We celebrated both my brother and my birthday earlier the week with a cake, so today Sunday, we had our boiled eggs with mee sua (normally we'd go for a grip of longans in our regular birthday tradition). And this is a sweet dish, hardly savory :)
Western and Eastern style of celebrations = Checked! haha
The rest of the day was spent watching anime and tv series online, instead of a planned trip to HMV to spoil myself with some prezzies (might do so tomorrow, but we'll see… Mum fell not too long ago, so I don't think I'll be venturing out too far, for now…).
And after a late afternoon nap (which was NOT a treat, but have become a necessity since surviving Stroke in 2010), it was time for The Heng Family Dinner at the neighborhood kopi tiam with banging crabs! I knew I'd wanted Chilli Crab, and boy was it yummy!
Times like these, I truly miss my late Dad, as he would've also enjoyed the food and family … but I am sure he's looking down on us, smilingly and sharing in the Heng Family Love :)
Once a year I pig out and forgo my health issues (not wantonly fully, but ya know…) … and before I could burp, time to open the prezzies! Whomever says they "do not like presents" are simply lying to themselves LOL
The bittersweet irony of my eyes looking one-big-one-small (post-Stroke), just like my blog-logo mascot, does not escape me LOL
The Wallet was a PERFECT gift from my brother! I very seldom buy stuff like these for myself (I cannot even remember how long I have been using the one I have now too LOL), like belts (I am wearing one which an ex-girlfriend gave me yeeeeeears back LOL), and even shoes (my sole adidas was bought as a gift from my sister yeeeeeears ago too). Heh.
Funnily, I had bumped into my sister at the exact same shop last week as we were both shopping for my brother, and she had picked up what she had wanted to get for me, and I approved! But I guess, "surprise" won out the day, and I loved what I had gotten! Thanks, Sis!
Time now is 11:43pm (as I type this but as yet been published), and I have yet to spend a single cent on anything, or even for myself! Not even earrings! HAHA
I reckon I'd binged enough on toys for myself during STGCC, and that box of goodies from Mark Nagata (@maxtoyco) came at a perfect time where I'll take it as a box of "birthday presents" (which includes an A/P Edition of the TOYSREVIL-Anniversary Boy Karma!), and I'll be content with what I have this year.
As a mortal creature of GREED, I'd always want for MORE - more toys, more stuff, more money, moreMoreMORE! But I am learning to be more appreciative of what I already have, and have been blessed to receive, rather than "hoping" for whatever else it is that I reckon I might not have "deserved" to own?
Coupled with virtual wishes from friends online and offline, turning 46 was not as uneventful as I'd imagined it would be … I don't long for adventure (good heavens, no!), but will always appreciate the sentiment and wishes. And there is always FAMILY :)
No "profund truths" to be discovered this year, nor to dispense forth ... because at a certain age in life, one might choose to carry on believing their own bulllshit, or one might choose to face reality and speak the truth ... I have chosen the later for some years now, but as for folks believing me in the first place? That is not up to me to decide, innit? :)
But yes, a blessed turning 46 turned out to be :)
… but until I turn 47 next year? THEN I can begin to stress about reaching the big FIVE-0! hahahahaha
P/S: The number "46" seen below was made from a feature film with said number in it;s title - Do you know what that movie is? No prizes for correct guesses tho LOL :p