After stuffing ourselves silly with yummy
sausages at a party hosted by the Australian
High Commissioner last night, Jeff
Chua and I decided we should wash
it down with more beers.
Off we went to the National
Press Club. The intrepid trio were
discussing the sexual exploits of a Datuk
- who champions the cause of exploited women
- when I interrupted them. I reminded them
that in about 10 minutes, we should charge
our glasses, hug each other and weep unabashedly.
An imaginary digital clock in my mind will
soon be displaying 010203040506.
They all stared at me with blank faces. Obviously,
everyone there (including Eddie) hasn't been
reading The Star. The daily has been touting
with much pomp and fanfare. They even sent
journalists into the streets to interview
and enlighten the rakyat
This once-in-a-lifetime digital age moment
surpasses mediocre and insignificant moments
such as the recent fuel price hike and crooked
bridge scandal. Heck, they even ran a countdown
contest. I'm not sure if the Americans counted
it a month earlier since they normally write
the month before the date (day).
The time came and it sure was difficult to
synchronize. Everyone of us there had old-fashioned
analog watches. I guess it wasn't observed
enthusiastically in 1906, as well.
Happy 051526040506, by the way. It was the
precise time I finished writing this entry.
That moment too will not happen again for
another hundred years. Hugs.
2006 TV SMITH
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