I was there from about 8 am till 12 noon. Because I want to find people to interview, I had to drink several cups of Nescafe, limau ais and teh tarik. Lucky I didn’t feel like pissing or else I will be dead because in Permatang Pasir, you cannot even find a decent petrol station.
I drove past the place twice because I didn’t notice the blue signboard which was camouflaged by the
cacings I mean dacings. So, I was asking for direction and though I know I got it right, I still wonder where the hell is Permatang Pasir. It turned out to be just a road with kampong houses on both sides. There is no pekan.
However, I am glad I took the drive because now I can masuk kampung tanam jagung without getting lost. That is if I am not too proud to ask.
AND LOOK at the huge, lavish tents from Barisan Nasional Bilik Gerakan. It looks so comfortable, so well-equipped, I almost went in there to lepak….But no, I didn’t. I ran out of battery because the new on-loan HD video camera only has 80 minutes of battery life, of which fizzles twice the rate the clock ticks. So, I stumbled upon PAS centre which is so cramped, crowded, small. And I squatted there to charge the video camera. I mean, really squat because the plug was on the floor and I dare not leave my camera alone.
I was lucky because Zorro whom I was trying to locate was right there for me to interview. Divine intervention. My trip was great in the end.