At the request of Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia, Puan Sri Datin Sri Sylvia Othman tossed the yee sang to high heaven!
Her Majesty The Queen of Malaysia DYMM Tuanku Sultanah Haminah Hamidun giving ang pows to the lucky gold lions at the Royal Table in Datuk Tracy Ong's mansion
The birthday of the Jade Emperor is to many Chinese and especially the Hokkiens is considered even grander and more important than the first day of Chinese New Year! When I was a child, I knew it as 'Pai Tee Kong' or 'pray to God of Heaven' or 'Jade Emperor'. My parents continue to pray to Ti Kong or God of Heaven or Jade Emperor to this day.
So it was a double celebration at Datuk Tracy Ong's stately mansion big and luxurious enough to invite the most important, kind-hearted and beautiful lady in Malaysia---Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia, Duli Yang Maha Mulia Tuanku Sultanah Haminah Hamidun, the Raja Permaisuri of Malaysia!
I arrived with Princess Dr Becky Leogardo at noon and Her Majesty came at 1 pm in a Maybach. She stayed till 3 pm and was as usual very smiling, gracious and shook hands with all the ladies and even me! When taking her photograph, Her Majesty remarked, "Besarnya cincin" which meant "So big your ring"!
As she departed I asked why she was leaving so early despite being at Datuk Tracy Ong's house for 2 hours! Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia replied, "I have to go to Negeri Sembilan".
Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia arriving at Datuk Tracy Ong's grand mansion at Country Heights and welcomed by the host and good friend Datuk Tracy Ong
Angela Ngoo and Datin Seri Cheryl Tan greeting the Queen of Malaysia, DYMM Tuanku Sultanah Haminah Hamidun of Kedah. Nice Hermes Birkin bag and there were plenty around yesterday!
Marina Chan greeting Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia who carried a red Prada
Princess Dr Becky Leogardo, Raphael, Gloria and Daniel paying homage to Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia Tuanku Sultanah Haminah Hamidun
Dato Sri J. K Low with Datin Sri in red and green greeting the Queen of Malaysia
Amanda Gow waiting to meet the Queen of Malaysia
Tan Sri Othman Marican and Puan Sri Sylvia Othman greeting DYMM Tuanku Sultanah Haminah Hamidun the Queen of Malaysia
Vivian greeting Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia
Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia
Datuk Tracy Ong inviting Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia to take her seat in livingroom
Datuk Tracy Ong, Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia, Datin Sri Cheryl Tan and Marina Chan
S.Y Phan COO of Elegance Club holding a token of appreciation for Her Majesty, Datuk Tracy Ong the boss of Elegance Club, the Queen of Malaysia, Datin Sri Cheryl Ong and Marina Chan
Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia accepting gift from Elegance Club from its boss Datuk Tracy Ong
A courtier taking the gift
How lucky of Datuk Tracy Ong to get a thank you kiss on cheek from Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia! A fortunate day for Elegance Club!
Datuk Tracy Ong inviting the Queen of Malaysia to yee sang
Datin Sri Low and God of Wealth joining the yee sang table
Getting ready to yee sang
More guests coming
Little Daniel joins the happy guests of Datuk Tracy Ong
Princess Dr Becky Leogardo arrives
Now all are ready to yee sang
Puan Sri Sylvia Othman arrives and everyone starts to toss at the behest of the Queen
Yee Sang! Yee Sang!
Stirring in prosperity and joy
Happy yee sang!
The rowdier the merrier
Puan Sri Sylvia Othman tosses the yee sang to high heaven
Her Majesty the Queen was the one who asked the yee sang to be tossed higher and higher!
A gold lion paying homage to the Queen of Malaysia
Datuk Sri Dr Ng Yen Yen giving 2 angpows to Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia to give to the 2 lions
Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia giving the angpows to the 2 lions
Returning to her seat
The Royal Table at Datuk Tracy Ong's mansion
All set for superb lunch from Palace of Golden Horses
Food from Palace of Golden Horses
I was sadly not invited to sit at Royal Table as only women were allowed due to protocol though I am as good as any woman!
Elegant setting in Datuk Tracy Ong's mansion
I suppose she is tweeting to tell whole world she was seated at Royal Table instead of Kee Hua Chee
Food from Palace of Golden Horses to fit Horse of Year