Everyday is a special day but today was much more special because of three historical occasions – my parents’ wedding anniversary, my brother-in-law’s birthday, and my sister’s sworn-in to become Canadian. (Unlike Indonesia, Canada allows its citizen to have more than one citizenships. I have friends who carry several passports.) In terms of weather, today’s a good day too. The sun was brightly shining almost throughout the day.
The program started at 8:15AM, so my sister and brother-in-law had to be ready early. While they’re out I and my mom were taking care of Thea and Marcia. Thea was behaving well this morning. After breakfast we played in the basement – and she continued playing while I was working. Marcia has developed her own rhythm so we’ve also learnt about it and have made adjustments around it.
We had family lunch at Wasabi – an all you can eat Japanese restaurant – to celebrate John’s birthday. It’s located at the former Paparazzi Club in West Beaver Creek area. I think the price is quite reasonable considering at CAD 14.99 per person you can eat all the sashimi, sushi, good selection of salad, teppanyaki, dimsum, udon soup, tempura, Chinese food, and desserts (ice cream, cake, cookies, and fruits). The place looks clean and the food is not oily.
Thea looked pretty cute – with her brown dress and white stockings. She sang almost all day. She had her freedom today – freedom to eat tasty food, cookies, cake, and ice cream. *smile* (My sister doesn’t give her sweets including chocolate milk in her day-to-day regular diet.) I think for a 2.5-year old child she’s quite good because she can manage to eat by herself without making a mess. Marcia was even better – she didn’t wake up amidst the noise level in the restaurant.
When we got home we took family picture. Then, my sister and her husband had to rush out again. This time they went to the hospital and they brought Thea along. After we fed Marcia, I and my mom took a nap.
On her way home, my sister bought Korean food for dinner. But I couldn’t take it because I was still full. We sang birthday song for John, cut and then ate the cake. I bought the cake at Amadeus Fine Cakes. (It claims itself as the highest quality pastry shop in Toronto.) The cake is called Prince Noir – made of chocolate mousse, hazelnut bits, and coffee meringue. The cake was so good that I almost wanted to have the second slice! Thea liked it a lot – she licked the plate when after she finished eating the cake. Her lips were smeared with chocolate. *smile*
When we’re still looking at Thea and her chocolate-smeared face, I got a call from one of my team members in Jakarta.