If you’re Malaysian, you’d probably know by now that our dear Prime Minister, YAB Dato’s Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi dropped a bombshell yesterday by announcing his imminent marriage to Jeanne Abdullah. The private function will be held this Saturday.
I first heard of this news via SMS at 12:15pm. I was having lunch and almost choked when I read the message. I thought, surely this is just another rumour. I ate as fast as I could and returned to the office in a hurry. Google returned blanks, and I headed towards PPS…
Lo and behold, there were about four or five blog posts there mentioning this news. A quick session of blog-hopping led me to the official press statement from the PMO.
I’m sure my blog post was one of the first 50 (I’m absolutely positive that it’s within the first 100) or so on the blogosphere which touched on the topic. Being among the first to write about this announcement garners significant amount of traffic.
So massive was the sudden influx of traffic, that it’d choked my poor server for about 10 minutes. To illustrate the “Pak Lah Wedding Effect” on HTNet, I prepared some before and after screenshots of my web stats.