It was MIL’s 86th birthday last December 6, 20 of those she has spent with me, lels. It must not have been easy for her living with me under 1 roof those many, many, MANY years. So I really must congratulate her for her determination & need for self preservation. :P In fairness to me though, it wasn’t easy on my end either.
Because she is traditional chinese (gahhh with all the traits, customs & traditions that come with it), we treated her to dinner at our favorite chinese restaurant in the south, PHOENIX COURT. It never fails to put a smile on our faces! <3 We got the Dimsum-All-You-Can at 850 php each which included hot dishes for our main course. Everything you see here (plus more) is included in the set menu at 850++ php. There is another set menu at 650++ for just all-dimsum.
Phoenix Court Bellevue Hotel
We started with a Fish Lip Soup (single serving at 160.00++ if you don’t get the set menu). Unfortunately I wasn’t able to take a photo before everyone started slurping in! :P Sigh, do they not remember that there is a blogger in their midst???
Looking at her life, it’s not easy growing old. You are alone most of the time, and you just have to find ways & means to amuse yourself in order not to go cuckoo. It’s a sad life really, if you don’t have a husband anymore to spend the days with. Or friends to play mahjong with. It also sucks if you have an only child who is busy all the time & has to devote whatever time he has left for his wife & kids. Your importance level just keeps going down as one grows old. :( I really must be more patient with her. But I can’t, for the life of me be more attentive, because I also need to exercise self preservation! ;)
I know it’s a cycle of life we have to face. More & more I’m fearing the impending twilight years.
I hope when I’m old & gray I’m still blogging & you guys are still with me hehe. We can comfort & amuse each other and be each other’s BFF! ;P