May 8th

Today we celebrate my dad’s 57th birthday. My mom would’ve been 58.

My dad asked me to invite his brothers and sister to lunch today a couple of days ago. But with the fight and my cousin’s badminton tournament going on, we ended up celebrating tonight for dinner.

I love it when family comes over. We eat simple, good food. Talk over dessert and wine (well, they drink). Laugh. Eat a bit more. We used to do this every Sunday and now, it only happens when there’s a birthday or a holiday.

Tonight, I gave my cousin tickets to the Justin Bieber concert for her birthday. They’re not particularly great seats but the look on her face when I handed her that envelope: priceless. Her face frozen with excitement, three words: OH MY GOD, and big tight hug.

Ah, I love my family.

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