Tomorrow, my parents are celebrating their 28th wedding anniversary. We’re going to lunch at our favourite Chinese Restaurant, New Ho King to celebrate their anniversary. Its become quite the tradition to eat there for every special occasion that comes our family’s way. It was originally introduced to me by the one and only1. One I shared it with my parents and brother, they quickly fell in love with it too2.
There are so many great things about it but most important is the quality of food you are served. We’re half Chinese so I like to think that we know our way our Chinese food, even if most of our cooking is primarily Filipino. Next on the list the amazing value for money – most places in Toronto/GTA3 that serve Chinese food of the same quality like to reach real deep into your pockets and leave you feeling violated. But not New Ho King; we often order extra so we have some to take home and we still manage to spend under $100. For a family of four with a growing boy, that’s a great deal for a night out.
But of course, this isn’t a review of the restaurant – I just wanted to sneak that in. My parents anniversary has always surprised me in the sense that I forget to set aside money for their present! Its exactly a month after my birthday and in the heart of when I’m thinking about Christmas shopping. For their silver4 wedding anniversary, I got them a really cool present and I have never been able to do anything similar since. I wish I could wow them with a present like that every year, but alas it just isn’t to be.
I hope I have the same relationship my parents have if I ever get married. If there was one thing they taught me, its unconditional love. Its a real wonder I was so skeptical of marriage5 considering my parents have a really solid, loving and loyal marriage.
Anywho… I’d like to run a little contest. Find the post where I talk about what I got my parents for their silver anniversary, and tell me in the comments6 an email to reggysy at yahoo dot ca what the present was (you don’t need to link to the post) and the first 10 people will get 100 ec credits each. If you’re not a member of EC then I will give you some do-follow link love on my next post instead.
Contest ends when my next post goes up (Monday, Dec 8 - 1:30am EST).