day 2356 – barbie’s birthday

we celebrated earlier over the weekend, but as with all other times, we always try to have the cake on the day of. we took a bunch of photos and enjoyed this lovely mango mousse cake. i hardly show my appreciation for what he does for me and the family. as we all grow older, i understand i must try harder to show how much i appreciate the distance he goes to do what’s best of us. i’ll definitely try harder to be the better daughter he’s always wanted. i want nothing but a healthy and happy amongst my family. hope that this year will be the best year yet

day 2353 – cactus dinner

my dad chose to have his early birthday dinner celebrated at cactus club at byrne road. i haven’t had white food for quite some time so i didn’t mind it. instead of each person ordering an individual dish, we shared because we wanted less quantity and more variety. we had a good mix of food that included chicken kale salad, yam fries, steak and frites, quesadilla, tuna poke bowl. dinners like these are important to us just to share quality family time when it matters most

day 2262 – family thanksgiving

we dont normally have a big celebration for thanksgiving, we save the turkey and the luxurios for christmas time. celebrating both mom’s belated birthday and thanksgiving in one dinner. my family doesn’t consume much, but as usual, we order way too much our stomachs require. all of us are super busy with our commitments, but we’re all just smiling because we can make time to spend these special days together

day 2014 – lunar new year meal

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lunar new year calls for a family feast that fills my dining table. it was a full on ten course meal that started with a fish corn soup and ended with a sparkling juice. i enjoyed the meal and quality time because we were in the comfort of our own dining room which i much prefer over crowding into fully booked restaurants. its crazy how fast time goes by. here’s hoping the year of the pig will be a good and prosperous one

day 1979 – casino countdown

i still have a hard time believing 2018 gas flown by so quickly. i didn’t get to countdown last year so making up for it this year at river rock. the whole casino was packed with people trying to get their last gambling in before the new year. the hype happened at the foyer where the dj blasted music and threw confetti while two performers were suspended from the ceiling. after the countdown, i also did some gambling at the craps tables before calling it a night while getting my last bubble tea in for the year

day 1973 – annual turkey feast

img_20200130_2040291641499793334398794.jpganother year has gone by and it’s time for another tong’s family turkey feast on christmas day. this year features the main event juicy turkey stuffed with fried rice, with baked pork loin, cod and cilantro, baked potato crisps, grilled asparagus and choice of wine pairing. so many dishes on the table we almost ran out of real estate. i didn’t get to taste every dish before i got way too full. everything tasted really good and of course the turkey was my favourite of all. i think it’s safe to say i need to go on a cut after the holiday celebrations

day 1967 – yankee swap

img_20200130_2120406846074870050997038.jpganother year pass by and it comes time for our design christmas lunch and yankee swap in the boardroom. lunch was served with a combination of pasta, salad, cake and sparkling juice. we work hard all year round so it’s good to end the year off by getting the whole department together where we don’t talk about work issues. i got to know a few design people a little better over the last little while. i took home a gift very suitable for me – an organic back wrap microwaveable for both cold and heat aromatherapy. now this is a ticket to continue to go wild with my sports and activities