This was a very formal event. Here he is wearing the formal attire of a royal offical of the Ming Dynasty. It was a black silk top on top of a black silk gown.
Mum made his cake. An aunt
brought some red chinese cutting of auspicious words. Making it a
perfect fusion of East and West. For beakfast, all of us were served
with sweet long noodles. yes, you read it right, the sweetness
signifying a sweet life, and long noodles for long life to all who ate
There was great feasting, and hundreds of
guest were invited. My dad told me that at the birthday of a very
healthy and successful person, people like to come to these parties.
Some even gate crash. They believe in taking away a bit of the luck of
this birthday boy. They will take away uneaten food to share with their
family at home.
versa, if the birthday person was a sickly person, people will avoid
going to the party. It is seen as taken home the bad luck of the sick