Aug
23
2010

Mak Nyai is 90!

Last week we were in Malacca to celebrate my maternal grandmother’s 90th birthday. Yes, the Lee Matriarch is now 90 years old. I remembered two decades ago when she turned 70 we celebrated big time in full Peranakan Nyonya style that got TV3’s Majalah 3 to cover the event. :)
For her 90th birthday, we celebrated by having guests coming over to her house. Tents were set up and weather was nice. Caterer served up food and I discovered that I hardly know almost half of the guests!
My cousin Kym and my grandmother. We call her Mak Nyai or Nya Nyai or Mak Mak. Don’t ask me why; it has been like that since.. forever :D
The Birthday Cake
My favourite :)
Darling’s favourite! Muahahahaha…. :P
Ethan’s favourite :D Look at him trying really hard refraining from blowing the flames off the candles!
My family with beloved Mak Nyai. Hmm.. now where’s Darling and Ethan? Hehehe.. entah...
So the Lee Matriarch is 90 years old while the youngest in the family at the moment is this cutie pie Edryl – manufactured by Eddie Pak and my cousin Cheryl hence the name Edryl. Isn’t he cute? Showing off his killer eye lashes there! :D I think he is 1 year 7 months old. Ethan is the second youngest at 3 years old :)

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    Happy birthday to Mak Nyai!! :-)

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    Wow! 90! Happy belated BD to her. :)

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    Happy 90th to ur maternal grandma… Hah!!! That's what happenes when people stay far apart and they do not bother to keep in touch. Even passing one another in the streets, dunno they're own relatives. Btw, who's the guy in red t-shirt… Looks like a Mr. Soo from Pahang, Soo Kian Chong or something.

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    Yes, normally in peranakan they called grandma 'Nya nya' or 'mak mak'I heard this is how they called in the Singapore drama 'The Little Nyonya'. This drama was acted in Melaka depicted Baba & Nyonya lifestyle back to Japanese occupation till current time. This program now showing on NTV7 at 1:30pm (Mon – Friday)

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    Mak Mak is still looking good at 90!! Wish her many more healthy years!

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    Happy BIrthday to Mak Nyai! whoaa still looking gud! :D ehhh ur fav is my fav too!! mwahahaha

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    hahaha.. Edryl got a mention & pix in your blog… sumore standing & enjoying the ice tong full of green boys…. hehehe…too bad we couldn't make it back coz working but at least he's there as a representative…

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    Happy Belated b'day to Mak Nyai……

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    Wow, 90th Birthday. Happy Birthday Grandma!

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    Happy Belated Birthday to Mak Nyai. Wish her healthy and happy always.

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    Wow 90 years old imported from China or made in Malacca? Happy belated birthday Mak Nyai. Oh Edryl so vain showing off his eye lashes..haha.

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    Fuiyoh! 90 years old! Long life to your grandma! :)

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    wow..happy birthday to your mak ngyai.. Wish her best of health~

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    wah….happy blated bday to her…wow 90 yrs old…congrats to her

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    WOW! 90 years old. Happy belated big birthday to Mak Nyai!

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    happy birthday to Mak Nyai!have a great day ho!!!

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    Happy Birthday To Mak Mak! Wishing Mak Mak good health always.

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    Happy belated B'day to mak mak. Wow… 90th years old….

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