My grandma tuns 79 on the 27th of this month. I remember us celebrating her birthday last year at River Palace Chinese Restaurant like it was yesterday. Time surely passes fast. Soon enough, I’ll get married, have kids, settle down, and find myself in the same position she is today. But till that time comes, there’s still 50-odd years for me to discover more about life and how I want to live mine to the fullest.
As for her, she’s gone through her share of ups and downs, and like all birthdays, we celebrate hers with a dinner joined by the family that loves her most.
.This year, she requested for a simple dinner. She didn’t want anything too extravagant or expensive.
In fact, she suggested a quiet family dinner at this place called Crab Village, located at Bedok North Ave 4, just walking -distance away from her place.
My boyfriend and I went ahead to get a table while they fetched my granny over.
In the meantime, my boy decided to catch up on work and I started playing Diamond Dash (ikr, it’s soo addictive!).
I managed to steal him from work for a second to camwhore with me!
See his sleepy face and eye bags? That’s what you get when you keep working every day without proper rest.
10 minutes later, everyone else arrived. And the hungry stomachs spared no time and adjourned to ordering the food.
That’s my granny, mum and (very annoying) brother.
Here’s my dad and Darren going about their usual ambitious chit chat.
You have no idea how similar they are in character.
Anyway, food came in less than 5 minutes!
We ordered Garlic & Butter Shrimps, Hotplate Tofu, Fried Yam Ring, Black Pepper Venison, Fried Sweet & Sour Fish, Sharks Fin Soup, Prawn Paste Chicken, and of course, white rice to go with them.
We were stuffed after dinner. And you must be thinking, “you went to a place called Crab Village but didn’t order any crab?” My boyfriend and I were secretly hoping for that, but the birthday girl makes the final decision, doesn’t she? Well, we still have 70 years left for crab anyway. Haha.
The bill came to $106 plus. I”ve got a feeling they overcharged us. Almost certain, honestly. But didn’t want to make it a big issue with the birthday girl around, so we left it.
In 2 weeks time, it’s gonna be my turn to grow one year older. I’m getting old now :(
Talk to you guys soon!