Celebrating Papa Yap’s last twenties

***27th October***

On Papa Yap’s 29th birthday, we decided on a mini celebration at home and I got him a complete set of Harry Potter DVDs. Papa Yap is one DVD collector ya. So for lunch, the birthday boy gets to eat the usual mee sua . It is a yearly birthday affair thingy for us to eat the mee sua and I have made it a point to cook for the hubby and kids on their birthdays. 🙂

The mee sua

Yes, he finished it clean!

One of our favourite movie! Can you imagine we were already a couple back then when we watched the very first Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone together in 2001! Since then we did not miss out any of the Harry Potter movies in Cinema. 🙂

In the evening, we had steamboat dinner and my sis and John came by with a birthday cake for Papa Yap. I started my kitchen adventure at 3pm with boiling of the soup base and preparing the ingredients. For me, I will go for original soup base than those msg stock soup. No doubt it can save you a lot of hassle and time but I seriously do not like to drink such soup. And usually after drinking such msg soup, I tend to get real thirsty and will drink buckets of water. Anyway original is definitely a healthier choice! 🙂  Finally, the feast began at 6.30pm. It was like a good 3 hours of standing in the kitchen. Well well it was really tiring but just for the birthday boy! 🙂 And of course the steamboat dinner was a success and we were all completely satiated! The mini celebration ended well with a yummy chocolate cake from Four Leaves. Papa Yap was really happy. This was exactly what he said…

“Thank you for everything. It is indeed a simple yet heartwarming celebration. I am contented!” ❤

I am delighted to hear that Papa Yap is truly happy. A simple homely mini celebration with 101% of love and happiness! ❤ What can you ask for, right? 🙂

All ready!

The feast began!


Happy 29th birthday!

Birthday boy with his two loves! ❤

Togther with my sis and John

Lovely us! ❤

May your wishes come true, Papa!

Happy birthday to my dearest husband! Wishing you good health, great happiness and wealth always. Love you so much. ❤❤



Darian is 2!

Wow, times passes so fast that it seems like I have just given birth to him. Yet at the speed of light, he is already two years old!

For his second birthday, we decided to give him a birthday treat and so we brought him to Singkids at Changi Airport T3 the day before his actual birthday.

He was having great fun catching and kicking the balloons! 🙂

He simply enjoys sliding down 🙂

Hah Darian at his favourite – the ball pit!

After that we went to the arcade for some games. He was rather cooperative with us leaving the arcade after using up all the credits. We took the sky train over to Terminal 1 for our dinner. On our way to the restaurant, we bought him a mini Thomas cake.  Haha.. He was super happy!  🙂 We had a late dinner at Paradise Inn. We ordered a few dishes and our favourite ice milk tea. The food was nice except for a dish – drunken chicken…. if you really like the taste of martell then go ahead and order it… haha… The taste was so strong as if the chicken has been dunk in the hard liquor for years…  Anyway, little cheeky Darian once again gained attention from the waiters around. They kept smiling and playing with him. Hehe 🙂

Haha his favourite phrase ~ One more 😉

Looking so happy! 🙂

Lil’ Darian just enjoys blowing off the candle. We couldn’t stand watching him blow. It was definitely so funny. Haha… Cuteness to the max! 😉

We had a truly funtastic time at the airport! Simply awesome simply us! 🙂 Papa and Mama love you so much! muackz ❤

The next day, 26th November, i cooked the longevity noodles – mee sua for him. (As both Papa and me want to keep this practise of eating mee sua and of course to have a cake session on all our birthdays) Unlike Papa Yap, lil’Darian really like to eat mee sua and the egg so he finished  up everything without having to ask him to! YumYum 🙂

Later in the evening, we went over to my mum’s place for a mini birthday celebration. My mum cooked such a sumptuous dinner for all of us! It’s great to have a mum who can cook pretty well! 🙂 My aunts, uncles and cousins came over too! It was kind of like a mini gathering for my family. It is  always during such occasion whereby everyone gets a chance to meet up. And i really think that  lil’Darian brings the family closer. 🙂

Oh ya, there was curry vegetable too. It was really yummy! Didn’t snap that down.


Haha and his all time favourite ~ Thomas cake! 🙂 Everyone was amused by his blowing skills. His saliva was all over the cake. Wahaha 🙂

It was finally the time to open up the presents. Seeing the presents, when he tore away the wrappers, he excitedly said “Wow. Haha.. His expressions was so hillarious! He was extremely happy to receive the presents from all of us. Thanks everyone for all the red packets and presents. We can really feel there’s just so much love for him! 🙂

Happy 2nd Birthday, son! May you grow strong and healthy, jovial and smart. Thank you for bringing us, the family, so much fun and laughter, joy and happiness. We all love you so so much! Muakz!


Papa’s TwentyEight

A day before Papa’s birthday, knowing that Papa Yap loves maguro and salmon sashimi, my sis and John gave us a treat at Hanabi Japanese restaurant at Odeon Tower.  🙂

John, Yiyi and Lil’ Darian 😉

On the actual day, 27th Oct,  we had a simple birthday celebration for Papa Yap at home. Bought a super cute cake from Compass Point Polar cakes, specially choosen by lil’ Darian! Guess what?? haha :p

Wahaha…Yes! He has choosen Thomas the train cake for Papa Yap! A cute cake indeed :p

I specially cooked the longevity noodles  mee sua, for papa’s birthday. (Longevity, or long-life, noodles is a popular traditional Chinese dish for birthdays. As their name indicates, they symbolize living to a ripe old age.) Knowing his taste buds and if giving him a choice, he would definitely not want have mee sua for his meal. Because of his birthday, he finished up everything in his bowl! 🙂

After our dinner, we had the cake cutting session. Papa Yap laughed upon seeing the cake. He said that he would bring Darian to choose my birthday cake too! wahaha…

Loving boy <3<3

Happy 28th Birthday Papa Yap! Mama and Darian love you so much! muackz!