LAST Saturday was my birthday eve. My friends and I planned to have steamboat/BBQ dinner at Restoran Talipon in Pandan Perdana. The dinner was planned to start at 8pm so Khong Jin came to my house first at 7.30pm then he followed me there as he did not know the place.
A total of 5 tables
We reached there first. A while later Shao Jin and Hon-En arrived. Then my primary schoolmate, Yi Yang. Followed by the rest of them (Jian Fai, Lup Kee, Wai Luen, Collins, Yuen Cheong, Choon Teng, Taw Jin, Perry, Kah Lok, Kai Pyn, Pik Shen, Jia Hao, Randy, Yee Mei, Chia Sheng, Siew Ki, Chin Hwa, Kelvin and Yu Jian). And also a special guest--Wen Wen! She's one year elder than me and was studying in MBS too.
Meet Wen Wen
We were free to choose any dishes that we like. There were crab, prawn, sotong, fish, chicken, beef, meatball, ba gua, ham, sausage, egg, vegetables etc. Almost anything you can find from a steamboat/BBQ dish. However, a fine of RM5 will be charge for every 100g of food that we do not finish.
"Come, let's eat"
"I want satay celup"
"Hey, people eating la"
"You want some more?"
"Which one should I choose?"
"Mou dak deng (delicious)"
L-R: Yee Mei, Siew Ki, Kai Pyn, ME, Pik Shen, Wen Wen
Later at about 10pm, Ernest and Lee Keng arrived. I was kind of suprised because Lee Keng called earlier and said that she couldn't make it. Anyway we chat for a while and took some pics. There were also ice-cream to eat.
Ernest (left) and Lee Keng
At 11pm, we headed to Caramba (an open-air coffee house) which is just nearby because the restoran is going to close and the we still left the cake cutting ceremony. Unfortunately it wasn't there anymore when we reached there. I think either the DBKL (KL City Council) closed it down for not paying the tax or it was closed because they spent too much money paying tax to the DBKL. So we decided to go to Station 1 Mutiara. That place is always crowded with people who only orders a glass of Mocha Chips or Jasmine tea and spend the whole night chatting and laughing until early morning. Anyway I had to dropped Khong Jin at my house first to get his car. Pik Shen followed too so I suggested that I should take a very long and a jammed way to reach there. Then she'll be the first person to wish me HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hehe. But i din't la. If not by the time I reach Station 1 it will be about 2am and I'm sure I will be badly beaten up. But we were still the latest because..well, VIP don't have to be so punctual, according to Malaysian. =p
"Are we ready for the meeting?"
"No, the secretary hasn't arrive"
When we reach there, the table was nicely arranged as if I was going to have a tele conference with Bush. I ordered an Iced Coffee just to make sure that I won't fall asleep later when cutting the cake halfway. There we took some pictures and talked a bit here and there.
When 12am reached, the lights were turned off and the birthday song was sung. Shuba called me at that time and wish me birthday. Everyone was waiting for me (and also the cake). I made two wishes and then blew the candle..for a few times. Every time after a birthday boy blows the candle, he will have to take the candles off the cake. Collins came out with this 'wonderful' idea that I pull the candle off from the side of the cake with my mouth. And I followed.
"Hey Bush, can we chat later? I've got a candle to blow now"
I repeat, this cake is MINE!
I am going to eat you up
"Excuse me, I never say this is for you"
I noticed this potrait in the toilet. It was actually hanging right in front of the toilet bowl.
Having problem while doing your business? Hope this helps
We left at 1pm and I had a great time. Thanks to all you guys (and girls) who attended this special day. Thanks to Perry and Khong for planning and asking people to come.
Thanks to Bush for calling.