Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Last night after dinner, I decided to make a cup of orange juice before I wash the dishes. When I opened the fridge door, I saw a familiar box and instantly knew that it was a cake. Hehehe, must be for me lar, although my birthday was last Saturday. Pretend tak nampak, took the el-cheapo oranges to the sink for peeling and to juice later. Then Mrs B came over, stared at the oranges...
Mrs B: Oranges? What did you see when you opened the fridge?
Me: Huh? See what? (i yam the great pretender, kononnya)
Mrs B: nothing (smile smile and went upstairs)
After juicing a few of these non-sunkist oranges, found that they were lacking in juices (pun intended) so I went to the fridge and took out a few more. As I was walking back to the sink, my eldest girl, Suzanne quickly ran to the fridge door. Stood there motionless for a while.
Suzanne: Daddy, did you see cake?
Me: Cake? Yes.
Suzanne: *quiet, then suddenly ran upstairs shouting* Mummy! Daddy see cake oredi! Mummy! Daddy see cake oredi! (repeat 5 more times)
Mrs B: *came down* You saw the cake already?
Me: Yah lor. Actually, I saw it the first time when you asked me. I just main tak tau only.
Mrs B: aiyah, no more surprise liao.
Me: Hehe, not my fault leh. Suzanne asked whether I have seen the cake and absent mindedly I answered yes!
Mrs B: Huh? *think think* Oh, I get it! Haiyar!
Later I found out that Mrs B gave a lot of instructions to Suzanne! I was supposed to wash the dishes while they prepare the birthday cake, and then Suzanne was supposed to tap my shoulders and when I turn around "Surprise!". Dang, I spoiled all those :P
We had a simple 1kg peach cake with strawberry toppings, bought from our favourite bakery. I think the girls enjoyed the cake cutting "event" more than Mrs B and I, hehehe. And yah, baby SueAnne stuffed her mouth with cake icing, what a mess!
That night just as I was lying down lazily on the big Ikea couch, Suzanne came over and whispered in my ear, "Daddy, next time don't see cake, ok?". I nodded my head, yup, learnt my lesson.
Belacans says... "I am so happy, muacks!"