One year older, one year wiser?

bday cutting

I turn 28 today. My birthday is on the 5th of April 1981 (it’s always Cheng Beng except for leap years) but I don’t make it a habit of celebrating my birthdays.

bday me

I remember less-than-optimal serotonin levels during my birthday, being in rehab during my birthday, and being so totally messed up that I forgot it was even my birthday! Birthdays are not exactly my favorite day of the year.

bday heli

Anyway, I had an office birthday this year, thanks to SH (less than 3 you, always). She was kind enough to go out of her way to get a cake and a miniature helicopter (to commemorate my helicopter ride) for me. Thanks SH! :)

bday cake

It’s a nice feeling to have people remember your birthday and the people at work set up a diversion and got the conference room ready for the cake cutting ceremony. Thanks to Mimi, Vei Teck and all the others for showing up (and the ones who were there in spirit – thanks Joyce). Cheers! I appreciate the gesture.

You the best SH. I know what you did and I’m touched. My eternal gratitude for the office birthday on Friday. :)

Cheers to Eiling and Yiling who were the first to wish me a happy birthday and the lunch invite next week.

Doris, thanks for the birthday wishes. I’m glad you remembered.

Cynthia, Zoe, Mel, Sze, appreciate the birthday wishes. :)

Cheers Teng Loo for the birthday wishes. You didn’t forget the article that Karen sent us. ;)

Abby, my real estate agent, I suspect you read this blog from your text and I’m surprised you let me rent the place despite all that you know. Thank you for your birthday wishes. :)

bday cherie

Thanks Cherie for the…erm, *cough* birthday gift, the single malt whiskey and the kolo mee all the way from Kuching.

The best birthday wish goes to Arthur, who sent me a text which goes “May you be as handsome as you think, as rich as your friends believe and may you have as many women as everyone suspects! Happy birthday!” LOL! I still can’t stop laughing. Cheers buddy.

To anyone I missed out, my apologies, here is a catchall – thank you everyone for wishing me a happy birthday!

Alright, this “Thank You” post has gone way too long so let’s go through what I did during my birthday. I went to the Nuffnang Music Bash on Saturday, dropped by Cherie’s condo after that to chill, and went to the F1 race in Sepang on Sunday. I just got home and I’m coloring my hair back to black now before heading to bed. My apologies for the disjointed post – I’m sleep deprived and I need to catch up on zzz.

…and finally, thank you all for peppering my Facebook wall with birthday wishes. You made my day. :)

Oh, and if you want to give me a birthday present, I really need a wallet. I suggest – get it delivered to my office. ;)

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55 thoughts on “One year older, one year wiser?”

  1. hey man, sorry I missed your birthday :(
    Happy Belated Birthday!! it really seems to me that I’ve known you for ages through the good ol’ days of former and eventhough I haven’t gotten the chance to meet you in person (yet) :P

  2. Aiks! Missed it by a mile!!
    Happy belated birthday!!!
    And whyyy dyyeeeee haaaiiirrrr back to blackk???
    I was getting attached to the Ah Beng look.

  3. hitomi: Haha! Yeah, getting very old. :S
    Melissa: Thanks Melissa! :)
    Arth Akal: Hey there Arth! Yeah, I’m an Aries. Hmm…are you dating an Aries too? Two fire element signs, can be fun. :)
    pinkporkchop: Thanks! It was great! :)
    Cheryl: No worries, it’s all good. :)
    OMG! You still remember the forums. Awesome. :)
    Yeah, we nearly met twice – once in Coca and the other in 1 Utama.
    Nevermind, I’ll make sure we’ll meet next time you come to KL. :)
    shadowking: Haha! Fair enough mate. :)
    TOM: Thanks! :)
    erin: No worries, it’s the thought that counts. :)
    Anyway, I colored it back to black coz of work. I don’t mind keeping it, though it does look a bit Ah Beng. ;)

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