First thing first. I was running high and low for news on polling day. First my hardisk decided that it was time for it to go for an overhaul so it was duly sent for formatting. After pressuring my son to press whoever was it who did the formatting to get it done fast, I was relieved that the thing is once more where it should be and it was only about 4.15pm on polling day.
I left everything else and straightaway hook the thing up and fuck who ever is responsible, my modem wasn't blinking and that was surely a bad sign. I gave a friend a call and was told that the bills have been duly paid, the modem is okay but TMnet, the bastardize son of the gomen people said that there was cable problems in the northern states and service could only resume on Wednesday, as in now, at 5. At a little past 5 I tried but still no blink, played some games and checked the modem and finally the contraption was blinking like a sex-crazed winking at a naked lady. Hey do you need to wink at a naked lady? I mean she is naked so you don't need to wink anymore, just do your stuff.
Okay back to business. While off the hook to the wired world, my source of info was a few friends in Permatang Pauh, some bookies in Bukit Mertajam, Ali Allah Ditta and my sifu Zorro. The fed me valuable infos otherwise the suspense would have floored me.
My friends in Permatang Pauh fed me with intel as to how the Malay kampung folks were taking to PKR's ceramahs. The bookies told me the going rate, which was Anwar and 10K votes. Ali gave me some kind of running commentaries on polling day and a friend at the counting centre who told me what was happening in one of the counting centres and how Hishammuddin and Khairy were hackled, Serve them right.
Zorro, kept me informed of the vote countings and tallies. Some UMNO people were also giving me infos about how confident they were that they would garner at least 60 percent of the votes. 60 percent my foot.
You may be wondering why is it that I was not there myself? Well yours trully was down with an escalating BP and the action on ground zero would surely be counter-productive. I would prefer to blog from the comfort of my home than from a hospital should there be wireless access.
Anyway, it was an eventful polling day even from across the bridge. My handphone was ringing like nobody's business and I was fed with all kinds of infos that I was confident of victory an hour after they shut the doors to the centres.
It looked like all those 'sumpah laknats' just did not catch fire. I hear of UMNO perayus, being chased away by their own white voters. I heard of how Hishamuddin was in celebration mood the night before polling day, I heard of the jams where at about 4.30, many PKR people were still not able to vote. I heard of the big numbers of Barisan workers but PKR cars were busier.
Anyway, victory is on the side where it should be and I thank Allah for it, not to mention the clever voters of Permatang Pauh for not being deceived by the massive Barisan propaganda machines.
Glad to be back in cyberspace and blogging once more.
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