A cool and mellow Sunday morning, a day of leisurely pursuits, completely free of career obligations as there isn't a Monday morning rush to worry about.
I haven't felt as relaxed in years. Now that I no longer feel so invested in my country's political happenings, I can afford to look at things from the outside in.
Soon we will be faced with the Umno party elections. This time I hope Umno will keep its proceedings private, as in no live telecasts, no open forums, no "perasan" pollies being interviewed live on the telly.
In the mean time however, I am enjoying these leisure times that I can spend on myself.
As for the Pakatan-type pollies and their antics, they have long bored me that writing about them is akin to sitting still without having anything to read in a hair salon waiting for the hairdresser to cut your hair after a shampoo.
Back then, when this blog was still getting a steady stream of traffic volume from other SoPo sites, I was quite stressed out trying to keep up with other people's expectations for a subject that's beginning to bore me.
Not being a particularly emotionally expressive kind of person, the only emotion I could muster for the Pakatan politics is scorn, and that gets tiring after awhile.
I wish we have more intelligence in the political arena, and what I mean by that is not the snobbish know-it-all cleverer-than-everyone type of the Khairy Jamaluddin and others of his ilk variety.
What I mean is the Sanusi Junid kind of out of the box intelligence that I find so refreshing and thought provoking. Or the practical, understated and controversial thinking of Mahathir Mohamad.
It seems that we have too many pollies of the empty-can varieties nowadays; they can be oratorially impressive, but when you scrutinise their words, you realise that they lack depth.
As for what is occupying my time for the next couple of days? Ha .. my PAX wardrobe arrived yesterday, so I am halfway through putting it together, without power tools other than an electric drill to drill two tiny holes to put the wardrobe frames together.
Equipped with my hardly utilised toolbox, I feel totally empowered and convinced I will have sufficient storage space for my things before the week ends.