Sunday, April 30, 2006

Iron Lady

I was walking around the shopping complex when I spotted somebody famous. She looks like the lady who has been in the limelight on and off this year. The lady in question is the Iron Lady of Malaysia, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz. I am not sure if it is really the Iron Lady herself or just somebody who looks likes her.

“She” was walking around at the lower ground and stops at one of the shoe counter. Something caught her attention, the saleslady walk over and a potential “Trade” conversation started. No matter how famous you are, you still need to shop around for the basic things like food, clothes, shoes and etc. I do really pity those high profile, famous people. There is no privacy at all.

I did not see any bodyguard or they are so good that they might be masquerading as another shopper or sales personnel. When I was saw her, she tilt her face slightly to my side and I sense that she was trying to avoid eye contact but was also trying to assess the situation to see if I pose any threat. I did not manage to “look her in the eyes” however this particular “little” act has actually stopped me from bringing out my camera and snap her pictures.

In the end, we just passed each other, both of us Malaysian in a foreign land; we were at Siam Paragon in Bangkok. I respect her privacy as I believe people as famous as her, could only have their peace of mind in somewhere in which they are not easily recognizable, why ruin her “holiday”………..

6 comments:

Matthew said...

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Monica said...

I dont bother anyone If i ever see them, I may do a double take and move on, there are lots in New york City

De Book Worm said...

I usually just look from afar. No guts to approach in case I get chased away. I once saw the ex-PM eating at the next table at a high tea buffet. But that was that. Didn't do anything except trying hard not to stare.

laymank said...

Hmm... amazed how much time you spent at Thailand... :)

SooHK said...

matthew, went to you blog and leave comments already.

monica, me too, I seen my ex prime minister, have never approach him also..

De book, hahaha, yeap me too just stare...

laymank, my wife is a thai...

laymank said...

ah.... that explains why....
COOL!

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