My middle daughter, Nur Alis Dalili turned 4 on January 17, 2010 so I decided to celebrate her birthday on a smaller scale due to the economic downturn that all Malaysians are facing right now. There was no black forest birthday this year as I had ordered a Sarawak layer cake from my former student who went back to visit her grandma in Sri Aman recently. It costs me RM25.
Then, on the fateful day, this birthday girl received a small teddy bear from her favourite kindergarten teacher, Cikgu Shima. Dalili and her younger sister, Dahlia, are fond of her as she is the one whom they will turn to when they cry. If I scold them, they will call Cikgu Shima’s name!
In the evening, I bought fifty skewers of satays for my three girls but they did not fancy this food. Lastly, my younger brother and I ended eating all the satays… It seems that my new year’s resolution of losing weight has gone to the drain.