Thursday, October 02, 2008

Sarkozy and open house

While wishing my Algerien friend "Selamat Hari Aidil Filtri", I discovered that in Algerien they don't have the culture of "open house", where some family prepare some delicacies and welcome their relatives, friends, neighbores to visit their house. This "visit each other during festival" culture is widely encouraged by the Malaysian leaders, but it is not practiced in every country.

Then I realize that in France, during Christmas or New Year, you won't see the country leaders hosting any open house event to their people. According to hubby, Sarkozy is too busy that he won't have time to spend half day eating with his people. Well, I don't know about French people, but I have personally enjoyed the time when I went to the Selangor Palace to see the Sultan and Sultanah and shake hand with them. You don't get to see your leader so closely all the time. I had fun visiting the Malay friends open house and tried their homecook meals.

The visiting spirit between the politicians might be fake, but the friendship fostered during all these Raya, Deepavali and Chinese New Year are real.

All these photos below are taken from during the Prime Minister open house function with the ministers. Look how many people turned out!


  1. a lot of ppl got paid there i can tell u...

  2. I blog hopped over. Glad to have found your blog. Just to say hi from a Singaporean living in France. Off to read the rest of your blog.

  3. Anonymous8:31 PM

    Hi, i think the reason that france doesn't have open house is it's too in france is really damn ex