Happy Birthday Tsen! - Narcissism is Necessary

Happy Birthday Tsen!

TsenTsen turned a quarter century year old yesterday. W00t happy birthday, you’re an old fart!

Dude’s making his mark in the challenging world of advertising and I’m so proud of him :)

I must have done something really good in my previous life to have found a friend whom I can absolutely count on and one who has no trouble sticking by me through thick and thin. I love you, TsenTsen! *Hugs*

I mean hey, if your friend can tell you with a straight face that you’ve got smelly feet, you’ve found a keeper!

(background story: i used to have a favourite pair of pumas that i wore ALL THE FREAKIN TIME till it’s falling apart, making my feet stank like rotten milk and i didn’t even notice cause i was so used to the smell and it was tsen who dropped the bomb on me….thank goodness. imagine all the people that would have been repulsed by me! and for that i love you tsentsen hehehe)

So we had a birthday lunch at this siuloongbao place at The Curve. I had the signature giant siuloongbau which was a rip-off. The other stuff were so-so. But the service is definitely one of the best in town, I’ll give them that.

Birthday man
The birthday man.

RM15 for one siuloongbau.
RM15 for one siuloongbau. You’ve been warned.

I met TsenTsen in Singapore. We stuck together from the beginning….flat hunting, broadband stealing, secret Malaysian jokes :) One of my most treasured memories with Tsen is having Mcdonald’s breakfast at 4am while watching Rent in his room. Those who know me knew I had a hard time in the country and I can truly say that, it’s all worth it for I was able to meet Tsen :)

Happy Birthday TsenTsen!
Happy birthday TsenTsen!

We lit up his birthday cupcakes in Starbucks and camhored a bit. Blocked people’s way…so awkward.

This picture was taken on a timer.

Me and TsenTsen.
Me <3 TsenTsen.

Thinking of my friendship with Tsen has gotten me to thinking about what constitutes a good and healthy friendship.

If your good friend is not “performing” so well as a friend (ie: having smelly feet, being a motormouth, being insensitive, not spending so much time with you etc), are you going to tell him/her so that he/she could work something out or keep it to yourself till all hells break loose one day? Worst, keep it to yourself and bitch about it with other friends till hells break loose?

As someone’s friend, would you like your friends to be honest with you or would you rather be kept in the dark till you lose them?

Personally, I’d much prefer my friends to be open with me. After all, we’re no longer kids in the school yard playing ‘i don’t fren you!’.

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14 Responses to Happy Birthday Tsen!

  1. Nicholas Chhan February 24, 2008 at 3:50 am #

    How wonderful to have sincere friends – everyone needs a TsenTsen in their lives =) Hard to fine a kind heart, intelligence, and empathy all in one body these days. Cheers!

  2. Simon Seow February 24, 2008 at 10:07 am #

    Happy Birthday TsenTsen.

    Yupe, RM 15 for drinking soup inside flour. Xiu Long Bao I go to Dragon-i. Don’t have money to try the one in JW Marriot yet.

  3. twosuperheroes February 24, 2008 at 12:03 pm #

    Hey kimberly, love the cupcakes! And yes, good sincere friends are a gem these days. It’s not everyday that you’ll find someone who would get honest with you and actually care anything about you. Nice friend there. And oh, happy birthday to tsen too! :p

  4. Reena February 24, 2008 at 1:00 pm #

    Happy birthday!!!

  5. Good Boy Gone Bad February 24, 2008 at 1:17 pm #

    Erm erm erm… Tho I don’t know him… Still, Happy Birthday! XD

  6. Andrew Ooi February 24, 2008 at 4:13 pm #

    Man.. you must have found a real friend if you can tell him he has smelly feet. I can’t think of any friends that I can tell that to :(

  7. Sharon February 24, 2008 at 4:23 pm #

    Happy Bday TsenTsen!

    On a different note, my bf and I have VOWED never to step our feet into that eatery ever again. Overpriced, siuloongbao that didnt even taste good. We ordered their “special” crab roe siuloongbao that did not even have HINT of crab roe in it. Summore so damn exp. Herbal noodles came with nothing but one miserable stalk of sayur, a tiny piece of pork, and nothing else. They initially forgot our noodles, we waited about 35 minutes for it, and were consequently late for our movie. Two thumbs down.

    P.s. Were the cupcakes good? :)

  8. 3POINT8 February 24, 2008 at 6:35 pm #

    A true friend indeed~~~

  9. KY February 24, 2008 at 9:06 pm #

    happy birthday tsen!

  10. k0k February 24, 2008 at 11:35 pm #

    A friend who doesn’t tell you that your fly is undone is not a friend at all.

    Oh, and I.. err… like his bracelet. Happy Birthday, tho I don’t know who he is :)

  11. Ie-Tsen February 24, 2008 at 11:42 pm #

    Thanks Kim for the wonderful cupcakes, the wonderful company, the wonderful lunch. Love ya to bits.

    You rock!

  12. Kimberlycun February 25, 2008 at 12:11 am #

    Nicholas: yeah, did i mention he’s a fashion genius too! :)

    simon: yeah, i got like two slices of crab meat. for all i know it was only msg. blatant ripoff man…

    twosuperheroes: they were delicious! yes, i mean i have been blatantly honest to friends, a few i’ve lost (never missed them) but many are still great friends to this day. honesty is the best policy.

    reena: thanks :)

    good boy gone bad: he’s one of the nicest person i know!!!

    andrew ooi: well am sure you’ll find one or more some day :)

    sharon: dont think we’ll go back there either. the service was excellent but the food quality just didn’t justify the price. the cupcakes were delicious! a lil pricey but worth every cent. the cake was moist and delicious and the icing was just the right amount to go with…not overpowering just very very delicious. hmmmm :)

    3point8: you betcha

    ky: thanks!

    kok: truly agree. i love his bracelet too!

    tsentsen: dont mention it, so glad you’ve got a wonderful birthday this year =) love you yoooo!

  13. Dabido February 25, 2008 at 9:40 pm #

    Happy Burpday Tsen! :-)


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