MARK TWAIN THE FAMOUS AMERICAN AUTHOR OF 'ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER' AND 'ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN' ONCE GAVE HIS WIFE A PRESENT ON A MONDAY.
As it was not her birthday, their wedding anniversary, Mother's Day or even Christmas, she was bemused at the beautifully wrapped present so she asked him the rson. The wise author replied, "Because it is Monday".
For the naive and innocent who cannot read between the lines, it means anyday is a a goo
y to give a present! In other words, you don't need an excuse or special event to give a gift from the heart.
Ditto for throwing a dinner party!
Some invited guests asked me why she was throwing a party since the invite mentioned no reason. A few asked if it was her birthday or wedding anniversary as hubby Michael Manttz happened to be in town. Most already knew she was hosting a huge birthday party but that is on 20 May, more than a month to go!
The reason was no reason at all!
Explained the beauteous Princess Dr Becky Leogardo, "There is no reason at all apart from the fact I wanted to gather all my good friends under my roof for a simple but good meal." Washed down with Moet & Chandon champagne I might add as I drank 6 glasses.
All brought house gifts like wine, flowers, biscuits and the usual niceties. I brought my presence as present as I cut short my stay in Koh Samui to fly back to arrive at 7pm. I had to cancel my Bangkok Airways ticket and get Firefly ticket to depart Koh Samui at 2.55pm instead of Bangkok Airways flight at 5pm.
The food was catered by professional cooks while the appetisers were homemade by Princess Dr Becky's inhouse chefs.
It was a lovely, pleasant and delightful dinner as the 60 guests mingled and caught up with each other. There were ambassadors and their spouses from Russia, USA, France, Morocco, Denmark and Holland as well as Roland Folger the President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, Dato Ann Eu chairman of Eu Yan Sang, Joyce Yap CEO of Pavilion, June Wong Managing Editor of Star Publications and businessman husband K K Tan, tycoon entrepreneur Tan Sri Jason Goh and Puan Sri Pernille Goh, tycoon Tan Sri Othman Marican and Puan Sri Sylvia and Dutch multi-millioniare Cornelius and his sexy Czech wife whose plunging neckline and big boobs were the envy of all. More so wehn I truthfully pointed out Mrs Cornelius's assets were 3 to 4 times bigger than all the other women. As she was 178cm, she carried her chest so well. CAornelius's partner Marco, also from Holland, looked like Sam Worthington, the actor in Avatar.
A surprise awaited all guest as they left; each was given a giant orange umbrella, Alexa beauty products and an entire case of expensive grapes! Worth around RM 500!
Here are the images in chronological order;
Princess Dr Becky with HE the ambassador of France
Philippines labour attache and embassy staff join in
Roland Folger president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, Michael Mantz, Dr Suzanne Folger and daughter Frederika Folger
The Filipino contingent by the pool in the garden
Russian ambassador Ludmila (right) with her husband
HE The Russian ambassador and her spouse with Princess Dr Becky, Micheal Mantz, Daniel Mantz and Raphael Mantz
The Danish ambassador and spouse and the Mantzes
Puan Sri Sylvia Marican with her crocodile Hermes Birkin and Princess Dr Becky with her Hermes Birkin leather bag
Top jeweller Tracy Ong towering over these two
Michael Mantz then towers over Tracy Ong of Elegance Club Jewellers of Bangsar Shopping Centre
I did tell Tracy not to talk so much but smile for the camera
The CEO of Standard Chartered Bank and wife with Princess Dr Becky and Michael MAntz
Raphael Mantz with his nanny who looks like him a bit!
Gloria Mantz who is destined to be Miss Universe in future
Or Miss World also can
The loveliest 1.8 month old girl in observable universe
Daniel Mantz the most handsome 4.5 year old in observable universe
The Philippines contingent
Meet the Folgers!
The Folgers were the first to take to the food
Said Dr Suzanne Folger, "I know what you will say about us in your blog!"
All having a good time
Puan Sri Slyvia and Datin Maylene
Puan Sri Sylvia, Kee Hua Chee and Datin Maylene Yong
Frederika and Suzanne Folger
Explaining a fine point
The Russian ambassador choosing a tiara to be worn on 20 May, Princess Becky's birthday
Dr Suzanne Folger, the spouse of Russian ambassador and HE the Ambassador of Russia
By chance the Folgers and host wore white! As did several others though there was no dress code!
Princess Dr Becky Leogardo with Russian ambassador and her spouse
Datin Catherine Jones, wife of HE Paul Jones the American ambassador to Malaysia and Princess Becky, Daniel and Gloria and nanny Bertha
Princess Becky, Kee Hua Chee and Daniel Mantz and Datin Catherine Jones, wife of HE Paul Jones the ambassador of America
Puan Sri Sylvia Marican, Tracy Ong and Tan Sri Othman Marican
Flora Ong and her husband and 2 kids and host
Tan Sri Jason Goh being welcomed by the host
Joyce Yap, Malaysia's Queen of Shopping Malls and Princess Dr Becky Leogardo, Queen of Shopping
Puan Sri Pernile Goh, Tan Sri Jason Goh and Joyce Yap
Michael Mantz, Tan Sri Jason Goh and Puan Sri Pernile Goh
Michael Mantz, Tan Sri Jason Goh and Puan Sri Pernile Goh
Guests enjoying themselves
Dato Anne Eu, Dato Flora Ong and her family and kids
Kee Hua Chee joins in
Cornelius, Mrs Cornelius and Marco
Notice how her bling clings to her skin and drops nicely into her deep cleavage
Notice how Mrs Cornelius, fomer Miss Czech Republic, rests one of her main assets on my right arm
Madame Malika, wife of Moroccan ambassador being welcomed by Princess Dr Becky Leogardo
Madame Malika, wife of Moroccan ambassador and Princess Dr Becky Leogardo
The wife of the Moroccan ambassador brought chicken cous cous to be enjoyed by all
Tracy Ong enjoys some cous cous
Tan Sri Jason Goh, Puan Sri Pernile Goh and Dato Anne Eu
Tan Sri Jason Goh and Puan Sri Pernile Goh from Denmark
What a party!
Princess Dr Becky Leogardo with friends Fenny and husband
Dato Flora Ong and hubby Lou Qi
Michael Mantz, Dato Flora Ong and Lou Qi
Lucky Cornelius gets a kiss from Marco as wife looks on nonchalantly as she has certain things and skills Marco does not possess
The lovely daughter and handsome son of Dato Flora Ong
Raphael and Gloria Mantz manning the cimbelum
June Wong Managing Editor of Star Publications, Princess Dr Becky Leogardo and KK Tan
Tracy Ong, June Wong and KK Tan
Puan Sri Sylvia Marican joins in