The Portuguese Eurasian Association of Perak celebrated Malaysia Day on September 16 the usual Eurasian way with a Hi-Tea party.
The evening began with association President Jude Monteiro calling the members to be upstanding to sing the Negara Ku.
This was followed by the members singing the association song to the tune of Edelweiss after which Hi-Tea was served.
The attendance was made up of the families of the Gomes, Monteiro, Jansen and Fernando to name a few of those present.
In keeping with tradition even the menu was Portuguese Eurasian with dishes of Devil Curry, Eurasian Mee and Portuguese egg tart.
While all enjoyed the Portugese menu there were others who particularly enjoyed the desserts of Portuguese egg tart and similar pastries.
Spotted in a corner enjoying his Devil Curry devoured with plain white bread was Michael DeRozario who claimed this was the best way to enjoy the dish.
To commemorate the event the invitations encouraged those present to dress in national costumes and it was most sporting of Michael Duorado and Gloria Rozells to come in Portugese national costumes.
However the prize for the best dressed costume went to Ms Geraldine Gough dressed in an Indian Saree.
The event was held at Cherish Events and Weddings / Café, Ipoh Garden East which is owned by Daniel Theseira also Eurasian.
The evening was very memorable as despite being a small the community the Portuguese Eurasians was able to come together and celebrate a national event just like the other communities throughout the country.