WARNING: This is a really long post with loads of pictures!!!
2008 is my year, the year of the Rat. Since I’ve lived through two full cycles, I think I can officially call myself an old fart :)
Every year, all I really want to do is to have a nice quiet meal with my loved ones…maybe blow out some candles after, for bonus. Partying? Oh well only if it’s in a nice restaurant where everyone can chit chat and catch up. Downing hard liquor in a crowded club and then worrying whether your friends would make it home in one piece? No, thank you.
The last time I partied on my birthday, it was my 21st. I got so drunk I was helpless against getting thrown into KY‘s pond -_-.
Here are some pictures from that memorable party, in chronological order:
#1 First drink of the evening.
#2 Drink number X.
#3 Had to be assisted during cake cutting ceremony.
#5 Slam dunk!
The wildest birthday I ever had was definitely my 20th though. My friends celebrated with me at a club and I got so smashed I was unable to lift up my head to puke properly. So, I ended up puking onto the table, of which I was resting my head on. Have you ever washed off petrified puke from your hair? I’m glad I don’t have pictures to remind me of that birthday.
Since then, all my birthdays have come and gone quietly. I don’t think this year would be particularly different either. My parents treated me to an early birthday dinner of ‘poonchoi‘ last Sunday.
I really enjoyed it :) My favourite bits were the braised sea cucumbers. Hmmm hmmm.
The whole clan.
There were more than 10 ingredients in the pot including abalone, scallops, prawns, sea cucumbers, tofu, yam, pork and I can’t remember the rest.
Manja-ing with my folks.
The best part about birthdays must be the ANGPOWs hehehehe.
Posing with granny and my ANGPOW!
With my uncle and aunt and another ANGPOW!
With the Boo!
With my most favourite cousins in the world!
With my two brothers.
Some red to go with the sinful food.
After the hearty dinner, we all went back to my folks for some durians. Dad made a killing at his friend’s orchard.
I <3 my cousin. This kid wanders around with his mohawk hairstyle and dances whenever he hears music. I got to post his dancing videos here soon. Too awesome. And he's only 5.
Here is him being cheeky, trying to steal some nice fragrant durians.
Caught in the act.
Reliable man or not? See if he knows how to open a durian! My boo has passed the test with flying colours, btw :) *so proud*
Daddy prepping up the durians.
Then it’s time for birthday song and candles :D
Happy Birthday to me :)
Mom got me a greetings pillow and CJ7 keychain. I may have scoffed 5 years ago but I really love them cause I felt like a little girl again with my Mommy.
Pressies from teh Mom. I felt like a little girl again, it’s all good :)
Senior and junior camwhorers.
At some point, my blue wig popped up and everyone had a field time playing with it, hehe.
Then the blue wig popped out.
My uncle having a go.
Lastly, the most disturbing image of the evening….
I’ll be 24 in 24 hours. Life is good :)