Wednesday, 9 May 2018

PH Goes To The Polls (Updated)


Update : Malaysia has spoken. Loud and clear. I never imagined this was possible. But is was. I stayed up till 3:00 am and although the results were not 100% complete, it was clear where we were headed. And now, I am in need of some shut eye. 

Today (09-05-2018) Malaysia votes at the 14th General Election (GE). The ink used to mark our finger is a lot better this time. As of right now (after washing my hair), it still looks as if I am sporting a necrotic finger. 

I started my day early as my polling station is a little further from home. It's still within walking distance and I wanted to get there early. Go early, come back early, you get the drift.

I made sure I ate breakfast so that I would not be hungry while queuing in line.


Overnight oats with chia seeds, bananas and granola.


I made sure to put a bottle of water in my bag.

Then at 7:00 am I walked to the polling station which is at a school in Bandar Utama. Along the way, I snapped some pics.


Saw this banana tree behind a house. 


And another that was flowering.


I also noted that the pavements have been damaged by tree roots. 


So I had to be very careful lest I trip and fall.


Pretty flower. Am I starting to sound like Sharon? hah..hah...


This is a pretty plant that has multi-petaled flowers.


And then I arrived at the school before 8:00 am. I thought I was early but there was already a whole bunch of people there.


This is where you check your name in the register and they give you a slip of paper indicating your saluran (voting stream).


Then you queue. Bah! I thought I would be somewhere at the front.


Everything went well although there were some hiccups due to unclear procedures and lack of guidance from SPR staff which resulted in some confusion of where to queue. After I cast my vote, I made my way home. It was a very hot morning and I was sweating buckets.

After I got home, I took a bath and since there was nothing else to eat at home, I headed to 1 Utama for a bite to eat.


I was early and there were not many shoppers yet. The centercourt at the new wing was bare. I have never seen it like this before. But soon, it will be filled with Hari Raya things.

As I was walking at the mall, I started to actively look at people's index finger. I wanted to know if they have voted. Then I saw a couple who were holding their left hand rather awkwardly. Ah! I noted their ink stained forefinger. Good adek-adek, you have voted.

But the majority had clean index fingers. I hope that they would be voting later as the polling stations close at 5:00pm.

I don't know why I was so upset concerned about the possibility  of these people not voting. But I consoled myself that perhaps these are complacent people who are the supporters of the party that I don't support hee..hee...


I was famished and was in need of some sustenance in the form of ramen. I headed to Gantetsu@Isetan Eat Paradise to give their ramen another chance.


Not bad at all. Much, much better than the first time.


I was also very thirsty.

After my very satisfying meal, I made my way out of Istean Eat Paradise. That's when I saw a queue outside Dave's Deli. It was quite unusual. What's happening?


As I was going down the escalator, something caught my eye and I took the escalator back up. Gila.


Then a friend sent this via whatsapp.


Aiya....why didn't send earlier? No, I did not join the queue. Not even for free food. Not even for a brownie.

Instead I came here.


Hee..hee..hee... I have never bought anything at Famous Amos but today I did.

Then I headed to Aeon supermarket to pick up something for dinner.


Chicken rice@RM7.90. The Japanese packed meals were not appealing so this was the next best thing.


Yup, I bought the buy-3-get-1-free cookies. Chewy Oatmeal Honey Raisin or something like that. Those will accompany me tonight when stay up for the election results.



Our prime minister announced that if BN is returned to power, next Monday and Tuesday would be declared public holidays. Nah...I'll still go to work. I have nothing to celebrate.

35 comments:

  1. I sweated buckets too waiting in a long queue that moved so slowly! I also showed my index finger in my post to prove that I am a responsible citizen! Tonight will stay in to wait for the result!

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    1. Yes, I saw your finger. LOL! We did it! We did it!

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  2. So nice there, so many places can eat for free, just show finger! Here, only one place 10% discount. Long queue here and so very hot too - next election I will bring a walking stick or use a wheel chair, can go straight in to vote!

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    1. And make sure you walk with a limp. LOL! I was happy to see PH make inroads in Sabah and Sarawak though not enough to form state government.

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  3. I like your walk, I should have camp outside your place and wait for you, and then ask you to bring me for the walk, keke...

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    1. Yah lor, we go kai kai together....

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  4. I was saying in nancy's blog how come fingers become bruised/blue black after voting lol, in sg we do not have this kind of free food promo after voting hee hee

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    1. LOL! My finger still "bruised" up till today >.<

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  5. PH voted PH!!! Ini Kali Lah...

    I am speechless to know how close you live!!!! I can even hear your farts.

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  6. here's hoping PH's choice of candidate and government both win :) it was quite a breeze voting in bandar kinrara at 3pm - in and out in five minutes, actually. i guess the majority of voters in kl and selangor went early today.

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  7. Thank you for bringing us along on your morning walk to the polling station and your meals. I also didn't know that the tiles on the floor of the new wing looks like that. Iced coffee you made yourself at home?

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    1. That was my own DIY iced coffee hee..hee...

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  8. Hai PH, apakabar? Just drop by..

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  9. Haha, PH has the same initials as.....I meant Public Holiday, kekeke! :D You just told us you live very near 1Utama...instead of Uptown Girl, I may need to call you UtamaGirl...hehe! I went at 8 am and thought I'd be early but ended up queuing in the hot sun for 2 hours to vote...but never mind, it'll be worth it if our choice of party/govt wins! ;) I think going later in the afternoon (like Sean did, in and out in 5 minutes) is a wiser choice. Next time, you can check online which will give you both your saluran and bilangan no. so you don't have to Q twice.

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    1. I think most of us would have stayed up until the wee hours of the morning coz we were just too excited to sleep...and wanted to know the outcome of course! ;)

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    2. hah..hah... PH menang! I pengsan after 4:00pm yesterday until this morning. Tun M has more stamina than me >.<

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  10. Good to see you had a yummy brekkie and then did your duty for your country. There were loads of giveaways for voters yesterday!

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    1. I am happy to be a part of PH's historic win!

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  11. wow...u r jst like my sis who is so gung-ho about GE14....She went as early as 7:30am and walked about 2km to the school, although I offered to fetch her & the whole family (in the morning but not before 8am). Glad that we Malaysians have made our choice wisely! I'm still working today despite PH have won, well, the PH leaders do not get their 'cuti' today why should I? I'm still very excited until now (just 2 hours sleep & then off to office)

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    1. Semangat lor this time. We voted for change and got it!

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  12. Malaysians voted for change!

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  13. Phong Hong, I stayed up until 4:30AM. I took half day morning off today and postponed a planned meeting at 8:30am to Friday. My company regardless who won the election, we has to come back to work as normal operation cannot be rescheduled. wtf....but we would have two replacement leaves.

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    1. Yannie, I also went back to work. But went home early and pengsan. LOL!

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  14. http://herbsrich.com/index.php/info-herba/malaysia/tujuh-jarum-bilah if not mistaken that plant name is bunga jarum tujuh bilah. Have health benefit but must beware of the thorns as it is poisonous

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    1. Oh...last time I has this plant but sudah mati. Maybe next time I walk there again and curi a cutting. LOL!

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  15. Phong Hong, I just love your step-by-step adventure. Thank you for taking us along for the interesting day with what you have been up to!

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    1. It's a historic moment for my country!

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  16. Yes, PH=Phong Hong = Pakatan Harapan = Public Holiday!
    I also unintentionally checked on peoples' index fingers after the voting day and felt upset when seeing peoples with clean index finger =.="

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    1. LOL! My fingernail still got stain but I am proud of it :)

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  17. Yes...we made a change and I am very proud of my ink stained finger...the kids made me and hubby go to Boost to collect our free juices for them :)..but it was all worth it in the end...

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    1. Me too! We all did it! I wished I have known about the freebies earlier hee..hee...

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