It's the talk of town, with everybody having an election story which are almost always negative: Will there be change even if we vote?/ Nak pilihanraya je, pecah tanah sana, pecah tanah sini/ Only now my ADUN is coming to visit our area. If he had started 5 years ago, he wouldn't be panting so hard/ and so on... Is it the same in other countries, I wonder -- that people are not satisfied with the powers that be and the elections authority? As AHS said last night, everybody thinks he can do a better job. (And some think they had done a better job)
This time I feel that the atmosphere is 'not there' -- or is it 'not yet'? I felt excited before the last elections, taking photographs where there were most flags and banners, even stopping in the middle of going somewhere, just to capture the exhilirating.scene. I remember hits.fm's DJs, Lil Kev and Fly Guy (where are they now, by the way), wacky as they were, managed to get some intelligent discussion going about the looming elections then. They even sang their version of election jingle. That was good. My cousin's wedding was the night after the elections and we witnessed guests going out and coming back into the reception hall to check the elections results. There would be whispers, and animated but quiet discussion afterwards.
However, I will skip the pages about elections these few days till the contestors' names are announced. Then I will scrutinise who the candidate for my area will be. I guess it will be that same person, doing the same thing, if he were elected again. I don't mind him, or whoever really, BUT GET BETTER THINGS DONE PLEASE!