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Portuguese Eurasians Hold A Hi-Tea Party To Celebrate Malaysia Day

Portuguese Eurasians Hold A Hi-Tea Party To Celebrate Malaysia Day

September 17, 2016788Views

The Portuguese Eurasian Association of Perak celebrated Malaysia Day on September 16 the usual Eurasian way with a Hi-Tea party.

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Portuguese Eurasians singing the Negara Ku at the start of their event .

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.

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It was a Hi-Tea event.

The attendance was made up of the families of the Gomes, Monteiro, Jansen and Fernando to name a few of those present.

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(left pix l-r) The Jansen family Audrey, Desmond,Mitchell and Marissa. (right pix) Michael Duorado, Solomon David, Elizabeth Monteiro and Nancy Monteiro.
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(left pix) The family of Michael Fernando (3rd from left) and a family friend (right Pix) Mrs Margret Pinto, Mrs Yvonne Lai, Joanita Gonsalves, Geraldine Gough and Mrs Leonida Gonsalves.
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(left pix l-r) The Monteiro’s Elizabeth,Nancy and Jude. (right pix) Joel Pinto and Alex Pereira

 

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(left pix) Vanessa Pereira, Manuel and Marissa Noronha and Camelia Pereira. (right pix) Alex and Eric Pereira, Benjamin and Kenneth Gomes and Vanessa Pereira.
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(l-r) Mrs Julia Gomes , Manoel and Leonard Gomes and Eric Pereira.

 

In  keeping with tradition even the menu was Portuguese Eurasian with dishes of Devil Curry, Eurasian Mee and Portuguese egg tart.

A Traditional Portuguese Eurasian menu.
A Traditional Portuguese Eurasian menu.

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.

(l-r) Flavian Duorado enjoying a hot cup of tea. The Fernando sisters and Michael DeRozario enjoying their Devil Curry with plain bread.
(l-r) Flavian Duorado enjoying a hot cup of tea. The Fernando sisters and Michael DeRozario enjoying their Devil Curry with plain bread.

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.

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(l-r) Michael Duorado and Gloria Rozells in traditional Portuguese costume while Geraldine Gough (in red saree) won the prize for best costume.

The event was held at Cherish Events and Weddings / Café, Ipoh Garden East which is owned by Daniel Theseira also Eurasian.

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Cherish Cafe….
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…owned by Daniel Theseira.(inset)

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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.

JAG

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