This post is a little late, but the past couple of weeks have been quite hectic at home and at work.
The two elder kids were down with hand foot mouth disease, and they were quarantined away at my parents home because we didn’t want baby Caleb to be exposed to infection.
That meant we had to shuttle back and forth, and a lot of worrying.
Turns out they only had mild symptoms and it was relatively painless.
On the day before my birthday, I fell sick. I was getting wet from all the rain and my body couldn’t take it.
After going to see the doctor, we went for lunch at a vegetarian restaurant and I had a nice steaming bowl of vegetarian bak kut teh to make myself feel better.
On my birthday we had a nice lunch at home. My family came over and there was KFC (yay!), pizza, and my mom made pasta. A very filling lunch. We couldn’t even have dessert.
For dinner, my family offered to babysit. Poey Chin and I went for a date at Empire Gallery in Subang (yes, where the gas explosion happened a couple of days later).
We decided to have Japanese food because it seemed to be something I could eat while sick. We dined at RakuZen.
The food was not fantastic but delicious anyway. The sushi and sashimi were pretty standard. Maybe I could have ordered the better stuff, but I wasn’t willing to spend too much for a dinner.
We just enjoyed the peace and quiet. We took our time and it was such a luxury not having to manage kids.
We could talk, discuss the food and enjoy each bite. No interruptions asking to go to the bathroom, asking for water, feeding kids, cleaning up messes and etc.
After dinner we strolled around the shopping mall, and ended up looking at baby and kids stuff more than anything else. After picking up some (educational) toys for the children (out of guilt maybe), we visited a music store on the lower ground floor where we browsed CDs.
I just missed visiting music stores with Poey Chin. I’ll be (secretly) looking for Spice Girls or Cecilia Cheung CDs and she’ll be telling me about all these great composers and bands. I love listening to her stories. She’s such an expert.
We heard the new Anuar Zain CD and it sounded so good we’re thinking of buying it.
Before heading home we had some gelato at Gelato Fruity. I chose durian flavoured gelato and Poey Chin had pineapple orange.
The two flavours complemented each other because when you think you couldn’t have another bite of creamy durian, the pineapple clears your palate for another round.
I hope this store wasn’t too badly damaged by the explosion. Because we had such a good time there.
Turns out having cold gelato didn’t do my health any good, but it was okay because we just enjoyed the time.
I had a wonderful birthday. Thanks to my family for babysitting. That was the best birthday present!