My flight was delayed for about an hour in Acheh when I was suppose to reach Malaysia by 2 pm so that I could vote. It was my first time voting and I was very excited. I landed about 3 pm, rushed to Bandar Sunway and berjaya to vote by 4:45. I was contented! At least I know I did my job as a Malaysian.
This is my story. Ive never been so patriotic before. I know I don't say much on my Facebook or neither I did share anything on my wall. All I wanted was peace and didn't want anyone to comment anything about politics as I know a 'fight' might have started. I already have friends who people unfriend them of Facebook because of this. You read it right. People starting to unfriend their friends just because of this. I thought it was utter nonsense.
About 7, I was ready to leave my house to pick my friends up as we planned to go in one car, easier to find parking and more convenient cause we know there will be a lot of people. I was actually really scared at first about this event as there were SMSes about how it's illegal, police will be throwing tear gas and some even say it's only a Malay gathering, and Chinese shouldn't join. Later on, we found out that it's a peacefully rally and that's when our journey started. Of course we were stucked in a very bad jam at the Subang Tol. We literally couldn't move because the road was all blocked! It was so bad that everyone came down to check whats going on.
Before you know it, people at the Subang Tol started shouted REFORMASI! and boy, I was amazed how Malaysians was so united! We waited for a good half an hour and knew that traffic wont be moving so we decided to park at the side of the road near Petronas. During that time, I saw police escorting a few cars, at at first I didn't know whose car was it till we saw Nurul Izzah's giant picture with PKR stickers on one of the vehicle. When everyone saw that, they started honking and cheering loudly and letting those car pass by. We thought perhaps Anwar and his gang was inside! Later on, we saw 3 motor cyclist beside us with walkie talkie and they were talking among themselves " mana dia?" and later you know, they were actually fetching Anwar with the motor bike as he was stucked in the jam!
We marched into the stadium and I had goose bumped all over. Ive never seen so many Malaysian united at one place. It was jam packed! I could feel the spirit on Malaysian wanting for a CHANGE.
It was truly inspiring! The event was so peaceful and every time there was an photo opportunity, everyone would run there and take photos and be photographed and people were so friendly :)
Everyone stood up and sang NEAGARKU and it was indeed emotional. It's been a while since I sang that song.
marcus, jolyna, ben, chris and me :)