The silence is deafening too.
I cant quite place it but there's this sudden urge to register myself as a voter to make a DIFFERENCE.
That will pass.
Afterall, I'm a fat cat, non marginalized non Bumi, who makes a living from the system. Why rock the boat?
I can survive for the lifetime I remain. Screw the future generations. Its their problem. I've mine.
Funny though, how the bouyancy of the stock market has little correlation with real life and real feelings. Just 10 years ago, our happiness indicator was the KLCI. Apparently, institution money controls over 70% of the market as compared to when small punters contributed up to 90% of market transactions in the mid 90s.
And I always thought an institution is a congregation of many small time time investors. Silly me.
The other thing I dont get is, important people fighting over pennies. May toll hikes continue afterall we can afford it. Our official inflation indicator is low compared to others. Our purchasing power is theoretically greater than our neighbours.
Just the other day, I made a booking for a car. I tell you its really affordable. The salesman was telling me not to blink, not to stop and think. 9 year finance is available for up to 90% of the value. He went on to mention that if you default, its OK. It becomes the finance company's problem.
Its easier buying a car than a house. We're so lucky that we can afford many cars as compared to our poor neighbours. I mean, How to Drive a House around?
I also consider myself lucky as my parents had the ability to get into debt to send me abroad for education. Lucky because the debt is their problem. Imagine if I studied locally, my dad would have all the excess money and start screwing around.
Hmmm, he did anyway.
But because I'm smarter now, I also realized its acceptable for men to do so in this blessed country of ours. If you dont, you're either gay or a cyclist.
Getting back to the point of this post. "Whats's Happening, Mr. PM?".
Should I stay or should I go?