At her rally speech for the Hougang by-election PAP rally on Sunday, PAP MP Denise Phua mentioned me as the "real check on the PAP", because, according to her, I have no allegiance to any political party and have a mind of my own (Facebook video link).
I am honoured. Does that mean I get to vote on bills and speak in Parliament from now on? I am free on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for Parliament debates. Tuesdays I can't because it is my gaming night.
When I told the wife that MP Denise Phua said I'm a check on the PAP, my wife told me to check if the kids sleep already or not.
I think the wife believes the only thing I have the authority to check on is whether our children have finished their homework already or not. I think she is probably right.
Speaking of election rallies, I can imagine the Hougang By-election PAP Pre-rally Briefing:
Rule 1: Comrade speakers going onstage tonight, no matter what you say, do not mention the word "Repent".
Rule 2: When in doubt, see Rule 1.
I can also imagine the Hougang By-election WP Pre-rally Briefing:
Rule 1: Don't start with Good Evening, Y'aw!
Some of us seem to wish the by-election is islandwide. @perpendi wrote on Twitter: "Secretly wishing the by-elections were being held in Chai Chee instead."
Er, Chai Chee By-Election sounds wrong leh.