Saturday, December 27, 2008

A Whole Month Of Celebration

December has been a month of partying and feasting.As I recollected this morning, I already attended 11 parties and dinner or lunch so far with at least one more to go before 2008 comes to an end.
Yesterday morning at the invitation of the second term kanowit MP, YB Aaron Dagang (above), myself and 3 other friends drove to YB Aaron's house at Kanowit to celebrate his Christmas open house party. We had traditional Iban food such as pork and fish in bamboo,young sago stem in soup, fried tapioca leaves and of course we were served Tuak, the traditional rice wine.

This month is also the 80th birthday of my father-in-law and his golden jubilee wedding anniversary.A big party was thrown for several hundred relatives and friends. In Foochow tradition, this special occassion started off with the preparation and eating of the long life noodle and boiled eggs for all close relatives.

An auntie (in red shirt ) has to be temporarily employed to assist in the preparation of the long life noodle for some 50 people.

The golden jubilee anniversary lunch was held at a local restaurant. After all the guests had arrived, the children and grand children sang the happy birthday song which was followed by the cutting of the 8-storey birthday cake.

I attended 3 birthday parties organized by Ms Mary of Mc Events ( above right). It has been an eventful and successful year for Mary whose company is very active in event management in the town.

Mc Events normally has a different theme for each party it organized. Every one, including the young children is being taken care of with good food and interesting games.

Ming Gion, a professional radio DJ (above with mic) has not been one of our regular guests. With her around in any event you certainly won't feel bored. She prefers more talking than drinking because she is allergic to anything alcohol. Her sweet but persuasive voice always controls and commands the crowd to sway and dance to her whims and fancies

Party time for the sisters and cousins. Fanny (6th from right) just returned home for holiday from Melbourne. Her sister Jennifer will join her after Chinese new year while Vivian will leave for Taiwan later.

Our buddy Ah Chang celebrated his birthday on December 26. This year he booked an entire pub for 4 hours to celebrate both his birthday and Christmas with close friends. Mrs Ah Chang and their pair of lovely children presented him a birthday cake.

Tallison gave Ah Chang 3 thumbs up (above) for presenting the guests a wonderful mandarin song and in return Ah Chang gave him a big kiss (below).Tallison's facial expression was obvious that the kiss was very difficult to swallow!

Many guests expressed their well wishes to Ah Chang by singing their favourite songs.Never know Mrs Simon Yii (above) is such a talented singer.

Mike and Laura...first time seeing them singing together.
From left: Mike,Johnny,Ronny,Ah Kong and Chia Wu . There was free flow of beer and wine.

Tallison and the gang

Ronny and his lovely wife, Wendy. Ronny commented that I am the paparazzi. I hope more people will read my blog with inclusion of pictures of the rich and famous people like him.

Da Zie (big sister) and Chia Wu (brother in-law), still maintains a very close and intimate relationships after more than 20 years of marriage. They are our role model and every one of us affectionately call them big sister and brother in-law.

The lovely angels from Sentiasa Travel Services. Hope at the up coming new year eve count down party their boss Ah Teck (below with glasses) will sponsor some air tickets as lucky draw!

Aaron (below, ) is the big kid among all the children. Every one will miss him when he goes back to study in KL early next month.

5 other parties I attended this month include 3 private parties held by friends at home and in private clubs. Christmas eve alone I went to 2 private parties, one of which was at the Rajang Boat Club where only 10 of us emptied 3 boxes of beer and 6 bottles of wine. Now I look forward to the new year eve count down party at RH hotel and another one on January 3 next year at an Iban friend's house.Oh, almost forget to mention that last night I attended a mini bloggers' gathering at Bamboo House,Premier Hotel,to welcome James Wong and his wife from Miri. Also presented were Yan
Victor and Steve Nice meeting you James and thanks to Yan and Borneo Post for treating us to the good food and drinks at Bamboo House.


-eiling- said...

Wow that's quite a number of parties. I'm sure you have at leat gained a few kilos?!! No?

Bengbeng said...

Hello Mr Papa Razzi. :) What happened during the bloggers' meet?

Philip said...

Eiling:Luckily I do not gain weight.It's the beauty of me always eating and drinking without the worry of having to starve to get rid of excess fat afterwards.

Yan said...

Your mum in law looks evergreen. She has probably put on some weight, but she looks as young as I last saw her some 30 years ago? I would love to see other sisters, but could not see much in the pic!

Philip said...

bengbeng: It was a good gathering.3of us didn't take any photos while Victor and James took quite a few.When are you coming back?

Yan: You have good memory. Ya, she has put on some weight. How many of the sisters do you know?

Yan said...


All of the sisters - from No. 1 to 7 or 8, or more, and the two boys too!

Your Mrs is exact copy of her mum :)

That reminds me what my Chinese teacher said during my fourth form in Sarikei. He told the boys, if you want to know after 30 years how your girlfriend looks like, look at her mum. If you think you like the look, go ahead to marry her :)

Aaron C. said...

Ohhhh.... Didn't expect my picture to appear here. HAHA.. Well, Happy New Year. Sorry, I couldn't make it to the bloggers gathering. Had smth to do then. Besides, I do not really consider myself as a true blogger.

Philip said...

Yan: haha...9, not 7 or 8.Total 9 girls and 2 boys.Your teacher was probably quite right.

Aaron:Neither I am a true blogger! We just have fun meeting and knowing people.Happy new year to you too.