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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Father's Day 2014

Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds and the influence of fathers in society.  
For over half a century, I was blessed with a loving and caring father, one whom I can share my success, happy and sad moments.  It has been 3 years now that I'm without him at my side.  I missed him very much and more so on this day when many are celebrating this day with their fathers.  
This year the sad feeling is even more intense because it is also the first year my two nieces are missing their beloved Papa, my youngest brother Roddy who passed away on last Christmas.  I can understand the feeling of loss and sadness on this day when you recalled that he was still around last Father's Day celebrating the occasion, too.
Anyway, for other fathers that are still around, their children will continue to celebrate this day with fun and enjoying the best food in town or at home and other gifts.
My nephews and us celebrated Father's Day with their father, my younger brother on the eve.  We had a sumptuous steamboat dinner at Old House Restaurant and I brought along some cute Magic Custard Cupcakes too.
It's a good steamboat dinner which we all enjoyed very much but deep down in our hearts we do missed the fathers that had passed on and wish that it would be so good if they are still around.
This steamboat is quite different from the usual, in that the soup  is very tasty.  A whole garoupa fish is separated into fish head which has been deep fried until crispy and added to the steamboat soup.  Whereas the fleshy part is deboned and sliced.  You have to finish eating the fried fish head before adding the other fresh ingredients to cook.









The other ingredients for this steamboat are good quality fish maw, fresh big prawns, squids, fish cakes, lots of vegetables and the most welcome meatballs that are made from minced meat, pine nuts and water chestnuts together with seasonings.  We expected to be given crabs and clams but were told that these are side others which has to be placed beforehand.
Overall, it is a nice steamboat dinner the family enjoyed.











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