This morning the first email I opened was from an old MCKK schoolmate –WAH – and as always when old friends write you know that the day will be good. There was also three from my daughter Terrina from Toronto and my favourite was her comment on my piece ‘IBU” “This was well written dad” So now I know it will be a good day!
Last night I lay awake for quite sometime consumed with my thoughts on why things are the way there are in our country. Irrelevantly my mind went back to the day when I saw the first images of Anwar with his infamous black eye – striding with defiance towards his day in court. There was anger and there was sadness in me that day. Anger at who ever that had done that to him. Anger that the authorities had not protected him from such harm (how was I to know then that it was the authorities that had done that to him!) And anger at what UMNO has done to one of its own. Then there was also much sadness that a friend was going through such pain and suffering and there was nothing I could do.
I pulled myself back from those memories and got back to the present….I was still awake and it was already past 2 am. A jumble of uncoordinated thoughts were in my mind…MACC, Teoh Beng Hock, Kugan, Din and the Cow Head debacle, PKFZ and now the latest statement from that Sultan about supporting Barisan…aisehman so many issues…….and then somehow peaceful sleep took over.
When I next opened my eyes it was 6.30am Sunday. Without hesitating I got up – had a shower and by 7am was at my PC with a cup of coffee ready to start my ‘work’ at steadyaku47. Normally I will have green tea but sleeping at 2am and waking up at 6.30am requires something stronger! Then I know that all those thoughts that kept me awake last night were also the thoughts that gave me the enthusiasm, drive, commitment and focus to wake up each day and write for steadyaku47. ..…because there is much to be done if we are to make things right again for our country. So my friends this is not work...I love what I am doing and I just wish that you too will be able to do the things that you enjoy doing and be like me - able to wake up at 6.30 a.m on a Sunday morning because you have something you want to do, something you have to do and more important - something you enjoying doing. Have a nice weekend...or whatever is left of it.