Today’s is Mum’s 76th birthday. Since the day I was born, I have not been separated from her. I watch her grow old gracefully...
My mum in her teens.
After she had me...
Picture on the right: The dress I wore was made by Mum
The dress I wore is made by mum also
As time goes by, she grows older but still look beautiful...
Photo taken in 1984 - Mum looks like so good in her 50s
Photo taken in 1996 - My mum looks so elegant in this photo - I love it.
My Mum in her 60s and 70s
Last Sunday, we celebrated her 76th birthday early because it is a day where all her grand children are available to join us. We did not go to a fancy restaurant or bought her any fancy gifts this year. We all give her "ang paus" because it is getting harder each year to buy a woman who has everything! We had a simple dinner at home. Mum made an ABC soup and Stew mushroom with mini abalone, I made butter prawns and stir fry mixed vegetables, Quay Lo made a delicious crock pot pork loin ( I will ask him to share the recipe with you all later) and Nicholas under the guidance of his Dad, baked Grandma a birthday cake. It was an Orange honey almond cake. The cake did not come out pretty but it was tasty (I will make sure Quay Lo share the recipe with you all in another post).
Orange honey almond cake
We all love you, Mum!
Left: Mum with grandson Chris and his girlfriend. Center: Mum with grand-daughter, Christine, Right: Mum with grandson Nicholas
Stitch suggested that I make her a birthday card. Nick helped me to design it. Know what she said when she saw it? She asked "AIYOH!! Who is this big mouth lady?" I said, "Your daughter lah." She answered, "Ha? Why so ugly one??" Then, we all burst out laughing... I am so pleased that the early celebration of her birthday was filled with joy and laughter and I believe this is more valuable than any material gifts.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUM, I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH!