From: Nelson, Colleen [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, November 21, 2015 10:20 PM
To: Barnes, Desiree N. EOP/WHO
Subject: Travel Pool Report #11 -- red carpet
Ahead of tonight's East Asia Summit dinner gala, leaders walked the red carpet wearing brightly colored songket shirts.
This event was billed as a family photo, but a group picture never really materialized.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib was forced to wait for an extended period before most of the leaders arrived. He stood alone on the red carpet, looking expectantly for a leader to emerge from the crowd.
Eventually, Obama and Najib walked the red carpet together, both wearing the same blue songket shirt. As the leaders strolled past the press, the ASEAN song that's climbing the charts continued to play. (Sample lyric: One ASEAN, one vision, one people we can; ignited, united, a brotherhood of man)
The dinner gala is underway now.
Colleen McCain Nelson
The Wall Street Journal