Weekly Photo Challenge: Connect

Grandma’s birthday in Scarborough. January 2015

This week’s photo challenge focuses on the word “connect”.  I like how they used the example of a bridge that connects two lands together.  To me right now, “connect” means people connecting together and building relationships that way.  One of the most simple gatherings that we have where people connect together is through birthday parties (weddings, graduations, and other big functions also are applicable too).  But I found this picture of my grandma’s birthday cake from earlier this year and wanted to share.

My grandmother turned 92 earlier this year and that’s quite a milestone.  We all connected together as a family to cut the cake and then have dinner together.  The cake connects us all!  Not just as foodies but to celebrate an achievement and another step in life’s journey.

(Side note:  Why did the Chinese bakery have to use the simplified version of the Chinese character for ‘longevity’ on the cake?!  The traditional one looks so much better :/.)

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About stenoodie

I'm a stenographer, foodie, and avid traveller just trying to find her place in the world.
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9 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Connect

  1. andy1076 says:

    92!! happy belated bday to your grandma 🙂

  2. litadoolan says:

    Happy Birthday to your Grandmother, what an amazing milestone and beautiful cake. There is a Chinese bakery near me and the cakes are superb. I hadn’t thought about the choice of writing on the cake. What a beautiful language.

  3. gchan7127 says:

    I think it’s because it’s easier to write the simplified. Less strokes. But man, so ugly.

    Congratulations to your grandma!! Happy belated!

    • stenoodie says:

      I agree. It is definitely easier to write, but it’s the lazy way lol. And yes, it looks super ugly! For a birthday cake, they should write the entire traditional character out!

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