Prior to the school holiday (Mid First Term), workload has been piling up. Between the workload, Alhamdulillah; I have managed to do 6-7 part time translation of journals on Human Resources & also Alhamdulillah; the house issue has settled. No more bureaucracy shenanigan from Putrajaya! Besides, I also managed to draft my own script on the upcoming Choral Speaking competition entitled “One Heart, One Malaysia”. Honestly with the commotion that happened 2 years ago (REFER TO : https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/choral-speaking-hulu-selangor-district-level-competition-2011-running-snow-white-to-2nd-placing/ ), it has somehow deterred the spirit; but my Head of Panel said “we are just having fun; don’t give a damn about others”. So, I just did my scripting thang. (,”)
Anyway, Kat asked me to join her to The Purple Walk at Putrajaya via Facebook on Friday. This gathering/walk was to commemorate the Malaysian women and also it coincided with The International Women’s Day. Since I am always looking forward to revive a healthy life style regime, I was kinda cool with the idea! So, around 8.00 a.m., Kat came to my sister’s crib in Putrajaya and then off we went!
Kitty Kat & I. Yeahhh! For the healthy life!
The crowds were thronging. Initially, both of us thought it was going to be ala Ekiden Run or Putrajaya Walk with a few distances to be covered; but how disappointing to know that it was merely 500 meter; and it was more of parade of contingents from respective ministries marching along to show support to peacefulness in Malaysia. Sounds a bit far-fetched, but I could feel the political embroideries beyond the gathering! And somemore, VIPs only turn out circa 9-9.30 a.m.! Gave a little bit of speech and then off to eat at the booths?! Sorry, but I am neutral plain Malaysian. I see the flaws at both sides. Please understand the relevance (in case some people want to STIR CONTROVERSY out of this puny piece of mind!).
Not to be put off by that, Kat and I decided to do ourselves the walking. So, we walked from the beginning till the end; back and fro; and then walked around looking for Kat’s ministry contingent but prove to no avail. Then, we decided to kill time at Precint Diplomatik’s “Haji Tapah” (which by the way is my favourite as it is near my sister’s house) and updated whats-hot-and-nots. Feel so good to catch up with your best of friend as we are so busy leading our own personal and professional lives. You know, we’ve been the ups and downs, losing jobs, getting new opportunities, losing lovers/meeting new flames, family problems; hopefully friendship till the end.
The PDRM (Royal Malaysian Policemen) Band.
On whole, it was another baby step for me for a new healthy regime! Thanks Kitty Kat.
The finishing line – which was just 500 meter, anyway. But since Kat and I did our back-and-fro and the “tawaf”, more or less we covered around 2 KM. (,”)