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THE MOST exciting week ever!!!
Finally getting a dress for the party
On the 28th of November, I sent a mass message to my closest friends to let them know the details of the party and announce the theme of the party – white, blue and gold.
From the time I decided the theme (about a week before that), to this day, I have had loved ones accompanying me to look around for an outfit for the party because most of my clothes are black.
I know what you’re thinking. You’re probably thinking why I decided on white, blue and gold instead of black instead. Or why I even wanted a theme at all.
Well, I was quite tempted to change it to monochrome, to be honest. But one of my best friends did not want monochrome as the theme, and well, technically it would be a little weird (it’ll look like a funeral?) to have a black and white theme for a birthday party. I have never held a party before. In fact, this is the first time I’ve celebrated my birthday party in aeons. Anyway, I was thinking that people generally look nicer in white and blue. Gold was just to add some sparkle HAHAHA.
Anyway, I was in 313 Somerset and whilst going up the escalator, I saw “Love, Bonito”. Usually, I would just walk past it. But for some reason, I felt like maybe I should just look through (I was kind of stressed).
The reason I’d walk past it usually is because I always have the impression that “Love, Bonito” is meant for thin, tall and pretty girls. And to be honest, I still think that way HAHAHA.
And surprisingly, I found two numbers that I liked. (Thank the Lord)
One was a white, thick-strapped asymmetrical top. The other was a navy blue maxi dress with double thin straps.
Honestly, I don’t look glamorous in either, but for some reason, I was willing to splurge on it (perhaps it’s because I was kind of desperate).
For those who know me, I am not someone who would wear tight-fitting clothes, let alone sleeveless. And I was contemplating whether I should wear a white shirt underneath it (until the morning of the party actually).
But I wanted something that would make me feel vulnerable. As vulnerable as I was 20 years ago. The reason being that they are my closest friends and loved ones.
Thus I eventually decided against it and showed my fats to the people in my world.
Attending a 21st Birthday Party
My best takeaways from my nursing life are probably these two girlfriends of mine – Harshini and Hizza.
It was Harshini’s birthday and I was so excited! Although my physical body was super tired, my mind was really excited to see these girls I’ve been waiting to meet for such a long time.
I really treasure our friendship.
Firstly, it’s because we are of different races. Harshini is Indian, Hizza is Malay, and I’m Chinese.
Secondly, it’s because despite the fact that we are of different races, we respect one another and we are 100% open and honest with each other.
Lastly, it’s because we get equally excited about all the festive holidays like Chinese New Year, Hari Raya, Deepavali and Christmas.
I know that in Singapore, it’s probably quite normal to have great friends of different races. But I’m aware how tough it can be in the other parts of the world. And I hope that everyone will be able to look past one another’s skin colour, or race etc.
Anyway, Harshini’s birthday was super awesome! From the gorgeous girl herself to the decorations, the door gifts, the Indian delicacies. I loved everything! And I also loved the little cake that came in a squarish syringe!
Hizza and I pretty much just kept eating because we were hungry kids HAHAHA.
Oh golly, where do I even begin?
“Purpose” was by far the coolest concert that I’ve been to.
13 dance schools and a couple of independent artists were involved in this production. There were about 17 performances (it lasted for about 2 and a half hours with a 10-minute intermission in between).
I have to say, all 17 numbers were really good. Even the toddlers had more swag than me. All of them are so entertaining to watch. I laughed with joy and I was also moved to tears.
And above all of that, the fact that the funds from the tickets sold will be going to the Singapore Cancer Society makes it even more wonderful.
Honestly, I’ve never been happier to spend $25 on a ticket.
If you didn’t manage to catch it, I’m so sorry but there’s only one show. But if you’d like to contribute in your own way or if you’re curious, do click here to find out more!
To be honest, this is the first time that I’ve been surprised by my friends.
And the award goes to one of my best friends – Shiling.
The initial plan was to meet her at 3pm at Jurong East. But at 12pm, she texted me saying that there was a parcel at my door, and told me to go get it.
I was suspicious because how would she have known. And sure enough, I saw her at the window HAHAHA. I opened the door and called out her name. And she appeared. But another one of my best friends also popped up from the other side of the door – Ernest.
I was literally in shock (I was not ready) and so were my family (my mom does not like having visitors when our house is messy).
But it was really sweet of them to surprise me with so many gifts with 2 helium balloons (one white and one black), cake, a double chou cream and a mont blanc mochi from Chateraise! I am seriously so thankful for all of them!! :’)
Then for the next 3 hours, we chilled in my room, jamming to a few songs and opening up the presents (which was amazebombs!!!).
They watched me get ready before we went out for lunch at Al Azhar. We wanted to go to Al Ameen, but they only had Thai and Western cuisine when we got there. But nevertheless, all was well. Our tummies were full and happy.
Then we walked to Bukit Timah Community Club to sing karaoke at K Star. And though it was only an hour and a half long session, we left the room sweaty and smiley HAHAHA. We had such a good time in there.
And just like that, my birthday ended.
Thank you so much to these two for showering me with all the love, and everyone who wished me. ❤
Great Food, Amazing Places, Best Company
On this day, the person I love accompanied me for an entire day.
He wore a white shirt with grey jeans and black shoes. I wore the white top I bought, black pants, a black denim oversized jacket and black heels with a long silver necklace. (It was unplanned.)
We went to a cafe called “Symmetry” for brunch. I got the Symmetry Eggs Benedict and he got the Symmetry Big Breakfast. We also got ourselves Acai Berry and Roman Chamomile to quench our thirst and the Symmetry Waffle for dessert.
I loved everything. The vintage layout of the place (including the toilet) and the food. Oh goodness, it was a little piece of heaven.
Filled to the brim, we went to the National Gallery of Singapore because I’ve never been there before. And it made me realise how much I don’t know about art. But all is well because I now have someone who does know a fair bit about art.
After looking at a few exhibitions and taking some photos, we slowly made our way to Gardens By The Bay to visit the Flower Dome for “Poinsettia Wishes”.
I have to say that we were slightly disappointed by the northern lights display. But other than that, it was pretty good! We didn’t manage to grab tickets to Christmas Wonderland but we are going soon.
I believe that they have bundle packages for conservatories and Christmas Wonderland, so do grab your tickets before they sell out! (Also do check out the timings that Santa Claus will appear in the Flower Dome if you’d like to have a picture with him!)
Before we ended our day, we went to grab supper at Ippudo Ramen at Marina Bay Sands. I got Shiromaru and he got Akamaru with an extra umami style egg (if I’m not wrong). And oh my goodness, it was the best bowl of ramen I’ve ever had. I loved the broth so much I drank it all (and I usually do not drink the broth because it’s so oily).
We ended our day looking at the city landscape at Marina Bay Sands, listening to “Life Is Beautiful” by Vega 4. And at that moment, I was just overwhelmed by happiness, thinking about how lucky I have been in 2017.
It was one of the best days I’ve had so far.
Birthday Celebration | Farewell Party
Finally, it was THE DAY.
I woke up around 9 in the morning to get my room and myself ready for visitors. I had a rough idea of what I’d like it to be like, but I didn’t have a proper plan for the layout. I just played by ear really.
I was so nervous about how everything would turn out. And thankfully, my friends liked it!
Honestly, I was a really bad host. But everybody was so understanding and they helped me so much. Also, the person I love was the biggest help ever. ❤
I also want to take this chance to announce that I’ll be leaving for Australia in exactly 2 months’ time. :’)
I’m really sorry that this post is late, but stay tuned for another post later in the day! 🙂
Song obsessions ❤ of this week include:
- Peekaboo by Red Velvet.
- Lung by Vancouver Sleep Clinic.
- Weight In Gold by Gallant.