29 December 2008

PJ Candlelight Vigil Take 12 - Shhh!

Shhh!
The usual: Anti-I.S.A. supporters gathered for the twelfth and the last time of 2008.

The unusual: We had a silent vigil. Or rather what started as a silent vigil. until Zorro congratulated all those present and we gave ourselves a round of applause.

Apparently, there was no police permit granted last night so, technically, we were not "permitted" to stand together in groups of more than four!

Not surprisingly, roads were blocked, police presence was heavy just for our special group. Are we that intimidating to them?

I was really amused that so many government servants were deployed for a small gathering of civilized Malaysians, choosing to meet and greet one another before the end of 2008.

The next time we meet will be on 4 January 2009 and it will be a brand new year with a fresh hope for a deeper awareness of what makes Malaysia "truly Malaysia".

Here are some pictures of last night, less people due to the holiday season and the senseless roadblocks but the spirit of unity and the passion of the people remained high!

Most of the regulars were around and many visitors from outside Malaysia too!

Some new candlelights of last night! We even had Colonel Sanders and the McDonalds with us! ;)

I took this picture, symbolic of last night's vigil!
and this song comes to my mind

A chair is still a chair, even when there's no one sittin' there
But a chair is not a house and a house is not a home
When there's no one there to hold you tight
And no one there to hold a candlelight!
(last line changed by me!)

Guys and Gals, see you all in 2009 with your candlelights! A new year awaits and we have to be steadfast in our efforts to rid Malaysia of the I.S.A. and to usher in a new era of real peace, genuine fraternity, true harmony, valid rights, authentic unity and a bona fide government for all of us.

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7 comments:

TheWhisperer said...

The best part was everybody chose to stay despite being given blessing to leave if they feel intimidated by the heavy presence of SB personnel and the absence of a permit.

We must also thank them for sharing some smiles with us.

Nevertheless, it was a good change of atmosphere. Rather than engrossing ourselves with speeches, we mingled around in the spirit of Anak Bangsa Malaysia.

Well done, Yin!!

Estrelita Soliano Grosse said...

TheWhisperer: Thanks, Yang! It was an unusual night with an unusual mix of them and us! But it was enjoyable as always! :)

Patricia said...

Hi Lita,

I had planned to come that night - probably the last time I could for a while. But we had such a tiring day, that in the end I was so pooped-out, I decided it would be wiser not to.

I may not be there physically - but I always will be there in spirit.

My wish for the new year: that the vigils be peaceful; and that the very need for them cease to exist altogher!

Pat

Estrelita Soliano Grosse said...

Pat: I couldn't agree with you more. Although it is nice to meet up, the very fact that we do is because we need to. Hopefully, 2009 will see the end of the Sunday vigils! :)

Happy 2009 to you, Chuan, Larnee and Dan.

MIGS-SABAH said...

Pray that my two Court cases on GE 2004 and GE 2008 now consolidated would have a new caretaker Government.

Joshua Kong

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Estrelita Soliano Grosse said...

Joshua: Thanks for visiting and sending you the best wishes for all your endeavours in 2009. ;)