On her tenth birthday, Maznah held a party in the evening. She
invited about twenty school friends and neighbours. She was very
happy and excited that day.
She wore a pretty pink dress with white daisies on it. Her hair was
neatly tied up with two pink ribbons. She looked very sweet, all dressed for
At about 4.00 p.m. that evening, her friends started coming to her house.
They brought many presents for Maznah. There were story books, boxes of
chocolates, pretty handkerchiefs, cute-looking dolls, jig-saw puzzles and
After wishing Maznah a `Happy Birthday', they gave her their presents.
They they ran into the garden to play on the red swings, slide, see-saw and
merry-go-round. It was a picture of joy and happiness as they ran about
laughing and screaming.
A little later, they played games such as 'Musical Chairs', `Rounders'
and `Treasure Hunt'. The winners received exercise books, pencils, sweets or
bars of chocolates as prizes. Maznah enjoyed the privilege of giving away
Just then, Maznah's mother called them in to sit around the gaily
decorated table. There was a lot of food like curry puffs, cakes,
sandwiches, jelly, iced-syrup, ice-cream and 'popiah'. In the centre was a
pretty birthday cake shaped like a clock. It showed `10 o'clock'. It had
pink icing with ten pink candles and flowers on it. While her friends sang
the birthday song to her, Maznah cut the cake. Her father was kept busy
taking snapshots of the children.
At 6.30 p.m. the party was over. Before going home, the children received
presents from Maznah's mother. Each friend was given a story book and a
balloon. They were delighted. After saying farewell to their hostess, they
went home happily. Maznah had enjoyed her birthday party with her friends.