Last night, 70 relatives congregated at Michael Chow's home in USJ, Subang Jaya, to celebrate his mom's 90th birthday.
It was a splendid idea to have a buffet at home instead of going to the restaurant. We had a wonderful time catching up with the latest news among family members and, even though we were all behind closed doors in the air conditioned house, we were so noisy that the ruckus we raised could be heard from the end of the road.
The minute we arrived, the cousins asked two things of us. First of all, they wanted to know the location of the shop where we had the special pau with crispy filling on our foodie trip to Alor Star.
But how did they know about the special pau? Because all of them are on Facebook! Bearing in mind that all of us are in our fifties and sixties, we have really kept up with the times.
Next, after the food question had been settled, they clamoured to see photos of our grandson. There were so many oos and ahs over how handsome he is, his to-die-for dimples, how big he is for his age and his "stylo" hair.
Showing off Grandson's photos and bragging about him being able to turn at 20 days
Our photo with the birthday girl
Hubby giving an angpow to S'nar Ee
Hubby always has a soft spot for this aunt who took care of him when he was a child. And despite bouts of forgetfulness, she always remembers him. Whenever he tells her who he is she would always respond, "I took care of you!"
Her "Thank you" for the angpow Hubby gave her was loud and clear but we really cheered when she said, "Thank you very much!" after Big Sis Elaine presented her with an angpow.
Then Hubby decided to show some of the old family photos and that put everyone in a flurry again. It was so funny to see them try to identify who is who in the old photos.
What are they doing talking behind my back? Can't I eat in peace?
It was a lovely get-together and I'm looking forward to the next one 'cos we're planning to incorporate a foodie trip to Tanjong Tualang for seafood!