UNLIKE MOST WHO PRETEND NOT TO KNOW THEIR AGE (HMM, APPLIES TO ME TOO), LILLIAN TOO ANNOUNCED HER 70TH BIRTHDAY LOUD AND PROUD! HAPPY BIRTHDAY LILLIAN TOO THE WORLD'S GREATEST FENG SHUI MASTER!
If someone else claims this title and I wish to avoid any argument, I can safely say Lillian Too is world's greatest female author in English on feng shui! This covers all caveats!
Around 130 dearest and nearest friends and relatives came to wish Lillian Too a happy birthday and the birthday girl was visibly touched on various occasions when she recalled some of her friends have known her for 50 years!
Of course the night was clear and glorious and not a drop of rain fell to dampen the festive mood! It was a proper sitdown dinner in her garden which was nicely carpeted so walking was a breeze. We were served delicious Malaysian food as waiters walked around with wine and whisky for those desirous of such libations.
The evening started with a lion dance with prancing red and gold lions paying homage to Lillian Too and hubby Too Wan Jin. Dinner and dancing followed and there was a special performance by Juliana Lee and her gal pals and even her husband. The ladies wore red gowns and danced to 'Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend' though Lillian Too was resplendent in a spectacular ruyi imperial green jade necklace and matching necklace from Winnie Sin of Rafflesia Pearl Centre at ParkRoyal arcade.
Those unable to attend in person sent videos of themselves wishing Lillian Too a happy birthday. Then came the highlight---the cake cutting ceremony!
After thanking everyone warmly (I think I saw tears in her eyes), Lillian Too passed the microphone to the irrepressible and lively Carmel Greenwood to recite a new Happy Puja which has never been heard before. The 2 Rinpoche were invited to join Lillian Too, her husband Too Wan Jin and Carmel Greenwood.
First Carmel took a deep breath before intoning 'Om Padme Mani Hum' for as long as possible...and then bursting into unrestrained laughter that reverberated to at least 5 bungalows up and down the street! This was the Happy Puja! And the 2 Rinpoche smiled and nodded their approval!
Most were surprised when Lillian Too wore a black dress instead of red as expected. But there was a reason--2016 lacks Water and black (or darkest blue) is most potent rather than the usual sky-blue! Every guest was given a present and the ribbon was black, the same color as Lillian Too's dress!
Lillian Too's birthday party was held just a day after her annual Feng Shui Extravaganza at Istana Hotel grand Mahkota Ballroom.
EVERY GUEST WAS GIVEN A PRESENT FROM LILLIAN TOO! SO SWEET TO RECEIVE A GIFT FROM BIRTHDAY GIRL! IT WAS HER BIRTHDAY BUT WE ALL GOT A PRESENT!
GUESTS AT LILLIAN TOO'S 70TH BIRTHDAY
LILLIAN TOO GREETING DATO DR FARAH KHAN
JENNIFER TOO, WINNIE SIN WHO SOLD THE IMPERIAL GREEN JADE NECKLACE WORN BY LILLIAN TOO, YAM TUNKU DARA TAN SRI TUNKU NAQUIAH TUANKU JAAFAR, YM TUNKU MUDZAFFAR TUNKU MUSTAPHA AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
LILLIAN TOO LOOKING RESPLENDENT IN GREEN JADE NECKLACE AND EARRINGS FROM WINNIE SIN OF RAFFLESIA PEARL CENTRE, DATO DR FARAH KHAN, KARIM KHAN AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
DATO DR FARAH KHAN, LILLIAN TOO AND KARIM KHAN
JOAN AND TERRY MAHONY GREETING LILLIAN TOO
DATO KEE HUA CHEE AND WINNIE SIN OF RAFFLESIA PEARL CENTRE AT PARKROYAL SHOPPING ARCADE
RAFFLESIA SELLS TOP QUALITY, INVESTMENT GRADE PEARL, JADE AND RUBY!
WINNIE SIN LOOKING LIKE A MILLION DOLLARS (NOT RINGGIT) IN HER JADE AND DIAMOND SET
WINNIE SIN IS OFTEN MISTAKEN FOR A MOVIE STAR
JENNIFER TOO AND CARMEL GREENWOOD
WINNIE SIN, JENNIFER TOO AND CHEANG LOONG OF RAFFLESIA JEWELS AT PARKROYAL HOTEL KL
YAM TUNKU DARA TUANKU JAAFAR, LILLIAN TOO AND PUAN SRI SIEW YONG GNANALINGAM
WE ARE ALL FANS OF LILLIAN TOO!
STYLISH AND CHIC
THE LIONS COMETH!
FIRST THE LIONS PRAY AND PAY HOMAGE TO BUDDHA AT THE ENTRANCE OF LILLIAN TOO'S MANSION
THE LIONS PAYING RESPECT TO LILLIAN TOO
A POWERFUL SYMBOL OF THE SUN IS LAID OUT ON THE RED CARPET
LILLIAN TOO AND HUSBAND TOO WAN JIN COULD NOT RESIST VIDEOTAPING THIS AUSPICIOUS AND POWERFUL CEREMONY
LILLIAN TOO GREETING HER FRIENDS INDIVIDUALLY
YAM TUNKU KHATIJAH, ELDEST DAUGHTER OF TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN AL-HAJ OUR FIRST PRIME MINISTER
TOUCHING THE LION FOR LUCK!
LILLIAN TOO IS DELIGHTED!
LILLIAN TOO BEING PRESENTED THE PEACH OF LONGEVITY BY LEADER OF LION TROUPE
THE PINK AND GOLD LIONS KOWTOW TO LILLIAN TOO AND HUSBAND TOO WAN JIN
RINPOCHE PRESENTING A KHATA TO LILLIAN TOO
ALSO A THAKA TO TOO WAN JIN
JOY RADIATING FROM LILLIAN TOO AND TOO WAN JIN
LILLIAN TOO WAS SO FULL OF GRACE AND BEAUTY AS SHE CELEBRATED 70 WONDERFUL YEARS IN THIS KALPA!
CARMEL GREENWORD DANCING WITH LILLIAN TOO
CARMEL GREENWOOD AND LILLIAN TOO
HONEY LIM BEING HUGGED BY HER AUNT LILLIAN TOO
LILLIAN TOO BEING HUGGED BY DEAR FRIENDS WHO HAVE KNOWN HER FOR DECADES
HONEY LIM AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
LOVE THE KUEY TEOW
HOWIE AND NING
PERFECTLY MATCHED COUPLE
ANOTHER PERFECTLY MATCHED COUPLE! WINNIE SIN AND SIN CHEANG LOONG OF RAFFLESIA PEARL CENTRE AND MANDALAY RUBY & JADE AT PARKROYAL HOTEL KL
LOOK AT WINNIE SIN'S STUNNING JADE AND DIAMOND NECKLACE AND EARRINGS
TOO WAN JIN TAKES THE LEAD
DATO KEE HUA CHEE IS SELFIE KING
LILLIAN TOO AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
LILLIAN TOO LOOKS 40! GORGEOUS AND GLAMOROUS AND FULL OF LIFE AND VITALITY!
NG KUN TEK AND LILLIAN TOO
DATO KEE HUA CHEE WITH DOOR GIFT FROM LILLIAN TOO
EVERY GUEST WAS GIVEN A GIFT FROM BIRTHDAY GIRL!
TOO WAN JIN TAKES THE LEAD ON DANCE FLOOR
FUN ON THE DANCE FLOOR
WHAT WE THINK OF LILLIAN TOO
LILLIAN TOO AND NG KUN TEK
HIP HIP HOORAY FOR LILLIAN TOO!
HAPPY 70TH BIRTHDAY LILLIAN TOO, THE WORLD'S GREATEST FENG SHUI AUTHORITY WITH DATO KEE HUA CHEE
IS LILLIAN TOO 70 OR 40, WONDERS DATO KEE HUA CHEE
WINNIE SIN, SIN CHEANG LOONG AND BIRTHDAY GIRL LILLIAN TOO
LILLIAN TOO AND VIPS WERE ASKED TO SIT AND WATCH A SURPRISE DANCE SHOW BY HER FRIENDS!
THEY DANCED TO 'DIAMOND ARE A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND'!
LILLIAN TOO'S CAKE
LILLIAN TOO CUTTING HER CAKE
JENNIFER TOO AND FAMOUS MUM LILLIAN TOO
LILLIAN TOO THANKING ALL FOR ATTENDING HER 70TH BIRTHDAY!
CARMEL GREENWOOD IN GREEN
LILLIAN TOO WAS SO PLEASED TO HAVE 2 GURU RINPOCHE AT HER SPECIAL BIRTHDAY PARTY. WISHING HER MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY AND MAY SHE BE BLESSED WITH LONG LIFE, WEALTH AND HEALTH ALWAYS!