Sixties man…

Yes, I am! I’m in my 60’s and I still have one year left after I celebrated my 69th birthday on Thursday last week, the 2nd of December.

I did not have a grand celebration, just a birthday cake…

…from who else, if not Marcus!

This is his fruits special, my late dad’s favourite and one bite into it…

…I could understand why he liked it so much. Everyone in the house nodded in agreement. It was absolutely out of this world!

Yes, we had our traditional Foochow longevity noodles, the mee sua

…in the usual traditional Foochow red wine & ginger chicken soup for lunch that day and yes, we did not forget the hard boiled eggs to go with that, just that I did not take any photograph of those. I did ask my sister to join us for lunch that day for the cake and the mee sua.

I also got a call from my dear and most generous friend, Yan. Remember the beautiful scones and banh mi that she gave me that day! Slurpsss!!! She was back in Kuching already and she asked me if I could hop over to Eu Yan Sang to pick up some things that she had ordered for me – well, of course, I could. It isn’t far from my house so off I went mid-afternoon to collect my birthday presents from her.

She gave me these…

…and these…

…and these…

…lovely gifts to help me stay strong and healthy. I also got ang paos and presents from my missus, my girl and my sister and also my in-laws.

We had a simple dinner at home that night but I think I shall leave that till my next post.

MARCUS’ CAKE RECREATION CENTRE is a home-based bakery business at his house at 6B, Lane 3, Delta Estate (2.305337, 111.826342), telephone number 084-333571.

Author: suituapui

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

13 thoughts on “Sixties man…”

  1. Happy Birthday! Everything looks great. I know my daughter would particularly love the Foochow red wine & ginger chicken soup. Your loved ones provide you with many thoughtful gifts. However, I know being surrounded by your loved ones tops any of those gifts. You’re truly blessed. I pray that you have many more years of laughter, good health, and may you continually be surrounded by your loved ones.

    Thanks, Opal. Yes, so glad to be able to celebrate my birthday together for yet another year – especially at a time like this with the pandemic, dunno what tomorrow may bring, praise the Lord for His blessing and protection. We did not go out for something special, just had these for lunch and a simple dinner – tomorrow’s blogpost.

  2. Boy, I love that bowl of mee sua in traditonal Foochow red wine and ginger chicken soup. Absolutely nice. I had this mee sua during my hubby’s birthday and mine too cooked by my Foochow DIL. I guess from now on, this will also be part of our traditonal practice for those celebrating birthday.. LOL!!! 😂😂😂

    Once again, Happy Blessed Birthday to you and hope many many more years to come. God Bless.

    Thank you so much! Looking forward to those many more years, praise the Lord.
    LOL!!! Welcome to the clan! We observe this Foochow tradition faithfully without fail as it gives a special touch and significance to the occasion, other than the cutting, with the singing of the birthday song, and the eating of the cake.

  3. Happy belated birthday to you man. No matter the scale of the celebration, as long as you can celebrate it with your loved ones then it is more than enough.

    Thank you! EXACTLY!!! Especially at a time like this, so thankful we are all well, all healthy…and alive and can share the joy together!!! Praise the Lord!!!

  4. Beautiful fruit cake. Nice simple celebration. Happy birthday. Wish you all the best.

    Thanks, Gotta keep it simple at a time like this. Actually, the Chinese custom/tradition is for the man to celebrate “cho siew’ (make nest) at 69, Chinese age 70. Ladies will celebrate at 70, don’t ask me why because I dunno. LOL!!!

    1. I don’t even know such custom. Lol. Not so into those Chinese tradition, being a banana. Lol.

      LOL!!! Dunno if this is Foochow or not, heard it from my father. He, for one, would never want to “chow siew” because as it appeared, all those who had such a grand celebration would pass away soon after that. Touch wood!!!

  5. Happy Birthday….don’t worry “age” is just a number……live happily, eat happily that count.

    Thank you so much! Yes, that’s the way it should be, don’t worry, be happy…

  6. Happy birthday! I hope you had a great time with your family and friends.
    I actually have oats every morning for my breakfast.

    Thank you. It sure was a very pleasant low key celebration.

    They say oats help lower one’s cholesterol but do not go overboard, may bring adverse effects. You can google that and see.

  7. Happy birthday to you! You are indeed blessed with such a beautiful delicious cake and so many birthday presents and angpows too. Foochow mee sua is my favourite too. Wishing you good health too.

    Thank you and thanks for your good health wishes. Old folks certainly need more of those!

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