2006/06/28

Happy 100th Harry!


A tip of the had to Peceli and Wendy's blog Babasiga for this story from Fiji.

Yee Fong Gau, who goes by Harry Yee, is Fiji's oldest citizen of Chinese descent. Mr. Yee immegrated to Fiji in 1927 from the Kwangtung (Guangdong) province to help his uncle who was running a vegetable farm. He later opened a shop in Labasa (Peceli's home town), which he still gets up early to open.

He celebrated his 100th birthday on June 27th at a restaurant in Suva where 200 people from the Chinese community showed up including three of his four children and officials from the Embassy of China.

Happy Birthday Harry.

2 comments:

Happysurfer said...

Happy Birthday, Harry.

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Lookin' good at 100!
The members of the Chinese community are well respected in Fiji - exccept there are nigglings of discontent with some of the recent arrivals, often illegally, who seem to be different.
W.