*edit its longer now haha
Thanks to the UOB gang for indulging in our favourite past-time kbox haha. They also got me a ripcurl pencil case which is just what i needed and and a dress shirt. Feels like its getting smaller and smaller each time we meet but i’m happy we still manage to have an easy-going chatter haha
Thanks to michelle sarah and ser kheng for accompanying me for seafood at my house, and then spending the rest of the night in vociferous consumption of gossip girl episodes. And then we had lunch at ACIA on my real birthday itself. I wasn;t feeling very well then but they surprised me with a chocolate brownie when i was preoccupied.
Thanks to laura for the afternoon “cuppa” of Gelare ice cream. All 8 flavours of them (Hey it was a steal.) She got me a gift of an anthology of birthday stories compiled by Haruki Murakami which was surprisingly depressing – just the way i like it. And then i got to meet her boyfriend for the briefest of moments. He’s ok. but i don’t like him.
Thanks to jaden, nekoi and yuki (i figure if we are going to use pseudonyms, why not for all) for the ramen we had at the basement of city hall (i forgot the stall name). U guys are some of my oldest group of frens and it feels good to see you all after so long.. We also watched Narnia Prince of Casspian. [/start gripe about Narnia] Ok Narnia still has the same annoying kids which despite having grown up are still annoying. . And I finally hit upon the religious message – if ever u don’t see “Aslan” maybe you aren’t looking hard enough. Which granted seems fair enough. Some other religious messages which i also found in the film – if your a leader, its ok to run first, save your hide and leave your men stuck behind an iron gate. Its also ok for “Aslan” to reappear without any explaination and save your sorry asses,as long as you welcome him with big fat sloppy arms.
And lastly to the good looking crew.Thanks jasmine for organizing the kid-nappping, the fireworks, the dress-up, the birthday cake. All of it surreptiously captured on tape. Here’s how it went down (sorry pictures will go up later) I arrived at the allocated time 10 mins early, dressed in my best whities. Milled around waiting for someone to show up, and was told to go to HMV to meet up with jasmine. Reached HMV to find that only Jasmine and Aloysious was there, 20 minutes after allocated time. Was a bit dissapointed, milled around looking for stuff to download. Then we headed over to esplanade, you know to eat at that famous “makansutra place” Up until then i didn’t suspect a thing until they pulled a blindfold over my eyes, and i was “kidnapped” and ordered to walk the hall of shame. Was initially resistant but i figured it’d be no good trying to get them arrested. Was led all the way up to the rooftop (though i didn’t know it) where waiting for me was all the peeps (including one who wasn’t supposed to be there and missing some who were) and a elaborate set-up involving fireworks and bubbles. Yea like a real life taiwan drama. I was seriously overwhelmed when i saw it, would have cried but my tears have long dried up. Then we had cake and pizza and sparkling grape juice and played some games. You know the 22nd birthday, coming directly after the 21st is supposed to be one of muted celebration. But thanks for not letting me have that chance LOLZ. You know why I didn’t suspect a thing? Cos it was already so late after my birthday and i figured that if you guys were like me you’d just settle for less but apparently you aren’t.
Thanks to one and all for celebrating with me. Even though i don’t feel older yet theres always hope next year. TODAY i’ll be in malaysia, hopefully with enough cash to blow for 5 days.