4 June 2011
The poster in Grand Millennium Ballroom announcing the twins' 1st birthday
THE TWINS GLORIA AND RAPHAEL MANTZ, THE DARLINGS OF PRINCESS DR BECKY LEOGARDO AND MICHAEL MANTZ, CELEBRATED THEIR 365 DAYS OF EXISTENCE TODAY 4 JUNE 2011 AT GRAND MILLENNIUM BALLROOM IN KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA.
1 year old Raphael, 4 year old Daniel and 1 year old Gloria did their best to blow out the candles with a bit of help from their parents Michael Mantz and Princess Dr Becky Leogardo.
There was a miniature fireworks display too
This cake needed some help from top Dutch lawyer Michael Mantz
The loving mother feeding Gloria with a little cake for luck
And a bit for Raphael too!
The Millennium Ballroom was decked witj pink and blue balloons
The twins' father Michael Mantz giving a welcome speech
Guests at the party
Datin Maylene Yong with the birthday twins
Beatrice with her husband and kids. She is boss and owner (with her husband presumably) of PASSIONS magazine, the leading social and lifestyle magazine.
Kee Hua Chee in pink and blue
Ruth Lira with her daughter, 15 year old Bridget who flew in from Manila to celebrate her nephews and niece's birthday
Pretty in pink! The girls were among the Best Dressed
Kee Hua Chee proving to his godson Daniel Mantz what a good Christian he is.
This blue cross made of heavy porcelain was meant to be hung on a wall to be worshipped but I preferred to hang it around my neck!
Top designers Nick and Melvin Lam
Daniel Mantz and Gloria with Jojo the Clown. Where was Raphael the other birthday twin?
Here he is!
Gloria showing 'strong', a private game among the family
Still going strong!
Daniel Mantz with latest hat
Daniel is the world's most handsome boy
Dance contest with Jojo the Clown
The hosts showed how it was done
Princess Dr Becky showed deep passion
Gloria joining in
Gloria doing her first dance on stage for public viewing
Gloria giving up
Wow, Gloria threw up her hands in amazement as Brandon did a breakdance
Brandon was really good
Gloria clapping in approval
Every kid had to dance with his or her parent
Getting into the groove
Carrying the kid was allowed
The twins with their glam mum
Bet you never knew a roll of toilet paper could be so useful
Wrapping the face was also allowed
Puan Sri Sylvia and daughter Shiloh
The mummification was almost complete
Princess Dr Becky Leogardo pointing to the winner
Everyone was a winner!
This wrapped up the contest
Actually something went wrong but since this picture looks artistic, I shall claim it involved extreme skill to get this effect!
A magic show by Jojo the Clown
HE the Italian ambassador with wife Nilou and son Brandon
Daniel and father
We now know where Daniel's looks came from
Ruth Lira, Kee Hua Chee and Bridget Lira
Gloria and her Daddy
Gloria Mantz has had enough!
THEIR REAL BIRTHDAY WAS 1 JUNE SO TECHNICALLY THEY ARE 368 DAYS OLD!
GLORIA AND RAPHAEL MANTZ ARE OLDER THAN MY ADOPTED FRENCH SON DEDIONE THE REINCARNATE OF THE DEAD DEDIONE! BABY DEDIONE, BOUGHT FOR ME AT PETS WONDERLAND AT MIDVALLEY BY PRINCESS DR BECKY LEOGARDO WHO PAID RM 2,288 ON 7 MAY 2011, 3 DAYS AFTER THE OLD DEDIONE WENT TO HEAVEN.
BABY DEDIONE WAS BORN ON 24 MARCH 2011 AND SO IS NOW ONLY 2 MONTHS 10 DAYS OLD! TWINS GLORIA AND RAPHAEL MANTZ, WHO ARE 1 YEAR OLD TODAY, ARE OLDER BY AROUND 10 MONTHS.
My son Dedione Kee is younger than the twins as he is only 2 months 10 days
Dedione Kee is the world's cutest puppy!!
Princess Dr Becky Leogardo and Michael Mantz requested no toys be given since their house already resembles Toys R Us and I can hardly enter the kids play areas and rooms which occupies an area bigger than most condos due to the toys and gigantic railway set. So those who insisted on giving a little something gave angpows which Princess Dr Becky swore on the Holy Bible she would deposit in the twins' savings acounts. With compouded interest, by the time the twins are 18, they should be millionaires. Already their 4 year old brother Daniel has cash savings in his account that run into 6 digits and is richer than me, his godfather! This is good news as I can borrow money from my godson Daniel Mantz when he reaches 21 and there is nothing his parents can do to stop him from giving his beloved godfather (that's me) cash so I don't starve in my old age.
Around a hundred guests arrived to wish the twins happy birthday and enjoy a fun Saturday afternoon. Of course the dress code was simple and casual. The guys were asked to wear blue and ladies were supposed to come in pink. Most did so dutifully as it is so easy for men to find something blue in their wardrobe, like blue denims! And all women for sure have something pink in their cupboards!
As for me, I could not decide what colour suited me so as usual, I opted for both! Why choose one colour when could wear TWO colours! So I wore a pink sequin shirt and blue pants with my face painted on my groin and on my ass so people could admire my face front and back. Of course I would be sitting on my own face but better me than someone else doing that!
Naturally I was the Master of Ceremony too since I am so good at talking and ad-libbing and controlling the crowd. By the way, the birthday twins are my godtwins together with Daniel so it was both an honour and pleasure to emcee the party.
After I welcomed the guests on behalf of the hosts, Michael Mantz gave a speech followed by the candle blowing and cake cutting ceremony. It was simple, lovely and meaningful as Princess Dr Becky Leogardo and Michael Mantz with the nannies and birthday twins and Daniel on stage.
As expected, Grand Millennium rolled out a sumptuous feast replete with a Pasta Station manned by a chef who cooked varieties of pasta with different sauces. There was so much food we had to bring them home!
Of course there were presents galore for the kids. Each child went home with at least 2 gifts and I saw many carting back half a dozen presents! Even so, Princess Becky's staff had to bring home a huge box of extra presents all beautifully wrapped.
There were dancing contests conducted by Jojo the Clown and I with prizes for all contestants. The best dancer was Brando Gabrielli, the son of HE the Italian ambassador Mr Fulco Gabrielli who did a breakdance routine on stage to everyone's astonishment and admiration.
Another contest featured a child with a parent. Initially there was no response. So I announced, "I always assume the kids have parents but now it seems like they are orphans..." The prompted the parents to quickly join their children on stage!
Another fun contest was Mummy Wrap. No the mothers were not wrapped but the child was! Each adult had to wrap the kid with a roll of toilet paper (unused!) as creatively as possible! Think of the movie 'The Mummy' starring Brandon Fraser and you get the drift.
The last was Treasure Hunt. The first kid to deliver the item I requested won a prize. For instance, a 5 sen coin, car keys, bangle, hat, white shoes etc. All very easy-peesy and fun.
The finale was the Best Dressed Awards for 6 Boys and 6 Girls. Michael Mantz and Daniel Mantz did the honours by presenting the awards.
Everyone had a gala time and went home fully fed and laden with gifts.