This year, apart from giving him a card, I surprised him with a present - a Braun Buffel wallet. As I've mentioned before, I seldom buy him gifts (my definition of gift = something practical) coz I'm not sure if he'll like them (don't trust my fashion sense hehehe). But I wanted to give him a surprise, like how he surprised me, showering me with lovely gifts. And I was really relieved when he said it's "quite nice" after he opened the present. Hey, that's good enough for me.
We didn't have an elaborate celebration as PaPa liked it simple. So it was porridge for lunch at home and 'latt thong' for dinner at our usual restaurant. He specifically told me not to get him a cake. But he changed his mind at night. Said he didn't mind me getting him a few pieces, not the whole cake. Must be because his precious daughter convinced him birthday must have cake. And he knows she loves to eat them.
We went to Secret Recipe to buy 4 slices of cake after dinner. We sang the birthday song and the kids helped him blow the candle and cut the cake (just once, for formality purposes :D). So now his birthday is complete.
~ the not-so-nicely-arranged cakes ~
And he's got another task to do... open up a durian. SIL brought over a big durian a short while after we reached home. Her father came to visit and the durian is homegrown. See how huge it is (I purposely put a tablespoon there for estimation, CSI style hahaha)?
~ huge leh ~
~ 'slaughtering' the durian ~
~ fragrant... delicious... mmmm... syiok! ~
We tried to eat as much as we could coz it won't taste so good the next day. At the end, only 2 pieces went into the fridge. The kids had their first taste of durian. XY said it's smelly and she didn't like it. As for CE, he didn't spit it out nor ask for more. I haven't eaten durian for a very long time already. It's very fragrant and tasted really good. Very satisfied! *burp* (excuse me)