Wednesday, September 15, 2010

*I think* they do love me...

Otherwise I wouldn't have gotten so many surprises + celebration from them.
One after another, I almost couldn't take it.
Well, pathetically speaking, in my life, I haven't had so many of it in such a short period!

I am rummaging through my memories, it happened 2 weeks ago, and memories do fade through passage of time. I need time to recollect the pieces. Aiks, if not for the procrastinating nature born with me.

1) Lavazza's
This is totally unexpected. Of course, it was a surprise, as I said.

I wrote about it here.

2) Sakae Sushi's
This is a fake celebration, according to them.
It is just a smokescreen in preparation for the coming surprises.

So the same clique, 3 of them, Jia Liang, Toby and Kin Chung treated me lunch as a so called celebtration at Sakae Sushi.
And I thought they wouldn't do anything anymore after that.

Opaque smokescreen they had it until I couldn't see the truth behind the it at all.

3) Taman Mutiara's residential area
This is quite funny I should say.

We gathered not for my birthday, albeit it was my birthday eve.

We were sending off one of the Hamka members, Rip (Ripdaman in full) who would be serving in Canada.

Buay Rip!
Rip will be good.
No worries lah.

Since it was quite early after sending him off, we decided to head to somewhere to watch fireworks.
Initially, we planned to go to the Look Out Point area, BUT there comes two problems.
1) it was Merdeka eve, we assumed that we had to jam all the way up to the hill.
2) Toby would wish to spend the Merdeka eve with his crush Yen Yee (hello any of you reading here?), and it would take about 20 minutes to crash the initially destined Ampang area from Yen Yee's place, it was 11.30pm when we made all the decisions and it was more than a speculation that we couldn't make it on time.

In the end, we decided to change the fireworks watching point to Yen Yee's residential area, a place of which we could have a equal bird-eye view of the city.

Toby and I went to pick Yen Yee up while the people from the other car, driven by Jia Liang, told Toby that they would want to get Oblong burger to have a picnic supper at the hill.

(sidenote: when asked, Toby told me that Oblong stands for Obviously Long,.
And I believed.

Er... Don't tell me that you believed like I did?)

So clock stroke 12am, and disappointingly, there weren't much fireworks around.
Individual fireworks could be spotted blossoming here and there in a lonely fashion.
Silent Merdeka celebration we had there. Sigh.

Alright I was ranting and babbling to an Aunty of how few fireworks this year when I heard someone singing from my back.

And I saw a familiar scene - Jia Liang, with a cake on his hand, leading the same clique, coming on my way.
The only difference is that the glamorous square Opera cake was then replaced by a simple round chocolate cake, decorated with a National flag which we got it at KLIA (happy Merdeka!); and the birthday song was taken over by our national anthem, Negaraku. Oh yea, how patriotic!!

That was, again, totally unexpected lah.
I remembered my self hiding my face in my hands, in a similar fashion of what I did in Lavazza's.
Really, how could one have so many surprises in such a short period?
Am I blessed or what?
Yea I shouldn't be too arrogant, that might just be a by the way act but see, I get satisfied very easily, even a by the way act was able to delight me.
Plus, I shouldn't have asked much - they, afterall, had celebrated for me few days before that!

That simple act, has truly made my night.

Oh wait, maybe it's not that simple afterall.

It wasn't easy for them to get a cake at that hour, and they were able to get one from Tesco, which operated until midnight.
I don't know whose brilliant idea was that, but thank you lah kawan~~

4) Zouk Cafe
It was a planned celebration and I knew that my friends gathered for my birthday.
Yen Yee, Hwai Li and Yen Ying were already there when I reached that place.

So ordered food, chit chatted, dee dee daa daa, and I expected it to be an end already.

So you could guess what happened next.

That familiar scene appeared before me again.

Someone was holding the cake, leading a bunch of people, singing the birthday song, coming on my way.

The difference of this with the previous two surprises were that, I saw a few unexpected faces..
I never thought that they would be there!

Alright, I know that Xiao Funn, who gave me a pair of beautiful Quaver earrings would be invited, her absence might due to her usual busy schedule....but Mei Yi! My soulmate! I never expected her to be there!
Don't think too much - it was not that something unpleasant happened between Mei Yi and Yen Yee + friends, they simple were not that close.

Much thanks to the sweetest Yen Yee who organised everything!!

Oh and!! That bunch of guys whom I had seen them for *I can't recall how many times* in a roll.
I thought it was just a girls' night out!

Anyway it was much like a girls' night out because the hens were gathered at one table while the bulls at another. There were not much of interactions between the two genders. Sometimes it's just too difficult to get every single person involved at the same time due to the location.

Usual practices. We normally pen down the greetings on the spot.Hwai Li.
Yeng Chern who gifted me a pair of treble clef earrings.
Whooiyoh my pals really know me!!!

Last but not least, boys at the next table writing the greetings.

Phew. Surprises no more.
The one at Zouk's marked an end to my 23rd birthday.
I thought I was lucky and blessed to have spent my 21st birthday with the most beautiful fireworks I have ever seen.
I thought I was lucky and blessed to have spent my 22nd birthday in an unusual place last year.

I was pleased and I didn't expect much for my 23rd.
Now I am truly delighted, knowing that there is a bunch of people who appreciate my birth.

Thank you mom! For giving birth to me!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Okay I try not to exaggerate but that's the best Japanese meal I have ever had.
See I love food but at the same time I'm a cheapskate who would usually opt for middle-price range food.

Japanese food have always been one of my favourite and when my friends and I could not think of any other food we usually would resort to it. Not to say that it's the last resort (how can it be the last resort) but nothing else could beat it I guess.

How ironic it was when Umai-ya had this Merdeka promotion for buffet lunch.
Remember how cruel and inhumane did Japanese treat our moyang when Tanah Melayu was conquered by them?
Forced ingestion? Where water were forced down the throat then into the stomach of our moyang's thena board would be put onto our moyang's stomach and each side of the board would be stepped on like playing on a see-saw to force the water out of the body again??
Slaving our moyangs?
Raping our moyangs?
(there are some other form of tortures but I can't recall any by now.
Cheh not that I was there, it is my grandma's bedtime story.
Yes my grandma knows nothing about Brothers Grimms' so I know nothing about Cinderella and Rapunzel until Disney made them into cartoons)

But it's all over now.

Not to worship Japanese, but they really are pretty productive.
They excel in motor industries, electric and electronic appliances, porns (too bad female is still the weaker side in their porn. Stand up Japanese women!!) and not forgetting food~

I've gone too far again.

Can we back to the food?

So Japanese buffet we went as my (suppose to be our. Bryan and I) birthday treat.

Not much pictures that I have taken because I only had half a dragon fruit as my breakfast. Yealar true Shang Hui kiasu fashion.

Now. Sashimi.

I'm so Ulu I thought it was impressive to have that amount of pink salmons before me.
Usually I only have 3 pieces of Sashimis which already cost me RM5.90 at Sushi Zanmai.
I could have a big plate of Sin Chew Bee Hoon with that price alright?

Wait till I see this.Remember the expression of the nut-craver's in Ice Age 3 when it gone to the heaven full of nuts?
Yes imagine that expression on my face.
Felt myself and that plate of Sashimis are glowing - with harps as background music and little angels flying around my head gracefully.

No cannot faint.
I have to eat.
Sorry. Cannot resist to tempt you.

Alright, back to reality before Bebee and April finished up the Salmons. These Lims are crazy sashimi lovers as I am.Legendary Bebee Lim who had devoured up to 40 pieces of salmons
(+ her darl, Wilson Lee who was conveniently bokeh-ed by mua)

Unlimited pieces of sashimis are good enough,
but the icing on the cake would be the followings:Ice cream!!!!!
Faster imagine my usual expression when I have sweet stuff put before me.
Here they have 3 flavours: Wasabi, Chocolate and Macha.
Well I am those kind of person who eats plain wasabi during food waiting session and they guess I would love the ice cream and they even suggested me to mix up real wasabi with the ice cream.

*wasabi ice cream tasting in progress*
Scoop with spoon, slowly put into the mouth.
Rolled around with tongue. Wait. Till the ice cream melted.

BEST lah!!!!!

Okay. I was exaggerating.
It was spicily good, but I still prefer something less adventurous like macha and super boring chocolate ice cream.
Another 2 scoops of each please.

Have I told you about the sugar withdrawal symptoms I have suffered from?
I think I did.
Basically I need to have regular intakes of sugars - otherwise I would have runny nose and short temper and stuff lah.

Last but not least, a procedural candles blowing and cake cutting session~
Hello dearie ex please look at this picture!!!
I am so protective of myself now that my future boyfriend doesn't have to worry that I zao guong anymore.
Alar pity of you that you have to take up that worry...

Look like a pair of couple ain't it?
No la I'm not dreaming - Bryan and I are jimuis it's impossible for us to couple up and I said so just because I know some of you would think we really look like one pair and I wanna prove that I can read your mind.

Wishing really hard.Haiyah everyone knows what's my birthday wish already.
No lor I'm not that shallow lor wanting a boyfriend is not my only birthday wish alright?
I also wish to pass my CLP exams at the first attempt.

*acknowledgement + appreciation. People who attended*

CK and his girlfriend, Jaslin, also another sashimi lover~~~
Despite that they have had another round of buffet at another branch of Umai-ya's,
they still attended the lunch. =)))))))

Joshua Ong who was sicked for that day.
This boy had been so quiet throughout the lunch.
Poor thing stayed till the end of the session despite having heavy head.
Oi! You better get well soon!!
I want you to talk more on our next meet up!!

+ Ren (who owns a classical Leica camera for free due to some technical mistake made in the ebay transactions .. I like!!!) + April (I will whack you if you say you don't know who April is) who were not in the pictures.

And the very late Ceddy!!!Please let me explain his lateness!
Ceddy was late because he wanted to get something for me~!!
Neh the compilation of 101 music for relaxation I'm holding in hand??
Can you see that???
You know what I have always wanted to get this kind of music because I practise Yoga and Pilates (don't ask me why am I still so fat) and sometimes it's tiring to count in silence. Music helps in counting, definitely. I only have contemporary hits on my play list and I will lose patience very fast and started dancing (don't ask me why am I still so fat) if I practise Yoga to those music.
Alright I didn't purchase it for myself because of the same ol' reason - I am stingy, simple as that.

Everything was just amazing lah.
Thank you people for the treat!!

I feel worried again.
I'm gonna repeat what I have said earlier.
I am feeling so happy right now I afraid that there is a quota for happiness and I have over consumed it and not much would be left.
I hope I could find an ingredient to generate happiness so that I wouldn't have to worry anymore.