Daddy’s 70th Birthday Celebration

My father turned 70 years young last Saturday. We celebrated his birthday at home in Malacca.
70th birthday family picture
My Dad with all of us <3

My mother, with the help of my eldest sister made red eggs, taufufah and jellies for the dinner while the rest of the food are catered.
Mommy and DIY birthday red eggs

Mummy with her basket of beautiful red eggs.

Jelly factory

My eldest sister and hubby’s jelly factory ^_^

Caterer preparing food

The caterer preparing food. Let’s take a look at the food that night.

Fried mee suah

Fried Mee Suah
70th birthday dinner Chinese Sausage Fried Rice

Chinese Sausage Fried Rice

70th birthday dinner black pepper sauce chicken

Black Pepper Sauce Chicken

70th birthday dinner BBQ Duck

BBQ Duck

70th birthday dinner five spice roll

Five Spice Roll

70th birthday dinner Fried sambal sotong

Sambal Sotong Petai

70th birthday dinner Ginger Steamed Scallop

Ginger Steamed Scallop

70th birthday dinner Honey Braised Spare Ribs

Honey Braised Spare Ribs

70th birthday dinner marmite sauce pig trotter

Marmite Sauce Pig Trotter

70th birthday dinner Thai style fish fillet

Thai Style Fish Fillet

70th birthday dinner

Mixed Vege

70th birthday dinner birthday buns

Birthday Bun

The food is ready so let’s welcome the guests. I was the unofficial photographer that evening with one hand carrying Ayden and another hand carrying my camera. I did not manage to take pictures of all the guests as I disappeared from time to time to tend to Ayden…

Daddy's guest 5

Daddy's guest 1

Daddy’s navy friends and also uncle Harry there. This is a truly lasting friendship. They go way back from bachelor days and most of them attended all my sisters’ and my wedding. Some of them drove all the way from Johor, KL and everywhere just to attend Daddy’s birthday bash.

Daddy's Navy buddies

Another one with Uncle David (back row, far left) and Aunty Annette (back row, far right) included.

Daddy and Jackie

Daddy with Jackie, Uncle Steven’s daughter.

Mommy and Unc Steven and Jackie

Uncle Steven, my mother and Jackie.

Unc Steven and us

Me and my sisters with Uncle Steven. That’s how close we are to Daddy’s navy buddies. They were already in my father’s life before we were born! Pictures stolen from Jackie’s Facebook. Hehe.

Daddy's guest

Daddy’s guests, young and old, from our beloved relatives to his navy buddies and co-workers, we appreciate all who attended. Some I did not manage to get your pictures but we truly appreciate your attendance.

Daddy's guest 2

Daddy's guest 3

Daddy's guest 4

Daddy's guest 8

Mommy's peranakan line dancing friends

Daddy's guest 89

Daddy's guest 9

Daddy's guest 7

Daddy's guest 6


After all the makan-makan and merry making, it’s time to cut the birthday cake.

Daddy's 70th Beer themed birthday cake 3

Daddy and mummy with his 70th beer themed birthday cake.

Daddy's 70th Beer themed birthday cake

Daddy drinking from the gigantic mug :P

Daddy's 70th Beer themed birthday cake 2

From left to right: Uncle Siva, Uncle Han, Uncle Steven, Uncle Lau Heng, Daddy and Uncle Mah.

It was so nice to see Daddy reunited with his navy buddies and having so much fun. Uncle Siva drove all the way from Puchong with Aunty Siva while Uncle Lau Heng and Uncle Mah came from Johor and drove back to JB after that dinner! Uncle Steven and his daughter Jackie came from Nilai and drove back home that night too.

Daddy playing ceper

Daddy playing ol’ school ceper :D

Sexy cousin

My sexy cousin Jill, helped to distribute the cake. Her pose ala Octoberfest. Haha!

Last but not least, here’s my parents playing a game initiated by my cousin’s hubby, Daniel. My Dad played it well, sealing it with a kiss! Muacks! :D 


Happy Birthday Daddy! Stay healthy and happy always. With lots of love from all of us <3

We would also like to wish a big thank you to all of you who attended my father’s birthday dinner. My father’s birthday clashes with many wedding dinners that evening yet many took the trouble to attend even after the dinner. Thank you, thank you very much.

9 Comments + Add Comment

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    Awesome post Merryn! :)

    I like the red birthday eggs, it’s a tradition that’s almost gone in this generation, nice to see people keeping it up.

    Happy birthday to your dad!

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    Happy birthday to your daddy ! May he always in good health and stay joyful ! Wah ..you look like a dwarf standing next to your uncle stevens. Perhaps we should take a similar pix when we meet in penang later. Hehe. .

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    wah the scallop !!
    Your mum looks young, what a special celebration for your dad.

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    Happy birthday to your Dad. Wahhhhh!!!! 70, just a few years older than me…already grandpa! Wink! Wink!

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    Happy birthday to your Dad!

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    Nice happy celebration!

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    Happy birthday to your dad! Nice birthday cake. Very cool!

    A very grand dinner.

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    Happy Belated Birthday to your father! May he be healthy and happy!

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    Wow…that’s a wonderful birthday celebration for your dad. Seeing those happy faces, is priceless moment!

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