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Sunday, August 31, 2008 ♥
My 21st party@Floreat beach ♥ 11:02 PM


Actually, I shared the party with Vince Tan Sheng Yi who is just 2 days older than me but act 5 years younger than me. I still can't believe I survived knowing you for 20 years! Eeew!

Anyway, a lot of time was spent on planning and preparing for the party. Thank God I enjoyed the process because it was fun fun fun! Well, anything involving shopping is fun:) Oui!

Making the piñata was tedious though. Tash and I finally found the heart-shaped balloons at Spotlight after going through all the shops in Carousel! And mind you, Carousel is HUGE! Thank God for the Singaporean Kiasuism (afraid to lose) spirit in me, I bought 3 of them although I only needed 1. They are expensive though. $0.75 EACH. Went home to blow up the balloon and Tash said 'blow bigger!' and BANG! The balloon burst in my face. Good job, Tash. Anyway, we finally made the piñata in time. The night before the party, we were worried that it wouldn't dry in time and used the heater+hair dryer to dry it. Stuffing the piñata with goodies were fun though:)

Oh, and the food! I woke up at an insane time of 9am on Friday to get the twins to go Carousel AGAIN to get our foodstuff. Thank God for Jerick who came over to be our carrier:) I don't think we could have managed pushing that heavy AND dodgy trolley around the shops while we get other stuff. And I'm super 'suay'(unlucky) can? My stupid contacts broke a week before my birthday. I think I practically scream hysterically at my optician back in Singapore although I know it's not her fault la. Thank God for her fabulous customer service:) Ok, I digress.

Anyway, the kebabs took almost 4 hours to do. And a huge thanks to Alison and Amanda who did the bulk of the kebabs and sacrificed their fingers in the process.
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Making sure the birthday boy do his part of work too! Alison gave up and supervise instead.
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Saturday- Aunt Alice was so sweet! She made me a strawberry cheesecake in church:):):)
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We had dinner at that usual korean BBQ place we go to. Then the big two games started. Look what the loser have to eat! Ben was the loser!
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Then it continued to Utopia where we had bubble tea. Jerick lost the 2nd round and had to drink 2 litre of water. 3rd round I played. So stupid, knowing my luck sucks on my birthday. Obviously I lost=.= Luckily i bargained earlier because the deal was 3 large bubble tea. Ended up drinking 1 litre of water and probably spewing half of that into the toilet bowl because I was just too full.

Came home so late. 12am? I don't even know. Then the gang surprised me with a cake! At first ZQ said to call him when I reached home. I expected him to come over but when he arrived, the sound of cars is too loud to be that of one. Ended up half of happy family came over because Yao long and Vivian went Gold coast. This is like the first time I received something from them on my birthday:)

Second birthday cake of the day:)
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Then Sunday came... PARRRRRTY!

The weather was super cloudy and looks like it's going to rain so the first thing I did was pray for good weather. Thank God it didn't rain:) Haha, weatherman got it wrong again...

In Jerick's car. He is my official driver.
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Jerick looking super sian (Hokkien for bored). We were stuck at a traffic jam because there was an event going at Floreat beach and it just ended.

Jer: Serene, I think my leg is cramping hey.
Serene: This is the reason that I don't drive manual. And don't look at me, I'm not driving.
Jer: Oh man...

But I'm very thankful for you driving:) Thanks bro!
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Vince and company reached Floreat at 10am. I said the party start at 10am because I know my dear friends will come at 11am or 12pm. But I forgot my dear brothers and sisters are very punctual people. Sorry, it really is not our fault. The stupid traffic jam!

Note: All comic strips are proudly done by my official photographer, Michael.

At least you guys have something to do right?
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FINALLY!
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Birthday girl:)
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Birthday boy:)
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Making sure people can spot my party from afar:)
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Surprisingly, most of the people abided with my party theme 'Something pink about you!' Even the guys! I'm so proud of all of you:)

Well, except a few... and they faced some consequences! Sprayed to pinkness!
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The few unfortunate ones:)
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Birthday boy got it from me too:)
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Everybody was hungry and was attacking the food.
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I think I only got 3 kebabs, whipped potato and half a sausage that somebody randomly fed me. See, I was being a good hostess and trying to make sure nobody is bored:)
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Busy busy
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Receiving my pressies:) And random pictures!

My pink bible from Ken!
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My HAND-PAINTED Legolas figurine. Proudly done by Jonny:)
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Thank God he didn't give me the aboriginal Legolas or I'll really will kill him!
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My MAC makeup brushes from all the girls I assume:):):)
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And a necklace from Daisy.
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I'm so proud of Holven! He representing all the guys because they had something on.
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My dearest Tash who helped a lot for my party:) I was sleeping like a baby in the morning but she claims that she was too excited. A reversal in roles?
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Some games we played.

Volleyball. It's nice when I see different groups of my friends able to come together and have fun too.
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Max was Twister master! He gets to spin:)
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Piñata time. I think everybody was waiting for this moment! My beloved piñata:) Pretty?

So high up there:) All done with team effort!
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Cliff, our hero!
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Then the others step in.
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And voila!
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Don't know what i'm getting myself into... 真的是自己送死。(Sending myself to my own death) and look happy doing so.
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Spin spin spin... dizzy dizzy dizzy... falling falling falling
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Ok, on the right track now. Ey! You guys think I'm stupid, is it? Trying to make me walk into the tree=.=
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Vince's turn! Muahaha:D
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He swung so hard he almost killed Jonny. Lucky Ken pulled him away in time. I was laughing so hard I had to squat down. Tummy ache from all the laughter.
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Haaya!
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I think Vince got vicious in the end because the piñata is too strong and refuse to break.
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Treasure!
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It was getting cold!
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My birthday cake:)
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Nobody realised that the number 21 was the other way round until somebody was like, ey, the 21 is in the wrong direction!
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Protect the flames!
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Cutting the cake:)
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Who can forget the champagne?! Courtesy of Paul who was unable to attend the party. He even made the effort to make it pink to match my theme! So thoughtful!
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Ken presented us with our birthday cards:)
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Vince really got his Ang Pow for his birthday present:)
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Me with my card
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My pink pink card*loves*
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And a lot of photo taking:)

Super surprised! ZH came! He said he won't make it because he had to fetch Yao Long and Vivian from the airport and it's super out of the way but in the end he came. Must be because Tash asked you right:P Damn, you made me lost my $1 bet with Tash. I'm happy that you came though:)
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They must have hate the photographer a lot:P
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It's COLD!
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More photos!
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Jumping picture, except only Vince and I jumped...
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And everybody decided to stick their name tags on me.
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Then it's pack up time and go home:)
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Thank you for all your presents! Love them:):):)
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I hope everybody had fun:D Thank you to all of you who came because you guys make this party possible:) Also, a huge thank you to: Tash who sacrifice her sleep to help me out with the last minute preparation and doing most of the cooking at the party. My 2 photographers, Wilson and Michael who help me froze those happy moments for us to keep for memory sake. Jerick for help carry the groceries and DO the garlic bread(we forgot about it though:/) and drive me so that I can have the champagne:)

God bless!


♥ Princess Serene


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