Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tom's 21st

Tom turned 21 last Wednesday. It was also the day that my relative was discharged from the hospital, so we had a double-celebration at home.


Chinese takeout at my house, and beer.


Chocolate marble cake.






On Sunday, I took Tom to afternoon tea as another birthday celebration. You might think that I forced this upon him (akin to if he took me to a Counterstrike competition for my birthday), but he actually enjoyed it.



In fact, Tom picked the teahouse. He chose this one in Fremont, because they carry tea hats which the patrons can wear:





I daresay we matched the hats to our outfits reasonably well.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, your brother is young...he turned 21 after graduation? He must have skipped a grade.

I hope my kids will be as close as you two are. They are 3yrs(boy) and 9mos(girl).

Anonymous said...

why does your brother looks so FOB?

Anonymous said...

You look like a character from a 1960s period movie; a very classic and cute look. :-)

Tom looks like he would rather bolt leaving the hat and tea cup hanging in mid air.

Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing.

John K. Lin said...

Congrats to Tom! To be young again... the next big milestone, 25, where he can rent a car without an extra fee.

As for the tea & hats... Yeah, the hats do compliment your wardrobes. I wonder what the 2 elderly women behind Tom are thinking, "Who are these people?" :-)

prolificprogrammer.com said...

Happy birthday, Tom!

girlrobot said...

yes, what's with tom trying to look like a japanese fob? hehe jk. that tea place with the hats is AWESOME.

ArC said...

Are the hats for sale, or are they like bowling shoes?

(Interestingly, I find that I'm not squicked by the communal nature of bowling shoes, but shared tearoom hats are another matter altogether.)

Niniane said...

re: ArC. It was a little bit squeamish sharing tea hats.

Niniane said...

Also, I don't know why my brother has chosen to look Japanese, but I've noticed the transformation too.

Joanna said...

Could either one of you look any more adorable?

Qingpeng said...

Congs!!

Anonymous said...

what is the name of the teahouse in fremont? i want to bring my mom and dad there for mother's day. thxs.

Niniane said...

The Fremont teahouse is "Tyme for Tea". They have a special Mother's Day tea, so I recommend calling ahead for reservations.

Anonymous said...

Is Tom "Metro"




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