MY DARLING GODSON DANIEL MANTZ CELEBRATED HIS 5TH YEAR OF EXISTENCE TODAY 11 AUGUST 2012 THOUGH HIS ACTUAL BIRTHDAY IS 8 AUGUST AND HE WAS BORN ON 8/8/07 THOUGH WE WANTED HIM TO BE BORN ON 8/8/08.
Happy family; Daniel with siblings Gloria, Raphael, Princess Becky Leogardo and Michael Mantz.
Birthday boy Daniel Mantz on pony
Datin Sharmini Chor's daughter Georgina was born on the most auspicious date of 8/8/88 at 8pm and how she managed to do that was quite miraculous. "The entire hospital celebrated and there was much rejoicing," recalls Datin Sharmini who is the glamorous mother of Gabriella Robinson the reigning Miss Tourism International and the first Malaysian to win the crown after 15 years since it was founded by Datuk Danny Ooi of D'Touch who owns the franchise.
Miss Tourism International 2012 was in Singapore but her mother and sisters came. Around 120 guests came over 3 hours as early birds arrived at 5pm while Musllims came around 7pm to break fast at 7.30pm.
The theme this year was 'Animal Print' and everyone (almost!) duly followed the request and came decked in lion, leopard, cheetah, tiger, ocelot and zebra prints and images.
I wore a black T with sequined lion head plus jeans with matching lion's head, tiger's necklace, crocodile bangles and rings so naturally I won Best Dressed as usual.
There were 2 other winners though naturally there were nowhere near me in the glam dept as I had youth, looks, body and wealth on my side.
There were 3 winners each for Best Dressed Ladies, Best Dressed Boys and Best Dressed Girls. Plus prizes for Best Dancers.
The prize for Worst Dressed Family went to Dato Flora Ong and her husband Luo Qi, son Yong Wen and daughter Serena---all of them failed to wear animal print and came in garments without an animal or even faint hint of wild life on them!
Even newly ennobled Datuk Tracy Ong of Elegance Club at Bangsar Shopping Centre wore a fabulous animal print blouse and she is relatively staid by my standard!
The star animals were Dedione Kee and Portia Wong though Dedione was the most admired and Portia 1st runner-up. My adopted French son Dedione Kee was so cute everyone came to pat and hug and cuddle him since he is so furry and his apricot colour so irresistible. Then again, poodles are like that and Portia is a Schnauzer.
In Nancie Foo's car, Portia initially barked at Dedione but later they became friends as Dedione kept sniffing Portia's chibai which amused everyone no end.
Princess Dr Becky Leogardo who is the glamorous mother of Daniel Mantz hired a small pony so children could enjoy rides around the lawn. It was such a success everyone queued and the pony was kept busy nonstop.
I wanted a ride too but the pony looked a wee bit too small so I abandoned the idea. When she booked, she asked for a pure white pony which we saw at Top Hat Restaurant but Princess Becky got a white and brown one.
Oh well, Daniel Mantz is Eurasian and Michael Mantz is white while Princes Becky Leogardo is brown so to speak so the pony was the animal version of an Eurasian!
There were 2 tables inside the house though the rest were under the 7 white tents. Inside was airconditioned but I told everyone only the aged and decrepit could sit inside so almost all sat in the garden and driveway. Of course I wanted to sit inside but Dedione was forbidden so I employed the sour grape tactic.
I must say Dedione Kee and Portia Wong were very well behaved and did not bark. Neither did they wee and pee and poo! That was quite surprising as I fed my son with KFC. But Nancie Foo-lish did not allow me to feed Portia any meat as she insists Portia was a vegetarian! I think I should report her to the police for animal cruelty! Imagine depriving a dog of meat! Might as well deprive her of sausages of the human kind. And is Nancie Foo a vegetarian?
God forbid---look at the way she was gorging on meat and then preventing poor Portia from any!
An entire table was laden with gifts for Daniel Mantz and Princess Becky had to carry her new RM 125,000 Hermes Birkin crocodile bag as that was used to carry angpows.
My present was the most valuable---a brown, yellow and green jade pendant with 2 fishes to symbolise Daniel's little brother Raphael and sister Gloria and a square within a circle to denote 'As above, so below' as this is the sign of heaven on earth! Very auspicious and in future when Daniel needs millions, he can auction my pendant at Sotheby's or Christie's or e-Bay.
Cool as a cucumber is Daniel Mantz as he waits for his siblings and parents to join
Daniel Mantz has gone through this before so he is not jumping up and down like his God-dog Dedione
He leans over calmly and coolly to check if there are 5 candles on 2 cakes, including one from Rosemarie Wee of Shangrila KL
Daniel Mantz is the most handsome boy in observable universe
Daniel Mantz blows off his 5 candles!
Raphael and Gloria looks on as they will be 5 in 3 years' time
The Smurfs are all ready to celebrate with Daniel Mantz
Daniel Mantz blows the candles from Rosemarie Wee's cake from Shangri-La
Princess Dr Becky Leogardo wears a Versace dress bought at Versace KLCC
One for the road while waiting for Daniel's father to arrive
Daniel seems bored as he shows the whites of his eyes
Happy Birthday, Daniel Mantz!
Let's hope when Gloria grows up, she will show her panties only to her bethrothed
Nancie Foo with Dedione Kee and Wong Ai Lee with Portia Wong
Look at the world's Cutest Dog, Dedione Kee and the first runner-up Portia Wong
My son Dedione knows how to pose and show off unlike the meek Portia
Portia and Dedione must have had a spat as they are looking in opposite directions
Like his owner Kee Hua Chee, Dedione Kee also dominates the picture
2 dogs and a pony
Such lovely animals
World's cutest dogs and pony
Dedione wonders if he can jump without breaking his paws
Wong Ai Lee with Dedione Kee and Kee Hua Chee with Portia Wong
Just look at the way Dedione poses and dominates the camera! He is a natural superstar like his Daddy Kee Hua Chee
World's cutest dogs, humans and pony!
Look at Daniel Mantz's poster in the background!
Note how Dedione Kee sits tall and proud and glorious while Portia Wong sits on its tummy with low profile
Easy rider Daniel Mantz
Kee Hua Chee with Portia and Dedione, world's cutest doggie
Foolish Wong Ai Lee took this too close close-up
World's cutest 3 creatures created by Buddha and Jesus Christ. Look at my lion's eyes!
I also dunno why the 2 doggies looked at different directions!
If every human has a dog, there will be world peace!
Datuk Shake the world famous singer and Datin Mimi his French wife. He made it big in Paris so of course lah must marry blonde French wife!
Datuk Shake and Datin Mimi Shake
Winner of Worst Dressed Family! Dato Flora Ong and hubby Luo Qi, son Yong Wen and daughter Serena, all of whom refused to wear any animal print! But they are My Favorite Chinese Family!
Portia Wong and Wong Ai Lee
At least they are looking in the same direction for once
World's cutest creatures
Saleha Ali and Raja Nor Baizura
Saleha Ali and Raja Nor Baizura
END OF PART 1