Sunday, February 3, 2013
So, February just rolled in and the awards season is in full swing; think Grammys, SAG and the globes! Similarly, January is our family's birthday season as we usher in the domino-ing row of us girls' birthdays!
It kicked off with your truly's which was the most subdued birthday in the whole 20 years of my existence -.- I find that the 'birthday excitement' dies down as you age as more events have taken place in your life that hold huge significances till birthdays become just another day..unlike when we are younger, birthday was when we anticipate the special attention and loads of presents! Not that I don't look forward to those anymore, but I noticed presents I receive from achieving something give me a sense of self-respect and self-worth- that pat on the back I invisibly give myself (Not that turning 2 decades old isn't an achievement on its own) instead of receiving gifts just because it's the historic day of your birth- yay!
Despite this, I still got excited over my birthday gifts this year not because they were things on my wishlist and not because they came from secret admirers but because of how unexpected the givers were and how strong the 'message' the presents contained :)
For starters, I received my first ever posted present! Literally, mailed to me via postage! Okay my overseas bound friends would be scoffing at this since they probably receive all their gifts from Malaysian friends/family via post but gimme a break lah. This small town girl with friends all within walking/driving distance wouldn't expect Mr. Postman asking for me kay. Ironically though, it came from a friend from college who lives within practical distance but hey she claims she knew I like unconventional surprises and that's what I got! Love you, Indian :')
It didn't even matter what was in the package since I cherished the Poslaju receipt anyway, but the gift was unique- a rice grain with my name imprinted on it, to be worn as a necklace and a love letter ;)
Another one was from my favourite camel whom I met on an impulsive last minute decision. He got me this tee that read 'I didn't lose. I let you win.' He claims it's because he knows I'd enjoy wearing it considering the number of times I never wanted to admit my defeat to him. Guess what camel? Here: you win. You won against me this one time for successfully getting me a statement tee I embody. For picking a better present than I ever would.
Next were subsequently Ariscca's then Avelynn's birthdays and did I mention ALL our birthdays fell on public holidays? Sigh. Those rare occurrences when I credit the government for politically correct decisions. Kudos!
Most people, when I told them about the straight row of birthdays, immediately gave that sneaky grin and said my parents are amazing planners who can now, economically save on cost of birthday cakes by making us all cut one! Yeah, like buy one on 24th, stuck candles on it, cut one slice to feed all and repeat process on 27th and 28th by varying the number of candles? Practical. But just to prove this theory wrong, we always got individual cakes every year even if we end up getting forced to have cakes for breakfast the rest of January! And this year's prettiest cake award was none other than the diva's- Ariscca's!
We had our usual joint birthday celebration dinner on Ariscca's birthday this year and this year my grandmother( now on referred to as Patti) joined us!
Oh and reversing back to a couple of days before my birthday, I had my pre celebration at Lavender's with friends of 12 years- Filza and Nazirah :D
Although, I'd like to think that it was more of celebrating 12 years of friendship rather than a birthday because I value that more than just a day of history.
For foodies out there, the place isn't that bad actually. Although the food selections were not very vast, what we ordered were all pretty good. Not awesome, but slightly above average.
We had my usual carbonara, Filza had her fav meatball spaghetti and Nazirah had the house special fish burger and chips. Also, the rosebud tea was nice :) Place setting is a 7/10!
Anyways, that's roughly about it this 2013's birthday. Nothing much to hype about but being the realist slightly pessimist that I am, I reckon growing up really changed the way I believe in birthdays. It's just like growing out of believing in fairytales, Santa or the tooth fairy. The reason being, in my humble opinion, there are other things or events that you learn will impact your life so much more! Like the day I received my A-Levels results or the day you first drove your car alone. Those are life-changing days. With that said, I also find that it actually is entirely up to me whether my day becomes life-changing. I could make my birthday a life-changing day if I want to. How? I have some thoughts on it but let's see if it happens next birthday ;)
Thursday, July 5, 2012
|My personal bellboy ;)|
|*melts* Awwh :')|
|The background shows you exactly what I meant about the room being all cuddly colourful :D|
|No, I did not break my collarbone, fortunately. Though I reckon neck braces are the next big fashion statement! ;)|
|They look soooo similar. Must be that grin!|
|Again, no backbone was broken either. Back braces wouldn't be too cool. Piggyback rides FTW B)|
|Us, channeling the famous squinted Asian eyes look ^^|
Day 7 (Sunday)
|Trust me this is just 1/10 of what they offer but lets just say these were my appetizers! #nokidding|
What i liked about it was its variety from Japanese cuisine to Asian to Western. I'd let the pics to the talking and save time on food reviews!
On the way home, we pulled over by the roadside when an eyecatching monument begged for us to take a shot!
Upon contemplating on how to spend the lazy afternoon, we decided to laze at the balcony and do a lil bit of sunbathing (like as if I'm not tanned enough as it it) and gardening (which in our dictionary means touching the leaves and adjusting the pots postions. Its those little touches that matter, okay?)
|Leaves care 101|
Although the lil one is not buying it, it seems! *skeptical expression*
|Ahh I did mention unedited right? So the zit is excusable. |
|Sunkissed tanned and loving it B)|
|Credits to my personal photog- a kindi going kid. So who says you need to be a pro to take pro shots :P|
|Giving those plants some much needed love XD|
|Oh he was excited to get there, alright?|
|Who needs Andrew Garfield when you can get an oh so adorable Spidey like this? ;)|
|Imprisoned. For excessive cuteness ;)|
|I won't ask if that's painful. I'll just assume it isn't. *straight face*|
|Credits to Yu Xuan again. It amazes me his little fingers don't suffer from Parkinson like mine does at times -.-|
And the kids were obviously not the only ones having all the fun! I was swinging my way down memory lane of childhood :')
|One of this shop's speciality. Basically its toast with Planta and sugar. But that's generally a favourite!|
|The lil boy's fav! He's a meat lover! ALL kinds of meat!|
|I'm sorry you're cute and all that but right now, my heart and eyes are set on that beauty behind you! Fab background I must say ;)|
|Yep thats the view from ze condo :) Gonna miss this...|
|Drawing by XinYi on the room wall. I liked this one the most. It has some Picasso-ish quality to it especially because of the two toned face colouring. Not bad. And artistic pair of siblings indeed. An artist and another...a pro photog ;)|
|Our drawings. Top: Yu Xuan's (extra 'a' to my name, I assume out of enthusiasm :P)|
Middle: Yours truly
This is home. And I'll be back in August!
Monday, February 27, 2012
Alright! Now that i've discovered i can blog via Android,i hereby declare that i shall update more regularly!
Pfft yeah right. I've said this like a million times. -.-
But optimistically speaking,if this succeeds,i'll be able to struck this off my new year's resolution list which,btw,have remained the same for like 3 years. Lol. So yeah,im glad i can do it this way. Much more convenient! :)
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Saturday, October 15, 2011
So one fine evening while i was lounging on the couch watching this malay drama which i've been hooked on to lately- Soffiya, TV3 (err sorry for the random ad) Ariscca decides to stage a stand-up comedy (joke was on me)
Ris: My piano teacher gave me present for getting married!
Me: (somewhat distracted) Mmmm...Oh i see..nice..What she gave?
Ris: This!! (flashing an Angry Bird ruler)
Me: (silently wondering how Angry Bird got THIS famous) Ruler? Why did she give a ruler for getting married?
Ris: Dunno..everyone got :D
Me: Oh...so...she married to a what? Chinese?
Ris: Huh? She got married long time ago lah..her daughter 6 years old
Me: Then? you said your teacher got married?
Ris: Not my teacher laaaaaaaaa! I got married!
Me: (Irritated) Haiya, whatever lah...not funny
Ris: (confused) REALLY lah! I GOT MARRIED! DONT BELIEVE, ASK MUMMY! SHE KNOWS!
Me: yeah yeah whatever..
Ris: (calling out to mummy) Mmy, I got MERIT for my Piano exams right?!
Me: huh? what? OH, MERIT?! Errr ohhh okay okay *slaps head (silently curses Kim Kardashian's wedding advertisement for implanting the 'marriage' craze in me)
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Though I swore
I'll never walk through faulty doors
But to escape the world, I'll endure
The familiar steps down the gallows
The roses shower down
It's scent sweet as the promises endowed
Hatred blurred, hands reaching out
Thorns poked, yet fingers firmly grasped around
Bruised, bleeding and defeated
I stumble out the faulty door, cheated
Roses- I should have buried, and doors- bolted
But no, blinded I was, I treasured
Every memory, every picture we painted
Doesn't matter if they have faded
'Cause to the pain I'm addicted