Yesterday my brother gave me a pleasant surprise. I was chatting with mum at his house when the door bell rang. Mum asked me to go outside the pick up a delivery.
Oh! Cake delivery! The delivery man asked me to open the box to check and then he took a snapshot as evidence that the cake was delivered in good order.
There was a card attached to the box.
hee...hee...hee... In case you are not familiar and wondering why the poor grammar, that caption is from the movie The Help.
I was very touched by my brother's gesture. It was so sweet of him to buy the cake. Then later he went out to buy lunch. When he got back, I spotted his cat and again attempted to make friends with it.
Look at the kitty. Refused to wish me happy belated birthday. Tsk!
Then it finally looked at me. Hmm....
Lunch. Chicken rice with poached chicken, roast duck, char siew and nga choy (beansprouts). Dad has made good progress in his recovery and was able to enjoy the chicken rice. It was a nice change for dad as he has been eating porridge all this time.
That was a very good lunch. I love chicken rice! My favorite is the poached chicken.
The char siew was also pretty good. I love the fatty charred bits.
The duck was a little dry but I still enjoyed it.
Not only did he get me a cake and a good lunch, my brother also got me a birthday present.
Eight tai paus! wahahahaha!!! These are for me to freeze and enjoy as and when I want.
Back home, I packed each one into a freezer bag and into the freezer they went.
Now for the cake.
A solitary candle was lit and my parents and my brother sang the Happy Birthday song. I was so moved I almost cried but I pulled myself together. I am such a softie.
My wish before blowing the candle - For mummy and papa to have a long happy and healthy life. I have nothing to wish for myself.
The cake is a Vanilla Mille Crepe with caramelized nuts topping. Wow! It was delicious.
I was quite full from the chicken rice or else I would have had a second slice hee..hee...
There were leftovers from lunch which I took home for dinner. And I had a slice of cake for dessert.
Well, that was a wonderful birthday celebration. I is so happy!