I had decided a surprise birthday dinner would be the best way to celebrate reaching such a milestone. Being that I trusted my dad with inviting "the adults" (since my Vietnamese is horrendous) and my mom being super nosy (she asked my dad why I called him when she wasn't available... apparently she had checked the caller ID), I was sure the plan would no longer be a surprise. And since we're all Asian, I was sure that everyone would show up late. I had very low expectations. But to my own surprise, everyone was there when we arrived and my mom was truly surprised. Everything worked out as planned. Happy birthday to my mom!
|Everyone chowin' down.|
|The fire hazard that is my mom's birthday cake.|
|The aftermath of blowing out sixty candles.|
|And a speech to end the dinner.|