Sunday, September 30, 2012

PART 2; TUNKU KHADIJAH'S 80TH BIRTHDAY PARTY

KEE@FSWMAG.COM

THE FAMILY, RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND VIP GUESTS AT THE 80TH BIRTHDAY PARTY OF YTM TUNKU DATO' PADUKA TUNKU KHADIJAH TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN, THE DAUGHTER OF BAPA MALAYSIA TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN PUTRA AL-HAJ.

Held at Sage restaurant, The Gardens at Mid-Valley Kuala Lumpur on 28 September 2012.

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Tunku Khadijah with VIP Guest of Honour DYTM Raja Puan Besar Perak Tuanku Zara Salim the Crown Princess of Perak (in black pant suit) and her daughters YM Sharifah Hanizah Syed Hussein, YM Datin Sharifah Menyalara Syed Hussein and YM Sharifah Intan Syed Hussein

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The loveliest ladies of all
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YM Sharifah Hanizah, YM Sharifah Intan, DYTM Raja Puan Besar Perak Tuanku Zara Salim and YM Datin Sharifah Menyalara Syed Hussein
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YTM Datin Sharifah Azaliah Syed Omar Shahabuddin and her daughter the Crown Princess of Perak DYTM Raja Puan Besar Perak Tuanku Zara Salim
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Birthday Girl YTM Tunku Dato' Paduka Tunku Khadijah Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj looking resplendent and not a day older than 60!
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Birthday kiss from someone special---her only brother. As Tunku Khadijah walked towards Tunku Nerang, she murmured lovingly, "My brother..."

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YTM Tunku Dato' Paduka Tunku Khadijah Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj with her sole 'baby' brother younger by a year YTM Tunku Dato' Seri Ahmad Nerang Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj
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Sister and brother, the daughter and son of the late and great Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, Bapa Malaysia and the first Prime Minister of Malaysia
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2 sisters; YM Sharifah Intan and YTM Tunku Khadijah. Ok so one is the mother of the other but which one?
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Grandaughter-in-law Diyana, Tunku Khadijah and her sole and only grandson the handsome and dishy Johan Putra Syed Hussein
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Greeting her grandchildren who lined up at the entrance of Sage restaurant to wait for her arrival
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Kee Hua Chee and YTM Tunku Dato' Seri Khadijah Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj
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Kee Hua Chee and YAM Tunku Datuk Paduka Tunku Khadijah Tunku Abdul Rahman
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DYTM Raja Puan Besar Perak Tuanku Zara Salim and Kee Hua Chee, Seri Kelantan
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DYTM Raja Puan Besar Perak Tuanku Zara Salim, Crown Princess of Perak and future Queen of Malaysia with Kee Hua Chee
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YTM Tunku Zain Al-Abidin Tuanku Muhriz and YM Sharifah Intan Syed Hussein
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Saliha Syed Hussein and husband Riezal Sufian
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YB Datin Nora, YB Datin Rosie and YM Datin Sharifah Menyalara
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Tan Sri Halim, VIP and Datin Badariah
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I was seated at Fire Opal Table
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YB Puan Sri Crystal and Tan Sri Ibrahim Zain
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YAM Datin Seri Lilliana and husband YAM Tunku Datuk Seri Ahmad Nerang Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj
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YAM Dr Sharifah Eliza and hubby YAM Dr Tunku Muzaffar so there were 3 doctors in the house that night including Dr Koay
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The only son of the late and great Tunku Abdul Rahman, Bapa Malaysia and first Prime Minister of Malaysia, YTM Dato' Seri Ahmad Nerang and wife Datin Seri Lilliana 
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YAM Raja Dato' Nordiana Zainal Abidin and Raja James Alexander Ali Simargolang of Sumatra. She is a Trengganu princess and he is a prince from Palembang whose family is descended from Parameswara the prince who founded Malacca!
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DYTM Tuanku Zara greeting YAM Raja Nordiana

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Wan Zaleha, hubby Peter Imran Winton and Datin Nora
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Tan Sri Halim, Tunku Khadijah and Puan Sri Teh Zahariah
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I wonder why Tuanku Zara is pointing to her mother Sharifah Azaliah Syed Omar Shahabuddin

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YTM Datin Seri Lilliana and YTM Tunku Dato' Seri Ahmad Nerang Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj

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Guests

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Peter Imran Winton and wife Wan Zaleha who used to be famous as TV3 newsreader
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Guests near the photo wall

THE PHOTO WALL SHOWING TUNKU KHADIJAH THROUGH THE DECADES
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Kee Hua Chee admiring photos of Tunku Khadijah
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Guests at Tunku Khadijah's table
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Emcee Wan Zaleha announcing dinner was ready

BELOW ARE IMAGES OF YM DATIN SHARIFAH MENJELARA GIVING HER SPEECH. DATIN MENYALARA ORGANISED THE EVENING WITH ASSISTANCE FROM HER DAUGHTERS NATASHA AND NATALIA AND NEPHEW JOHAN PUTRA SHUFIYAN SHUKOR AND HIS WIFE DIYANA. PLUS SISTERS SHARIFAH INTAN AND SHARIFAH HANIZAH!
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Datin Sharifah Menyalara giving her speech

BELOW ARE IMAGES OF YM SHARIFAH INTAN SYED HUSSEIN GIVING HER SPEECH
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Sharifah Intan passing the mike to Sharifah Hanizah, her youngest sister.

AS THE LAST SPEAKER, YM SHARIFAH HANIZAH THE YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF TUNKU KHADIJAH, KNEW ALL THE PLATITUDES AND PRAISES WOULD HAVE ALREADY BEEN SAID SO SHE WISELY COMPOSED A POEM!

THIS IS HER TOUCHING POEM CALLED "UNCONDITIONAL LOVE'!

"As we gather tonight among loved ones, family and friends

To honour you---first a mother, a grandmother, cousin, aunt and a friend

It has occurred to me there is no one quite like you

Who is loved and admired, a vision of beauty and grace

Who has touched the lives of those around you by your presence

And here I am

Standing before you

Struggling to find the right words, the right phrase, the right meaning

To let you know

That though time spent are few and far inbetween

Or that words a daughter meant to say

Are not spoken

But I think I do not have to express

How a daughter feels about her mother

For there is no greater love

On this planet than the bond between a mother and her daughter

For it is unconditional

Since the beginning of time

And I would like to thank you

For being the mother that you are

May Allah bless you with long life and good health always

Happy 80th birthday

And may you have many more birthdays to come

From me, Nazri, Liyana, Allysa and Hezrina"

WELL SAID AND DONE, SHARIFAH HANIZAH!

THEN CAME THE VIDEO PRESENTATION FEATURING THE BIRTHDAY GIRL THROUGH THE DECADES WITH HER LOVED ONES, FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
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Tunku Khadijah's only grandson Syed Johan Putra Shufiyan Shukor Syed Hussein and wifey Diyana
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YTM Tunku Khadijah showing her appreciation
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Tunku Khadijah with close friend


BELOW ARE IMAGES OF TUNKU  KHADIJAH'S GRANDCHILDREN AND GRAND DAUGHTER-IN-LAW SERENADING TO HER. SONGS INCLUDED 'THE WONDER OF YOU' WHICH WAS THE THEME OF THE EVENING AND 'YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE'
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TOK NDA!


SOLO PERFORMANCE BY NATASHA, DAUGHTER OF DATIN SHARIFAH MENYALARA WHO IS AN ACCOMPLISHED SINGER IN HER OWN RIGHT
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Oh look who is beaming with justifiable pride? Natasha's mum YM Datin Sharifah Menyalara Syed Hussein

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Thanks Datin Menyalara for organising such a fabulous evening! 
END OF PART 2