Coincidentally, it happened to be my grandma's Chinese birthday. She's 83!
I visited grandma and had lunch with her. Brought a cake along too. Alright, I admit, I'm a little cheap.. I bought my grandma a pandan chiffon cake.. Well, there are reasons for that.. Firstly, who doesn't love chiffon cake? Secondly, i thought it is probably the easiest cake for her to eat because of its light and airy texture.
Despite my cheap cake, I think my grandma was happy that I went down to celebrate her birthday with her. She had a rather busy week 'entertaining' as my uncle and aunties took turns to visit during her birthday week. I didn't tell her that it was my birthday too. Strangely enough, she asked me how old I am. I told her that I was thirty, and she started reminiscing about the past, and how we bought this current flat that she is staying in around 32-33 years ago. This is the very flat that I lived in ever since I was born. My grandma remembered that they shifted in when my elder sister was learning how to crawl. (My family shifted out of the flat when I was 10 years old, but my granddad (before he passed away) and grandma continued living there.)
Yep.. lots and lots of history and memories in that flat.
|iPhone snapshots of granny slicing and having cake. I sang her a birthday song too.|
Homeward bound after grandma's. The husband took half a day off to bake a chocolate cake for me. So when I arrived home, he was half-way through it. It was the first time that he baked a cake with frosting.. It was quite a challenge especially with the frosting, which was a little liquid-y.. but the cake turned out pretty good! A homemade cake... I couldn't ask for more..
|I wanted to do justice to this lovely cake baked by my husband. So no tweaking of colours to this photo.. |
Look at the gleaming chocolate!! This was taken before the frosting set.
|Yes, this is me at 30, next to my yummy cake. Frosting has set! |
(I think this is the first time I'm making an appearance in my own blog!)
It was a very quiet birthday affair, but that's how I like it to be. I'm grateful for all the friends and family who sent me your well-wishes. I feel very blessed to have all of you. Shalom to all... :)