|Denim Cropped Vest|
and Floral Dress: Mango
When I was younger, we'd always have a party at the house during his birthday. But lately, we no longer throw a huge birthday bash. Probably since we've all grown up, and everyone's too busy to actually take time and prepare a feast, so everytime someone's celebrating their birthday, we'd all just book a table and have dinner at one of our favourite restaurants.
His favourite resto of all time is this Chinese seafood restaurant, Ahfat. As you may have noticed, our family has quite a penchant over seafood. And its so ironic that we are ALL allergic to seafood! We firmly believe that food allergy is no excuse to shy away from seafood and well, there's always antihistamines haha...
I don't wanna make this post too long, so I'm going to let the photos do the talking ;)
|Me with the Family|
|Me, my dad and my sister|
|Taking photos whist waiting for the food... And yeah, my sis likes to give me devils horns haha|
Alas! Dinner is finally served!
|Hot And Sour Soup|
|Yang Chow Fried Rice (Yep, we Filipinos eat rice for brekkie, lunch and dinner ;p)|
|Birthday Noodle (Seafood) is imperative in birthday celebrations lol|
|Steamed Snapper in Soy Sauce|
|The family's most favourite dish: Steamed Slipper Lobster in Garlic|
|The only four-legged creature that graced our table: Sizzling Beef Tenderloin|
Yep, I know, that was a lot of food hahaha. We have this quite unusual custom that whenever we are celebrating a family member's birthday, we do not scrimp on food, we go all out. It's like a thanksgiving for another year in our life, and a bountiful table signifies a more abundant and blessed life for the celebrant. I know, it's quite strange, but I guess we all have our offbeat traditions and customs, and that is one of ours. And since its my dad we're celebrating here, we didn't hold back. Anyway, we can always have the excess wrapped and have it for breakfast. ;)
So to my dad... I always tell him this, but no matter what, I will always be his little girl. And my siblings and I are so blessed that we have him as a father. I could not ask for more. And if ever I would be reincarnated and have first dibs as to who I want my father to be, I will still choose you, papa.