Saturday, 10 October 2009

My lil brother

We celebrated my little brother's birthday last night. Well, he's not little any more but in my mind, he'll always be the adorable kid I grew up with. He was such a cute and bright kid, he attracted lots of attention everywhere we went. Needless to say, he was quite the charmer as a young adult too. Today, he's the father of two lovely girls.

From young, he has a penchant for collecting things, like watches. Now, he's quite the oenophile or wine connoisseur who unlike me, has a good knowledge of wine culture. Thanks to him, I get a glass of fine red wine every weekend.

He can whip up a mean meal too. He specialises in traditional Asian food not readily available outside like pork knuckle in black vinegar and bamboo shoot stew. He's a perfectionist in the kitchen and prepares everything from scratch, even mixing and blending his own curry spices for authenticity. He is the head of food and nutrition in the family.

In other words, my little brother is quite the family man now. And it was so heartwarming to see his daughters belting out "Happy birthday to Daddy!" last night.

His kids playing "teacher and student'.

10 comments:

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

wow, he'd be interesting to meet up with!

Amel's Realm said...

Happy belated birthday for him...WOW, your nieces have grown SO SO fast...I still remember the first time I saw their pics. They were SO TINY!!!!!!!!!!!

WaterLearner said...

Happy Birthday to your lil bro!! I see that he prefers not to show his face on your blog huh :-) Friends of mine have requested the same. Causing some difficulty to me when I put up posts at times.

Nick Phillips said...

Happy birthday to you lil brother :D

The World According To Me said...

Happy Birthday bro! He sounds a fine brother, husband and father. His food sounds good too!

Blur Ting said...

Fry - Yah. It's funny how he has managed to convert his subcontractors (my bro's in the family construction and developer biz) into wine drinkers!

Blur Ting said...

Amel - yes, isn't it amazing? I am often so amazed myself when I see them.

Blur Ting said...

Karen - Actually I didn't take his photos that day! But yah, kids are more endearing and nicer to look at, that's why they're in my blog.

Blur Ting said...

Nick - Thanks!

Blur Ting said...

World - Yes, his food is good! I always look forward to seeing him bbecause of that :-)