Thursday, April 16, 2020

The BIG 4-0!

Guess what? Yesterday was my birthday! I can't believe I just turned 40! 

Despite the circumstances, this year's birthday is a very special one for me. Besides the arrival of a baby, my mom is also here with us. Although there is no expensive dinner, no birthday cake, no birthday card, no birthday gifts and no flowers, my heart felt full, thanks to two wonderful meals lovingly prepared by my mom. 

She made my favorite dish, the braised pork ribs. It is my mom's signature dish and it was delicious. 

It may look simple but it took my mom tremendous effort to prepare this dish (chopping those thick pork rib bones was a backbreaking chore). And for that, I am thankful. During this difficult period, I feel blessed to be healthy and to be at home celebrating my birthday with my loved ones.

My birthday wish this year is for our world to become healthy again so nobody gets sick anymore. I hope everyone continue to stay well, stay safe and stay healthy!


  1. Happy Birthday, Jessie. You look like a kid. You don't look a day over 25!

  2. Happy Birthday! I just turned the Big 6-0 on the 14th, but I am alone under the lockdown and could not celebrate at all, so I will stay 59 for another year and celebrate double next year. I too wish for a renewal of health for everyone and for our lives to return to normal.


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