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130 Sunday Dec. 19 [[strikethrough]] May 9 [[/strikethrough]] M. Tin Aye -, U Ba Kyi, came with the dean of Burmese painters U NGwe Gaing at 8.30 AM We all went out ptg - the three did a fairly successful watercolor sketch each. I just made a charcoal drawing - On way back - we stopped at home of the Minister of the Shan Stat U HLA Shein, himself a good amateur water colorist. Have arranged for next Sunday's outing at 7 AM. U Hla Shein, is going to make an evening for me in his home & invite all the artists to meet me. Wants me to deliver a talk to them. 4 P.M. Marion's birthday. Will put up the two large drawings I made for the occasion - the donkey & the baby goats - for tail game. The party was charming - ninteen children, Japanese, Burmese, 2 Israelis, American & three India 131 Marion's Birthday Party - Sun. Dec. 19 [[strikethrough]] May 10 [[/strikethrough]] children, belonging to the servants working for Louis. They all played with the toys set out on the lawn - Americans, motor cars, bycicles, rocking horse & swing-trapze & basketball. The Burmese usually hire for two dollars the afternoon each (20 Chats) a full carousel with hand organ & a man with a donkey for donkey rides for the children. Also the American cultural society also sends free - a man with a motion picture projector & screen with nature shorts & cartoon films. The Hacohens dropped in after the party & we met them for dinner at 9 at a Chinese Restaurant - wonderful variety of food - served in private booths, or out on the terrace, bill 18 chats or 80¢ per person for 5.- 7 to 9 Party (in tremendous garden) about 150, 200 people in Bo Let Ya' home for Japanese ministry.
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