Our wonderful anniversary: Burgers, durian mooncakes and home made gifts!

sixth anniversary

It’s our anniversary today! πŸ™‚

I had told my better half that I totally forgot about it, thinking it was Monday. I think I managed to really convince her I dropped the ball (all the better for my surprise) for once. Haha!

fat boy burgers

We have traditionally celebrated it the night before leading up to midnight. Last night, both of us were craving for burgers so we headed down to Publika. S.wine was booked 14 tables in so we headed to old faithful – Fat Boy’s.

This place has special significance to us and the burgers are good so since it was a special occasion, we custom-made our own burgers instead of getting one off the menu.

I had:

hb burger

Honey Oat Bun (RM 2)
Lamb Patty (RM 14)
Guacamole (RM 3)
Bacon (RM 3)
Fried Egg (RM 2.50)
Beetroot (RM 2.50)
BBQ Sauce (RM 1)

Total: RM 28 (with 4 add-ons!)

She had:

ling burger

Sesame Bun (RM 2)
Pork Patty (RM 11)
Coleslaw (RM 1.50)
Mozzarella Cheese (RM 1.50)

Total: RM 16 with just 1 add-on (she didn’t even want sauce!)

custom burger

It’s a stark contrast to our personalities – my burger was so large and messy it was more like eating a sloppy Joe. Yup, I always believe in eating burgers with the hands – it’s just a burger joint, it ain’t fine dining. I think a lot of the people here think Caucasians eat burgers with knifes and forks (and pizzas too for that matter – never fails to makes me chuckle). Burgers are meant to be grabbed with our hands so a huge bite can be take out of it! πŸ˜€

alcohol milkshakes

It’s a special day so I also ordered an β€œspiked milkshake” (contains alcohol) to share, which this place excels in. Burgers and milkshakes go together like cigarettes and lung cancer. smirk It’s just meant to be consumed together. I had previously enjoyed their Chocolate Malt Stout (combination of chocolate ice cream, malt, and stout for RM 18) but opted for the Bourbon Street today.

bourbon street

It’s a New Orleans style boozy shake with vanilla ice cream, malt, Nutella and bourbon for RM 23. We’ve always shared a drink together when we go out – the beverage I mean, we don’t drink alcohol much. Her policy (which I found rather charming) is to order one drink only and share that. It’s a good thing they have complimentary ice water here though. The milkshakes here are really thick – they’re generous with the ice cream – and full of malt!

bon odori

There was a Bon Odori festival going on and my dear wanted to check it out so that’s what we did after dinner. We bought a durian mooncake home. It’s RM 5.50 and about the size of a X-mini speaker. It’s tiny and it’s meant for our anniversary cake! πŸ˜€

brownie crush chips

We headed back after that and settled down to eat the durian mooncake with some good California chocolate ice cream and Seth Greenberg’s Authentic New York Brownie Crunch Toffee Chips. The latter is a wonderful concept – just the crispy edges of brownies, complete with endearing story of how the daughter only ate the edges, leading to the product’s inception – and costs RM 18.70 for a 113 gram bag. It’s a good topping for ice cream and fun to eat on it’s own too. We both thought the durian mooncake was mediocre though – tastes too much like dodol (durian paste) to me.

durian mooncake

My gf had wanted to book tickets to watch a movie but there’s nothing good going on that we haven’t seen so we went back to snuggle down and watch a movie at home. She handed me my anniversary gift at 11 pm.

It’s a beautiful hand made photo frame documenting our moments together! The β€œphoto frame” started out life as a Godiva chocolate box and she even put a ribbon on top (for hanging) and an adhesive backed hanging clip! I really appreciate the time and effort she took to make this – it means much more to me than something you buy. Thanks for the awesome gift dear! <3 godiva photo frame

I said I’ll go and take a photo of it in the kitchen (where it’s brighter) and then sneaked back with a Naraya bag filled with gifts. I told her I haven’t forgot after all. Haha!

pandora heart charm

I don’t think I can pull this off much longer though. πŸ˜‰

heart pandora charm

I got her a Pandora charm! I’ve been meaning to get her one for ages but I just bought an iPhone 5 for her so I had to save up for it. It’s a heart with a gold arrow going though it. I’ve been looking around for a meaningful one and I’m glad she liked it! It’s better than truffle oil, I hear. smirk

hand made card

I also made her a card, which used up 3 sticker packs and massive amount of double sided tape (one of the sticker packs wasn’t self-adhesive). She loved it, and I’m glad I can hand made (kinda) something for her, even though it’s not as awesome as the one she always makes for me.

half anniversary

Despite the apparent simplicity, it’s one of our best anniversaries! We had lots of fun together, enjoying each other’s company. Love each other and appreciate what you have in life. It’s something we both believe in! I’m lucky to have you dear! *hugs*

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40 thoughts on “Our wonderful anniversary: Burgers, durian mooncakes and home made gifts!”

    • It’s actually our monthly anniversary! πŸ™‚

      It’s a Pinoy tradition (at least that’s where I heard it from first) and we celebrate it each month.

      Haha! I’m thinking about next year.

      • Hi guys! Just a minor correction here. As much as we like Fatboy’s burgers too, unfortunately we are not affiliated. They are a franchise burger joint from Singapore while we (myBurgerLab) are a Malaysian homegrown brand.


        The Lab Geeks.

        • Thanks for the correction! πŸ™‚

          I’ve always thought it was affiliated with myBurgerLab – thought I saw it on the liner sheet.

          Good to hear, then I haven’t been to myBurgerLab before. Would check it out during one of our burger cravings. Cheers for dropping a note!

  1. NGAW. THAT’;S SO SWEET. Too sweet reading your blog.. imma get diabetes soon. You both are meant to be together.. HAPPY FOR U GUYS! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! ;DDD

    • Well, it’s actually been half a year! πŸ™‚

      We just celebrate our “monsary” (monthly anniversary) each month.

      I’ve always believed it’s good to keep the romance and love in a relationship and this is a good way to do it!

      Thanks Reena!

    • Thanks Mela! πŸ™‚

      It’s always good to keep the romance in a relationship alive, or so I believe. This is an awesome way to do it, to remind myself how lucky I am to have her each month.

    • Yeah, the burgers are huge but we both can finish it, no problems! πŸ™‚

      We usually can’t finish the fries though but the burgers are okay for us.

      Thanks mate!

  2. Dear, I really appreciate you for making me such a beautiful and meaningful card. I know you must have taken a long time to do this. Thanks dear!…Each and every single words meant so much for me.

    Hmmm…”I ll rather you to get me the Pandora than truffle oil” **the insider joke** haha.

    Having you in my life is the greatest blessing…Hugs tightly. Love always….

    • Thanks for the wonderful photo frame dear! I know you made a lot of effort in doing it! <3

      Haha! Yeah, much better than truffle oil. πŸ˜‰

      I'm glad you like it dear.

      I'm always lucky to have you and I'll always remember that. *hugs*

    • Thanks Nadia! πŸ™‚

      Yeah, it’s been really nice, she’s the best thing that happened to me!

      Cheers for the well wishes!

    • Thanks Jyannis! πŸ™‚

      Haha! Well, I’m better at writing things than creating art or crafts – always used to draw a vase when I had art class in Form 1 and 2.

    • Thanks Mel! πŸ™‚

      Yeah, I really liked how she took the time to do that – means much more to me than a store bought gift. Cheers!

    • Thanks Charmaine! πŸ™‚

      Yup, time always flies when you’re having fun!

      Can! The burgers can be eaten with one bite, but you have to open up really big though. Haha! Especially if you put a lot of toppings.

      However, the double patty ones, I can’t – I don’t know anyone who can since it’s 7 inches thick! πŸ˜€

  3. I’m happy seeing you so contented and happy and well, clean if u knw what I mean.

    Good for YL too. Now both of u so happy, I feel happy too after reading this post though it’s been a bad day! LOL.

    • Thanks Becky! πŸ™‚

      Yeah, I’ve been clean for a long time – was on Suboxone for a while under the government’s NDST but quit that too.

      We’re very happy together and that’s an awesome thing! πŸ˜€

      Sorry to hear you’ve been having a bad day!


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