HIT and MISS
My Italian dream is approaching nearer and nearer.. 4 days away!! At the same time, still lamenting that I will miss the GE13 - probably the most exciting election in Malaysian history for a long time!!
Ya, WHY do things like these have to clash? Amidst all the excitement and buzz, even prior to nomination day, I can’t help but feel the `loss’.. and just checked that my new polling station is the school in Cheras Perdana - down the road! And if I could vote, for the first time, I would be voting for both Parliamentary and States Assembly seats! Arghh…!!
But.. like what I told friends now, the excitement and joy of realising my dream trip again is still more than the disappointment of not being able to vote or witness the GE in person. Sure, I can keep abreast with all the news via Internet but it’s not the same..
It’s a dilemma that can’t be altered or change, so I guess I have to just accept it and live with it. No point feeling regret over things that can’t be changed..
Some can say it’s like personal pleasure vs communal responsible.. but honestly, both are personal. Not that I don’t care for my country but I know that one vote would not amount to anything really, so it’s more like missing out of an really important affair.. so it’s also selfish in nature.
But back to Italy.. indeed I can foresee once I step foot on this land, the thought of GE back home would probably fade away.. may not be in oblivion but the desire of wanting to be back home would also be much lessen. The feeling of being there in person and experiencing and enjoying all the sights and sounds and tastes and everything that comes my way would no doubt take away the loss that I had felt earlier.
Hit and miss. that’s the story of life sometimes.. might as well just move over misses and make the most out of the hits.. :)