THE MAIN REASON PRINCESS BECKY LEOGARDO FLEW ME AT GREAT EXPENSE TO THE HAGUE FOR 12 DAYS WAS TO CELEBRATE THE 60TH BIRTHDAY OF HER HUBBY MICHAEL MANTZ WHO IS ONE OF HOLLAND'S TOP CRIMINAL LAWYERS SO IF YOU LAND IN BOILING HOT WATER OF THE CRIMINAL KIND WHILE IN NETHERLANDS, MICHAEL MANTZ IS YOUR MAN.
Anyway Princess Dr Becky Leogardo never travels alone but always with an entourage and apart from Kee Hua Chee she also brought 3 year old daughter Gloria Mantz and 6 year old son Daniel Mantz. She also needed a make-up artiste and hair stylist so she also brought Linda who also doubled as nanny to the kids.
Princess Dr Becky Leogardo also hosted a birthday dinner in Kuala Lumpur at the Chinese restaurant in Mandarin Oriental hotel on 17 August for Malaysian friends and the Holland party was for Michael's Dutch friends.
26 came to wish Michael Mantz Happy Birthday and all promised to be there again for the next 60 years!
I calculated it cost Princess Dr Becky Leogardo around RM 20,000 for the 2 parties inclusive of gifts to guests and EXCLUDING the airfare, food and logistics. We booked a big van to drive us and luggage from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to The Hague and that single journey cost RM 500! That's a return ticket to Bangkok from KL! Things are so pricey in Europe and our food and grocery bills from Albert Heijn supermarket alone came to around RM 2,000 for our 12-day stay.
The only super-cheap thing in Holland is the orchid! Yes, Princess Dr Becky Leogardo paid around RM 50 for 2 pots of blooming Moth orchids! And each pot had 2 stalks of orchids in full bloom. At RM 25 each, it was dirt cheap compared to RM 99 we pay at Bangsar Shopping Centre. That is because the orchids at BSC come from Holland! In fact, the best flowers and exotic tropical plants like our famous pitcher plants, monkey waterpots and Venus Flytraps ALL come from Holland's famed greenhouses! The best, biggest and brightest bunga raya I have ever seen are all in Holland, not Malaysia where it blooms in profusion but not to such dramatic proportions!
THE PHOTOS ARE IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER, STARTING FROM MICHAEL MANTZ'S HOUSE IN THE HAGUE TO CORONA HOTEL
Daniel Mantz and Kee Hua Chee wearing Oppo Suit from Holland and festooned with red tulips
Noemi, Princess Dr Becky Leogardo, Dr Annine van der Meer and Janheim van Blankenstein
PHOTO OF THE YEAR! MICHAEL MANTZ POKES THE NIPPLE OF HIS EX-WIFE DR ANNINE VAN DER MEER!
OK so he didn't but from this angel, it really looks like he is pressing the left nipple of his former wife!
Nice Lego set from Edward to his baby brother Daniel!
Our delicious duck main course! Yummy!