Uncle S and Aunt L sang their hearts out last Saturday night, to commemorate Aunt L’s 67th birthday, which also marks her first birthday celebration in Malaysia! But come on … I am sure Aunt L has celebrated her birthdays when she was a child here, before her marriage and relocation to Singapore.
Whatever it is, it was indeed a night to remember for a long, long time. Another milestone for the Lims family, after earlier 60th birthday surprise for Uncle Water. ‘Chicken soup for the soul‘ on cold nights. I am glad to be part of that special moment.
I thought that it was very sweet of Uncle S, to have this trip planned for Aunt L. They only have one son, so I guess now that they are both in their 60s/70s, life can get pretty lonely. You see .. their one and only son is married with his own family, and they stay apart.
As I recently stayed with them in Singapore, I have heard my fair share of stories. There are always two sides to every story, and it’s not for me to judge. I am not a judge, just a media professional. But …. it did cross my mind that it would have been nice if they are here, and be part of the celebration.
No matter what, Aunt L was clearly overjoyed with such a big group of people celebrating her birthday. I made it a point to take photos during the event. Geewiz .. wish I had my Nikon with me. Managed to capture some good shots, but I am sure my Nikon would be able to do a much better job. My oversight for leaving my camera behind in Bangkok.
Thanks to Uncle Water and Aunt Jane, we had a scrumplicious feast at a venue well-suited for such occassion.
The venue? Vocal Talent Specialists Studio (Studio Nyanyian Dan Tarian 掌声响起歌唱专业培训) No 37-1, Jalan Kuchai Maju 1 at Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park. I was told that the charge was RM 280 for the whole venue, but not sure if it’s because of Uncle Water’s connection with the owner. Really a five-star venue, for our parents’ generation. Pssst … the place’s lady boss sings really well.
Aunt Jane orchestrated the whole event, and did a helluva great job organizing food with the rest of us. I should have done more *ashamed. Sometimes, we tend to take things for granted.
The spread includes:
- Birthday cake, of course
- Dim sum
- Fried chicken wing
- Fried noodle
- Onde onde – my favorite of the lots
- Roast duck
- Stir-fry vegetable
The songs are seriously catered for them. Goodness gracious me. All these oldies in Hokkien and Mandarin! I was totally clueless, except for probably two to three songs.
It was kind of ironic for me, from rawkin’ Hard Rock Cafe the night before, to this oldies place. Adaptive indeed.