On the eve of Cass’ 8th birthday on 8 April 2016, we had dinner of Italian food at a neighborhood cafe. It was celebrated with the girls’ grand aunts, grand uncles and their little aunts and little uncles (hubby’s cousins).
It was a joint birthday celebration with R (Cass’ little uncle) from the UK. R and Cass’ birthdays are in the same month and they both turn 8 in April.
Cass got a real BIG surprise from her daddy. Her birthday gift from daddy was 2 big packs of the latest Shopkins — Cass’ latest obsession. Her daddy bought the first pack from KLIA and the second pack from a toy shop at Bangsar Shopping Center. Cass also received ang pows from her grand aunts and grand uncles. I have never seen Cass so happy.
That night (eve of her birthday)…
Cass – mummy, this is the ultimate birthday celebration for me, the best ever for me. I got all that I wanted. I am so happy!
On Cass’ actual birthday on Saturday, 9th April, we had dinner at Koyaku Japanese restaurant @ Faber Tower.
As we were seated at the bar and open kitchen, I had a spectacular time watching with awe how the chefs rolled out a wide array of exotic and mouth-watering sushi swiftly and adeptly. Their skills are really admirable. Within the 2 hours enjoying my dinner and observing the chefs intently, I have learned some sushi-making techniques as well. After dinner at the Japanese restaurant, I felt really motivated to dig out our Japanese bamboo mat to churn out some sushi for the girls. Well, I doubt my sushi will look as good. The chefs make it look really easy to roll out different types of sushi but I know that when I try it out myself, it may turn disastrous. I had tried it once and I gave up.
See the Sakura sushi in pink below? It looks pretty easy to churn out by pressing all the ingredients together with a bamboo mat with a change in maneuvering the bamboo mat to make it into a triangular shape. But then again, easy as it may look, it requires skill and lots of practice.
As always, I pray that God will continue to bless Cass with good health, happiness and wisdom. I pray that she will be 100% healed from her bladder issues soon.