#1 Family portrait has become part of our family tradition and ya, I'm the pioneer who initiates that ;)
#2 Love this pic although it's out of focus @.@
#6 It's always a painful process to get a decent picture with Miyaki! He hates looking at the camera =.=lll
#7 He is super uncooperative!!! A.R.G.H!!! Nvm.
#8 Belanja Chean makan at this Japanese Restaurant in Denver called Domo Restaurant.
#9 At the entrance, kinda reminds us of Japanese Garden in Portland.
#10 Waiting for our table~~
#11 Doing the typical Asian gimmick, camwhoring that is, haha.
#12 Getting himself familiar with the menu, or else it'll take him more than a decade to decide. Chean takes every meal very seriously, don't mess with him :p
#16 Our window & corner seats ^____^V
#17 See, I train him good, that's a nice angle Chean (*^_^*)
#18 Hibiscus Tea for me & Ginger Tea for him. Kampai, darling ♪(*^^)o∀*∀o(^^*)♪
#19 Side dishes that come together with entrees. Salmon, mackerel, chicken, pork...
#20 Main course! Chean ordered Wankosushi.
#21 With salmon, yellowtail, mackerel and tuna.
#22 I miss raw fish so much (T____T)
#24 The Ramen Set I ordered. Jeez... Humongous, you can feed 3 persons with this portion!!!
#25 And it comes with a Donburi too @.@
#26 Challenge accepted but mission failed. I tried my best to eat for two but only managed to nom 1/6 of it, and I da pao the salmon donburi for Sunday lunch. How is it possible for a normal human to finish such portion in a single meal? Even a pregnant lady can't do it. Pure insanity.
Despite the crazy portions and the not-so-authentic Japanese cuisine (the foods are just ok though, do not live up to our expectation), we did have fun hanging out & chit-chatting in the restaurant. Great dining environment for small party; it's always fun to explore & try out something new in town! Guess this will be the last time for us to enjoy a blissful dinning-out & peaceful evening out... I'll miss these just-the-two-of-us moments for sure :)
#27 Picked up a Tiramisu Cheesecake at The Cheesecake Factory later on. No pictures taken after that because Chean got tired of it :p
** On Friday Night **
#28 Went to Il Pastaio for casual dinner. Chean's real exhausted after a hard day work so we decided to just do a quick dine-out...
#29 He actually lost weight, you think? Pity him, he's been working too hard lately.
#30 And Mama Bev have been eating too much lately... A.R.G.H, oily hair, wondering how could I survive the one month confinement period without hair wash (T____T)
#31 Pick your noodle~~
#32 Capellini with Italian Sausage. Y.U.M.M.Y! But a little salty though.
#33 Chean chose Fettucini instead :)
** On Sunday Morning **
#34 Had farewell brunch with CP+Bers Calvin, Ping, Yoko (from left to right) at Southside Walnut Cafe (again). So long Ping! Until then & take care~~
#36 Took this in the car and honestly I have to blur it out because... my boobs have doubled in size *shy* God, please give me milk too!!!
#37 Took this one on Sat. I successfully persuaded/hypnotized Bao Bao to grant me beauty with less water retention and tiring look, just for a day, on Chean's birthday. Miraculously enough, it works! Thank you BB!
I bet you're wondering about Chean's birthday presents now... Well, while Chean always buys me extravagant gifts for my birthday (the Cancun trip & the Chanel which I haven't blogged about), I literally buy him nothing this year besides the treats & birthday cake. I know...
#38 I made him his favorite Bubur Cha Cha & Yam Cake~~ Consulted my mum twice and spent 4 hours making these! Imaging carrying the extra pounds working in the kitchen for such long hours... So glad that they turned out great. Btw, remember the egg tarts I baked on his previous birthday? Wanna collect more recipes next year (*^__^*)
#39 Also drew a handmade card for him and Miyaki gets full participation points on this, hehe. Actually Hallmark card is a lot better and less work too but Chean's been following me wherever I go, it's totally impossible to pick up anything without his notice loh @.@
Other than all these priceless gifts, there's also a real hilarious video that I made; it's a compilation of some of the silly things and crazy moments we recorded since 2006. Can't share that with you, too many inconvenient scenes but boy, Chean laughed till rolling on the floor...
Anyway, all these pressies are nothing compared with the tiny little one in my tummy. Be patient Chean, your "real" present is on her way!
Darling, Happy Birthday To You Again! Looking forward to having our loving family grow and to spending/creating uncountable wonderful moments together with you for many years to come. Muaksss (◍⁃͈ᴗ•͈)४४४♡♡
Lots of love,