Have been moody as no good news for quite a while, at last there’s one here.
A colleague has just become a daddy.
As the box is quite lovely, I just share the photo here.
:)

A colleague has become a father

After waiting for many many years

The birth of the little lovely baby boy

Gives the couple tremendous joy

Each of us receives a box of goodies

With some cakes and other delicacies

The baby photo is also attached inside

So we know how the little one look like

(images taken by author)

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  • Phoenix Montoya on Jul 3, 2011

    A baby is always an awesome gift. Congratulations to him, star.

  • LCM Linda on Jul 3, 2011

    Congratulations to the couple for having a baby boy. Star, the gift is wonderful and lovely. Hope you enjoy more good news and happy always.

  • Dreamy777 on Jul 3, 2011

    Great gift nice article

  • Saurav Banerjee on Jul 3, 2011

    Great share!!! The gifts look really wonderful.

  • isloooboy on Jul 3, 2011

    First of all congratulations to both of you because you got an inspiration and he got his lovely baby. These are the moments of colorful and happiness which bring inner happiness. NIce sharing

  • Jimmy Shilaho on Jul 3, 2011

    Good to see you post again. Hope your mood improves as a result. Miss your witty stuff.

  • wonder on Jul 3, 2011

    What lovely goodies, wish all the best for the baby, enjoy yourself with your colleague and start writing.

  • BeatsMe on Jul 3, 2011

    Cute photos. As always, you know what photos to put up. :)

  • Francois Hagnere on Jul 3, 2011

    Nice to see you back, my friend; thanks for sharing the good news and the sweets!

  • mtrguanlao on Jul 3, 2011

    Wow,I know the feeling! It’s really awesome to have an angel in the family! :)

  • Macherie on Jul 3, 2011

    those delicacies are making my mouth water.hehehe.. good to see you posting again.

  • Michal Dorcak on Jul 3, 2011

    Interesting. Here in Slovakia, people usually get stuff from friends and family when their child is born, not give gifts to them. But it looks like a very good way of letting people know …

    Anyway, you just made me want to visit the store again. Haha, I want some cake now, yet all my planned meals for today consist only of fish and vegetables :) .

    Hmmm, lets see, I have about 30 Euros for as long as I can stretch them … preferably at least 2 weeks … cakes are expensive … mall is about 300 meters away … it is raining … it is pleasantly cold … I am lazy … I have work to do … I am going to buy that cake since work is harder than walk :) Yay, thanks for the inspiration.

  • Jewelstar on Jul 3, 2011

    I want one from each of those sweets. hmmm very tempting. Sending my wishes to the couple and a BIG kiss for the sweeeet baby.

  • Starpisces on Jul 3, 2011

    thanks friends for your comment.

    @Michal – of course, we will give gift to the baby (can be item or money in red packet). It is the Chinese tradition to give cakes and red eggs to friends and relative on the baby’s first month, to share their joy.

  • Starpisces on Jul 3, 2011

    in the older days, parents of the baby gave red eggs, ang ku kueh (the red colour thing), glutinous rice, even chicken to relatives and friends on baby’s first month, everything homemade, but nowadays they modify them with cakes or cakes with some items by ordering from cake shop (depend on their budget). Nowadays they even modify them by just inviting them to their home and they cater buffet spread and just give cake sets to people who are not invited to the celebration, however, for closer friends/relatives, they may be invited to the buffet spread and also receiving the cakes, all depend on their preference and budget, same for the gifts given by relatives/friends, whatever it is, it’s always the thoughts that counts.

  • Starpisces on Jul 3, 2011

    for this particular box, the parents’ names (Mr and Mrs So and So) were printed on the cover of the box, the baby’s photo on the name card of the cake shop (if you turn overleaf), nowadays most cake shops will do this if you order in bulk. However, they were censored by the photographer, that’s me, haha.

  • Michal Dorcak on Jul 3, 2011

    Wow, this is even more information than in the message … It is interesting to get to know the traditions different from our own. Anyway, people here in Slovakia like to think that it is thought that counts too. But, it has been a long time since we became a materialistic society … So, many people say thanks many times over for a small toy for their kid while thinking you are a cheap b*stard and that they should have gotten a huge plasma TV instead … Well, at least that is usually the case of towns’ people. Anyway, it is usually people with low intellect that think this way.

  • Michal Dorcak on Jul 3, 2011

    Oh, maybe I should also add that pretty much each region and usually each village\smaller town has its own traditions (often very different from the rest of the country) here in Slovakia. That is funny considering Slovakia has less than 5 and a half milion inhabittants and is fairly small.

  • wonder on Jul 3, 2011

    I like red eggs, pass the parcel now.

  • SharifaMcFarlane on Jul 3, 2011

    I like that gift giving tradition.

  • Brenda Nelson on Jul 3, 2011

    That food looks really interesting, congrats to the new family.

  • PR Mace on Jul 3, 2011

    Congrats to your friend and their new son. What a lovely way to announce the birth of a baby. Nice to see you back, I have missed seeing you.

  • Eunice Tan on Jul 4, 2011

    The couple must be very happy. Lovely gift. The food looks delicious

  • Lady Sunshine on Jul 4, 2011

    A baby changes a person’s life forever. Congrats to your colleague. Love the photos.

  • sambasivarao on Jul 4, 2011

    Very beautiful

  • LCM Linda on Jul 4, 2011

    Star, I missed the red eggs. Cake is more popular now.

  • CA Johnson on Jul 5, 2011

    That is really great news for your colleague. Congratulations to him on becoming a father. Thanks for letting us know.

  • The Bling on Jul 7, 2011

    You just made me hungry. I’m craving for sweets now.

  • Tulan on Jul 7, 2011

    Sweets are always a good gift.

  • lillyrose on Jul 9, 2011

    congrats to your colleague and his family.

    I must say this box is a beautiful idea! who wouldn’t be happy to share their great news in this way!

  • Cassle Tang on Jul 10, 2011

    Hey, congratulations for your colleague! The box is so sweet and cute, and surely delicious as well! :)

  • gaby7 on Jul 29, 2011

    A nice piece here! Babies are a source of tremendous joy everywhere!

  • Francois Hagnere on Aug 4, 2011

    It’s always a pleasure to revisit your post. You are great!

  • neopisiva on Aug 6, 2011

    It’s very adorable!Glad for your colleague and his baby. May it be happy and healthy!

  • Brewed Coffee on Aug 17, 2011

    This is indeed something to smile about…a baby…and a box of goodies :-)

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