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Grandma Amusan’s 60th Surprise Birthday Dinner In Halifax

One of my darling friends in Halifax, Mrs. Bukola Alao a.k.a Mummy Ameerah and her husband organized a surprise birthday party for her mum about 2 weeks ago.

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She had told me of her plan and asked if I know any nice restaurant in Halifax, so I recommended Panda Buffet. She and her husband liked the place after they had checked it out.

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A brief story about this my friend who has turned sister. We’ve been friends for just a year. We started talking about a month before we left Nigeria last year. My husband and her husband had been relating. Mrs. Alao and I clicked on our very first call on the phone, we talked like long lost friends. She is about the only one I know that calls me Mummy Nabeelah (as against the norm of calling me by my first child’s name – Mummy Nabeel). She recommended what to bring to Canada from Nigeria, things to do and all. She brought us our first bowl of soup when we landed in Halifax, took me for almost all my first basic shopping, her family even invited us over for a weekend. I can’t quantify how much I like and adore this woman. God bless you my darling first friend in Halifax 😊. May Allah continue to bless you and your wonderful family.

I have only known her mum for 3 months but it feels like longer, she is so warm and nice. I always look forward to seeing her at events or when any of us visit each other.

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So back to grandma’s 60th birthday, I can’t remember been a part of a surprise birthday party for an elderly person. Her mum was so surprised, that she had tears coming out after she came into the restaurant and saw awa ti Naija community in Halifax all assemble for her surprise birthday party, she didn’t expect it, It was such a sweet and emotional moment. She was indeed pleasantly surprised.

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Happy birthday once again grandma. May Allah continue to bless you ma. Many more fruitful years in good health and wealth In Shaa Allah. We love you ma.

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We had a good celebration. You know those kind of buffet that you will literarily eat to stupor. I particularly like Panda Buffet mainly because they have varieties of food, hardly would anyone not find what they like to eat or drink, even if you are a picky eater and their service is also good. Thanks to the Alao family for having us, it was a beautiful evening.

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