10th January 2007 – 30 Not Out
This date marks the 30th historical year that I am in and indeed, it feels very different from my other birthdays. I got a lot of well wishes from many people (is it because I turn 30 ?)….. from my former housemate, Ammi from Queensland, Australia and Stephanie from KL, Malaysia.
My feelings are mixed, felt that I am embarking on another phase of life that is gaining greater importance and significance. It would probably come to light in this year 2007 or the years to come ahead.
My lovely bunch of fin-exis colleagues, great friends that I made, youngsters that call me old man, ah pek, ah gong …… (I am not that OLD !!!!). We went to this area near our office in Bugis area, Blu Jaz Cafe @ Bali Lane. Please go their Blog and take a look Blu Jaz Cafe , it’s a really cool and happening place to visit, chill out and have a nice meal.
There were a huge bunch of lovely folks with Bravehearts and Care Bears characteristics and we had fun taking photos, Issac planning CNY 07 KL trip, Sean selling pineapple tarts, drinking, listening to music, people letting their hair down and enjoying themselves. It was great to see old friends such as Kev & Ah Kua. My DSLR came to great use, these few people had fun taking many different photographs….. Scott, Keith, Ray, Sean, Vik
A birthday cake was there for me, my request to avoid having 3 candles on the cake was rejected. Apparently, it was of utmost significance to show people how old I am ??!! . Some birthday songs singing and the whole 2nd floor of Blu Jaz Cafe was filled with our birthday party atmosphere, even the people at the tables beside us were helping to sing and celebrate my birthday !
With a crazy bunch of mates, it is inevitable that I would get “extra” and “special” birthday treatment from my mates……. that came in the form of “Flaming Spirits Cocktail Waterfall“, look at the pictures and the truth would come to light. It was really fun but it was burning hot hot hot in my stomach ……… I couldn’t finish it, did about 1/2 or 3/4 before Vik finished it off ……
This birthday celebration was very special to me, it was a very big and unique group and they wrote many beautiful words, verses of well wishes, greetings and jokes…. These “family members”, had been with me since I joined and we had went through thick and thin together, you people out there would know many many mountains and valleys we went through, the rain and sun, the storm, challenges, tests and projects etc etc etc
I sincerely would like thank all of you who were with me on 10 Jan 2007 (from the bottom of my heart) …..
Viktor, Raymond, Jerlyn, Kevin, Hanlong, Sean, Issac, Celeste, Waifung, Xiangling, Chan Hong, Collin, Scott, Keith, Jenny, Kelvin & Ah Kua.
“You’ll Never Walk Alone”