Monday, October 29, 2007
before i return to the ghastly life of national safari, i'll try to slot in an entry before it runs way pass its due date. oh wells, my one week of off has been fun and filled with lots of catching up on sleep. but now i have to come back to reality.
but thats the fact of life. singapore has thought me about realitee, erm, i mean reality. you have to work for money. or in my sense, i have to go back to camp because i have to. the weekends are our only form of escapes where we manage to do what we really want to. and when its over, back to reality(weekdays). but we have to look at it this way, our reality funds our escape. and what is there to escape from if there wasnt any reality? so technically they co exist.
this few months are definitely the peak periods for birthdays amongst my friends. especially, with most of my friends being 21st this yr, everyone wants to have it extra special.
another birthday party that i was invited to was my tekong mate, Nicholas's 21st birthday at The Summit Condo.
met up with kangming and gim kiat a few hours before the party to get a present for the birthday boy. in the end we settled for a brown leather Guess belt.
thank god for my beloved sexy andrew's bmw, or else finding the location would be such a torture.
group pic of the night!
food, fantastic drinks, and catching up with old frens were the fuel for the night. left a few hours later as i had another engagement that night to attend to.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
you know what's my ultimate birthday wish?
no, not the Parkinson disease you dumb dumb. but being sung happy birthday by Mariah Carey.
if only someone will sing me a birthday song. but that some has to have a good voice la.
well, i'll go and dream for the time being.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
gosh, i've been so busy planning an event and also having to create and constantly maintain another website. i havent had proper time to sit down and blog. with only 2 weeks to this 'event of the year', every fine details has to be tailored accordingly. and boy is it a lot of work but also immensely fun. haha!!
but tsk tsk, i shall only divulge on the event when it's all completed.
anyways, this entry is loooooooooong overdue. remembered in one of the previous entry i talked about Sheryl's Birthday. that previous post was all about the preparation involved. this entry is gonna about the actual day.
the view from the restaurant was stunning.
the outdoor canopy area.
the main dining area.
now, hours before the actual celebration, there's always final touches to be done. so me, cecilia and coco, met up to get the cake from Bakerzin, to get the gorgeous bouquet of cream roses, to write the messages on the back of the photo collage, to wrap the collage, to visit the restaurant in advance to plan some suprises and of course to meet up with sheryl at the mrt station like nothing has happened.
and trust me, all that within 3 hours is an EXTREMELY tight rush. and with the kind help of cecilia, who never fails to not make it on time, time got to an extremely tight corseted 2hours.
so first we rushed to get the cake. she likes chocolate. and bakerzin makes fantastic cakes. so bakerzin chocolate cake it is.
next, flowers, all girls love flowers. she likes tulips. but damn were the tulips at the florist fucking ugly. i dont understand why people like tulips. they look like roses that havent bloom. and i dont understand the whole concept of girls liking flowers. they just die and wilt within a day or two. and so we searched high and low throughout town for a florist and did you know that there is only 2 florist in orchard road.
so yeah, expensive bouquet of roses. check!
so after all the other stuff thats just too much to elaborate. we met her at the mrt station. she knew we were celebrating her birthday. but boy she didnt know what to expect.
we asked her what she wanted to eat. she said japanese. we said okay lets go to Ramen Ten at far east plaza(cause we knew it was along the way to marriott). while on the way there.
i said,"lets pop in to marriott for a while, i need to look at some cakes for my bday"
so we went in. while they were looking at the cakes, i told the sales lady to do me a favour.
when i said is there any other cake shop, she was to say that there's one at level 5(which was where the retaurant was).
and god bless this woman, she played along. =D
and so we took the lift up. and walked to the restaurant. but damn did the waiter spoil the entire 'suprise i have never been to this place' look by greeting me by name. damnit!
and so she was suprised with dinner at a fine dining restaurant.
our waiter for the night. all customer service people have to learn from this guru.
and so we sat down and took some fotos, and our lovely waiter for the night, Thong(as funny as his name sounds, he wasnt a pain in the ass one bit the whole night), helped us take foto which was very much to our liking. hahaha.
then cecilia and coco brought sheryl to the toilet and in their absence, i discussed with thong regarding when the cake and the other presents were to be brought out.
when they came back, we ordered the food and did a little wine tasting before we decided on which will pair our selection finely. of course we took more fotos.
so what did we have you ask?
the stunning coco had grilled swordfish steak.
the sophisticated cecilia had grilled loin of lamb with ratatouille.
the charming ali joe had oven baked wild barramundi.
the ravishing sheryl had char grilled beef tenderloin.
then after dinner. sheryl suggested we go to clark quay for desserts. i said i was craving for cake. the girls were craving chocolate. i said how bout we go to somewhere nearby for dessert, like Bakerzin since they make yummy chocolate cake. sheryl was visibly excited. while we were deciding this, i signaled to thong secretly to bring the cake out. and when it came with the candles all lighted up, she got even more excited.
then shortly after, came the presents. and overjoy would be a good word to slot in here. she almost. or maybe she did, start to cry at the sight of the collage with fotos bringing us back to 4 years ago when we first met each other.
and of course, the rest of the night was spent camwhoring. my lord, stuff we do at a fine dining restaurant is so beyond me. but with good food, good wine and fantastic company, nothing else matters.
and of course with a little bit of alcohol, everyone gets a little excited.
people start to do stupid stuff.
coco got a little giggly.
and dedided to stuff the whole damn red wine glass into her mouth. LOL!!! her boyfriend must be a happy man. hahaha!
sheryl gets kinky.
and they just decided to lie down and stare at the stars.
and you know, whats proof that alcohol really makes you do stupid stuff. here's further proof.
BEFORE dinner. everyone was sane and normal.
AFTER dinner. MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
and mind you, we were in a fine dining restaurant with other guests around who witness our random act of dumbness.
the only thing left that was classy was the bouquet of roses thats gonna die soon anyway. might as well spend the rest of its life in class right.
so we decided to finally call it a day. since everyone had work, school and camp the next day.
so yeah. party was a success. everyone was happy!!
the happy camper, the birthday girl and the one i wish to spend a day with before i die: Sheryl.
till next time.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
and when i reach home, i watch this indonesian movie call 'Love is Cinta'. its a fucking sad love story and i cried all throughout the ending.
now, my eyes are puffy and my nose is red. but i feel soooo much better, not that i was feeling sad in the first place.
maybe this was what i really needed.
a good cry.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
before i leave for my duty at the place where metal birds take flight in this country. in shades i protect the port and in shades i conceal my roaming eyes from the ladies donning elegant sarong kebayas and with hair tied up in a bun, hypnotically swaying their hips as they pull along their wheeled posessions.
just wanna say, i'll blog again, a proper one that is, next week around wednesday. so for the time being, brace yourselves for an entry so filled with pictures that you'll need that bottle of lotion and box of kleenex on standby.
so till then, y'all take care.
Monday, October 15, 2007
soon, i've to be back in camp, so i dont really have proper time to blog. tonnes of photos in my 'to blog' folder waiting to be sorted out. anyways, hari raya was fun. you know what i found out, i was the eldest cousin in my family to still get green packets cause i still havent start working yet. hahaha!! i LOVE green packets!!!
i blog somewhere around mind next week. till then. remember i love you.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
well, i wont go starting this entry apologising on how i havent been updating regularly. i understand how it feels like to keep visiting this blog and not be greeted with a new entry but instead, a video of Jewel yodeling. its like visiting a porn site and the latest video is still paris hilton's. like so last decade.
doing up a blog entry is all about hard work and preparation(yah right). and all i want to do during my free time is snuggle up in bed and watch The Simpsons.
talking about hard work, bring me to this week's pictorial entry.
so how do you celebrate a really really REALLY good friend's birthday? a friend who now, feels more like my long lost sister rather a really HOT sweeeeet babe. although you're still hot and all but i just dont get turned on by you(HAHA). a friend that feels like you've known since the 17th century but still doesnt look beyond 40. a friend who you've seen grown and change and have seen you grown and change as well. a friend who've you done so many things with, whether its crazy or sane. and of course, pretending that you actually like her HUMONGOUS pet golden retriever, Oreo, even though you do not want to be anywhere near 750kilometres around it. why? because, she's my friend.
so obviously, you want her birthday celebration to be really fantastic right?
but fantastic doesnt come easy.
so here's some unseen footages, to sheryl that is, on how it all lead to this..
its all about preparations, preparations and definitely, more preparations.
the first thing you need when you're planning an event, is location. location is really important to create the whole mood.
so weeks before the event, me and jiafang(but i feel like calling her coco cause its so much easier to type coco), so yeah, me and coco scouted for possible locations. we visited hotels after hotels fussing over the right restaurant.
only stopping for high tea to discuss details over tiramisu and macaroons.
cecilia joined us as well straight after she finished work. so we scouted more hotels.
at the end of the day, our feet ached but thats okay, cause we've found that perfect location and have also decided on the presents.
did you know that Hyatt has 2 really huge ass waterfalls in the centre of the building?
next thing to do, is to set the date. especially with everyone's hectic schedules of work, school and national safari, finding that one common date and time is so difficult because usually it all clashes.
and finally, i managed to take an off on a day that coco finishes work early, cecilia's having her off day and sheryl finishes school at 6pm, so that she isnt too early for the whole celebration.
since i managed to be released the night before my off day,thats the only possible slot left for me to help get the 'main present' done. so i met up with cecilia and coco whom both had rushed back from work to meet at coco's void deck to get the main present done.
you know the good thing about being a camwhore and bringing a camera EVERYWHERE you go all the time is the fact that you manage to capture memories.
there are 2 main types of camwhores.
meaning he only takes fotos of himself and his face. this is the highest level of narcissism as he is totally unaffected by his surroundings. the only thing that matters is that his face is on the picture.
2)the anarchist or sometimes also referred to the unorthodoxist.
a slightly lower level of narcissism. feels that a picture should tell a story and that he is the main actor. doesnt not only concentrate fully on being in the picture but instead focuses more on how how the surrounding makes him look gorgeous in the picture.
yeah, i know a certain amount of you might debate my existence as a purist. but i'm actually more of an anarchist.
anyways, like i was saying before digressed into the structure of camwhorism, the good thing about being a camwhore is that you manage to freeze a moment in the past.
the 'i'm tired but i have to smile for the camera' look.
so i had all this fotos of us and our frens over the years and we decided that the best gift would be memories in print. so we decided to do up a collage for the main present.
and boy oh boy, was collage a fantastic idea. we spent HOURS cutting fotos into shape, moving them around the frame to see where it fits, and when it all looks nice, removing the picture one by one and applying double sided tape on each piece to make sure they dont fall apart. and last but not least, wrapping the whole thing up.
the 'i'm tired but thank god we finished the collage' look.
the 'i'm tired, i missed CSI and i just want to go home and sleep' look.
so after a very loooong evening of cutting and sticking everything into place. while having dinner of macdonalds under a void deck and having coco's bf's father think that i'm her brother, we finally completed the main present and decided to call it a day or you might say a late night.
coco is only happy cause she can just go right up and sleep(its her void deck) while the rest of us have to take a cab home.
but you know, i kinda enjoyed the staying back late to do the collage. cause in a way, it reminded me of doing projects in poly with these girls and rushing the deadline cause we're always last minute. but secretly, i enjoyed the adrenaline of rushing. hahahaha.
well, i guess i'll blog about the actual day of celebration another time. its like 7.30am in the morning and i've yet to sleep. well, thats it for now then. expect an extremely picture loaded entry for the next post and till next time, take care.