PETALING JAYA: Despite having to celebrate Father's Day next week under lockdown, many continue to plan mini surprises to show their love and appreciation for the fathers in their lives.
Housewife Diyanah Zainuddin said she is planning on having a simple Father's Day celebration this year with cake and hand-made gifts for her husband, who is the father of her two daughters.
"I'm planning to get my husband a cake and a t-shirt printed with "Daddy, you're the best" to make him feel appreciated for all the sacrifices he has made.
"Although it will only be the four of us celebrating at home, it'll be a special day to be extra thankful for having a great figure who is a dad to my kid," she said.
The 30-year-old said she wishes to celebrate Father's Day every year now that her kids are toddlers.
"I will let them make a card or any do-it-yourself crafts for the celebration so they will look forward to celebrating their daddy every year," she said.
Business consultant Hana Eliza said she has already ordered cakes for her husband for Father's Day and said she will be celebrating with her family of five at home.
"I'm looking for a new mug for my husband as he just broke the Father's Day mug that I bought him last year!" she said.
Hana said she has also ordered cupcakes to be delivered to her father who is staying in Johor Baru.
"My dad has been separated from my mom who lives in Singapore since the first movement control order last year and now that he's staying alone in JB, hopefully a surprise delivery on Father's Day will brighten up his day," said the 34-year-old.
For Intan Syazreena, their usual dinner celebration for Father's Day with her entire family will have to be postponed this year and they will celebrate the day with a modest dinner and a home-cooked meal.
Intan said she believes that there should not just be one day of the year where fathers are celebrated and loved.
"I believe that you should always tell the people you love how much they mean to you every day.
"But since we grow older and move out from our parent’s house, this one special day will unite us, siblings, to sit and spend time together for the whole day," she said.
The 30-year-old wishes that her father will have a happy, healthy and wealthy life.
"I hope to have many more Father's Days so that we can spend more time together," she said.