Today was a busy and productive day. I started with an early morning meeting and then a long Pakatan Harapan manifesto meeting up to twelve noon. These meetings are a laborious necessity and in the end, my office ends up doing a lot of the policy writing work. Sometimes, I get angry wondering what do those heavily funded think tanks and institutes actually do to advance policy making for Pakatan Harapan. It is utterly insane that my office have to write policies and budgets with zero external funding, in addition to running a Parliamentary office and serving Kelana Jayans!
So I was happy to leave the manifesto meeting and the politicians and go grab lunch with my own staff. Sean, a former intern dropped by and joined us for lunch. Earlier in the morning, another former intern, Ivan dropped by to visit the girls.
My staff and I did multiple things today. We are in the midst of finalising hundreds of the Bulan Kebajikan documents, and I have to sign off on these. I must have did close to 600 signatures today. Abigail assured me that tomorrow there will be a much bigger pile of documents for me to sign. We are doing our best to get all the documentation done in time for the welfare cheques to be processed by the Land Office before Deepavali.
We also had to deal with two walk in constituents. In addition, we are concentrating on improving on our video skills for Monday Night Chat. Ever since Tania left along with her expensive DSLR camera, we have been making do with our humble camcorder and learning how to use an open source video editor software called Shotcut. If there is a Shotcut guru reading this, please come by my office and be a sifu to my staff!
Sean was a great help with the lights as we attempted multiple lighting configurations. We hope to improve the quality of our weekly videos in due time. The P104 office embraces the concept of Kaizen or continuous improvements.