the family got around tonight to celebrate my birthday, about a week early as dad had plans for next week, and anyways, i'd be busy with this mendaki club symposium which i'm moderating on saturday.
mom cooked, which is always great. she made chilli and black pepper crab! how many mom's do you know who can be bothered to do that for you? actually mom AND dad worked all morning, from shopping for the crabs, to cleaning them, killing them, steaming them before actually cooking em in the chilli and black pepper. definitely a labour of love.
and my sis-in-law baked a mean blueblerry tea-cake. Gorgeous. She got it absolutely perfect. She's turned out to be an amazing baker!
it was really nice, as usual, but there wasn't a kick. i think celebrating early is never as fun as celebrating on the day itself. i've saved the birthday cards for the actual day itself- so that it doesn't feel too empty. and best news today was that hubby said, he won't go fishing this weekend and spend it with me, especially cos i'm going to be flying to Ho Chi Minh the next day.
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