So my birthday came and went in a blink of an eye last week, which was just about fine with me.

As Mama Toh can attest to, I am highly allergic to birthday celebrations. But it didn’t stop her from doing this to me a few years ago…

Did my smile hide my embarrassment successfully?

A big part of me doesn’t like attention of being the recipient of a birthday song and cake, and the other part of me doesn’t like the money that is spent (wasted) on me on presents that I rarely use.

That being said, I have to admit that I am slowly warming up to the inevitable cake cutting ritual, but of course only the one at home.

Looks like it was a surprise for one of us

The kids love it, Mama Toh loves it, the kids splatter their saliva all around when helping me blow out the candles – that’s what makes a good celebration.

So I am 33 now, which sounds really old considering the first time I met Mama Toh in school was when I was 21 years old.

Throwback to the days when we had more sanity in our lives!

All in all, I must say that I am extremely blessed throughout my life.

– A pretty wife who chose me instead of the the other buffoons in Uni. Fantastic foresight.

– 2 cute kids who still have not grasped the concept of peace but I’m sure that will come in time.

– Supporting and fun families on both sides who are always willing to help out with the kids. If not for them me and Mama Toh would have probably be full fledged alcoholics by now.

– A house and a car. Not the biggest, but more than sufficient for the 4 of us.

Looks like it’s still a surprise for one of us

To be honest, there’s not too much else that I want in life now apart from watching the kids grow up happy and healthy, spending quality time with our families and kicking the kids out of the master bedroom to sleep in their own rooms. And drink lots of beer.

My life is quite complete.