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Thursday, April 7, 2016

My 43rd Birthday

My 43rd birthday on 29 March 2016 was a pretty quiet, low-key affair.

The hubs wanted to bring us to Mid Valley Megamall for dinner but it was a school-going day.  So I suggested going to a nearby cafe. We went to our favorite cafe, Red Kettle and had a quick dinner.

My birthday pressie from the hubs was claimed about a week later, when I had the time to shop for it when the girls were at school.  I prefer getting gifts this way as I get to buy something that I like vs a surprise, which is more often than not something that I don't really use or like. I am practical like that.

There was no big and fanciful cake as we always end up giving away three quarter of the cake to friends, tutor, our part-time helper and guards at our condo.  No wastage this time. It was a slice of carrot walnut cake with cream cheese from my favorite cafe :)

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The best gift this year is from Cass.  She gave me RM60, which was all her savings.  In the morning of  my birthday...

Cass - mummy, I present to you THIS!!

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It was all the notes and coins that she had been saving all her life. And she gave them all to me, in her favorite coin box!

She then forced me to buy a handbag from Lazada.  I browsed the shopping website and chose a yellow MNG tote bag but I hadn't had the time to check out from the website and pay. I dilly dallied while Cass reminded me everyday to check out and pay. Finally when I had the time to to make online payment  several days later, the bag was OUT OF STOCK!  Bummer!  I was disappointed but Cass was even more disappointed than me.  She kept urging me to choose another color and I chose a pastel green MNG tote bag, which cost RM59 (after a massive discount), as per picture below:

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The MNG tote bag arrived yesterday and I am so in love with it.  This is Cass' first gift to me and though it is not very expensive monetarily, it is nevertheless very expensive to Cass as she had used all her life savings to get it for me :)

Thank you God for this angel.


Barbara Ng said...

Awww...so sweet of Cass. What a thoughtful and loving girl she is.

Shireen Yong said...

Thanks Barb :)

Chris said...

Happy Bday! And it is sooo sweet that Cass gave u her life savings! I should show this post to my kids, maybe give them some ideas!

Shireen Yong said...

Hehe Chris, you can do that. Let me know what your kids say :D