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Oft misunderstood soul. Shy, reserved, likes to stay in the background, but inevitably mistaken as not shy, extrovert etc. Originally meant to be a culinary blog, but in due course discovered man does not live on cake alone..hence the waffle.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Long Overdue Post

Actually, I've been meaning to post this for the longest time, but always somehow forgot. It was how my best friend celebrated my 40th birthday with me, wife and godma, or rather, how much thought and effort went into the buying of the presents.

I did blog about the sumptuous feast at Cilantro, which was hosted by him as well. Anyway, to start with, there was a dazzling array of presents, which had to be opened in order.

Firstly, there was a note which I had written, on my wedding, thanking him for being such a good friend, for flying back all the way from Melbourne for the wedding, (actually, he flies back for lesser events than that, such as tea parties etc, so it really wasn't THAT great a deal, for him to fly back for a wedding), and spending so much time, but overall, being such a great friend. With that note, was a thank you gift of a flight to Bali..... which I still haven't honored till today. It's a good thing I've been in debt so long, coz these days, with proper planning on air asia, a ticket to Bali can cost less than RM100.

Now, this is a rather normal card, but for the print on the back page. Bob's Your Uncle. We have a mutual friend called Bob, (Bob of Bangkok), apparently it was partially in tribute to Bob.

The first presents were to remind us of youth, ie, a yoyo (???).

This is one of the most cute presents I've ever got. He knows, from numerous holidays together, that I must wash my feet every night, religiously, or I cannot sleep. This is supposedly a Peruvian, Mayan/Incan foot scrubber, made from terra cotta. It actually gives a lovely tingly feeling while scrubbing the feet.

A set of cookie cutters for Fatboybakes.

A pair of silver cufflinks, with my initials engraved. Apparently from a famous Peruvian silversmith who makes for the Jordanian Royal Family.

A bottle of vintage Virgin Hills wine, 1995.

A set of vouchers for 11 massage sessions at PB Blind MASAT centre in Brickfields.

A gourmet cookbook.

A bag of macadamia nuts.

A picture frame with various pictures of us on holiday, etc...

And of course, the lovely dinner at Cilantro.

Meanwhile, an update on my darling baby daughter. Here's what she looks like these days:

Not crawling very much, in fact, not at all, and she's already 10 months. Like her sister, I guess. Jie Jie hardly crawled, but started walking much earlier than the boys. (at 11½ months). She's soooooo adorable, and is absolutely stuck to her mommy.


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