It is true. I have turned 38. The big 4-0 is looming close, practically nipping at my heels. 😱 That said, I’m pleased to report that I still receive comments and messages expressing surprise that I’m 38. I hear I look youthful. Although, truth to be told, there are fewer of these remarks as I grow older. No matter. My (much younger) girlfriend gave me a birthday surprise when I got home last Friday.
I already expected something coz she has been asking me strange questions the past week. She also called to enquire when I’ll be reaching home, which is quite suspicious. 🤔 I told her I’ll be back 15 minutes later than I actually would and quickly barged in the moment I got home. Hahaha. I’m terrible.
She was still in the midst of lighting a candle at that point. She later told me she planned to turn off all the lights but I unlocked the gate and ran in so quickly she didn’t have time to do so. 🚪 She also prepared a lot of gifts on my bed for me to discover! She got me dress pants from Uniqlo coz I tore 2 in a row at work. She also bought me a shirt so I have more options to wear.
Mandy printed a photo of us she liked and got a frame so we can put this at the bedside cabinet too! 💑 My cat periodically flattens this frame though so I have to right it every few days.
Since it was my birthday, I thought it’ll be apt to break open this The Macallan Whisky Maker’s Edition. I bought this for 4,300 baht (RM 553) in duty free a few years ago but haven’t found a suitable occasion to drink it. It was delicious! Complex, woody, nutty and deep. 🥃
She also cooked mayo prawns with condensed milk for me! 🦐 That’s my grandma’s recipe that she asked for during our Chap Goh Meh trip to Sibu recently. It’s best paired with 3 packets of Mi Sedaap and century duck eggs.
Thanks for making my birthday special babe. Love you always. 👫
I had work the next day (Friday) and our boss Sam took the entire SPU team out for a dim sum lunch at Eastin Hotel. 🥟 Our office is in Phileo Damansara and there aren’t a lot of great food options here. Ee Chinese Cuisine in Eastin Hotel is definitely one of the better ones! The restaurant is really nice and the food is great too! I ate till I was stuffed.
I liked their wat tan hor too – the flavors are spot on and there’s lots of egg and seafood inside the noodles. 🍲
Here’s a photo with the SPU team! ✨
That night, I had 3 packets of Mi Sedaap again and got ice cream, whole milk and keropok. I wanted Super Ring but the grocery downstairs didn’t have it. My favorite Cadbury Caramello ice cream was unavailable too so I went with Bulla, another Australian brand from Victoria. 🍨
We also checked out the newly opened Daboba in Subang Jaya Boba Street. This is another brown sugar bubble tea but with a cheese topping. You’re supposed to drink the cheese foam first before mixing it in. They blowtorch and caramelize the top of the foam with sugar so it tastes really good. Innovative and tasty, this is the best we’ve had on this street. 🥤
I felt like having chicken rice on Saturday night so we went to Kar Heong in SS14 for my steamed kampung chicken rice fix. They have one of the best chicken rice in my area. Kar Heong’s chilli sauce is the bomb! The other place I like is Kong Sai in Puchong but Mandy doesn’t like their onion oil. 🐔
We also got some 🍢 tofu…
…and bean sprouts. 🌱
I got to eat everything I wanted during my birthday weekend. Happy 38th to me! 🎂 Now to get back on my diet. I really stuffed myself last weekend.