The day after today…

Last Thursday, the 17th of September, was my girl’s actual birthday. I am quite sure I’ve mentioned it before that as a result of a blunder on the part of the registration people, when we got the birth certificate, it was stated in it that the following day, the 18th, was the date of birth. We just left it like that and did not bother to get it rectified.

For reasons unknown, my missus went and ordered a cake from Marcus…

Marcus' birthday cake for Melissa

…to be collected on Friday afternoon and because of that, we did not plan any kind of celebration for Thursday. After all, it was a working day and so was the day after.

Actually, a few of her colleagues invited her out for dinner on Tuesday night (Wednesday was a public holiday) and there was cake and they gave her a present too – that was really sweet, so very nice of them. That is one thing that I am not accustomed to these days. In my time, if it was my birthday, I would throw a party and invite my friends to come and celebrate. It seems that they do not do that anymore. They would just wait for somebody to arrange a celebration and invite the birthday celebrant…so if nobody does that, then the special day will just go by unnoticed. So sad and so strange!

Come Thursday, the actual day, in keeping with our tradition and to preserve our cultural heritage, I went and bought a “phua chai kay” (mixed breed chicken) which, I feel, tastes a whole lot nicer than the regular ones. My missus cooked it in the traditional Foochow red wine and ginger soup and we had mee sua (string or thread longevity noodles) for lunch that day, with hard boiled eggs, of course. We couldn’t have it first thing in the morning as she would have to be in school by 6.00 a.m. to help with the SOP and what not.

The day after that day, Friday, after my missus had collected the cake – my girl wanted the blueberry – we had the cake-cutting at home and had it for tea. Needless to say, it was very very nice, simply the best, second to none. I would say that his cakes can easily put all those from the new and trendy bakeries to shame.

My brother-in-law, her uncle, and his wife sent the curry puffs from Farley, our favourite in town…

Farley curry puff

…oven-baked, with the lovely shortcrust pastry and the very nice butter cake that can give the celebrated Mita ones from Kuching…

Mita Cake

…a run for the money except that theirs is smaller but they are only RM6.00 a loaf and my sister, her aunt and godmother, also sent presents to the house. Of course, we asked them to join us when we went out for dinner that night.

At the dinner, we brought along the cake that her good friend gave her…

Melissa's birthday cake from Dayang

from this bakery and we had another round of cake-cutting there.

I sure am glad to say that my girl’s birthday did not go by unnoticed – that would be very sad, wouldn’t it?. Do stick around – I shall be blogging about the dinner in tomorrow’s post.

You can order a special homemade MARCUS’ CAKE via telephone at 084-311333 and collect it on the day at the time agreed upon from his house at No. 6B. Lorong Delta 3, Delta Estate (2.305015, 111.826185).

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

8 thoughts on “The day after today…”

  1. Bet she has a wonderful birthday, enjoying the cakes and goodies. Happy belated birthday to Melissa.

    Since last year, we did not buy any cakes on anyone’s birthday. Unless I find suitable cakes for Jamie to enjoy, which would not come cheap, I guess my family shall stick with my handmade eggless, butterless abd milkless cake. Hehehe.

    Thanks. Yes, been there, done that…those days when Melissa thought she was gluten-intolerant but she was all right with eggs, just no flour!

  2. Oh, those curry puffs are from Farley. Nice? I did see it but never bother to buy. If next time, I happen to drop by Farley I will grab a few to try. Love butter cake too.

    Oh? You have them in Kuching as well? The cake is just like Mita’s, just smaller and RM6 only. The curry puffs are really good – I used to go all the way there to buy – it’s on the other side of town. Have not been for a while now and the last time my brother-in-law bought some for us, they were not so good. Perhaps the chef was on leave or something. Dunno if the ones in Kuching are as nice or not. Here, you buy 10, you get one free.

    1. Happy Belated Birthday to Melissa…πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽŠπŸŽˆπŸŽˆ. So Melissa got 2 special dates for her birthday. Heng Ong Huat for 1718…Go for it…πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

      Thank you! I’ve stopped buying already…unfortunately.

  3. Good that everyone enjoyed celebrating Melissa birthday with her! Happy birthday to Melissa! The birthday celebration nowadays is for the whole month of the birthday month. It is ok to just have the birthday as just another day. It is just individual preference.

    Thank you. There’s a Chinese traditional practice/superstition – have to celebrate on the actual day or before, never after. They have a whole lot of do’s and don’t’s – we do not bother to pay attention to them.

  4. Both cakes look delicious and beautiful especially the first one. There is a mistake in my birth cert too, my surname is supposed to be “poh” not “pock” but we nv bother to change it after so many years and just let it be.

    Those curry puffs look so tasty, i miss hving old chang kee curry puffs, must go grab one one of these days!

    Not a fan of Old Chang Kee as theirs are deep fried – I prefer baked ones, with shortcrust pastry.

All opinions expressed in my blog are solely my own, that is my prerogative - you may or may not agree, that is yours. To each his/her own. For food and other reviews, you may email me at sibutuapui@yahoo.com

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s