100th birthday celebrations

Gogo Ethel Nokoto Mahijana .

The Mahijana family in Mandalay threw a lavish birthday party for Gogo Ethel Nokoto Mahijana, who turned 100 years on Friday February 8. The centenarian was reduced into tears of joy as her 17 grandchildren, 31 great  grandchildren, and 1 great great grand child showered her with gifts. The Gogo shared her recipes for living this long with the guests. “Take care of your bodies by exercising, eating green vegetables and drinking lots of water,” she said. Her grandchildren said despite her old age she still takes a walk around the neighbourhood using her stick.