It was a plan for a pre-CNY dinner with my primary mates in Hokkaido restaurant that turned out to be a birthday celebration for me as well, organized by Robin =) He had his whole bunch of culprits with him to make it happened. I was surprised that most of them arrived wayyy earlier than I did, hahaha. Anyways, I was late cos I went to PJ to pick up Mei Ling from her office. The traffic was hectic, havoc and haywire I tell ya.
Once I reached there, they were all there, except for Cheryl and Max =)
The rest ordered a plate of noodles to begin with, to salvage their lives from hunger, LOL. Sorry guys ;p
Some photos before the food arrives; So, to the food. Here are some photos to begin with ^^ Okay... I never expect for a birthday cake, though. ONLY dinner and that's it! But they went an extra mile... Next up, groupics!!! And finally... Present ^^ I'm thankful for what they've done for me. I have to say, this is my first time experiencing such birthday celebration with my friends in my whole life. Never have I been in such situation before. Usually it has been with my family members =)
Definitely a remarkable and unforgettable day for me ;)
Well, it has been a roller-coaster-ride for the past couple of weeks. Both good and bad. But more to the bad side, I reckon. Too many issues happened at the same time that prompted me to make a swift recovery and decide what I wanted most in my life, career especially.
Lots of power shifting that has been going on, people started to point fingers, picking on one another, even yelled at each other and it doesn't seem to look good, as far as I'm concerned.
But... Chinese New Year (CNY) is around the corner, which coincidentally falls on my birthday, for the first time I think =) I'm not gonna let those messy life in office disturb me while I'm having fun. In fact, I'm really looking forward towards the first day of the festive season!! =D Wondering where will I be... =)
Tonight, my friends and I will be having our very own pre-CNY dinner in Hokkaido restaurant. Will try to snap some photos. If I don't, probably I'm drunk on that night itself, wish I hope NOT, LOL.
Robin, Tommy and I suggested to have a steamboat gathering amongst our primary mates on the 31stat my crib. Well, to be honest, I was in quandary state on the number of headcounts, as some of them might already have their own plans.
Anyways, we still proceed with the plans. Lucky enough, he was very helpful in making the gathering happened =) Some came back to me last minute saying they are coming, and bringing some friends who we may know. To me, better late than never. I was glad, nonetheless ;)
Mom helped me out on getting the ingredients from the wet and dry market *thanks mom*. So does me Mei Ling=)
Melvin was the first to arrive. He bought some tidbits to add on to the snack bar =) Then came Sunny, Dorisand Vivian. I've not seen Dorisfor the past 11 years and yea... Finally I get to meet her =) She sat next to me in Standard 6, though, LOL. Tommy and Grace came next, followed by Robin, Sui Kar and Keng Mun.
Here are some of the photos during the steamboat session =)
First cheer of the night...
Our mixer for the night...
Cousin Keat dropped by a while to say HI after coming back from UK for the holidays: After the makan-makan session, we all went inside to start our drinking + game session. And also to chill out ;)
It was almost the stroke of midnight on January 1st, 2009. We all rushed to the nearest spot that the KL city is visible. Unfortunately, the fireworks went off BUT... We managed to popped the champagne and greet everyone happy new year!! =D Didn't take any photos though, everyone had fun ;)
Here are the group photos! Have a great 2009, everyone!!