Hi you guys, as promised, I am going to share with you about our Diwali celebration. Diwali fell on on last Wednesday and the celebration continued until today. Twenty-ish of my cousins and friends came over in the afternoon for Diwali lunch at our house. It felt so nice to meet some of them after so many months even years. We took tons of pictures and I made use of my Instax camera, a birthday gift, for the very first time and finished three rolls on it. I want to make this as a tradition, to meet my friends and extended family at least once a year. Below is the photo essay of our Diwali celebration:
^^ We got a delivery of this pretty pink red velvet cake on the Diwali day. It was a nice surprise. Thanks cuz!
^^ When I woke up, I got a small Diwali gift from Mama Geek, a pair of earrings that macthed my Punjabi suit’s color. I love it!!
^^ Mama Geek made all of these Diwali treats you guys!
^^ I prepared party favors for this year Diwali. The last time we hand out these were like two decades ago, can you believe that! I included our childhood favorite such as Nyam Nyam, Silver Queen chocolate bar and wafers. I also put some souvenirs from Bali. I think everyone was happy to get one.
^^ Well, I was when I opened one a day earlier :D.
^^ Mama Geek cooked a lot food yesterday. Like twelve dishes you guys!! I have no idea how did she pull it off. She even cooked Sambal Matah, my favorite Balinese style chili paste. My mom’s a Super Mom!
^^ An example of cultural assimilation. We celebrated Diwali with Lontong, an Indonesian rice cake, which usually made during the festive season.
^^ Among a few of our Diwali decorations, lotus flowers floating in the gold bowl was my favorite. I found them oh so pretty! Don’t you think so?
Thanks mom for making this Diwali extra special for all of us. I really appreciate your effort and kindness. I love you. Happy Diwali!