Whaaaaat? Happy Birthday?!

Our grandma’s kind of a big deal.

We know this. She knows this. Everyone knows this.

Each year, we throw a party befitting someone of her superstar status – and how excited I was to be able to throw this year’s party at my house. I felt like somewhere, a gigantic checkbox was being marked off on a large, invisible list of things to do to honor your family before your life is over.

Ch-ch-ch-check.

My favorite part was Inang’s face when I walked in with her cake. I had carefully chosen this one – a low-sugar, purple taro cake from Jungle Cafe. 

Based on her reaction, I’d guess I did a pretty good job.

Happy 85th birthday to my amazing Inang! I love you!