Just a quick post on yesterday’s Malaysia Day Reception. I didn’t take my SLR so please bear with the few iPhone shots that I took. I wish I took more pics but it’s not an easy feat to hang on to one’s bag/shawl/food while mingling AND take photos at the same time! =P Pictures after the jump!
DID YOU KNOW?
That Malaysia’s Independence Day is separate from Malaysia Day. If I’m not mistaken (Malaysian friends please correct me!) the former is in August and the latter is in September.
Normally national day receptions are massive cocktail affairs so be ready to stand the entire night, unless you are one of the VIP’s (Ahem…Ambassadors, Presidents of countries, etc.) then you get to sit of course. We minions must stand and mingle. =P Best to get near a cocktail table!
TD and I always enjoy parties. (We met at a diplo party after all!) We love catching up with diplo friends we don’t see regularly, meeting new people, the food, people watching etc.! During these receptions we also enjoy the cultural presentations (sorry no pic!).
We thoroughly enjoyed the food in this event. There was so much! But we only got to try a few. We were happy with the fare below and also (not pictured) the cashew chicken, beef with oyster sauce, etc.
People watching while waiting for our car as we exited the event. Guests go all out in their national dress, batik or lounge suits. TD forgot to tell me the attire for the event… and when in doubt I always go for the LBD (little black dress)! Good choice!
One of cute moments of the night for me was when we were going through the receiving line, they had several children in their national dress greeting guests and one cute little girl called out to me “Nice dress!” Nice! So young yet already so fashionable! *wink!* That’s a picture of her below. (Image below care of my friend Dona.)
Enjoy your weekend folks! If you were in the Malaysia Day event, please drop me a line and tell me what you enjoyed the most about it!
I so agree with what you said about the little black dress!
We attended the Malaysian National Day celebration here in Yangon. Oh the chicken sate is LOVE! Too bad they didn’t have cultural presentations.
How cool to hear from someone who attended the same celebration in a different country! Thanks for dropping me a line Lei! What activities did they have? The cake cutting for sure right? =)
Haha yeah! A national day celebration is not complete without it 🙂