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Celebrating Minister’s Birthday

Yesterday (Sept 13) was Minister George Yeo’s birthday, and we managed to have an early celebration with him on Friday over a simple dinner.

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Interesting "cake". It's apple strudel!

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I don't know what's the actual age of our Minister of Foreign Affairs. The three candles hardly say anything. Hmm...

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Making the first "official" cut. The special dates seen in the lower right hand corner was a gift Minister received from Saudi Arabia. It's sweetened and has almond seeds in place of the actual seed in the middle.

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This looks yummy doesn't it?

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Jack, Minister and I. The rest acted as our photographers. 🙂 Thank you all for the wonderful hospitality and delicious local fare.

Tea at Ministry of Foreign Affairs

It was a privilege to be invited to the Minister’s office for tea. I know it sounds almost like there’s a double-entendre , because back in school, “You are going to have tea with the principal” usually means you’re in trouble for either misbehaving or failing of exams. But no, I wasn’t in any trouble, and there was not only tea served in pretty delicate china, there were curry puffs too.

I learnt from somewhere that when you serve tea to the English, you ask if they would like lemon or milk. I guess in Singapore, it would be “Kosong”, “O” or “Tarik”?

I’m more of a coffee drinker but if I were to have tea, I like mine with milk. The “Tarik” kind. Not that I’m complaining though, just that I come to realise that there are myths surrounding politicians like there are surrounding celebrities. And perhaps in many ways we are similar.

How?

I guess that’ll take another tea session to find out.

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Personal secretary to Minister. I hope I didn't get this wrong. Otherwise, please leave me a comment and I will make the amendments. Oops.

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Minister and I

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The hospitable staff at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs