new chapter of the world history. Never could I dream that such profound changes could happen during my life time. And boy! it did just happen in front of my eyes.

Like the many changes in the political scenario of the world, Malaysia do had it share of it when on March 8, 2008 we saw the emergence of a new political reality. The Pakatan won more seats in Parliament and form government if five states. Indeed change has come to Malaysia too. And tonight we all watch democracy in action in America where Barrack Obama became the first African American to be the President of the USA. I am indeed glad for that and hope that he would lead the world to a better future for humanity.

I have been to Washington DC before and walk the whole length of that historical mall/place from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol building and today on live TV I saw seas of people braving the cold weather for hours to be there for themselves and watch that historic moment in time unfold before their eyes and in doing so became part of that history. For a moment in time I felt myself been there in person among those millions of people. The whole ceremony especially his speech was electrify and I could felt it as well. Indeed such an awesome happening in the history of our world.

Technology gave us the opportunity to watch the happening in America live and above are some images that I took from CNN Live telecast as history unfold. Have a nice day.

8 comments:

Georgia said...

I was glued to the television.

louis said...

Hi Idrus,

Since I am a late riser, I slept on the sofa in the livingroom (where my tv is) so as not to be late waking up for the coverage when it began at 7:00a my time. That was a compromise with my 9 year old granddaughter who wanted me to start taping the event from 6:30a (she didn't want to miss any part of it).

This is one time the word "Historic" was very fitting.

Elena and I, who rarely watch tv watched the entire event, even including Barack and Michelle's appearance at the first two official Inaugural Balls.

I'll have more on my thoughts about the substance of this Inauguration later on in my blog, but for now, I wanted to let you know we were sharing in your excitement over here.

Pak Idrus said...

Georgia, thanks for dropping by and sharing your experiences on that moment in time. Indeed a historic moment that we all get to watch in real time.

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

Louis, thanks for dropping by and sharing your thoughts on this historic moment in time. I knew that you would be watching the TV like never before. I believe it worth the wait for we get to be part of history of our world.

We are a lucky generation that got to seem many first during our life time. Most of it that we never had dare to dream of. It is now a reality and I personally hope that President Obama could give us a better world. A tall order indeed but I believe from time to time come a Man of his caliber to provide leadership to the world. Indeed his destiny.

Have a nice day and take care.

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JALAN REBUNG said...

salam pak idrus,

Due to few unforseen problem , I miss the event.However glad that finally Obama is Mr President and hoping (like most of world population) he'll be different positively.

rizal

Pak Idrus said...

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Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

JALAN REBUNG, Rizal thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the subject of this posting. Well it worth the wait. To watch that historic moment in time. It does not happen always.

It is Obama destiny to became the 44th President of the US and I hope he could give the world better leadership which might be translate to a better quality of life in this planet.

Have a nice day.