Thursday, February 15, 2007

Comin' Back to Me: Tun in JB

The summer had inhaled
And held its breath too long.
The winter looked the same,
As if it had never gone,
And through an open window,
Where no curtain hung,
I saw you, I saw you,
Coming back to me.

One begins to read between
The pages of a look.
The sound of sleepy music,
And suddenly, you're hooked.
I saw you, I saw you,
Coming back to me.

You came to stay and live my way,
Scatter my love like leaves in the wind.
You always say that you won't go away,
But I know what it always has been,
It always has been.

A transparent dream
Beneath an occasional sigh
Most of the time,
I just let it go by.
Now I wish it hadn't begun.
I saw you, I saw you,
Coming back to me.

Strolling the hill,
Overlooking the shore,
I realize I've been here before.
The shadow in the mist
Could have been anyone
I saw you, I saw you,
Coming back to me.

Small things like reasons
Are put in a jar.
Whatever happened to wishes,
Wished on a star?
Was it just something
That I made up for fun?
I saw you, I saw you,
Coming back to me.

-- Jefferson Airplane, Surrealistic Pillow (1967)

Tun Dr Mahathir was in JB last Saturday February 10th, 2007. Nearing 82 and after a 3 month pause from a mild attack, he resume his struggle to put right to what has departed from.

I have a fond attachment for JB for there lies my childhood memory. Growth and progress have changed the view from my childhood imbedded vision. It is no more that state capital town with the expansive and beautiful landscape and great architecture.

Since last year, JB has become the political centrepiece that spark the lost in confidence with the national leadership. The April 12th, 2006 announcement to cancel the planned "Cy-enic" Bridge started it. Everyone and even the world was puzzled. Just two weeks earlier PM Abdullah Ahmad Badawi made the remark, "Not building the bridge is not an option."

Tun's lecture (streaming video here and downloadable here) gave a historical perspective of perjuangan bangsa.

He covered and raised many issues - from pre-bridge issue like Proton and AP, to the Bridge itself, and current issue such as SJER (South Johor Economic Region) cum Free Access Zone, Nepotism, and Dynasty. Lots of tossing across the Stairts. All the examples was his clear reminder:
  • Do not deviate from the original aspiration of the struggle
  • Be brave and smart to defend whats ours
  • Put the interest of the nation ahead of others.

Its the Spirit of Independence wooing thru Tun saying ...

Coming back to me.

A Voice
Kuala Lumpur
February 15th, 2007, 6:00 p.m.
Good buddy summed up the message from Tun as:
Never to fear pre-maturely changing leaders.
Yes, why fear change? Good buddy started blogging yesterday. I am too glad he is adapting to change. Between a close buddy and a long-time friend, there too many misguided chattermouth in between.
Read his first posting here.
Is there a compliment for me in here?
A Voice
Kuala Lumpur
February 17th, 2007 1:30 p.m.


BigDogDotCom said...

Okay "Good Buddy"....

At least you summed up the drift. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is telling UMNO members to not fear the leadership change, even it is premature.

I think this is a landmark speech and a very sincere reminder for UMNO members.

Anyhow since you publish the shot from his back end's view, I managed to upload the one infront. So we complimented in each other, Yin & Yang. :)

Happy Chiok Year, my Good Buddy!

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