Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Obama and his family's secret!

Today is President Obama's inauguration day! He is now officially the president of the world! I am just kidding! I meant the United States of America. Because of that, I think we should get to know this country's president a bit better. And guess what I found out from Matt about his family. His brother in law was born to Chinese Malaysian parents!!! Let me repeat: Chinese Malaysian parents! He, however, was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. So, not totally Malaysian la. But, I thought it is really nice to see the word Malaysia on Wikipedia in Obama's Family section.

Here's what you can see on wikipedia:
Konrad NgBrother-in-law of Barack Obama, born 1974. A Canadian whose parents are Malaysian Chinese immigrants, he is an assistant professor at the University of Hawaii's Academy of Creative Media. His parents are from Kudat and Sandakan, two small towns in Sabah, Malaysia, and he was born and raised in Burlington, Ontario.He married Maya Soetoro-Ng at the end of 2003 in Hawaii. They have one daughter, Suhaila.

That's all I want to say. Happy Obama day!!

PS: I wonder why he named his daughter Suhaila. Any thoughts?


Farina said...

Most probably because his wife, Maya's father/Barack's stepfather is an Indonesian. So,Suhaila is kind like an Indonesian name (but I feel like it is more Malaysian though!) Ntah hape2 jelah aku nih merepek..

Khalis Afnan Abdul Rahman said...

i was also thinking why suhaila
suhaila is arabic word ke?
if it is, thats kinda weird
yeah, congratulations obama!
glad that im here to witness the world's history~

Adilla said...

Yeah Suhaila should be an Arabic name, like most Malay names.

Anyway, yeah Maya Soetoro-Ng is Barack's half-sister, born to his mom and his stepdad, an Indonesian. I kind of figured she must've married a Chinese from Malaysia or Singapore, because of the surname "Ng"! I was right!

nixcoo said...

ala, asal suhaila? fakhirah lagi best~ hehehe.. kidding.

i know i'm in the US to "apparently" watch this historic moment of Obama's inauguration. but have i done tat yet? noooo..
busy week la. darn stats midterm.

hope the rest of u are having a great week!

DJ Flea said...

Have i told u guys the story bout someone named Ng?

Long time ago i had a friend named Ng.
So one day me n my friends saw him walking by and he was far away from us.so we shouted "Ng!!!!"

and we sounded like retard. try screaming "Ng" and u know it. :)

HainanBoy said...

ar lah Wan, why give them such a boring suggestion?

you know what you guys should try?

try screaming 'Ng!' in the public toilet in a cubicle.

~aliaa~ said...

i luckily turned on the tv a minute or two before Obama was sworn in. history in the making! :)

cool fact tho! about his brother-in-law having M'sian Chinese parents. Suhaila does sound very Malay and Arabic.