So it’s my mom 60th birthday today and in the Malayalee culture this event is called the ‘sashtipurthi’. It is an auspicious day in the life of the Hindu Malayalee and usually it has a lot of poojas and shit that involves pujaris and temples. Well, we’re having a family get together this evening and the agenda is that everyone has some fun this evening.
So, a hall was booked at the Lotus Club in Ernakulam and the food was ordered for about 55 people. Her brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces & nephews were invited for drinks and dinner. As soon as I got there I saw something that boggled my brain! My cousin Raju had hair! And not just hair but a full set of hair on his usually bald head. Turns out that he was wearing a hair piece and he wanted reactions from us!
The men gathered in the smaller room opposite the hall that we had booked for the evening. There were 2 bottles of brandy (Napoleon and Joie De Franc) and a VSOP whiskey, some beer, Mirinda, Pepsi and Mango Slice. After starting with beer I moved on to the brandy & coke and then JDF brandy & Mango Slice! Fish fry, beef fry, chicken balls, peanut masala & french fries were the snacks of the evening.
(my dad & mom after cutting the birthday cake)
A few hours later it was dinner time and I quickly ate a bit and then moved onto desert & cake. I have enjoyed myself and spending time with my cousins proved to be fun. The kids were enjoying themselves and it was a blast. I think my mom had fun and well – isn’t that the important stuff. By 11:45 pm we left the club and headed back home. I am so tired now so I’ll take your leave and get some sleep. Good nite folks and wish my mom a happy 60th Birthday!