I'm guessing that before this year, Malaysia didn't honor New Year's Eve as a Holiday and since it is on a Saturday this year we heard yesterday (before the big game) that Friday is not a Public Holiday in Malaysia. However, we recieved this email from HR today...
As you may all be aware, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Naib Tun Razak, has declared Friday, December 31, 2010 as a one-off national public holiday, as the result of Malaysia’s 1st ever victory in the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup championship.
We are please to announce that ServiceSource will observe tomorrow, December 31 as a one-off public holiday.
Man, I sure wish I had the ability to just up and declare a holiday...It's "I don't have shoes to match my outfit" day...or..."I stayed up too late and can't get my eyeballs to stay open" day...or maybe..."My church league softball team beat the she-man team (The Elite) last night and we deserve a day off" day. Whatever the day, I just wish I had that kind of control, but since I don't I will simply enjoy what I can get!!!
*P.S. Just so you know I do have to work tomorrow, on the holiday, but at least I get paid OT for it whereas before the big win I wouldn't have. There's always a brightside to working, I guess*