06 May 2007

Meeting My MP

I met my MP today to seek his assistance in getting Chris to blog again. After a 5-minute chat with him, he promised to write a letter for me to the Blog Revival Authority of Singapore (BRAS) to obtain a court order for Chris to be active in blogosphere once again. (Didn't I say in my last post that I will try all ways and tap all resources to bring Chris back to life again?)

Of course, if you believed what I wrote in the preceding paragraph, then you must be either still living in the virtual world or in the movie world. I recall that in Jack Neo's movie "I Do, I Do", someone sought help from his MP to solve a "girlfriend problem" as he claimed that "it is the responsibility of the government to help him woo a girlfriend" since rising singlehood rate and declining birth rate are national concerns. So even if what I said in the last paragraph was true, I am not exactly being frivolous, am I?

It is true that I did meet my MP today. I just joined a queue at a food stall in my neighbourhood food centre when I heard someone said "Hello" behind me. At first, I thought it was because I had inadvertently jumped queue. I turned around and saw Mr Zainal Abidin Rasheed, Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Mayor of the North East Community Development Council and Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC (Eunos). (My, his title is even longer than the queue I was in!)

He was doing a Sunday walkabout. He shook my hand and chatted with me for a while. Then he went around the tables and did the same to the people there. I think it was very nice of him to approach the residents, shake their hands and chat with them to get to know them better. He definitely deserved a pay rise for all the hard work he put in for our constituency and country. While he went around doing this, I took a few photos of him:

Later, one of the grassroot leaders pointed to me, probably saying to the MP that I had taken photos of him. Mr Rasheed strode over to me again.

Mr Rasheed: "Oh you have a camera."

Me *sheepishly*: "Er... yes. If cannot take photos then I will delete them now."

Mr Rasheed: "No no, I also have a camera and I would like to have a photo with you."

Me *much relieved*: "Oh sure. It's my honour and pleasure."

So now I have a photo with an influential political figure to show off to other people. However, to be consistent with the anonymous status of this blog, I have masked out my upper face, leaving only my dimples visible.

Aiyah in my excitement, I forgot to ask Mr Rasheed for help about Chris.


Lam Chun See said...

You only remember your friend. How about your god-daughter?

Victor said...

I didn't even remember my friend. Did you miss the last sentence of my article? Haha.

OAMSN, I feel obligated to bug Chris more because I think many people might have the mistaken impression that somehow I had something to do with his departure from blogging. And he just left everything for me to explain. Now is that fair? I think I need to correct this mis-impression.

On the other hand, I don't think that I have anything to do with my god-daughter's decision. Wait a minute, on second thought, maybe I am also wrong here hor?

fr said...

I have only seen this SMSFA, MNECDC and MPAljGRC on tv.I thought he is very tall. So you are very tall too.

Victor said...

Fr - Yes neck-to-neck and shoulder-to-shoulder with him in stature but not status. :)

Cool Insider said...

Mr Zainul Abidin is a nice chap and one of the movers and shakers in the Muslim community. He is also the Chairman of the Malay Heritage Foundation, and very supportive of the work which we are doing in heritage. I guess his experience as a diplomat also helps in reaching out to the folks on the street.

Victor said...

Thanks for the background info, Walter. Oh, I didn't know that he is involved heritage work too. Yes he came across as a very affable person. Doesn't carry any airs despite holding such high office.

Laokokok said...

Victor, maybe you need a Batman mask haha.

Yep, sad to see Chris not blogging...

Lam Chun See said...

Victor, you die. Your face not very well 'masked'.

Victor said...

Haha, that's because you've seen me before, Chun See. Don't you think I look more like Dick Lee that way? :P