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Happy Birthday Old Man

12 Mar

It’s going to be my 23rd birthday in about (looks at time) half an hour’s time counting from the time I typed ‘It’. Evidence of procrastination.

My birthday is over. It has been a tiring day at work and I’m writing at 5:21AM Singapore time. It’s good, how could I’ve written a post about my birthday without experiencing it first? SO anyway.

I don’t give 2 hoots about birthdays. I never had a sweet 16, never had a ‘I gotta get pissed drunk’ 18 and never had a ‘I must make this a big hoo ha’ 21st.

That’s nonsense. I’m just too lazy for my own good, can’t be bothered about organising anything and attempting to make myself sound cool cos I don’t give a hoot.

In fact, I have been the kind who goes through a roller coaster ride on my birthdays.

Do they know? No, I don’t think so.

They should know! It’s on facebook!

I think they do. Oh they look like they do. How did they know?

Oh Oh, one of them is acting suspicious. What is he doing with a lighter, he don’t smoke.

The fact is, honestly, I never felt it was anything special. I’ve actually attended a friend’s birthday party who shared the same birthday as me. I didn’t tell anyone that it was my birthday till we were talking about when our birthdays are.

I guess to that extend because I don’t think it’s anything special and when friends and colleagues organise a mini surprise and make it special. It feels great because I know to them, it’s special enough to go through the trouble.

AND of course, a certain someone has made it a personal obligation to make me feel special on this very day and everyday. (:

This year has been exceptionally awesome. The series of events since end of last year till now have been great. Celebrating a birthday with the people who have been part of it is truly a wonderful experience. 2 cards and 2 cakes.

A card from all the awesome people I’m working with and a cake from them with an aptly chosen panda made out of icing to represent me and my eye bags.

Another card that very nicely written to sum up my year so far. Of course a favourite durian cake sealed an awesome night.

Oh and thank you for everybody’s well wishes on facebook and SMS!

Lastly, we all know what’s going on in Japan. My heart goes out to them.

Done with this post at 5:52AM and realised that I left the icing panda in my Dad’s car. Why do I have a feeling this is my last birthday? Just kidding. But no, seriously, the man has a baseball bat in his car.



Happy Valentine’s Day

14 Feb

I was once a skeptic of Valentine’s Day. Always felt that Valentine’s Day was no more than a commercialized occasion for florists, gift shops and confectionaries to gain extra profit from.

We do not need to fall into the hands of commercialization. For I have learnt that (as cliche as it sounds) the best gifts are made from the heart. Whatever the gift, as long as it thought with the heart. It’s the thought that counts.

Well, except for the flowers. Since it’s almost impossible to grow roses just in time for February. Valentine’s cards, all you need is pen & paper or a computer with photoshop and a printer. It doesn’t matter if your handwriting sucks because it’s the thought that counts but seriously, try your best.

Six years of primary school and every single year, my teachers have no praise nor complaints except that my handwriting needed improvement. Yet! I picked up the pen and drafted a letter for my Valentine’s.

Heart-shaped cookies? Youtube, google the recipe. B-I-Y (Bake-It-Yourself). Whatever the outcome, your efforts will be appreciated. Same goes for the meals.

Then again, I’m a Valentine’s skeptic turned lucky S.O.B. I got a girl that requested that since Valentine’s Day this year was gonna be on a Monday and I’m sucha workaholic that we should celebrate earlier!

A simple brunch at her favourite place and a gotta watch movie after that would suffice.

Last year, my Valentine’s Day dinner plans went well till after dinner when we got lost in the Botanical Gardens and then again she didn’t mind. She was the one who found the way out.

Am I lucky or what? This year, we gave each other the best presents yet and it’s been amaza-zing!

As stressful as it may be to plan a day or find a suitable present for Valentine’s, it gets even worse. From the time it is wrapped or when the day slowly reveals itself, your heart feels like it’s going to explode with anxiety not knowing if it is good enough till it is fully unwrapped.

Call me sick or perverted, but that sorta feeling keeps me excited. It makes me look forward to every gift giving occasion. Seeing that gorgeous smile makes everything worthwhile. Like I said, I’m lucky S.O.B because if it turns out to be a bad gift all I need to do is be a goof and I will still get to see that gorgeous smile.

Happy Valentine’s Day everybody!


Happy Lunar New Year!

3 Feb

I’m sort of an insomniac. Since I was in Secondary school, about 13 years old. I’ve stayed up watching tv, thinking and playing games. I guess you can’t really call me an insomniac because I was dead tired, I could sleep but for a strange reason I didn’t want to.

Truth is, I never felt that 16 hours were ever enough. So I gave a discount on my sleeping time. 7 years ago, without twitter, facebook and not even friendster things can get kinda lonely.

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