Last year's Eid, M was busy spewing venom and releasing 'mercun bambu' (while The Sleepy Head was busy jotting in his black book), but this year he'll be celebrating at IJN. :-(
Also, last year's Eid, Happy Dick was shaking crocodile tears on national TV begging the rakyat to forgive him, but this year he's boasting and mansioning his Tua Lam Pah (Big b@lls). Castle.
Montage by Lulu. Pics by The Star.
But this year, will The Sleepy Head lie about the number of people attended his open house this year?
It was reported that Abdullah’s Hari Raya open house attracted 180,000 to 200,000 people -- meaning he is very popular with the rakyat. This is what the mainstream media reported. Well, let us work out the sums.
It takes three seconds to quickly shake the hand of each guest if you do not talk to them, ask them how they are, etc. You just shake their hands as fast as possible and say, “Next!” So, in one minute, you can shake the hands of 20 guests and, in an hour, the hands of 1,200 guests. To shake the hands of 180,000 to 200,000 guests will take about seven days. And that is only if you shake their hands non-stop, 24 hours a day over seven days, without taking a break to eat, sleep, pray, go to the toilet, etc.
But I thought the open house was only half a day or six hours at the most? This means the most number of guests you can shake hands with would have been about 7,000. Or did more than 190,000 people just go home without shaking hands with their host or thank him for the food they ate? That's terrible.
p.s. This will be my very last Malaysian festival before I leave again...