Pinky's relatives in Sydney invited Amrit and I for a homemade feast to celebrate (Pinky's cousin)Khapil's 18th birthday! They live quite a distance away and it was a refreshing change of scenery for the 3 of us. We jumped onto a bus and train over to Epping with a birthday cake in hand; specially made for the birthday boy! I was a little worried they wouldn't like the cake too much as it was made a couple of days in advance and it might have turned a little dry. I didn't have much time to prepare, bake a fresh cake and ice it early that morning and the day before. Many pedestrains and hungry passer-bys were eye-ing the cake sitting in its pretty casing as we went along. Khapil was very happy and generous with compliments. I was relieved as the whole family thought the cake was nice and chocolatey too!
We pierced several candles into the cake and the birthday boy got to make his wish as I snapped a couple of photographs.
The days activities progressed from eyebrow threading to cheesecakes and to Sunday Night movies on TV. We had an enjoyable evening. I'm always excited to learn a couple of new tricks as I watch Aunty cook in the kitchen!
I wish I could have taken more pictures of our huge spread at dinner; but my camera was in need of desperate charging. Aunty made delicious Malaysian and Indian food which we all got to sit down and enjoy.....we even brought some home for lunch tomorrow!LOL
A big Thanks to Uncle, Aunty, Khapil, Dushi, Trisha and Uncle Madhan for the wonderful dinner, warm hospitality and making us feel welcomed in your home. Hope to see everyone again soon.
Amrit, Su Yin and Your very dear Pinka :)