Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Ding dong bell...


*we interrupt your commercial break to bring you the latest breaking news as it happens...*

I know I was supposed to be on a hiatus, but this piece of news was just too tantalizing not to blog about. Ahahaha.

The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Abdullah Badawi (or Pak Lah as he is fondly called), is getting married this Saturday. Yup, he's getting married for the second time. The official announcement by his office can be found
here.

A colleague of mine says of bride-to-be, "Lucky lady. Overnight she gets to become the first lady." Well, I wouldn't want that by a long shot. Just think, you'll have to deal with all the protocol of being the first lady. You'll have to be with your husband meeting and entertaining foreign dignitaries and all the exhaustion of travel to boot. You won't be you anymore because you'll be in the public eye and subject to scrutiny of thousands. People will comment on how you act, how you dress, how you talk, how you treat people, even on how you walk. If it's not about you, it'll be about your husband and your family. Your life probably won't be your own also, because there will be a hundred and one public events to attend, as the First Lady. There'll be people following you up and down - especially that pesky security detail. There'll be the hangers-on and the apple polishers (read: politicians) and their wives surrounding you like buzzards on carrion. People will mouth platitudes to you and you'll wonder if they are genuinely being nice or are they nice just because of who you're married to. No sirree! I don't envy her at all (unlike my colleague).



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While I'm blogging, a quick birthday shout out to angel! Happiest Happy Birthday wishes for a special person! *muack*

16 spins:

may said...

isn't it just a shocker? then again, if they're happy, who are we to judge?

Happy YATTAAAA Birthday, angeliu!!

kyh said...

ok this is one shocking news. *speechless*

anyway, happy birdday to angel!!! oh gosh, i hv to work on her dedication liao! time is running out! *panic panic panic*

Simple American said...

Happy Birthday Angel!!!

Happy marriage PM!!!

Happy hugs Rinnah!!!

Wennnn said...

Ahhhh PM gets married so fast ah?? How long ago wife mati ah?? Anyway none of my business lor....


Happy birthday Angel...

zewt said...

and he denied it the last time the 'rumours' came out... tsk tsk tsk...

eastcoastlife said...

It came as a surprise.
zeng gia gia.....

But Pak Lah is a lonely man after his first wife's death, so I wish him all the best.

L B said...

Good for him, and good for her. I guess some people thrives on the limelight as well, Rinnie, so perhaps she could be the perfect person, since she already must know what it all means to be the First Lady. Congratulations to the Happy Couple!! I don't suppose we're gonna get any Ang Pows? *Wishful Thoughts*

And Happy Birthday to The Special One (with extra fingers and extra tail) too!

angel said...

Hope he will be happy... at least got teman ;)

And thank you for the shoutout!

* T H A N K Y O U T H A N K Y O U *

Dear rinnah... may... kyh... simple american... wennnn... L B...

*nuaks*

kat said...

♥ h a p p i e s t b i r t h d a y a n g e l ♥

Angels encourage everyone in the right direction...up

In maraysia, all rumours always prove to be true... At a quick glance, don't you think, there is some resemblance between wife #1 and wife #2??

ehon said...

eyh! u sudah balik eyh! :D i tarak comment lar. :P

happy birthday angelll.

Pink Elle said...

I was shocked at how fast the wedding was! No time to print commemorative souvenirs! Heh...

Giddy Tiger said...

yala..such a last minute announcement. Never take wedding planning lessons from me :P

Happy Birthday Angel!

kyh said...

BTW, dun u think she looks like the MCA woman minister, Ng Yen Yen?

and oso, this lady looks like chinese la!!!

rinnah said...

may: 5 shocker hugs for you!!!

I'm happy for him, but it's kinda sudden...

Happy Birthday to angel!

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kyh: 3 speechless hugs for you!!

Haha... not often that you are speechless...

Quick, quick, get your dedication up, brad!

Happy Birthday to angel!

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simple american: 1 happy hug for you! (You're on the list for June! Yay!)

Happy Birthday to angel!

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wennnn: Yaloh... fast hor? Wife mati about 1 1/2 years ago in October 2005...

Happy Birthday to angel!

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zewt: Hah... kennot admit mah... after got no reputation liao...

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eastcoastlife: So surprising hor? The speed, that is. So glad there is someone to look after him now. He looks like he needs looking after. *grin*

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l b: I hope she's the perfect person for him and for the job! I recently read Prisoner of the Chrysenthenum Throne about Japan's Princess Masako. It was so sad!

I was hoping not for ang pow, but for holiday. *pout*

Happy Birthday to angel!

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angel: Ya, hope he will be happy...

Happy Birthday to angel!

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kat: *nods head* Most people have noticed that... and the fact that she's Chinese...

Happy Birthday to angel!

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ehon: What happened to the super talkative fella? No comment? *grin*

Happy Birthday to angel!

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pink elle: Hahaha... ya hor, no chance to make a quick buck off the PM's wedding...

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giddy tiger: Tsk tsk tsk... Pak Lah should have hired you to do the job! It would be a perfectly planned wedding hor?

Happy Birthday to angel!

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kyh: Now that you mention it... she does look a bit like Yen Yen... she is Chinese la, so of course look like Chinese! *grin*

narrowband said...

Hebat rite our PM... haha...

At that age... he still 'can'! YATTAAAAAAAAA

rinnah said...

narrowband: This is truly the essence of Malaysia Boleh! Hehehe...